Out and About

Steve Speaks at ACFE’s Global Fraud Conference

Steve traveled to Las Vegas to speak at the ACFE’s Global Fraud Conference in June, 2018. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization, providing anti-fraud training and education to nearly 85,000 members worldwide.

Steve’s session, Fiduciary Fraud: When Trusted Individuals Turn Untrustworthy, addressed topics including when a fiduciary duty exists, actions and inactions that can lead to a breach of fiduciary duty, and how breaches can lead to fraud, losses, and damages.

2017 Winter Extravaganza

Screen Shot 2017-01-26 at 12.00.00 PMOn January 17, 2017, Steve spoke at the 2017 Winter Extravaganza, an charity event sponsored by the New England Claim Executives Association (NECEA), the Hartford Association of Insurance Professionals, the CT Insurance Marketing Association, and the Hartford Pond of the Honorable Order of the Blue Goose International.

Steve addressed the topic of employee theft and embezzlement and how pervasive it is within businesses today. He also discussed the need for more employee theft insurance coverage for most businesses.

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2016 UConn Scholarship

Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 8.03.48 AMOn April 21, 2016, Zachary Paquin, a Junior accounting major at UConn, was presented with Forensic Accounting Services’s annual forensic accounting scholarship. Zachary transferred to UConn from MCC this year and is looking forward to becoming more involved in student activities.

Congratulations Zachary!

Steve Selected to Present March 2016 Webinar for ACFE

indexOn March 31 Steve presented the March 2016 Webinar for the ACFE. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners chooses one speaker each month to present on a fraud related topic. Steve’s presentation, titled “Managing Client Emotions: The Softer Side of Fraud Examinations,” discussed the various emotions fraud examiners can encounter throughout an engagement, and how they are best handled. Steve will also be presenting this topic at the 27th Annual Global Fraud Conference in June in Las Vegas.

Rhiannon Wins CT ACFE Scholarship

indexCongratulations to Rhiannon Crawford, Staff Forensic Accountant at Forensic Accounting Services, for her recent scholarship. In January 2016, Rhiannon was awarded the CT Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s (ACFE) annual scholarship, which includes the CFE exam prep course and the CFE exam fees. She plans to begin studying right away. Congratulations, Rhiannon!

We have the resources to get to the bottom of your most complex financial matters. Our team of forensic accountants brings a varied background of experience to each matter.

Heading the team is Stephen A. Pedneault. 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 thirty years of accounting and fraud investigation experience to the firm.