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As an estimated $600 billion a year "industry," occupational frauddwarfs most legitimate industries many times over. Yet the vastmajority of organizationsprivate, public, governmental, ornonprofithave woefully inadequate internal controls, and whatenergy is devoted to combating workplace fraud is generally spenton post-infraction detection and punishment, rather than oncost-effective preventive measures. In Fraud Exposed: What YouDon’t Know Could Cost Your Company Millions, former FBIexecutive and corporate security chief Joseph Koletar blows theroof off the "dirty little secret" of occupational fraud, proposingnew methods for reducing this extraordinary liability.
Applying criminal and law enforcement response models to theworkplace, Koletar analyzes seemingly disparate topics such asfinancial controls, organizational intelligence, and game theory toshow how fraud examination methodology must change in order tobecome more effective. High-profile, high-level cases such as Enronand Global Crossing are dramatic examples of workplace crime, butthey are only the tip of the iceberg. Kickbacks, large-scalediversion of goods and services, and the creation of "ghostvendors" are surprisingly common phenomena in such industries asretail, manufacturing, health care, education, financial services,entertainment, advertising, waste management, and energy, costingthese industries millions upon billions of dollars every year. Andthese costs do not simply "go away." They result in higher pricesto consumers, lower profits to companies and shareholders, highercost to taxpayers, lower bonuses to managers and executives, poorerperformance on Wall Street, negative impacts on pension andretirement plans, and the failure of more than a fewbusinesses.
Fraud Exposed takes on the status quo, showing how traditionalmethods of dealing with occupational fraud are inadequate and howan organization’s mind-set must change if it is to be moreeffective in dealing with this problem. Chapters discuss:
In each, Koletar debunks fraud orthodoxy, approaches the problemfrom a fresh angle, and presents provocative new strategies. Thereis no magic solution to this $600 billion problem. But FraudExposed presents both a startling, comprehensive account of thedilemma and a road map to reducing workplace fraud.
Crime and the Law Enforcement Response.
Rethinking the Assumptions.
The State of Occupational Fraud.
Theories of Occupational Fraud.
Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics (and Occupational Fraud).
Thoughts on Occupational Fraud.
What Can We learn?
Community, Corporate Citizenship, and Quality of Life.
Theories of Social Deviance.
Forensic Professionals as Organizational Pathologists.
Partnerships for the Future.
Environmental and Organizational Intelligence.
The Next Five Years.
Where We Go from Here.