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Fresh Perspectives: The Unassuming Fraudster & How Businesses Can Prevent Fraud

Bernie Madoff, Dennis Kozlowski (from Tyco), Jeff Skilling (from Enron), and perhaps Jordan Belfort (from the “Wolf of Wall Street”). These men are associated with billions of dollars in fraud and have even inspired some notable Hollywood blockbusters.

While high-profile crimes tend to be more memorable, fraud can often occur closer to home. Occupational fraud is defined as “the use of one’s occupation for personal enrichment through the deliberate misuse or misapplication of the employing organization’s resources or assets.”1

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Douglas A. Manhart

Douglas A.Manhart is a Director in BKD’s Forensics & Valuation Services division and leads its Dallas practice, providing forensic accounting, investigation, litigation support, and forensic data analytics services.

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