All the Queen's Horses
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Level: Basic. Program knowledge level most beneficial to CPAs new to a skill or an attribute. These individuals are often at the staff or entry level in organizations, although content may be of interest to seasoned professional looking to enrich ethical decision-making skills.
CPE Credit: 4.0 credits in Behavioral Ethics
Course Description: All the Queen's Horses chronicles Rita Crundwell, former city comptroller, who embezzled $53 million from the city of Dixon, Illinois and remained undetected for 20 years until her arrest in April 2012. Crundwell's crime went on record as the largest municipal fraud in U.S. history. Her fraud shines an unflattering light on the accounting profession and the role of the audit. Subsequent to Crundwell's conviction, the city of Dixon sued its auditors, accountants and bank, settling their claim against them for $40 million.
1. Gain/Expand an understanding of governmental fraud.
2. Understand the importance of internal controls.
3. Improve reasoning and critical thinking skills.
About the Author:
Kelly Richmond Pope, Ph.D., CPA is an expert in the field of white-collar crime. She is a co-author of The A.B.C.'s of Behavioral Forensics: Using Psychology to Prevent, Detect and Deter Fraud. She is a contributing writer for Forbes.com, The Daily Beast and The Washington Post. She also teaches ethics and forensic accounting at various universities across the country.