Making Your Case to Prosecute Fraud (AUDT8090)

Making Your Case to Prosecute Fraud

Making Your Case to Prosecute Fraud


Fraud is a booming business today! As fraud schemes become more sophisticated and defense attorneys more proactive, task forces including auditors, investigators and prosecutors are often assembled to combat the fraud schemes. Learn the techniques that are unique to planning and implementing a forensic audit. Identify how each team member contributes to the success of the task force. Learn the special rules and procedures that apply in obtaining evidence to substantiate and prosecute fraud. Analyze the differences between program and forensic audits, and also the basis for those differences.

Who Should Attend?

Auditors, investigators and attorneys at all levels who participate on task forces to uncover fraud schemes and prosecute the perpetrators. Auditors wanting to know the rules that apply in independently pursuing fraud as part of an audit will also benefit by taking this course.




16.0 CPE's

Class Type:

This course is currently being offered in the following training modalities:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe and apply the five elements of a prosecutable fraud scheme
  • Be conversant with the criteria used by prosecutors in making litigation decisions
  • Describe the current situation that mandates joint task force efforts in combating fraud, and the participant's role on such a task force
  • Contrast the standards of evidence that apply in auditing from those that apply in prosecuting fraud
  • Differentiate the various ways that a government agency may obtain evidence for use in administrative, civil and criminal cases
  • Describe the restrictions that a government agency must observe in obtaining evidence for use in prosecuting a criminal fraud case
  • Understand the principles of the forensic audit; and be able to apply them during a class project
  • Be familiar with the basic rules of trial procedure, as well as the role of each participant
  • Understand the task force participant's responsibilities as a potential witness; and be familiar with defense attorney tactics

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Module 1: Understanding the Fraud Case

Module 2: Audit/Investigation Joint Efforts

Module 3: Audit in the Legal Environment

Module 4: Applying Legal Principles to the Audit Effort

Module 5: A Guide to Audit Planning and Implementation for the Fraud Task Force

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