During fraud engagements we typically find that there were fundamental breakdowns in internal controls and operating procedures that allowed the defalcation to occur. We won't just tell you "hey there is $10,000 missing and here is who has the money." We insist on knowing how and why the defalcation occurred and actively put preventive and detective controls in place to lower the recurrence probability. It could be deficient computer systems. If it is, we will work as a partner to correct. We also seek economic remedies and do payback analyses.
If you have a suspicion of foul play, your suspicion, unfortunately, is magnified when we discover reality. Actual fraud damages are almost always worse than the suspicions. During tough economic times, like the recent economic downturn, blue collar crime has increased dramatically. Well, white collar crime usually takes a parallel path. So it's much worse also, but it usually stays hidden under the radar unless you have taken preventive and detective measures like the ones we put in place.
So, if you have doubt and need an internal control, loss prevention check-up, call Danny F. Dukes and Associates, LLC today.
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