Our firm was engaged to assist a criminal defense law firm in defending their client who was charged with fraud. It was alleged that the client defrauded his employer of millions of dollars while employed as the company’s controller. The fraud was committed when the defendant issued numerous checks to himself. He also forged the signatures of senior officers of the company who had check signing authority.
Our role was to review and critique the forensic accounting report prepared for the police, research potential conflict of interest issues involving the opposing accounting firm, identify suspicious checks for further investigation and review banking documentation.