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Small Business Crime

Employee crimes can take many forms – overbilling customers, fake vendor payments, skimming cash, false expense reporting, check tampering and more. Small businesses are not immune to these risks.


Each year the ACFE, along with input from our Advisory Council, selects the five most scandalous fraud stories of the year based on money lost, lives impacted and relevance to the anti-fraud profession. It’s another year, and we have a brand-new list.

Smithsonian Magazine | March 3, 2022 - Boston police officers tell local media that the 1991 murder of Jimmy Marks might be linked to modern history’s biggest art heist.

MarketWatch | September 8, 2021 - The trusted controller of a family-run Pennsylvania packaging firm has been sentenced to two years in prison for stealing nearly $200,000 from the company’s coffers, sending it into bankruptcy and all its workers to the unemployment line.

Department of Justice | February 9, 2021 - A former KU Administrative Officer pleaded guilty to federal charges of bank fraud and filing a false tax return related to a scheme to embezzle money from KUMC.