Winning the Fraud Battle in the 21st Century: Prevention and Detection

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022

    8:30am – 4:30pm
    (Registration: 8:00am)
  • Buena Vista

    661 S. DuPont Highway
    New Castle, DE 19720
  • 8.00

By attending this event in person, all participants agree to follow current health and safety guidelines as determined by the DSCPA.  The DSCPA reserves the right to change this course to a virtual format.

Our focus is to reduce the overall risk of fraud. To that end, this course focuses on what factors contribute to turning honest employees into fraudsters. Discussion will include integrity and ethics, as well as how people may react in certain situations. We will also touch upon what lurks in the darknet along with cryptocurrency fraud.


  • Understand the prevalence of fraud
  • Learn how organizations may cause fraud without realizing it
  • Comprehend the cost of fraud
  • See how the new COSO Framework for Internal Control focuses on fraud
  • Understand the importance of the environment
  • Recognize potential tipoffs to fraudulent behavior
  • Comprehend information that indicates how some people respond differently to certain factors
  • Understand that there are many layers in fraud defense



  • Fraud’s cost – ACFE’s Report to the Nations; Ancillary costs
  • Current economy – Microeconomics; Analyses
  • COSO’s Internal Control Framework – Principle #1 – Integrity/Ethics; Principle #8 – Fraud Risk Assessment; Errors & Irregularities – Does the auditor determine if fraud occurs?
  • Power of morale – Shrink the fraud triangle; Motivation
  • Deviant workplace behavior
  • Historic schemes
  • Why good folks go bad – What studies indicate; Five interesting findings; Red flags
  • Combating fraud with controls
  • Fraud prevention checklists
  • The Dark Web

Additional Information

Designed For

  • CPAs in public practice and industry who wish to educate clients or colleagues on how to better prevent fraud from occurring at the source – would-be fraudsters
  • Those who need discussion of controls used by fraud victim organizations and how to better implement and augment them



Advanced Preparation



8.00 Auditing




Charles Borek

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