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The Reality of Business Fraud

Your business may become a target of the increase in both fraud attempts and, unfortunately, successes, as criminals increase their business fraud activity. Business owners who place too much trust in others or do not pay enough attention to their financial activities are prime targets as are those who think that fraud cannot happen to them. First Business is proud to sponsor this complimentary educational event which will focus on asset misappropriation, expose the risks of business fraud, and give real-life stories and instructions on prevention. Our speakers, Paul Rodrigues, CPA, MST, CFE, CFF, Principal, and Dave Friedman, CPA, CFE, CFF, Partner, both of Chortek & Gottschalk, LLP, will also explain how to partner with banks and utilize established tools like "Positive Pay" and "Automatic Clearinghouse (ACH) Filters" to help detect fraud and provide business owners with some protection. Mr. Paul Rodrigues is a certified public accountant, with a master’s degree in taxation. He is a certified fraud examiner and is certified in financial forensics. Mr. Rodrigues has 20 years of experience in various forensic, fraud, and litigation engagements ranging from $500,000 to $85 million. He has dealt with minority shareholder issues, the hiding of assets, business valuations, conflicts of interest, financial statement fraud, shareholder and employee fraud, and exaggerated expenses. Mr. Dave Friedman is a certified public accountant and a certified fraud examiner with a certificate in financial forensics. He is the last remaining charter member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants subcommittee for Litigation Support and Forensics. He has a wealth of experience in a variety of areas including fraud investigation and prevention, family owned businesses, not for profits, and the entertainment industry. His career spans almost 30 years in public accounting, the last 16 years as a partner in his firm. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor of science in accounting.


The Reality of Business Fraud
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Milwaukee Marriot West - Waukesha
W231 N1600 Corporate Court
Free to the Milwaukee area business community. Sponsored by First Business Bank.
An event reminder and parking pass will be e-mailed to registrants the week of the seminar.
Registration Deadline
May 5, 2009

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