Mystery Machine Crew Become CFEs And Turn Van Into Mobile Fraud Consultancy Business
HANNABARBERALAND – A group of scrappy young adults recently obtained their Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designations. The team had a history of sleuthing, solving different mysteries around Hannabarberaland with their Great Dane named Scoobert Doo (who obtained an honorary CFE as well). Now they are looking at taking to fraud examinations, creating their own “mobile” fraud consultancy business run out of their van.
“The Mystery Machine is a perfect set up, whether we are solving our typical mysteries or investigating fraud,” states team member Fred Jones. “We’ve got a few in the gang who would get scared out of their wits with some of the cases that we used to take. We’ve had to deal with things like pirate ghosts, a robot who took over an amusement park, and an abominable snow creature. We are hoping that turning to fraud examination isn’t going to be so scary.”
Fred and the others in the new fraud consultancy were able to stretch their wings soon after receiving their CFE certifications. A nearby town had mysterious disappearances of cash taking place. Was it a phantom, a sea monster, a ghoul, or a ghost? Buckling down, the team went through the financial records of the municipality.
“Jenkies!” begins Velma Dinkley. “It was the same exhilaration as with the old mysteries we would solve, but without so much running around. I like this fraud consultancy thing.”
The group was able to generate enough evidence to lead to a conviction of town bookkeeper Jacob Gwynn, who embezzled more than $500,000 over the course of ten years. Gwynn had full control of the town’s finances with no oversight. He would write himself checks and wire funds out of the town’s account to pay for charges made to his personal credit card. The group’s investigative efforts paid off.
“And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for those meddling kids!” Gwynn relayed in court when he pled guilty to embezzlement, check fraud, and wire fraud charges. The town, happy and relieved to have the fraud exposed, paid the new CFE’s their first fees. This included 20 boxes of ‘Scooby Snacks.’
“Zoinks!” says Shaggy Rogers munching on the treats next to his dog. “This beats the old life any day. We should have made this transition years ago.”
With one white collar crime solved, Rogers, Dinkley, Blake, Jones, & Doo are ready to take on more in their newly outfitted van.