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Investigating Ghost Billing Schemes

By Bill Pellerin U.S. businesses thrive on the opportunity to engage in mutual exchanges involving the many goods, services, ideas and monies determined to be of value to those who participate in our system of commerce.  In order to function productively within this system, companies often create specific positions or designate certain employees with responsibility […]

Scheme to Defraud General Contractor (Road & Highway) Company Uncovered

In March of 2008, executives at a large highway construction contractor noticed that expenses generated by a specific Sub-Contractor involved in a large, ongoing commercial job had begun to exceed the costs projected for this phase of work. The General Contractor estimated that current losses were in excess of $200,000.00. Texas Investigative Network, Inc. was […]

Corporate Exec Spends $5,000.00 a Month In Suspicious Entertainment Expenses

The initial call in this assignment came from a rather nervous Executive Assistant employed with a large U.S. corporation. Historically, she had always approved and processed reimbursement of all credit card expenses incurred by her direct report, this corporation’s Chairman of the Board. Typically, the credit card expenses charged by this executive consisted of travel, […]