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"A thing worth having is a thing worth cheating for," said W.C. Fields, though the executive fraudsters from Enron, Adelphia and WorldCom who are now languishing in prison might disagree. Two others who disagree are former federal agents Martin Biegelman and Joel Bartow. Now fraud investigators at U.S. companies, the authors have pooled their considerable knowledge in this comprehensive overview of what fraud is, how it occurs and how to prevent it. The book briefly describes everything a busy executive needs to know about antifraud programs. Actually, they provide everything and more, which is the rub. The book is repetitious and disorganized, bogs down in irrelevant legislative history, contains a spotty index and reads like a series of verbose PowerPoint slides. getAbstract recommends this book to those who can look beyond ponderous presentation and need a single-volume overview on stopping the many ruses to which any company is vulnerable. Fraudsters take note: Your days are numbered if CEOs and CFOs take this book to heart.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to identify the three main types of fraud;
  • How to implement the three components of an antifraud program; and
  • What concrete steps you can take to begin fighting fraud in your company.
 

About the Authors

Martin T. Biegelman is Director of Financial Integrity at a major international company and was a U.S. Postal Inspector. Joel T. Bartow is Director of Fraud Prevention at a private firm and was a special agent for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

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An Inside Job
Walt Pavlo began working at MCI Telecommunications, Inc., in 1991. Within three years, he was a senior credit and collections manager responsible for $1 billion in accounts. He handled major customers, including long-distance resellers AT&T and Sprint. Then, in 1995, ...

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