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Church Embezzlement Orange County

Interim Treasurer Fiatala Manu of the First Samoan Christian Congregational Church in Santa Ana has recently been charged with the embezzlement of upwards of $110,000. It is alleged that Manu wrote checks to himself from church bank accounts to feed a gambling addiction. He was called on the carpet about it when an Assistant Treasurer [...]

Fraudsters Targeting YOU! Affinity Fraud Part 3 of 3

How to Avoid Affinity Fraud Part 3 of 3 Things to keep in mind: -         If it sounds too good to be true, it is. -         Never allow someone’s rhetoric to overpower your common sense. -         Take a few days to think about and examine any investment decision. -          A “best practice” procedure is to [...]

By |2013-05-23T23:14:00-07:00May 23rd, 2013|affinity fraud, audit partner, charity fraud, church fraud, fraudsters, ponzi, ponzi scheme, scams, victims of fraud|Comments Off on Fraudsters Targeting YOU! Affinity Fraud Part 3 of 3

Fraudsters Targeting YOU! Affinity Fraud Part 2 of 3

 How is Affinity Fraud Accomplished? Typically a fraudster embodies or personifies ideals held by the group to be very advantageous. In some situations this could be a member of poor community that shows outward signs of success, such as rolling into the community in a Bentley, or an older individual that boasts great success in [...]

By |2013-05-08T18:49:00-07:00May 8th, 2013|affinity fraud, charity fraud, church fraud, financial fraud, Forensic Accounting, ponzi, ponzi scheme, scams, victims of fraud|Comments Off on Fraudsters Targeting YOU! Affinity Fraud Part 2 of 3

Non-Profit Fraud, Another Church, Another CFO

This time is was $900k being separated from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  What's killing me it that it was the CFO.  Another clue, from the article "...she liked to play the slots at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City...".  Over a 6 year period of time this money diss appeared.  Would had been discovered if [...]

By |2012-07-02T23:01:00-07:00July 2nd, 2012|church fraud, forensic accountant, Forensic Accounting, non-profit, non-profit fraud|Comments Off on Non-Profit Fraud, Another Church, Another CFO
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