Fraud and Abuse: What's it to you?

Despite our best efforts to fight fraud and abuse, it is still present in every organization, costing millions in lost financial and physical assets. But, do key stakeholders even share a common understanding of what fraud and abuse is? Fraud is illegal and never justifiable, but abuse is much more difficult to define and even harder to deter or detect. If an incident of abuse is somehow justifiable, is it still reportable and, most importantly, do our organizations consistently follow through to enforce penalties and discourage future incidents? This course will ask attendees to individually and collectively reflect on the roles of auditors, managers, employees and citizens in fighting, and, ultimately, reducing fraud and abuse.

Learning Objectives

This course covers:

  • Why establishing performance measurement, management, and audit systems must comprehend and account for fraud and abuse
  • Risk and vulnerability assessments to determine the potential for fraud and abuse
  • Integrating performance auditing with fraud prevention, detection and investigation 
  • Implementing an approach for following through to consistently enforce penalties for fraud and abuse and discourage similar incidents from reoccurring

Related Courses

  • Auditing and Investigating Bribes and Kickbacks
  • Auditor's Role in Effective Enterprise Risk Management -- 1 Day
  • Auditor's Role in Effective Enterprise Risk Management -- 2 Days
  • Field(s) of Study


    Course Length

    1 day

    Course Level



    Morgan, Stephen

    CPE Hours


    Group Cost

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