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All the Queen's Horses

Watch the amazing award-winning documentary film that explores how a small town comptroller was able to pull off the largest municipal fraud in U.S. history that even the auditors missed. Learn and enjoy while you earn 2 Behavioral Ethics CPE credits.

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How could one woman steal $53 million without anyone noticing?

On February 14, 2013, Rita Crundwell, former comptroller for the city of Dixon, IL was sentenced to 19 ½ years in prison for stealing more than $53 million from Dixon.

Crundwell's crime went on record as he largest municipal fraud in U.S. history. Just as shocking as the amount stolen from this small Illinois tow, was the fact that Crundwell engaged in her scheme to pillage Dixon for 20 years before being discovered.

    Winner, HBO Best Documentary
    3.5 star review by famed film critic Richard Roeper
    Official selection of 10+ international film festivals
    #1 New documentary and top trender on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, & Netflix

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"Kudos to director Kelly Richmond Pope for applying just the right mix of "What the Heck?" whimsy and respectful, serious reporting to this incredible tale"

Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Behavioral ethics CPE should engage you and leave you with ethical lessons that stick.

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Some of our CPE courses feature real stories told to you by real people who crossed the legal, ethical and moral lines and landed in jail. Others feature people who could have remained silent in the face of serious wrongdoing but who ultimately spoke up. All of our stories will make you glad you chose to fulfill your required behavioral ethics CPE hours with Helios CPE because Helios CPE provides you with a memorable experience instead of a dreaded chore.

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Behavioral Ethics Coursepack

This Behavioral Ethics Coursepack features three e-cases: Crossing the Line: Ordinary People Committing Extraordinary Crimes, Whistle-blowers and Fraud Discovery and Choices and Challenges: Ethical Decision-Making In A Small Business Environment.

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Whistle-blowers Fraud & Discovery

This e-case explores one controller's experience as a whistleblower and why she decided to stand up to executive leadership and make the right decision to report fraud.

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Choice and Challanges

This e-case explores the story of a former entrepreneur from the mortgage industry who found himself entangled in a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud case.

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Crossing the Line

These former business professionals tell the stories of how they devolved from corporate citizens to making a decision that led to a criminal conviction. As they fight to rebuild their lives after serving time in federal prison, these individuals provide surprising insights into their past behavior and the road ahead.

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The Risk of Following An Unethical Leader

Exercising professional skepticism is one of the most important responsibilities of an auditor. This e-case explores one accountant's experience when he doesn't exercise professional skepticism and follows the instructions of an unethical boss.

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Mood In the Middle

Monitoring tone at the top does is important in fraud prevention but monitoring and understanding the mood of middle management within an organization is equally as important. This e-case explores one mid-career accountant's experience with a large embezzlement scheme within a financial institution.

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This behavioral ethics coursepack features three e-cases: Crossing the Line: Ordinary People Committing Extraordinary Crimes, Whistle-blowing and Fraud Discover and Choice and Challenges: Ethical Decision-Making In A Small Business Environment.

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  • I'm concerned that the white-collar felons are compensated for their participation in the interviews.
    White-collar felons who participate in Helios Stories are volunteers. They are not paid for their participation. At Helios, we believe "the story matters" and that these stories are powerful teaching tools that can help build and maintain a solid ethical foundation. Learning from the missteps of others can prevent future business professionals from making bad decisions. Our eCases offer an array of perspectives including those of white-collar felons, but also attorneys, forensic accountants, academics, and law enforcement officials.
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