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Government Fraud Cases & Their Lessons

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Date(s): Dec 09, 2021 - Dec 10, 2021
Time: 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Registration Fee: $229.00
Cancellation Date: Dec 02, 2021
Location: Online

Course Description

Fraud cases in the government environment strain limited financial resources, draw management attention away from public service, provide unwanted exposure to the press, and undermine public trust. Auditors and managers can find learning points in every fraud incident, and all should review and adjust their approach as a result.

 In this program, participants will review the details of real fraud cases covering misappropriation, manipulation of results, vendor and contractor overcharges, and outright corruption in government. You’ll also develop action steps to take back to the job through individual and small work team brainstorming.

Potential CPE Credits: 8.0
Govt Hours: This class meets 8.0 hours of the 24-hour requirement for governmental CPE under Government Auditing Standards (yellow book), in most cases.
Technical Hours: This class meets 8.0 CPE credits of technical training in compliance with Texas Admin. Code Rule 523.102.

Instruction Type: Live
Experience Level: ALL
Category: Auditing

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this facilitated case study course, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify fraud exposures and risks in their areas of responsibility

  • Create and maintain and anti-fraud environment ‘on their watch’

  • Detect fraud and misconduct in transactions and relationships they audit or oversee

  • Manage suspected, detected and reported fraud incidents – both large and small

  • Document fraud-related findings for presentation to management and external parties

  • Work effectively and efficiently with legal, human resources and investigative specialists

Detailed Course Outline

In this “how-to” course for government management and audit professionals, participants will learn the details of government and relevant non-government fraud cases including:

  • Benefit program payments

  • Grant funding and administration

  • Cash misappropriation

  • Diversion of cash receipts

  • Travel and entertainment reimbursement

  • Misuse of purchasing cards

  • Inventory theft and manipulated inventory valuation

  • Diversion of long-lived assets and scrap

  • Cooking the financial books and earnings management schemes

  • Manipulating non-financial and program results

  • Purchasing, accounts payable and vendor schemes

  • Contractor overcharges

  • Technology exposures


John Hall

John J. Hall, CPA is the founder and President of Hall Consulting, Inc. and the author of The Anti-Fraud Toolkit and the award-winning book “Do What You Can! Simple Steps – Extraordinary Results”


John specializes in skills training programs and conference presentations for CPAs, management groups, government and internal auditors, and professional associations. He also coaches business and audit professionals in how to increase their effectiveness, clarify and meet their business and personal goals, and move their careers forward.


Mr. Hall has 40 years of experience as a consultant, speaker, auditor and business owner. He has worked in senior leadership positions in large corporations and international public accounting firms. He is a member of the National Speakers Association, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

John is a Certified Board Advisor and Managing Director of the Center for Strategic Business Integrity (


Meet John at Email John at

Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(l) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

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