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

Harsher Sanctions for Employee Theft?

I heard on the news today about a number of T Mobile employees who were selling customers’ details to competitors. Apparently this activity is rife amongst businesses that deal in such sensitive but valuable data as mobile users’ names and … Read More

Why I Should be Marketing Fraud Prevention Services

As an investigative forensic accountant specialising in fraud I offer a wide range of different fraud related services to businesses and individuals in diverse locations. It occurs to me that there are two very closely linked subject areas of work within my business … Read More

Investigating tax fraud

In the UK it is Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs that investigates tax fraud as part of its regulatory duties. HMRC is a massive organisation that has grown out of the merger of what was termed “the Inland Revenue” and … Read More

Money Laundering – Professional Obligations

I remember back in 2003 when the Proceeds of Crime 2002 legislation and associated Money Laundering Regulations 2003 (both subsequently amended by Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 and Money Laundering Regulations 2007) were coming into force. As an … Read More

Ponzi schemes never die – they just keep coming!

The Ponzi fraud dates back to early last century when Charles Ponzi first brought the idea of using an investors funds to repay investors their interest, thereby seeming to be a successeful business and encouraging new investors, into public knowledge. I … Read More