Forensic diary

Expert Accountant – What’s In A Name?

It can be difficult to give a single title to such a person. Descriptions of my job title have included forensic accountant, expert witness, expert accountant, fraud expert, fraud investigator or independent expert. In reality, it is a combination of these. … Read More

From Fish To Fraud

My talk would then cover a series of anecdotes intended to provide both amusement and a warning about the seriousness of fraud to everybody. It never ceases to amaze me how naive most people are when it comes to understanding the threat of fraud each and everyone of us faces daily. … Read More

A Case For Strong Expert Accounting Defence

An overview of what is actually happening in criminal matters at a business level is often needed. If this was carried out by an expert in business and financial processes (i.e. a forensic accountant) it might save a large portion of the public funds. … Read More

Greed Or Fraud. What Is The Difference?

Having carried out corporate fraud investigations for over twenty years, and provided expert accounting evidence in all manor of fraud and money laundering cases during that time, there is one single theme that runs through most assignments. That is the greed being exhibited by both the fraudster and the victim. … Read More

Crime Pays – But Not Very Much!

Speaking of the value of my independence, one of the more refreshing developments I have noticed recently is being asked on a number of occasions to carry out “logic” reviews on cases being brought by the Crown. … Read More