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by Sherry Ziesenheim, CPA That guy in accounting may look like a harmless numbers-cruncher, and that woman in purchasing may be a total charmer, but they are not as amiable and innocent as they seem. Sixty-seven percent of organizations suffered actual or attempted payments fraud in 2013, and checks represented a full 82 percent of […]

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By Scott A. Koman Internal fraud and theft can plague businesses of all types and sizes.  Sadly, even your own brother or sister can betray your trust. That’s what happened when a longtime Central Pennsylvania farmer passed on the farm’s day-to-day operation to his two sons, and one sibling started keeping profits rightfully earmarked for […]

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Lisa A. Myers, CPA, CFE, MAFF, FCPA, CGMA A new tale of white-collar crime seems to emerge in the news as frequently as the posts on the POTUS’s Twitter account. Discovering that a trusted employee is an in-house thief can not only be expensive – but also it can be heart-wrenching. For most employers, it […]

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By Theresa Kane Computer systems are helping businesses be more successful than ever before. But when they fail – or get hacked – everything can come to a screeching halt. If the damage is severe, a company can find itself virtually deleted. That’s why cyber liability insurance coverage should be an integral part of virtually […]

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By Lisa A. Myers, CPA, CFE, MAFF, FCPA, CGMA Facebook and Twitter users may find that these social media sites are not their “friends” when they are looking for a job, are in trouble with the law or become the subject of an investigation. In my work as a forensic accountant at Boyer & Ritter, […]

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by Lisa A. Myers, CPA, CFE, MAFF, FCPA, CGMA Kevin and Nicole both worked for the same small company. Their friendship grew over one devious bond: they both resented their boss’s wealth. After indulging their envy of his luxury cars and multi-million-dollar vacation home in Aspen, they decided the boss was rich enough. With Nicole […]

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