A fraud investigation determines whether some scam has occurred and gathers evidence both to prove improper conduct and identify weaknesses in internal controls. A fraud investigation tends to be forensic in nature, emphasizing documentation rather than mostly witness interviews. And, of course, these investigations look to prove criminality as well as violations of internal policies.
But a fraud investigation is still a workplace investigation. The same techniques, best practices and investigator boundaries apply. A thorough and fair investigation is always more important than a quick one, and the same basic rules should apply to any type of workplace investigation.
The evidence gathering may be different, but the core of the investigation – the interview process, conclusions and reporting – should follow standard best practices.
Join Meric Bloch, Certified Fraud Examiner, expert investigator and trainer, as he outlines the 10 keys to conducting a successful fraud investigation.
The webinar will cover:
- Planning the investigation
- Fundamentals of evidence gathering
- Interviewing the involved parties
- Drawing a conclusion
- Writing an effective fraud investigation report