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Church Fraud InvestigationsBusiness Services:
Church Fraud

Our job is to find the answers you need.

Churches and other worship centers are increasingly becoming victims of fraud. It’s an unfortunate reality that trusted leaders and staff use the generosity and trusting nature of churches to enrich themselves. While charity and compassion are hallmarks of faith, some people will use those attributes for selfish reasons. Regardless of where the funds might come from (offerings, benevolence funds, program funds, building funds, etc.) churches need to identify where problems originate and they need to take steps to prevent these type problems. Maintaining their positions as benevolent organizations is an important role of the churches, but increases the probability that they will become targets of opportunists. Church leaders have tremendous temptations and are often overlooked, even when suspected, because they maintain a trusted role in the church and community. While it may be the practice to 'forgive', churches need to understand that stealing is wrong and must be addressed.

  • A man from Jonesboro, Arkansas,, who served as pastor and president of First Pentecostal Church of Jonesboro was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian S. Miller to serve 33 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. He pled guilty to one count of bank fraud and one count of willful failure to pay over tax.
  • The former pastor of the First Pentecostal Church of Jonesboro was sentenced to 33 months in prison for bank fraud and failure to pay payroll tax.
  • Executives Sentenced in Church Fraud in Maricopa County when 11,000 victims lost $585 million to one of the largest affinity funds in the US.
  • Former church secretary charged with embezzling $13,000 also had previously served prison time for fraud and embezzlement.
  • The former business manager of a church pleaded guilty to embezzling $74,000.

Our Services:

  • Fraud preventionDetection analysis
  • Procedural evaluation
  • Vulnerability surveys
  • Victim and witness interviews
  • Prevention program
  • Fraud prevention training

Benefits:

  • Savings of thousands of dollars in church funds
  • Protection for your church from within
  • Established programs that set a ‘From the Top Down” attitude of zero tolerance
  • Ability to do a complete analysis of business practices from a fraud detection perspective
  • Experience that benefits you
  • Concise and complete interpretive reports that clearly explain findings

Fraud detectionWhen experience counts:

We've had specialized training in this area and are also Certified Fraud Examiners, which by its own label identifies someone with specialized experience. There are only a handful of these experts in Arkansas, and we're the only licensed private investigative agency with a CFE on staff. We've met and interviewed dozens of people who have committed fraud on other people. We use that information to help other businesses.

How We Can Help:

Fraud affects every one of us. Look at today’s economy. Many of our problems are a result of greed or graft. It’s hard enough to keep your church in the black without worrying about someone stealing from you. We’re professionals in detecting fraud and implementing procedures to prevent it. Keep your hard earned dollars in your church, not in someone else’s pocket.

We provide you:

  • Thorough and fast responses to your needs using creative solutions
  • Ethical, professional and competent attention to your case
  • Clear, consistent and understandable reports that point out all the relevant issues
  • Unparalleled customer support and interaction because your business affects you
  • 24-hour-a day access

For a FREE consultation call us 24-hours-a day at 1-501-372-2202 or e-mail us.

 


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