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Certified Fraud Examinations

Certified Fraud Examination

“We have found that many times, if an owner has a suspicion about their business and its books, there is probably something wrong.”- Karen Monaco, Certified Fraud Examiner/Certified Public Accountant

If you are concerned about areas of your business that may be vulnerable to fraud and want to “batten down the hatches”, Certified Fraud Examiner, Karen Monaco has the knowledge and expertise to help prevent and detect fraud by reviewing your processes and procedures for handling and recording cash, receivables, payables, inventory, and banking, as well as addressing any areas of concern specific to your business.

If you suspect a fraud has been or is being committed by one of your employees, your partner, or others, your first step should be to contact an attorney. You are welcome to set up a free consultation with Karen to discuss your particular situation, but our first recommendation will usually be to contact your attorney. Attorneys with whom we have worked:

  • Jeffrey Hansen Attorney at Law with Hasten & Hansen Attorneys- Business Litigation, Family Law- Arlington, TX
  • Phyllis Lambert Attorney at Law- Business Litigation, Probate Litigation, Family Law, Estate Planning, Corporate Entity Formation- Southlake, TX
  • Daniel Ortiz, Attorney at Law- Car Accidents & Injury Law- Arlington, TX
  • Curnutt & Hafer, LLP- Business Litigation, Personal Injury & Family Law- Arlington, TX

The work these attorneys perform is in a variety of areas, so you will need to be sure to pick one who has experience in the area of your particular fraud concern. Also, these attorneys are not “recommended” by K.P. Monaco & Associates in any way. It is important that you choose an attorney who has the appropriate experience and with whom you are comfortable.

If you and your attorney decide to engage our office to assist you with your fraud case, our billing rate will be at a maximum of $165 per hour, plus any necessary out-of-pocket expenses. If some of the work on your fraud case can be handled by a staff member at our firm, we will normally do that, with your permission, in order to mitigate the cost to you.

Karen Monaco has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and auditing which has provided her with a solid foundation she can use to assist with your case. As a Certified Fraud Examiner, she is certified to help resolve allegations of fraud from inception to disposition, gather evidence, take statements, write reports, and testify of her findings.

If you suspect something is wrong, it probably is. Don’t wait to find out.