Hello 2010!

2010 opens with thick snow and ice. I was lucky as my trip to New York in the first week of the New Year went without hitch. Our flights and connections seemed to match the few windows in the weather … Read More

As 2009 Draws to a Close!

The first decade of this millennium has been characterised by quite a lot of substantial frauds when you pause to look back. We have seen massive accounting scandals in the form of Enron and Parmalat – who would have thought that … Read More

Recession Fraud

There is a definite rise in the incidence of employment fraud during a recession, though this will often only come to light in the months and even years following an economic downturn. Some employment fraud however will be discovered during … Read More

Embezzlement and Toys

Recent news has been announced of the embezzlement of toy giant Toys R Us by a dull and uninspiring employee – accountant Mr Hopes. He has stolen some £3.7 million by issuing fraudulent invoices to the company and arranging for … Read More

Charity Fraud

I was thinking about the different types of fraud that I have investigated over the years and I realised that Charity Fraud was one of the main subjects cropping up again and again. It seems that charities are prone to … Read More

The Case for Criminal Defence

Our criminal justice system has grown up over centuries as our society has progressed and is thought to be fair. Others criticise us, saying perhaps we are too soft on criminals. However, being magnanimous is probably better than being ruled … Read More