Book Details

Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0470560479
ISBN-13: 978-0470560471
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.9 x 9.4 inches


Book Description

A one-of-a-kind resource walking you through one complete fraud investigation, from the original tip to conviction in court

Anatomy of a Fraud Investigation is an engrossing read and a valuable resource for fraud investigators, auditors, or anyone who suspects fraud may be occuring in their organizations and is unsure as to how to act. It details all phases of a fraud investigation from the first suspicion of fraud to the final judgment in court, through the eyes of a forensic accountant.

In each phase, the author provides insights based on his twenty-two years as a forensic accountant from where to sit at the table when you bring the suspected fraudster in for questioning, to how you protect the key sources of information that the suspect will try to destroy once he or she realizes they are under investigation.

  • In-depth analysis of a fraud investigation
  • Based on an actual investigation conducted by the author
  • Each chapter contains valuable tips and key considerations, providing subtext for why decisions were made and bringing to light potential risks

A fascinating, insider look at a fraud investigation, Anatomy of a Fraud Investigation helps you better understand fraud detection, investigation, and prevention-from the inside out.

About the Authors

Stephen Pedneault

Stephen Pedneault is the principal of Forensic Accounting Services, LLC, a local CPA firm in Glastonbury, Connecticut specializing only in forensic accounting, employee fraud and litigation support matters. His technical expertise and intuitive investigative awareness have garnered him the respect of the legal, accounting and law enforcement communities. As a result, Steve is called upon as a litigation expert on an ongoing basis and is considered a highly regarded member of legal teams.

Working in public accounting for over twenty years, Steve is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). He has an Associates Degree in criminal justice from Manchester Community College and a Bachelors Degree in accounting from Eastern Connecticut State University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Steve’s first book Fraud 101 was been published by Wiley Press. His second book Anatomy of a Fraud Investigation (Wiley) is due out in January, 2010. He is currently writing A Practical Guide To Preventing and Detecting Employee Theft and Embezzlement (Wiley) which will be available in 2010. Steve has authored numerous articles appearing in local and national publications. Business and student organizations request him to speak on a wide variety of subjects including forensic accounting; fraud prevention; risk assessment; embezzlement; probate concerns; business valuation and other related topics on an ongoing basis. He is often referenced and quoted in articles appearing locally, regionally and nationally.

Through his investigative work, Steve has examined frauds ranging from a few thousand dollars to amounts well in excess of $5 million dollars. His expertise also lies in preventing and investigating embezzlements and financial statement frauds, evaluating financial disclosures in matrimonial and probate concerns, as well as, other types of forensic accounting matters.

As an adjunct professor to the University of Connecticut faculty, Steve authored an innovative course on forensic accounting that has been offered since 2008 as an online class within UConn’s Masters of Science in Accounting (MSA) program. The course provides an overview of forensic accounting and identifies the qualities and attributes required of a forensic accountant. The course provides students with an approach and skill set to enable them to perform a forensic accounting assignment.

When Steve is not playing detective and finding the missing money, he enjoys spending time with his family. In addition, Steve volunteers as an EMT on a community ambulance service. He also contributes his time in support of his sons in the Boy Scouts and a wide variety of other community projects.

Steve recently was elected to the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Society of CPAs.

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