Fraud and Embezzlement
Our engagement in fraud and embezzlement matters have identified claims arising from a variety of methodologies. Some of the embezzlement cases we have dealt with have involved fraudulent investments, theft by employees through forged checks, cash, the unauthorized transfer of bank funds, the deposit of accounts receivable receipts to an unauthorized account, unauthorized use of credit cards, and more. We have seen long-term employees run their credit cards through the credit card terminal issuing themselves a credit where they had never incurred a charge.
Whether it is fraud or embezzlement, and regardless of whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant, it is generally considered wise to have the evidence of your matter reviewed by a forensic accountant to illuminate the strengths and weaknesses of your case. Many people unfortunately believe that the forged signature on a check means a quick and easy recovery from their bank, when in reality it is a difficult process.
Our education, training, and experience allow us to focus in on the facts that are important to your circumstances and goals. It goes without saying that your primary concern is likely to be the recovery of your assets and possibly the filing of criminal charges. To realize those goals and others it is imperative that a qualified forensic accountant be involved as quickly as possible
“I want to thank you, (legal counsel), for the referral to Jeff Porter, CPA. He completed our financial examination in a timely manner, the backup material was in an understandable format, and his letter of explanation and recommendations were extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. Jeff is easy to work with, explains what information he needs and why. This is very helpful to someone who does not work in the accounting field. I highly recommend Jeff and his services.” – K. R. President
“From the very first meeting, Mr. Porter had a relaxed, confident and will do work ethic that offered comfort to me, knowing he had his work cut out for him. In a case that involved 330 transactions, Mr. Porter was able to easily understand and comprehend the enormous task at hand. When Mr. Porter took the stand his command of the material over the plaintiff’s attorney was crucial, as the jury was able to easily determine that the plaintiff’s charge was no more than a feeble attempt to overwhelm the jury. I would recommend you include Mr. Porter in your team when forensic accounting is necessary.” – B.C.