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Course Description

Check fraud and inventory theft are extremely common among fraud schemes. In this course, Dennis Dycus details what to look for, how to guard against, and how to respond to many types of check and inventory frauds. Estimates state that businesses lose billions of dollars annually to these activities. Dennis' stance is that businesses must take positive, active steps to protect their most liquid, desirable assets, including inventory--and of course--cash. He offers you a variety of methods to prevent fraud and to uncover it if it exists. Sprinkled throughout the course, you'll learn from real-life stories from Dennis' decades-long auditing career, and you'll benefit from his heads-up antifraud advice.


Dennis Dycus, CPA, CFE, CGFM

Dennis F. Dycus, CPA, CFE, CGFM, recently retired after 39 years with the Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury of the State of Tennessee as Director of the Division of Municipal Audit. He was responsible for the audits of all local governments in Tennessee, with the exception of counties and their affiliated units, as well as conducting investigations related to fraud, waste, and abuse in local governments. He’s an active member of the AICPA, the Tennessee Society of CPAs (TSCPA), the Government Finance Officers Association, the Association of Government Accountants (AGA), and a charter member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

Dennis has developed and conducted training programs in all 50 states, Canada, Guam, Europe, Canada, and Puerto Rico for organizations, such as the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the AICPA, numerous state CPA societies, the Government Finance Officers Association, the Association of Government Accountants, IBM, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Government Accountability Office, and others. For Western CPE, Dennis writes self-study courses and presents webcasts. His programs are related to the detection and prevention of fraud as well as all aspects of governmental accounting, auditing, and financial reporting. In addition, Dennis has authored articles on fraud for several national publications.

He has been awarded the AGA’s National Education Award, the ACFE’s Distinguished Achievement Award, the TSCPA’s Outstanding CPA in Government Award, and the ACFE’s Outstanding CFE in Government Award, to name but a few.

Course Specifics

Sep 13, 2017

Compliance Information

Qualifies for CA Fraud: No

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  •  Identify and appraise check and inventory theft frauds and evaluate how to guard against them
  •  Cite the most common frauds and recommend preventative steps
  •  Describe and evaluate how fraud schemes originate and flourish

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