HOA Fraud Case Studies

In our white paper on the same subject we reference a report from the Community Association Institute which states that in 2016 there were 342,000 communities covering 26.3 million housing units and 69 million residents that were living in communities that were active...

Homeowner Association Fraud

Several years ago, I met with a gentleman who sat on the Board of Directors of a local Homeowners Association (HOA). This gentleman firmly believed that there was fiscal mismanagement by the firm that was managing the HOA. While this gentleman wanted a financial...

What to Expect in a Fraud Examination?

For the last year and a half, I have been working on a fraud investigation in the financial services sector. The lead came to our firm as a whistleblower complaint from current and former employees of the suspect organization. Over the period of nine months I met with...

Identity Theft Case Studies

Filing your income taxes can be stressful. More so when you get a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Further, when that letter states that someone with your Social Security Number (SSN) has already filed a tax return and the one you filed has been...

Is someone else pretending to be you?

One of the most popular television shows of the last ten years was Mad Men. The show’s main character was an advertising executive named, Donald Draper. However, Donald Draper was not really Donald Draper. He was actually Dick Whitman. How did Dick Whitman become...

Social Media Investigations Case Studies

Almost everyone, including my mother, has a social media profile. Even if you do not have a Facebook account, you just might have a profile on there that you knew nothing about. The rise of social media has assisted investigators, like those at FAI International,...