What makes a fraud interview effective?
Abstract: Conducting effective fraud interviews requires knowledge about everything from behavioral psychology to criminal law to accounting and auditing rules. Before they interview a suspect, experts gather documentary evidence, interview other employees, and learn about the potential perpetrator. Armed with that information, the investigator then conducts the interview in a way that minimizes a suspect’s defensiveness. Engaging a forensic expert to perform this critical task could mean the difference between recovery of stolen funds and a successful prosecution, and the perpetrator getting away with thousands — even millions — of dollars.