Why Honest People Steal and How to Prevent Fraud

Crash course in the psychology, sociology, and criminology of fraud. CPE = 1

You hire good people and you pay them good wages. Why would they steal? Human behavior is incredibly complex and we can never know all the motivations behind why good people commit bad behavior.

Most auditors don’t have a degree in psychology, sociology, or criminology, so here's your opportunity to get a crash course on these aspects of fraud. This discussion will have you looking at risk differently and change your ideas of how honest people behave, why they might steal, and what can be done to keep them honest and prevent fraud in your organization.

Kelly Paxton is a nationally recognized expert in fraud. After interviewing many "good" people who stole she knew that most business owners never saw it coming. Everyone wants to think they are immune to theft, fraud, and embezzlement. Kelly has investigated hundreds of cases ranging from money laundering to conflict of interest to embezzlement. Her hands-on investigative experience for the government and private sector, along with research into criminal behavior and investigating for both the prosecution and defense, provides real-life, practical information.

You can learn more at: kellypaxton.com or pinkcollarcrime.com.

Field: Auditing
Delivery Method: Group

CPE Hours: 1.0

Format: Video


Your Instructor


Jason Mefford
Jason Mefford

Jason Mefford is a rock star in internal audit, risk management and compliance. He typically works with Chief Audit Executives and professionals in audit, risk and compliance with the technical and soft-skills needed to navigate the land mines of organizations. He takes complicated, confusing & hard things, makes them practical, proactive & simple to improve learning and transformation.

Jason is a CAE coach, professional speaker, facilitator and podcast host. He serves the internal audit community through his companies Mefford Associates, cRisk Academy, Mefford CIA Review Course, and the Jamming with Jason Podcast.

You can learn more about him at: http://www.jasonmefford.com and http://www.meffordassociates.com


Course Curriculum


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