Key Findings From the 2018 Report to the Nations: Middle East and North Africa Edition

Key Findings From the 2018 Report to the Nations: Middle East and North Africa Edition

In our latest sub-report, we focus more closely on how occupational fraud impacts the Middle East and North Africa. This study is based on the 101 cases of occupational fraud from the region that were reported in our 2017 Global Fraud Survey. Collectively, these cases, which accounted for 5% of all cases in our global study, caused a median loss of USD 200,000 and lasted a median 12 months before they were detected. 

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Mentoring Success Story: Natasha and Mariam

Mentoring Success Story: Natasha and Mariam

Natasha Williams, CFE, is a mentor in the ACFE Mentoring Program. She has more than 20 years combined experience in auditing, banking, compliance and accounting. She has managed audits across the globe throughout Europe, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. She has experience consulting small startups as well as working with large, complex global companies. Natasha participated in the last session of the ACFE Mentoring Program and had two mentees. One of those mentees was Mariam Afzal.

Mariam is an Audit Lead at United Airlines. She wanted a mentor who could help her build a professional brand in the in the anti-fraud community. Here is more on their mentoring relationship.

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Air Force Secretary Scams Government Out of $1.4 Million Using Simple Fraud Method

Air Force Secretary Scams Government Out of $1.4 Million Using Simple Fraud Method

Michelle Holt sent shock waves through a Virginia courtroom in December when, immediately after pleading guilty to scamming the federal government out of $1.4 million, she walked over and hugged the federal prosecutor who had just filed computer fraud and theft of government property charges against her. In a sensational case that has left many people stunned, Holt was found to have bolstered her paychecks with false overtime, holiday and sick pay over a period of 17 years while working for the United States Air Force.

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Mentoring Success Story: Janet and Lisa

Mentoring Success Story: Janet and Lisa

Janet Miller, CFE, is a mentor in the ACFE Mentoring Program. Janet spent more than 10 years in the Oil and Gas Industry as an auditor and is now a Senior Internal Auditor for a major healthcare organization in Houston, Texas. Janet hopes that her experience and knowledge will help inspire others in their efforts to detect and prevent fraud. Janet participated in the first session of the ACFE Mentoring Program, and her mentee was Lisa Smith.

Lisa began her career in computer application development and later pursued a career in investigation after graduating with a degree in Criminal Justice. Lisa runs a small Etsy business, is an avid genealogist and likes to occasionally ride her Harley motorcycle to relieve some stress. These two members worked together over the course of six months to help Lisa reach a big professional goal. Here’s more about their journey together.

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Unified Truth Seekers Expose Fraud and Corruption

Unified Truth Seekers Expose Fraud and Corruption

When you think of how the Panama Papers unfolded, you could imagine a scene from a movie: a hero with great hair meeting with an anonymous source on a park bench and exchanging code words. But, as we know, our realities can be much stranger than fiction. The initial exchange of the Panama Papers began at Bastian Obermayer’s parents’ home in Germany.

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