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Accounting Fraud & Embezzlement: Case Studies from the Trenches

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Regulatory Ethics - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  ACPEN Tax Institute |  Tax |  Ethics
Allison M. McLeod, LL.M., CPA
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2 Hours
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Governmental entities are the second largest victims of embezzlement.  This seminar examines recent events involving the theft of public money and the circumstances that allowed the fraud to occur.  We will be looking at a variety of case studies to illustrate these points.  

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the factors that create an environment for fraud to easily occur.
  • Identify areas where there could be an inadvertent failure to separate duties.
  • Ascertain the proper role of an external auditor and identify areas where independence can be compromised.

Major Subjects
  • Embezzlement
  • Theft of public money
  • Circumstances that allowed the fraud to occur

Course Materials


Allison M. McLeod, LL.M., CPA's Profile

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Allison M. (Yee) McLeod, LL.M., JD, CPA, is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.   She received Bachelor of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees from Baylor University, and a Master of Legal Letters (LL.M.) degree specializing in Taxation from the Southern Methodist University School of Law. Professor McLeod has also studied British and Art History at the University of Sussex, England. 

Prior to joining the UNT faculty in 2010, Professor McLeod held the position of Director of Tax Planning and IRS Audits for Lehigh Hanson North America, a major manufacturer of cement, aggregates and other building materials. Her practice included both federal and international tax planning. Professor McLeod also spent thirteen years specializing in Tax Planning with the JCPenney Corporation, Inc., and two years with Deloitte & Touche in Dallas.

Professor McLeod has taught at the university level graduate classes on Ethics, Tax Research, Multi-jurisdictional Taxation and Corporate Income Tax.   She also lectures in Financial Accounting and Individual Taxation on an undergraduate level.  She has taught at the UNT College of Law as adjunct faculty and works part-time at the law firm of Grable Martin Fulton, PLLC.   Since 2011, Professor McLeod has been honored to present live and on-line ethics CPE classes to CPAs across the nation.  She also serves as an expert witness in accounting malpractice cases and maintains a small private practice serving individuals and small businesses.  Professor McLeod has also taught at the University of North Texas College of Law as adjunct faculty.  She is currently serving on the Professional Ethics Committee of the Texas Society of CPAs.

Professor McLeod is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Texas since 1992 and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1993.  


Sat, Aug 20, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:48pm CDT
Tue, Sep 06, 2022 - 01:00pm to 02:48pm CDT
Mon, Sep 26, 2022 - 03:00pm to 04:48pm CDT
Sat, Oct 01, 2022 - 09:00am to 10:48am CDT
Mon, Oct 24, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:48pm CDT
Fri, Nov 04, 2022 - 01:00pm to 02:48pm CDT
Wed, Nov 30, 2022 - 03:00pm to 04:48pm CST
Fri, Dec 02, 2022 - 09:00am to 10:48am CST
Mon, Dec 19, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:48pm CST
Thu, Dec 29, 2022 - 06:00pm to 07:48pm CST
Fri, Jan 13, 2023 - 03:00pm to 04:48pm CST
Sat, Jan 21, 2023 - 09:00am to 10:48am CST
Fri, Feb 03, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:48pm CST
Wed, Feb 22, 2023 - 01:00pm to 02:48pm CST
Fri, Mar 03, 2023 - 03:00pm to 04:48pm CST
Thu, Mar 23, 2023 - 06:00pm to 07:48pm CDT
Fri, Apr 07, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:48pm CDT
Thu, Apr 20, 2023 - 01:00pm to 02:48pm CDT
Mon, May 01, 2023 - 03:00pm to 04:48pm CDT
Thu, May 25, 2023 - 09:00am to 10:48am CDT
Sat, Jun 03, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:48pm CDT
Tue, Jun 13, 2023 - 06:00pm to 07:48pm CDT
Tue, Jun 27, 2023 - 03:00pm to 04:48pm CDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For This course is ideal for CPAs, government finance personnel, all Internal Auditors, lawyers, governance professionals, accountants and human resource personnel.
Original Recording Date 06/2022
Course Developer Allison M. McLeod
Date Added to Catalog 05/17/2022

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

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