Embezzlement happens often to many small businesses. Unfortunately, the lack of internal controls allow the embezzlement to remain undetected for years. But when it is discovered, the small business owner will most likely contact their CPA for advice. What should you do when your client contacts you about their employee embezzling money from their business? What options should you present to your client? How can your client protect themselves, while investigating the embezzlement? What steps need to be taken about preserving any documents, emails, texts, or phone calls? This course teaches how to engage the client, properly identify the evidence needed to prove the crime, how to write the report for civil and criminal trial, and best practices in preserving electronic and paper evidence. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.
After attending this presentation you will be able to...
- Prepare for an investigation
- Recall how to review paper and electronic handling procedures
- Identify the process of preserving, analyzing, and evaluating evidence
- Recall how to conduct the investigation efficiently
- Discuss the characteristics of a quality investigative report that can be used in court
- Evaluate options for civil and criminal legal actions
The major topics covered in this class include:
- A step-by-step process from the initial client phone call to you writing a report of your findings for any civil or criminal actions that may be pursued
- How to advise your client in approaching an allegation of embezzlement
- What pitfalls may arise in finding the truth
- The best practices to ensure that the evidence is preserved properly for potential civil or criminal actions