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Employee Fraud: More Today Than Yesterday? If So, Why?

Employee FraudSteve is frequently asked by clients, colleagues and others about the recent trends in employee theft and embezzlement; most often people want to know the cause. In light of these requests, Steve wrote an article on his opinion of the major causes of increased employee theft and embezzlement in society today based on his experience with fraud investigations.

Check out the article by clicking on “The Dude” (right) to access a link to the article!

CTCPA Beginner Golf Clinic

Golf ClinicHeather and Justine participated in the 2014 CTCPA Beginner Golf Clinic on July 17, 2014 at Tunxis Plantation Golf Course in Farmington. The event was hosted by It’s Just Life, a section of the CTCPA focused on women. Participants received a putting lesson on the green as well as a lesson on the driving range by professional golf instructors. The golf lessons were followed by happy hour at the golf course.

2014 PCC Users’ Conference

On July 16, 2014 Steve spoke to the attendees the 2014 Physician’s Computer Company (PCC) Users’s Conference. Attendees consisted of both physicians and practice managers from practices across the country. Steve’s presentation addressed “Safeguarding Your Practice’s Fiscal Health From Undetected Fraud Schemes.” PCC hosted the conference for their software users, and brought in a variety of speakers to the Sheraton Conference Center in Burlington, Vermont.

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University of Bridgeport

University of BridgeportSteve was given the opportunity to speak at the University of Bridgeport Waterbury Campus, where he addressed a class of future school administrators. The course is called Intermediate Administration and Supervision, commonly referred to as an “O92″ course. On July 8, 2014 Steve presented “Financial Fraud: Increasing Your Awareness Could Keep You, Your School and Your Town Out of the Media.” The purpose of Steve’s presentation was to bring a greater financial awareness to educators before they become administrators to increase proactive measures within school districts.

25th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference

Steve was selected to speak for the fourth year in a row at the Annual Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Global Fraud Conference. This year marked the 25th anniversary of the organization and the qualification “CFE”. The conference was held in San Antonio, Texas at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and hosted approximately 3,000 attendees. Steve’s presentation addressed “Embezzlement within Municipalities: Far Reaching Impact on Taxpayers.”
25th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference

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.