Companies and small business suffer substantial fraud in the Australian community, many of the frauds are difficult to detect, and may go on for years before their actual detection. Often, detection comes about as a result of some other event, such as the person being sick or on holiday when the fraud is uncovered by another employee or the owner. What sort of fraud do we deal with:
Well, there was the medical specialist’s receptionist who operated a fraud for 3 years before she was caught. Each day she would take a mix of cash, cheques and credit cards and would duly receipt them all. She would then copy the MYOB to a floppy disk and reverse the receipts at home at night and re-write the MYOB to the floppy disk. Next morning she would upload the floppy to the practice MYOB thus clearing out all of the cash taking from the system, and having pocketed all of the actual cash.
Then there was the receptionist at a particular Club, who pocketed all of the membership subscriptions. Her fraud didn’t last quite so long due to tight internal auditing systems.
What about the builder’s secretary who mixed his money with hers, in her bank account … the list goes on …
On the other hand if you are being investigated, or are about to be charged with fraud, you may wish to consult us before you are interviewed by police or other investigators.