Lessons from the Bad Side of Business
Fraud is a serious problem that goes beyond monetary losses. It costs jobs, corporate reputations, and individual dignity. Fraud Casebook: Lessons from the Bad Side of Business is the most comprehensive book ever compiled on fraud case studies, presenting the collected insights of some of the most experienced fraud examiners around the world. With revealing case studies handpicked and edited by Joseph T. Wells, the founder and Chairman of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFESM) the world′s leading anti–fraud organization this collection sheds light into the dark corners of government and commerce through professional investigations.
Organized around the various categories of fraud, the cases in this exceptional casebook explore three broad categories of fraud as well as their various sub–schemes: asset misappropriations, corruption, and fraudulent financial statements. Each case provides an informative and entertaining look into the complex social factors behind fraudulent behavior. The observations of each fraud examiner, drawn from years of practical experience, provide readers with invaluable perspectives, many of which have never before been conveyed publicly. Some of the sixty–two cases in Fraud Casebook include:
- Swimming with the Sharks, Pedro Fabiano
- Con Artists Gone Wild, Heinz Ickert
- Bodies for Rent, Rebecca Busch
- Information Superhighway, Barry Davidow
- Dialing for Dollars, Ian Henderson
- The $13 Million Man, John Francolla
- Her Passion for Fashion, Bethmara Kessler
Fraud Casebook: Lessons from the Bad Side of Business not only provides an insider look at fraud, it serves to educate readers to hopefully avert some of the mistakes made in the past. It illuminates the combination of timing, teamwork, and vision necessary to understand fraud and prevent it from happening in the first place. Finally, it challenges senior managers to better use their corporate resources to become much smarter about fraud, or risk becoming its victims.
PART 1: ASSET MISAPPROPRIATION.
1. High Art, Low Value: How a Connoisseur Became a Convict.
2. The Ambitious Payroll Manager.
3. The Insider.
4. Aloha, Hawaii!
5. What About Pete?
6. Check, Please.
7. The MoJo Skim Twins.
8. The Mole.
9. Her Passion for Fashion.
10. An Unaffordable Complex.
11. A Taxing Problem.
12. Phantom Links in the Supply Chain.
13. The Trusting Business Owner.
14. The $13 Million Man.
15. They Didn′t Know Jack.
16. The Skim Sisters.
17. No Such Thing as a Free Lunch.
18. The Dirty Custodian.
19. The Video Game.
20. Bet Your Life on It.
21. When Petty Cash Isn′t Petty.
22. Where Did My Money Go?
23. Three Strikes and You′re Out!
24. Country Club Fraud – What a Steal!
25. Where in the World is Dina Sanchez?
26. School of Fraud.
27. Price Check on Register One.
28. The Sky is the Limit.
29. Supplemental Income.
30. An Innocent Perpetrator.
31. Dr. Amy.
32. Patriotic Game.
33. Would You Like the Special Poutine, if You Know What I Mean?
34. Three–ring Circus: An Expose of a Corporate Commission Embezzlement.
35. One Bad Turn Deserves Another.
36. Dialing for Dollars.
37. Wake Up Call.
38. The Dental Queen.
39. Shirley A. Little Wouldn′t Hurt!
40. Just When You Though it was Safe.
41. How Many Ways Can I Defraud You?
PART 2: CORRUPTION SCHEMES.
42. A Contract of Convenience.
43. Corruption by Seduction.
44. "Big Easy" Business.
45. Unlucky 13.
46. It′s 11 p.m. – Do You Know What Your IT Director Is Up To?
47. These Weights Didn′t Measure Up!
48. Swimming with the Sharks.
49. A New York State of Fraud.
50. Information Superhighway.
PART 3: FINANCIAL STATEMENT FRAUD SCHEMES.
51. Banking on Fraud
52. Just a Matter of Time.
53. Bury Me Not in Guyandotte.
54. The Woolly Mammoth Eats Its Prey.
55. Double Damage.
56. How to Steal a Million Dollars Without Taking the Cash.
PART 4: OTHER FRAUD SCHEMES.
57. This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land.
58. Paradise Lost.
59. Bodies For rent.
60. The Million–Dollar Breach of Trust.
61. Troubled Water.
Chapter 62. Con Artists Gone Wild.