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    October 18, 2023
    Dhrendra Prasad, formerly employed as a buyer for Apple’s global service supply chain, has been sentenced to three years in prison as of November 2022. While employed between the years of 2008 to 2018, Mr. Prasad admitted in his plea agreement that he defrauded his employer since 2011 by diverting funds to himself totaling $17 million. Two owners of the involved vendor companies were also charged in separate cases as part of the theft. Mr. Prasad admitted in his plea…

    October 18, 2023
    In the spirit of the spooky season ghosts, goblins and witches come to mind, but one thing we do not think of is a thief. This was not the case for Mr. Ronald J. Bally.   In 2019 Mr. Bally was convicted of stealing Halloween costumes valued at over $200,000.00 from the SpookShop.  Mr. Bally began his employment with the SpookShop, a seller of Halloween costumes, in 2004.  In 2012 he set up his own business selling Halloween costumes online.  In…
  • Travel Rewards: Hidden Misappropriation

    June 23, 2023
    As a forensic accounting company, SDC frequently sees fidelity insurance claims involving the misappropriation of travel rewards or credit card points. With airlines and hotels offering loyalty programs that provide travel rewards or points, frequent business travelers can rack up a lot of points.
  • World Bicycle Day on June 3: The Rising Concern In The Bicycle Industry

    June 1, 2023
    Employee theft is a pressing issue that affects various industries, including the bicycle sector. While bicycles bring joy and convenience to many, they have unfortunately become a target for employee theft. The loss of valuable bicycles not only impacts businesses financially but also undermines customer trust and disrupts the cycling community.  The bicycle industry has witnessed an increase in employee theft incidents in recent years. According to a report published by the National Bike Dealers Association (NBDA), employee theft accounted…
  • Taking Care of Mind and Body

    May 19, 2023
    May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an opportunity to raise awareness and reduce the stigma around mental health issues. While mental health should be a priority year-round, this month is an important reminder to take steps to support the mental health and wellbeing of our colleagues and employees. One of the key places to start is in the office environment.
  • Mx. A New Title, Not a Typo

    July 2, 2019
    “There is a void in the English language which we undertake to fill,” wrote a journalist from a Massachusetts newspaper in 1901. “Everyone has been put in an embarrassing position by ignorance of the status of some woman. To call a maiden Mrs. is only a shade worse than to insult a matron with the inferior title Miss. Yet it is not always easy to know the facts.”  The writer was explaining the newspaper’s use of the word Ms. –…
  • Local Versus Global Brand for Auditing Firms

    December 5, 2018
    On March 8, 2017, the Wall Street Journal published an article about KPMG being under fire for scandals in the U.S., South Africa, and the U.K. Although KPMG does face trouble on three fronts, the scandals involve three legally separate firms: KPMG, LLP, a New York-based U.S. partnership, is dealing with the indictment of former partners on charges they helped steal secret regulatory information. KPMG’s local affiliate in South Africa faces a criminal complaint and scrutiny overs its ties to…
  • Recent Ruling: Medidata Solutions, Inc. v. Federal Ins. Co.

    November 7, 2018
    The case Medidata Solutions, Inc. v. Federal Ins. Co. involved a fraudulent impersonation scheme and an alleged entry into the insured’s computer system. The case involved a series of events seen all too often. The court’s ruling presents a peek into the intricacies of analyzing coverage in traditional computer fraud claims. It is important to understand the difference between loss resulting from social engineering schemes and computer hacking. Losses involving social engineering do not require a hacker gaining unauthorized access.…
  • Computer Fraud Trends

    October 18, 2018
    Since May 2000, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has received more than 4 million complaints. Incidences of internet crime are steadily increasing. In 2013, IC3 received 262,813 complaints, with a reported loss amount of $781.8 million. In 2017, IC3 received 301,580 complaints, with a reported losses of $1.4 billion. Tracking the Trends IC3 tracks the latest trending scams each year. In 2017, Business Email Compromise (BEC), Ransomware, Tech Support Fraud, and Extortion topped the list. BEC, Confidence/Romance Fraud,…
  • Scientia Potentia Est (Knowledge is Power)

    July 18, 2018
    The 2018 Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse is hot off the press – and it’s an important resource for anyone interested in occupational fraud. The report includes valuable information on how fraud is committed, how it’s detected, who commits it, and how organizations can protect themselves. Compiled by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, this year’s annual report examined 2,690 cases in 125 countries across 23 industries. The results are in and here are a few key takeaways:…