Cooking the Books & Other Stuff I’ve Seen Lately

You wouldn’t believe what some people do. Well, I’m sure you would, but I’ve got to say that I’ve been seeing some crazy stuff these days.

In one case I’m working on, the guy “running the show” has been stealing everything but the robe off his cold grandmother.

Every time I think I’ve seen every possible type of fraud there is, I’m introduced to a new one.

So far due to the actions of one crooked CEO I’ve seen and experienced the following:

~ Cooked Books

~ 6 Million Stolen Dollars

~ A self dealing CEO setting up a new business and paying old vendors for support

~ Getting my access cut off internally despite my appointment by a court of law to be doing what I’m doing

~ Offloading merchandise that had “no value” and was therefore disappearing

~ Selling one company’s products through another company and brand, which is detrimental to the value of the original company

~ Literally, taking the cash from sales – taking the cash, like a petty thief!

~ Plans to remove computers and file cabinets to “preserve” records for tax purposes.

~ Destruction of papers and documents

Holy cow!

I can’t believe all that this crooked guy is doing. I’ve seen a ton of fraud in my day, but one person doing so many different things. If he put this much effort into running the business effectively he would surely be making as much. It’s just craziness!

Have you been at a job and experienced fraud? Share your story in the comments below.