Victimization by Scammers Adjusts to the Internet Age

Victimization by Scammers Adjusts to the Internet Age

During the tax shelter years, individuals would invest in schemes to save money on federal income tax owed. As a result, scores of people lost money and became part of a con man’s “sucker list.” In early 2001, there was a fraud scheme in Las Vegas...
150,000 and Personal Identity Lost in Cryptocurrency Romance Scam

150,000 and Personal Identity Lost in Cryptocurrency Romance Scam

Written by Edmond Martin, CFE, TBCI, and Daniel Fannin, CPA, CFE, CAMS – of Sage Investigations, LLC.  A retired individual and his wife divorced after more than 25 years of marriage. They sold their family home, and he received half of the proceeds totaling $175,000,...
Dell, Inc. Gets Satisfaction Through Forensic Accounting

Dell, Inc. Gets Satisfaction Through Forensic Accounting

Large corporations can be victims of unscrupulous employees that identify internal system weaknesses. On April 1, 2015, an expert witness report was rendered by Sage Investigations, LLC of Austin, Texas, in the civil matter, Cause No. 13-0107-C368 –Dell Inc., Dell...
Claims of Reimbursements, Offset

Claims of Reimbursements, Offset

The Texas Constitution, Article XVI, Sec. 15, defines Separate Property as all real and personal property of a spouse owned or claimed before marriage, and that was acquired afterward by gift, devise, or descent shall be the separate property of that spouse.[1] States...
Best Practices for Tracing

Best Practices for Tracing

All of the below best practices are implemented by Sage Investigations, LLC in the bank analyses and the tracing analyses through algorithms and DIO, a proprietary technology. Utilize technology to convert account activity from paper or PDF formats to a format that...
Robbery by the Silver Tongue Instead of the Silver Pistol

Robbery by the Silver Tongue Instead of the Silver Pistol

The old style of robbery is resurging but with a different slant. Instead of robbing the bank, they rob the customers or you with a silver tongue in a romance scheme. Individuals emerging from COVID want the freedom of 2018 – 2019, but things have changed. We are now...