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There’s No Fraud like Show Business Fraud

In this episode, Caleb and Greg discuss one of the most audacious scams to ever hit Hollywood. Hear how Zach Horowitz fooled investors in to giving him over $650 milli...

"The Fraud Came First” Remembering Crazy Eddie with Gary Weiss

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, one electronics retail chain became a phenomenon thanks to a ubiquitous ad campaign featuring a zany pitchman screaming about INSANE...

Un-Payday

Most people who get a regular paycheck probably take the payroll process for granted. So when payroll goes wrong, things get bad. In this episode, Caleb and Greg unpac...

Double, Double OIL and Trouble

Oil and water don’t mix, but oil and fraud seem to. Salad oil, that is. Caleb and Greg revisit a story that many may remember from their college accounting courses: th...

A Plethora of Pandemic PPP Fraud

The Paycheck Protection Program, aka PPP, was the main financial lifeline to small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Billions of dollars in loan...

Rooting Out Emperor Palpatine with Professor Daniel J. Taylor

Professor Daniel J. Taylor is an accounting professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Just don’t ask him about debits and credits. Professor T...

A Priest, Rabbi, and a Nun walk into a Fraud

“Thou shalt not steal” is the eighth commandment, but it isn’t always strictly followed in religious institutions. In this episode, Caleb and Greg unpack two cases whe...

The Gold(en Girls) Rush

Before Medicare, nursing homes were often just old motels or converted bowling alleys. But after the landmark program became the law of the land, money flooded the ind...

Aloha Fraud

In this episode, Caleb and Greg discuss the case of Patrick Oki, the managing partner of PKF Pacific Hawaii, who swiped over $400,000 from his own firm. It’s just anot...

Severely Disorganized Crime

The bourbon distilling industry in Kentucky is rich with tradition, which includes employees helping themselves to bottles of rare whisky whenever they feel like it. I...

The Golden Age Of Fraud : An Interview with Francine McKenna

If you’ve spent any time in the last 15 years employed by a Big 4 audit firm, you’ve almost certainly read Francine McKenna’s writing. Enjoy this freewheeling episode ...

NFT's...WTF?

What is an NFT, and why are they so ripe for fraud? Will the blockchain help prevent fraud in the future? Learn something, or maybe don’t, but either way keep your sti...

The Devil Made Me Do It (So I Could Pay for Bible School)

On the surface, James Rupard seemed like a stand-up guy. He was a volunteer firefighter and a pastor at the community church of his small town. When he was arrested fo...

With Great Check Writing Power Comes Great Responsibility

Would you tell your significant other if you were stealing money? What excuse would you use for all your extra cash? The one Nathan Mueller came up with directly led t...

Don't Look a Fraud Horse in the Mouth

Dixon, Illinois is a small town with a population of 15,000 people. Hear how one woman, Rita Crundwell, managed to pull off the largest municipal fraud in history - by...

Friends With Mutual Benefits

Joel Steinger created a string of failed businesses including importing groceries from Puerto Rico and a diet pizza restaurant, but the last business Joel started was ...

Printer Toner Pirate King

Join Caleb and Greg as they dig into a scam involving one of the most valuable (and loathed) commodities on Earth — printer toner. Gilbert N. Michaels, AKA "the Califo...

A True Crime Podcast For Accountants, By Accountants

Greg and Caleb are pleased to be united once again in a mutual dream to yack about fraud. Get to know this true crime podcast that takes a unique look at white collar ...

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