Data analysis provides an effective way for businesses to be proactive in the fight against corporate fraud. By identifying and investigating red flags in their data, companies can detect fraud much earlier and stop it before it results in significant losses. But knowing where to look and how to effectively apply analytics to detect fraud requires a plan.
In this webinar recording, Maribeth Vander Weele, investigation expert, an Inspector General and founder of the Vander Weele Group LLC, outlines a plan for analyzing company data to root out internal fraud. Through case studies and practical examples, Vander Weele discusses:
- How to analyze readily available data for suspicious transactions
- How to detect payroll fraud, kickback schemes, vendor fraud, embezzlement, accounting fraud, expense account fraud, and more
- Common challenges encountered in data analytics and how to overcome them
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About Maribeth Vander Weele
Maribeth Vander Weele is President of the Vander Weele Group LLC, a Chicago firm that specializes in investigations of complex fraud schemes such as embezzlement, diversion of product, insider dealing, and procurement fraud. A Certified Protection Professional and Certified Inspector General, Maribeth has consulted onsite in manufacturing plants in China, Malaysia, Singapore, Mexico, and the United States and has overseen thousands of investigations in the private and public sectors. Maribeth is the outsourced Inspector General of the Public Building Commission of Chicago, which manages hundreds of millions of dollars of construction projects. She is a member of the Illinois Gaming Board and the Cook County Board of Ethics. Former Inspector General of Chicago Public Schools, she served as President of the Illinois Association of Inspectors General. A former award-winning journalist for the Chicago Sun-Times and author of the 1995 book, Reclaiming Our Schools, the Struggle for Chicago School Reform, Maribeth has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal and in other publications and books.