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 to him getting caught. Hear how Nathan's $8 million check-fraud scheme came crashing down from his wife’s loose lips.

REFERENCES

Lessons from an $8 million fraud — Journal of Accountancy
https://www.journalofaccountancy.com/issues/2014/aug/fraud-20149862.html

Report to the Nations 2020 — ACFE
https://www.acfe.com/report-to-the-nations/2020/

Nathan Mueller’s LinkedIn profile — LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathan-mueller-b87111b4/

Eden Prairie Man Sentenced to 97 Months for Defrauding His Employer [FBI]
https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/minneapolis/press-releases/2009/mp_011309a.htm

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With Great Check Writing Power Comes Great Responsibility
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