Each month, the ABFA publishes a newsletter focusing on current trends and topics in the world of forensic accounting.  We have provided an online archive of past issues for you to take a look at.

Current Issue: January 2020 – Academic Research Misconduct

Past Issues:
May 2017
June 2017
July 2017
August 2017
September 2017
October 2017 – Facts about Forensic Accounting
November 2017 – Special Edition – From Al Capone’s Vault
December 2017 – Government Edition
January 2018 – A Message from Don Fort, IRS-CI
February 2018  – On the Hunt for the Lindbergh Kidnappers
March 2018 – Where the T-Men Started Their Forensic Accounting
April 2018 – Meet Raymond Sherrard
May 2018 – Memorial Day Edition
June 2018 – Academic Edition
July 2018 – LSU Forensic Accounting and Fraud Conference
August 2018 – ABFA’s New Cyber Security Credential
September 2018 – Business Valuation Software
October 2018 – Healthcare Fraud
November 2018 – ABFA Certified Instructor Program
December 2018 – Fraud is Everywhere
January 2019 – Forensic Tax Reconstruction
February 2019 – IRS-CI Unit Celebrates 100 Years
March 2019 – Test Your Forensic Accounting Knowledge
April 2019 – Meet the ABFA Executive Director
May 2019 – Forensic Accounting Tips for the Practitioner
June 2019 – The Engagement Letter (Please see the Forensic Accounting Tools section below for updates)
July 2019 – An Ethical Decision-Making Model for Modern Accountants
August 2019 – No Poaching Allowed
September 2019 – What is Forensic Accounting?
October 2019 – Colonial Bank Fraud: The Perfect Storm
November 2019 – Forensic Investing: Red Flags
December 2019 – The Caterpillar Case: Effective Tax Planning or Scam?

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Forensic Accounting Tools

Discourse Fraud Analysis Scoring Matrix – V5.0 (Excel format)



Sample Forensic Accounting Engagement Letter (PDF format)


A Force for Good – April 2019 (article)

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A Real Life Forensic Accountant – Scott McHone CPA, PHD





The Next Movie: The Forensic Accountant? – D Larry Crumbley, Emeritus Professor, LSU





The Tally Stick: The First Internal Control – Nicholas Apostolou and D Larry Crumbley






There is a need for a fraud analysis technique that explains how individual fraudulent behavior is impacted by organizational environmental conditions at the macro-level. Also, a more robust understanding of how fraud proliferates under certain organizational conditions is needed.

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An Investigation of the Factors that Impact the Perceived Value of Forensic Accounting Certifications.  Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting, January-June 2017.
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Forensic Investing: Red Flags – Nicholas Apostolou and D. Larry Crumbley





Interview Techniques – Scott F. Porter and D. Larry Crumbley





America’s First (and Most Fearless) High Profile Forensic Accountant – Nicholas Apostolou and D. Larry Crumbley






Mock Trials Are Informative  – D. Larry Crumbley





So What Is Forensic Accounting? – D. Larry Crumbley





PwC and the Colonial Bank Fraud: A Perfect Storm

Health Care Fraud: Schemes to Defraud Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Health Care Insurers – GAO




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