Forensic accounting is the practice of binding together accounting and auditing with investigative skills to assist in legal matters. It is primarily used in areas such as litigation support, investigation, and dispute resolution.

 

Case Study

LIFTING THE CORPORATE VEIL

Case History

Andrew Roberts, 44, was killed by a drunk driver in a car accident in 1985. The sole owner of a cleaning business, he was survived by a wife and four children. The Forensic Accountant was retained by the Roberts family lawyers to determine the financial loss to his family.

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A LEAKY RADIATOR CLAIM

Case History

The Rad House, a radiator dealer, filed a £40,000 claim with its insurance company in 1985 for inventory lost during a break in. The insurance company was suspicious about the validity of the claim because of information it had recently discovered. An investigation had revealed similar claims filed by two other radiator dealers owned by relatives of Rad House's owners.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Case History

In June of 1991, the premises and business of a prominent hotel was sold to a property development company. The latter had purchased land adjoining the hotel and planned a massive redevelopment including luxury condominiums and a conference centre.

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BOATING FOR PLEASURE

Case History

The American Internal Auditors' of Picture Frame Ltd. were performing a review of cash disbursements in their overseas subsidiary. They found a number of unusual items, in particular a payment, for a canal long boat made on behalf of the Managing Director.

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NO LACK OF PATIENTS

Case History

Around midnight in October, 1988, Dr. Kwi Huang was driving down a country road. A car was approaching from the other direction. Suddenly, a horse jumped over a fence from an adjacent farmer's field and landed on top of the doctor's car. The doctor's car was then hit by the oncoming vehicle.

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