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Financial Statement Fraud Casebook: Baking the Ledgers and Cooking the Books

Joseph T. Wells (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-93441-8
360 pages
June 2011
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A comprehensive look at financial statement fraud from the experts who actually investigated them

This collection of revealing case studies sheds clear insights into the dark corners of financial statement fraud.

  • Includes cases submitted by fraud examiners across industries and throughout the world
  • Fascinating cases hand-picked and edited by Joseph T. Wells, the founder and Chairman of the world's leading anti-fraud organization ? the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) ? and author of Corporate Fraud Handbook
  • Outlines how each fraud was engineered, how it was investigated and how the perpetrators were brought to justice

Providing an insider's look at fraud, Financial Statement Fraud Casebook illuminates the combination of timing, teamwork and vision necessary to understand financial statement fraud and prevent it from happening in the first place.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Keep On Trucking (Ralph Wilson).

Chapter 2 Too Good to Be True? (Carolyn Conn).

Chapter 3 Trust Us . . . We Wouldn’t Lie to You (Stephen Pedneault).

Chapter 4 Rotten from the Core (Paul Pocalyko and Colleen Vallen).

Chapter 5 The Broken Trust (Aaron Lau).

Chapter 6 The Perfect Family Business (Alejandro Morales).

Chapter 7 Auditor’s Loyalty (Jyoti Khetarpal).

Chapter 8 Easy Come, Easy Go (Brad Mroski).

Chapter 9 Organized Crime Is Not Just for the Usual Suspects (David Shapiro).

Chapter 10 The Spinster and the Investment (Eric Sumners).

Chapter 11 This Might Sound Familiar . . . (James M. Brown).

Chapter 12 Pulling the Strings (Jay Dawdy).

Chapter 13 A Tale of Two Books (John Beard).

Chapter 14 The Family Man Behind Bars (Antonio Ivan Aguirre).

Chapter 15 Net Capital Requirements (Kevin G. Breard).

Chapter 16 Delaying the Inevitable (JoLynn Runolfson).

Chapter 17 Power and Corruption in the Publishing Industry (Kenneth Biddick).

Chapter 18 It Starts and Ends at the Top (Kimiharu Chatani).

Chapter 19 The Triple-Three (Leonard Rang’ala Lari).

Chapter 20 What Is 1+ 1? What Do You Want It to Be? (Robert Barr).

Chapter 21 Take Two (Matthias Kopetzky).

Chapter 22 Wade’s WMD (Michael Spindler).

Chapter 23 Fraud Under the Sun (Oscar Hernandez Hernandez).

Chapter 24 Franklin County Contractors: A Case of Concealed Liabilities (Patricia A. Patrick).

Chapter 25 The Fall Man (Nearchos A. Ioannou).

Chapter 26 The Happy Life (Tamer Fouad Gheith).

Chapter 27 A Very Merry Fraud (Clive Tomes).

Chapter 28 Missing Ingots (Prabhat Kumar).

Chapter 29 When Silver Spoons Are Not Enough (Walter Pagano and Deborah Kovalik).

Chapter 30 Sales Commission and Fraud Perpetration (Tarek El S.M. El Meaddawy).

Chapter 31 Like Two Sides of the Same Coin (Patrick Wellens).

Chapter 32 A President Illuminated (Theodore G. Phelps and Cindy Park).

Chapter 33 Trouble in Tallahassee (Dr. Tim Naddy).



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Author Information

Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CPA, CFE, is the founder and Chairman of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and a former adjunct professor of fraud examination at the University of Texas at Austin. He writes, researches, and lectures to business and professional groups on fraud-related issues and is frequently quoted in the media. He has won top writing awards from both Internal Auditor and the Journal of Accountancy magazines, and is a winner of the Innovation in Accounting Education Award presented by the American Accounting Association. For his landmark research in fraud detection and deterrence, Dr. Wells has been inducted into the American Institute of CPAs Business and Industry Hall of Fame and named to Accounting Today's list of top 100 most influential people for nine years in a row.
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