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Accounting Fraud & Embezzlement: Case Studies from the Trenches

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Allison McLeod, Doc. of Law

Allison M. McLeod LL.M. CPA A PLLC

Friday, November 15, 2019 | 11:00 AM EDT

  • CPA

2 Credits


Subject Area

Ethics (Behavioral)

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Course Description

Governmental entities are the second-largest victims of embezzlement.  This seminar examines recent events involving the theft of public money and the circumstances that allowed the fraud to occur.  Case studies we will examine include the 2012 $54 million embezzlements from the City of Dixon by Rita Crundwell.   The events that impacted the small Illinois town of 16,000 residents was the largest governmental fraud case to date and spanned an astonishing 20 years.  This remarkable story inspired an award-winning documentary, “All the Queen’s Horses.”  We will also be examining the factors that led to the scandals involving the Baptist Foundation of Arizona, World Com, Collin Street Bakery and the Ohio American Cancer Society, among others.  This course is ideal for CPAs, government finance personnel, all Internal Auditors, lawyers, governance professionals, accountants and human resource personnel.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the factors that create an environment for fraud to easily occur.
  • Identify areas where there could be an inadvertent failure to separate duties.
  • Ascertain the proper role of an external auditor and identify areas where independence can be compromised.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Auditors
  • Business Owner
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Large Firm
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Enrolled Agent
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Outsourced CFO
  • Senior Accountant
  • Tax Firm
  • Tax Practitioners
  • Tax Pros
  • Young CPA


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Great case studies!


Overall, this was a great program. Very interesting material.