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...

Why Hire A Licensed Tax Professional

One day last year I was scrolling through Facebook when I saw a post that immediately caught my attention. A retired local journalist announced his retirement was temporarily ending so he could prepare tax returns at a local accounting office. I nearly “spit my coffee...

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...