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  • What are group audits and how might they affect my audit?

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  • Top tips for recognizing fraud

    Fraud can be detrimental to an organization, both financially and culturally. Over the years, we have encountered many cases of fraud in a variety of industries. The following three examples reflect fraud our specialists have either discovered or helped investigate, along with behavioral warning signs and tips for preventing similar acts in the future.