Jonathan T. Marks, CPA, CFE, Partner at Baker Tilly and Joe Kodali, Manager from Montgomery Coscia Greilich (MCG) are presenting the following sessions on Friday
Stuffed animals, loose bricks in basement walls, mattresses, caves, hollow tree trunks, holes in the ground, and safe deposit boxes have provided hiding spots.
Today, hiding assets may be a much more sophisticated endeavor, often involving investments, banks, and overseas financial transactions.
Investigators should consider using a defined process to pursue matters that involve a search for hidden assets and illegal payments.
“Fraud is not an accounting problem; it is a social phenomenon.” Joe Wells
Corruption can take many forms, but its root cause could and often does include a conflict of interest of some sort and possibly collusion. OECD
Investigation Roundtable on January 23, 2019, in Center City Philadelphia
Related party transactions could be a “red flag“, and must be evaluated with the proper skepticism! Perceived opportunities to commit management fraud include the ability