A retired FBI explains the current fraud threat picture that any individual or organization may face. Armed with this knowledge, the author walks the reader through the Fraud Live Cycle: Prevention, Detection, Investigation, Mitigation, and Remediation. This book has particular significance to the many professionals who are responsible for overseeing fraud-related issues, including auditors, general counsels, compliance officers, board members, human resource professionals, chief audit executives, heads of security, criminal and civil investigators, regulators, and frontline managers. The book is also used as a textbook for university students studying forensic accounting.
The book is also for the casual observer who wants to understand fraud and what can be done to minimize its impact. Another audience includes the many organizations that have been impacted by fraud and whose boards of directors are mandating that something be done so that the horrific event will not happen again. The book is also for the many audiences to whom the author speaks and say he should write a book. Finally, this book is for those forward-looking organizations that assign fraud risk management to a corporate official, such as the chief risk officer or the compliance officer. If you find yourself in any of these roles, this book is for you.