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Financial Crime Investigation and Control

ISBN: 978-0-471-20335-3
288 pages
April 2002
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The indispensable guide to detecting and solving financial crime in the office

Low-level financial crimes are a fact of life in the modern workplace. Individually these crimes are rarely significant enough to warrant the hiring of professional investigators, but if left unchecked, small crimes add up to big losses. In companies without dedicated fraud investigators, detecting and solving low-level crimes generally falls to managers and internal auditors. Financial Crime Investigation and Control offers tips, tools, and techniques to help professionals who lack investigative experience stem the tide of small financial crimes before it becomes a tsunami.

Inside you'll find expert guidance on investigating and uncovering common types of fraud, including:
* Credit card fraud
* Consumer fraud
* Kickbacks
* Bid rigging
* Inflated invoices
* Inventory theft
* Theft of cash
* Travel and subsistence claims
* Check fraud
* ID fraud
* Ghost employees
* Misappropriation schemes
* Computer-related crime
* Financial statement fraud
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Table of Contents

One: Why Financial Crime?

Two: An Action Model.

Three: Ethics at Work.

Four: Whistleblowing and Detection.

Five: The Fraud Response Plan.

Six: Investigations.

Seven: Integrated Fraud Risk Management.

Appendix A: Forensic Statement Analysis.

Appendix B: An Introduction to Data Mining as aFraud Risk Management Tool.

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Author Information

K. H. SPENCER PICKETT is a senior lecturer in internal auditing at the Civil Service College in Berkshire, England. He teaches courses for internal auditors at both the student and practitioner levels. His professional experience includes nine years as an audit manager and two years performing value-based audits at England's National Audit Office.
JENNIFER M. PICKETT is a senior manager at a bureau of the English government where she manages a large operational team and develops and implements policy.
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"and there's even a category for sundry frauds." (Strategic Finance, August 2002)
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