Fraud & Forensic Service

Comprised of experienced forensic accountants and economic crime investigators, Kruse CPA PC financial investigation professionals are trained to detect a wide variety of fraudulent conduct, from discovering employees or executives who misappropriate company assets to assisting investors who are defrauded in the course of commercial transactions.

Typically, fraud examination involves legal, audit and investigative services including evaluating indicators of possible fraudulent conduct, preparing innovative audit and investigative plans, interviewing witnesses, analyzing documents, thoroughly researching all possible sources of information and taking all other steps necessary to resolve the issues and recover the losses. All of our work is conducted in a professional and ethical manner, and as discreetly as possible.

Financial Investigative Services specialize in the detection and deterrence of corporate and organization internal and external fraud schemes. These schemes have been classified as asset misappropriation, fraudulent statements and corruption. Our specialists consist of seasoned Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Public Accountants, Forensic Computer Science professionals and Forensic Accountants.

We have investigated a variety of the schemes as classified above. In our investigations we have worked jointly with investigative units, internal audit and law enforcement agencies, as well as on our own.

Fraud, and the potential for it, in many forms presents a continuous risk of doing business. Your organization’s success as it relates to mergers and acquisitions, the formation of new business relationships, and prevailing in litigation, depend directly on having sufficient and accurate information.

Kruse CPA PC's specialists will help your organization mitigate these risks by applying our knowledge and arming you with the necessary insight to make better business decisions. On past engagements, utilizing an array of public records and extensive network of intelligence professionals, our specialists have uncovered:

  • Concealed equity interests and control in
    organizations that would have created conflicts of interest;
  • Undisclosed litigation;
  • Adverse environmental issues;
  • Criminal history and tax liens of key executive personnel;
  • Lack of licensure and other claimed credentials by senior management.

Forensic Computer Science deals with the identification, preservation and extraction of magnetically encoded evidence from computer storage media and the documentation of the findings using legally accepted methods and procedures. It essentially relies upon the inherent security weaknesses of computer operating systems to identify and extract data that is usually unknown to the computer user. Other popular and descriptive names include: Electronic Document Discovery, Computer Risk Assessment and Computer Forensics. All of the following pertain:

  • Often the computer user that created the evidence does not
    know the evidence exists. Many times ‘electronic fingerprints’
    are left in bizarre and unexpected areas.
  • Potential computer evidence (data) is many times password
    protected and/or encrypted. It can also be compressed or encoded.
  • Frequently the computer evidence (data) is in the form
    of ‘data fragments’ that may include binary data, which
    potentially precludes the viewing or printing of the data
    without the use of special software and/or filtering methods.

We live in a litigious society where most lawsuits involve financial damages. Independent analysis is often required in these situations. Kruse CPA PC's Financial Investigative Services professionals are trained to calculate financial damages and values.

Our professionals have many years of litigation services experience. These experiences provide Kruse CPA PC’s professionals with a basis for unique and insightful solutions to complex litigation.

We assist attorneys and their clients with other litigation services beyond just financial investigation. Over the years Kruse CPA PC has provided:

  • Contractual Damage Claims
  • Computation of Loss and Damages
  • Bankruptcy and Reorganization
  • General Financial Litigation
  • Interpretation of Business Practices and Procedures
  • Analysis of Financial Agreements
  • Insurance Related Claims
  • Economic Damage Analysis for Personal Injury or Death
  • Business and Professional Practice Valuations
  • Estate and Professional Practice Valuations
  • ESOP
  • Business Split-ups
  • Divorce
  • Financing
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Expert Witness Testimony