Are you not getting your financial reports on time? Do your margins look off? Are you having cash flow problems and wondering where your money is going? Embezzlement cases are not always cut and dry and the smoking gun isn’t instantly visible. Fraudsters are very clever at covering up their schemes for years before anything is discovered. Unfortunately this usually results in a devastating financial loss for the organization.
Each fraud examination has different circumstances based upon the business and the suspect involved. If you feel your business is a victim of employee embezzlement, vendor fraud or bribery, it is important that you don’t jump the gun which could throw a case. It is important to contact an attorney with fraud experience before proceeding forward with an investigation. At the outcome of the investigation if fraud has been discovered, not all District Attorney’s will take a case which may only leave you with the option of civil action against the perpetrator. It is important to discuss this with your attorney.
It is also important to know the ugly truth about who commits white collar crime. It is not a crime that is limited to your stereo-typical career criminal. Don’t stick your head in the sand because you think it would be impossible that Suzie the most perfect bookkeeper for the past 20 years wouldn’t embezzle from you. Ask the victim organizations how honest Suzie has really been. These perpetrators are;