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While many people recognize that fraud is a serious and costly problem for its victims, the full extent of the issue is not as prevalent. A routine audit seldom uncovers fraud and the majority of deception goes undetected for a long period of time. Surprisingly, when discovered, it is not typically reported or prosecuted. Fraud, by its very nature, involves scheming, concealment and falsehood. It is limited only by the opportunities and imagination of the fraudster. A Report to
the Nations on 2018 Occupational Fraud and Abuse issued by the Association of Certified Fraud. Examiners indicated that a typical organization loses 5% of its annual revenues due to fraud. Most fraud investigations are initiated based on suspicions that a certain type of fraud is being perpetrated or a certain individual may be participating in wrongdoing. It is prudent to engage the expertise of a trained fraud examination specialist to gather supporting data needed to substantiate these suspicions.
Piccerelli, Gilstein & Company, LLP has trained professionals who specialize in the detection and prevention of fraud. Through various investigative and analytical procedures used to gather evidence, our certified examiners look for fraud, estimate the extent of monetary loss or damages if discovered, and make recommendations has as to how the fraud was committed. We can also support the litigation process by assisting attorneys in evaluating evidence obtained in a fraud investigation and by providing expert testimony.
For more information, please contact Laura Da Fonseca.
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