Not all fraudsters are strangers. Even partners, associates, law clerks or other employees may turn to fraud because of financial pressures from a divorce, failed business venture, or other personal crisis. Its usually the last person you’d expect, and often one of your most long-standing and trusted employees.
Here are the red flags:
- Someone never takes vacation or sick leave, works overly long hours, or refuses to delegate work.
- A firm member undergoes a sudden change in lifestyle or change in temperament.
- The firm receives mail for a corporation for which no client file is opened or billed, or minute