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Fraud Examination

Quickly uncovering financial fraud in highly complex circumstances.

Our Approach

Integrity is a tactic for us. It’s the means by which we earn the trust of the victims of financial fraud and serve the public good by discovering the truth.

When someone intends to mislead or deceive you about a matter in which you have a financial interest so that they can gain an unfair advantage, that person is committing fraud.

Some examples of financial fraud include:

  • Money laundering
  • Tax evasion
  • Identity theft
  • Illegal disbursements
  • Embezzlement
  • Bid-rigging
  • Vendor fraud
  • Kickbacks
  • Elder fraud
  • Contract violations
  • Check fraud

Companies of all sizes and individuals from all walks of life sometimes need Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) to wade into the murky waters of intricate financial systems and determine whether and how fraud has been committed. Some of the most common victims include those whose funds are entrusted to others—including elders and disabled persons—and company stakeholders who aren’t involved with the day-to-day operations of the business, such as the spouse of a business owner who is going through a divorce.

Our Services

Our team of CFEs, forensic accountants, and business specialists have examined cases of fraud in companies of all sizes, with regional and international scope, and we’ve helped individuals identify fraud in their personal circumstances and seek remedies.

We provide the investigation services you need according to your unique situation. Using the latest practices in fraud examination, we investigate:

  • Accounts payable, identifying phony vendors and other fraudulent payments
  • Accounts receivable, such as with "lapping" or misapplied or unrecorded payments
  • Expense accounts, including padding such accounts
  • Conflicts of interest, as identified by gifts to purchasing agents and other misappropriations
  • Electronic transfers, such as with the misapplication of funds or unrecorded transfers.

You can speed up the process of bringing the truth to light by consulting with us early in the process of uncovering fraud—even before you consult your attorneys. The result can be lower attorneys fees and having the confidence that you’ve got the documentation needed to bring any fraudulent practices to an end quickly.

Arrange a Consultation with Us

Phelps Consulting Group has more than half a century of cumulative experience in successful fraud detection and business management. Contact us today to find out how we can help you avoid the fallout of financial fraud.