Types of Cases
Theft, embezzlement, payroll fraud, vendor fraud, and other financial crimes are much more common than is generally understood and are often a threat to the security, vitality, and sustainability of a company. Uncovering the full spectrum of suspicious activity is paramount. We have years of experience handling these investigations.
Protect your company, its assets, and employees.
Our fraud examination and investigation process is designed to resolve allegations of fraud by obtaining evidence, reporting findings, testifying to findings (if necessary), and assisting in fraud detection and prevention.
Certified Fraud Report
This report conveys evidence necessary to evaluate the case and can be used to corroborate previously known facts. It is critical this report be accurate, clear, impartial, relevant, and timely.
Questions about pending fraud investigations? We’re ready to help.
The process of taking legal action against criminal misconduct or fraud can be complex. Successful litigation requires attention to detail, accurate and well-documented evidence, and key testimonies from fact witnesses and expert witnesses.
Make the most of your investigation and examination efforts. FFS provides the following services to help ensure a successful litigation process.
- Organize and analyze financial records
- Prepare summaries and reports
- Assist in determining witnesses and conducting interviews
- Assist in drafting subpoena attachments
- Assist in preparing trial exhibits
- Testify at trial as an expert witness
Questions about pending litigation procedures? We’re ready to help.
Dealing with the IRS in any capacity can be intimidating, scary, and frustrating.
Our firm includes former Revenue Agents (examining and auditing returns), Revenue Officers (collecting delinquent taxes), and Special Agents (criminal investigators) We have institutional knowledge of the policies of procedures of the IRS.
FFS can represent you in front of the IRS as an Enrolled Agent. We can help with civil or criminal matters, and assist in the following areas:
- Collection efforts
- Examinations / audits
- Criminal investigations
- Work with your attorney or CPA
Marriages reach a point of impasse for many reasons. Unfortunately, in cases where trust has been broken it is often important to be certain there are not undisclosed financial and asset discrepancies that need to be considered.
Protect yourself and your interests. FFS will:
- Organize and analyze financial records including bank accounts, credit card accounts, broker’s statements, and other financial and non-financial assets
- Investigate undisclosed bank accounts and other assets
- Help to determine marital vs. non-marital assets
- Provide summaries and reports to document all relevant findings
Questions about pending divorce procedures? We’re ready to help.
Acts of embezzlement or misappropriation of funds within a non-profit organization are defined by different regulations. Understanding these areas of misconduct and how to respond to them requires the proper knowledge and expertise.
Non-profit organizations frequently operate on tight budgets and rely on contributions to accomplish their charitable efforts. Issues involving non-profit organizations often surface when officers, board members, or employees use non-profit funds for personal purposes and fail to properly disclose those transactions. When fraud occurs, it can affect more than one organization.
In these cases, FFS will review accounting and financial records and prepare a Certified Fraud Report for use in a litigation or other actions.
If you suspect misconduct in your organization, contact us right away.
Elder Financial Exploitation
Our elderly community can be particularly susceptible to financial exploitation. Unfortunately, this can often occur at the hands of family members left responsible for their well-being. Declining memory and/or mental health can not only force aging seniors to rely on others to maintain their affairs, but it can also leave them less capable of recognizing suspicious activity occurring around them.
Often these victims have minimal income and are completely dependent on the assets they have accumulated to cover their cost of living and maintain their quality of life. Exploitation of these vulnerable seniors can have devastating effects.
In other cases, wealthy seniors who have accumulated assets and savings well beyond their needs are often targeted by individuals who seek to gain their trust and take over responsibility for maintaining their personal and financial affairs. Depending on the severity of misconduct, theft and fraud in these situations can drastically reduce or even eliminate a victim’s net worth. Life-altering consequences are often the result.
If you know of anyone who may be a victim of exploitation, contact us right away.