Olympus Whistle Blower Michael Woodford Honored by ACFE

Whistle blower Michael Woodford, the former president and CEO of Olympus who was fired after he launched an investigation of the Japanese company’s suspicious overpayments for acquisitions, received an award Monday from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Full article

Canadian Labour Congress produces guide for investigating corporate negligence at work

Death & Injury at Work: A Criminal Code Offence. This guide is for investigating corporate criminal negligence in the workplace. The guide was written by two University of Ottawa law students based on research and advice from police officers, prosecutors, lawyers and worker health and safety representatives. The guide answers several questions concerning investigating corporate negligence including: … Read more

New ACFE Report Indicates Occupational Fraud Persists Globally

Worldwide, organizations lose an estimated 5 percent of their annual revenues—possibly more than $3.5 trillion—to fraud each year, according to the Austin, Texas-based Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) 2012 Report to the Nations. Small businesses, many of which lack sophisticated systems to detect and thwart fraud, are particularly vulnerable to occupational fraud, which is … Read more