News of occupational fraud in organizations has been increasing at a very noticeable rate. Though the act of fraud has been around for years, the schemes are getting more sophisticated as technology advances. Smaller companies are more susceptible to fraud due to the fewer controls that are available including small size of staff and limited budgets. Inexpensive ways to combat fraud in smaller companies can be achieved by implementing formal codes of conduct and anti-fraud policies outlining explicit statements against fraud and unethical behavior.
To reveal several ways by which members of staff perpetrate frauds and work out control measures.
- Details, theories, methods and practices of:
- Skimming cash receipts
- Falsifying expense reports
- Forging or tampering with company checks
- Falsifying payroll records
- Falsifying bills and invoices
- Stealing cash
- Stealing other physical assets
- Stealing intellectual assets and information
- Financial statement fraud