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Requiring all employees to take vacations is one of the best ways to help safeguard business assets.

Mark Hutton and Fred Kruse to Participate in Virtual Conference

On October 24, 2017, the Illinois CPA Society is presenting a Virtual Conference on: Interviews & Interrogation Updates on The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act and others Procurement Fraud Schemes We will participate as part of our efforts to remain...

Investigating an Employee Dishonesty Claim

By Jim Howe, CPA, CFE – Hutton, Kruse & Fink, Ltd., Buffalo Grove, Illinois and Daniel Nolan, Esquire - O'Hagan, Smith & Amundsen LLC, Chicago, Illinois Based on the results of a study performed by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and reported in...

What is a Ponzi Scheme

By David F. Fink, CPA, CFE – Hutton, Kruse & Fink, Ltd., Indianapolis, Indiana A Ponzi scheme is an illegal pyramid scheme named for Carlo “Charles” Ponzi, who conned  thousands of Americans into investing in a postage stamp coupon exchange program in the 1920s....

Credit Cards – A Window to Possible Cash Problems

By Mark A. Hutton, CPA, CFE – Hutton, Kruse & Fink, Ltd., Buffalo Grove, Illinois Credit cards are as much a part of the American way of life as the automobile, sports and advertising. All you need to do is look at your mail to see that not only are credit card...