employee embezzlements

Employee Embezzlements

Articles involving employees stealing from their employer have become nearly daily occurrences in the newspapers. What is troubling is that statistically only 1 in 9 cases is reported in the media. Many cases are settled for a variety of reasons and never result in criminal charges.

Employee embezzlements are by far the largest practice area of our firm, having over twenty-five years of experience investigating these matters.

Working directly with the victim organization’s counsel, we provide both case strategy and case management expertise.

The key is to get us involved as early as possible in the case. Early involvement will allow our experience and expertise to help maximize desired outcomes and successful resolution, and control undesired consequences. A systematic, controlled and calculated approach is always required for these cases, especially during the emotional period of discovery.

Although difficult, if not impossible, to resist emotional reactions, such as immediately terminating the employee and searching through his or her desk and computer – it is critical to do nothing before obtaining legal advice.

Reacting too quickly could lead to the loss of key personnel and business interruption at best, and unwanted lawsuits at worst. Once a potential embezzlement is detected, we help contemplate the key factors to reach an agreeable resolution as efficiently as possible and minimize additional exposure to the victim.

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We have the resources to get to the bottom of your most complex financial matters. Our team includes forensic accountants working with traditional CPAs and administrative staff.

Heading the team is Stephen A. Pedneault, CPA/CFF, CFE, FCPA. A CPA and forensic accountant. Steve is also a certified fraud examiner (CFE), certified in financial forensics (CFF) and is a forensic certified public accountant (FCPA). He brings over two decades of accounting experience to the firm.