A full-service private investigations firm.

Fraud Investigations

At Mandala Investigations, we specialize in fraud risk assessments and fraud examinations.  Christopher Mandala, is a Certified Fraud Examiner.  His certification process by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners http://www.acfe.com/ consisted of a documented history of work in the field of investigations, and a rigorous course of studies followed by a series of challenging examinations.  The CFE designation is your assurance of his expertise in the complex field of fraud examinations.

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s 2012 Report to the Nations, the typical organization loses 5% of its revenue to fraud each year.  The median loss sustained by a U.S. business was $140,000, while more than one-fifth of those cases resulted in fraud losses in excess of $1 million.  And 31.8% of the total fraud was committed in businesses with fewer than 100 employees. 

We perform Fraud Risk Assessments and Fraud Examinations. 

·       Fraud Risk Assessments are proactive and are performed on businesses prior to any suspicion or evidence of fraud.  These assessments are complex in nature and everything from accounting principles, cash handling procedures, employee background checks, vendor contract procedures, company policies with regard to mail-handling and vacations, data security and plant security are just a few of the areas that are examined.  At the completion of the project, the client will be presented with a report of the findings as well as recommendations to significantly lower the fraud risk to your business. 

·       Fraud Examinations are performed as soon as you suspect fraud may have occurred.  A fraud examination is a complex criminal investigation including forensic accounting, the collection and storage of potential evidence, detailed interviews, and the presentation of the findings to you, as well as law enforcement.  Your accountant cannot perform such an investigation.  By law, such an investigation must be performed by a licensed private investigator.  At Mandala Investigations, your case will be handled by a professional private investigator who has successfully handled hundreds of criminal investigations.