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Background Check Best Practices For Reducing Employee Fraud Risk

Everything you need to know about how to use employee background checks to reduce employee fraud

Keeping convicted felons off of your payroll is desirable in general, but in financially responsible positions in particular. Too often, organizations are victimized by internal fraudsters because they neglected to carefully review these individuals’ criminal and financial backgrounds before hiring them. Today, this oversight can be extremely costly. And it’s not only ex-cons who pose a threat. “Normal” applicants who are carrying around mountains of personal debt, are addiction problems or who have a history of erratic employment behavior also should be screened for during the hiring process.

Most employers who conduct employment background checks rely heavily on criminal history when screening, however that information alone rarely paints a complete picture of any prospective employee. What may look like a red flag could actually be a red herring. So employers need to be thoughtful about how a criminal past may actually affect performance results.

This training, brought to you by AuditNet® and FraudResourceNet, the premier website for anti-fraud resources will cover the following:

  • When to do a background check...and when not to
  • What to look for in an anti-fraud related criminal and financial background check
  • Legal pitfalls to avoid in doing background checks
  • Overlooked sources of valuable employee background information


This is a previously recorded 2-hour webinar from AuditNet® with Jim Kaplan and Joseph Petrucelli


Your Instructor


Jim Kaplan CIA CFE
Jim Kaplan CIA CFE


AuditNet® is the Global Resource for Auditors, and serves the global audit community as the primary communications resource with an online digital network where auditors share resources, tools, and experiences including audit work programs and other audit documentation.

As the first online portal for the global audit community, AuditNet® has been at the forefront of audit websites dedicated to promoting the use of technology. http://www.auditnet.org/

Jim Kaplan, the founder of AuditNet®, became a Certified Internal Auditor in 1984. He has continuously promoted and encouraged the use of technology and the Internet for audit productivity.

As an active member of the IIA, he has held many positions at the local and International level. He is a founding member of the Northern Virginia Chapter and served as Chapter President in 1989. He retired from his government audit director position in 2005. He is the founder and President of AuditNet®, the global resource for auditors, and has been identified as an Internet for Auditors pioneer. Jim's contributions to the profession were recognized by the IIA (2007 Bradford Cadmus award) and the Association of Local Government Auditors (Lifetime Achievement Award). In addition to the IIA, he is a member of the Association of Local Government Auditors and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.


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