How to Recognize Fraud Like a Pro Detective

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In support of Fraud Week hosted by IIA Canada, CaseWare IDEA is sharing access to this webinar recording of professor and forensic analyst authority, Dr. Mark Nigrini.


How to Recognize Fraud Like a Pro Detective


A recent survey report, Fraud in the Wake of COVID-19: Benchmark Report, prepared by the ACFE, explains that recent events have opened the door to increased pressure, reasonings and opportunities that can lead to occupational fraud. Across all classes of fraud schemes 68% of survey respondents reported increases in fraudulent activity as of May 2020 and 93% reported they expect an increase in fraud over the next 12 months.


To guide auditors in running detective controls, join Mark Nigrini, West Virginia University Professor and author, and Jeffrey Sorensen, Industry Strategist, for an exclusive review of the fingerprints of fraud numbers. This two-person team will review seven categories of fraud numbers and will demonstrate how to identify these types of numbers using audit software.


In this informative and engaging presentation recording, attendees will:


  • Learn the seven categories of fraud numbers
  • Understand which categories are linked to specific types of schemes
  • Optimize the steps needed to run the tests
  • Interpret the results to identify audit targets
  • Apply a second layer of steps to reduce the number of false positives


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Dr. Mark Nigrini, Ph.D

Author, Professor, Forensic Analyst Authority

Dr. Mark Nigrini is an associate professor at the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University. His research passion is Benford’s Law and his current research addresses advanced theoretical work on Benford’s Law, CFO fraud, and the use of analytics in auditing and forensic accounting.

Mark has published papers on forensic analytics in the Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance and Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory. His work has been featured in The Financial Times, New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.  


Jeffery Sorensen, CIA, CISA, CRISC, CISE, CIDA

Industry Strategist

Jeff Sorensen is a certified instructor with eight years of international consulting experience in many industries including insurance, banking, utilities, government and online services. With over 20 years of experience in information technology, Jeff has held many different positions in IT systems development, IT security, IT auditing, project management and as an IT consultant.  Jeff has implemented continuous auditing, monitoring and Governance, Risk and Control (GRC) solutions for clients in the public and private sector.  

Jeff has earned various certifications and designations in information technology, auditing and security from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, the Institute of Internal Auditors and CaseWare IDEA.