Winning the Fraud Battle in the 21st Century: Prevention and Detection LARS

Tuesday, October 5 8:00am - 4:00pm PDT

(Check-In 7:30am PST)

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WSCPA Learning Center Room 1

902 140th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98005

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8.0 Credits

Member Price $279.00

Non-Member Price $329.00


LARS: Live Audience, Remote Speaker

Our focus is to reduce the overall risk of fraud. To that end, this course focuses on what factors contribute to turning honest employees into fraudsters. Discussion will include integrity and ethics, as well as how people may react in certain situations. We will also touch upon what lurks in the dark net along with cryptocurrency fraud.


Fraud’s cost. Current economy. COSO’s Internal Control Framework: Principle #1 - Integrity/Ethics and Principle #8 - Fraud Risk Assessment. Power of morale. Why good folks go bad. Red flags. Combating fraud with controls. Fraud prevention checklists. The Dark web.



Designed For

CPAs in public practice and industry who wish to educate clients or colleagues on how to better prevent fraud from occurring at the source - would-be fraudsters. In addition, those who need discussion of controls used by fraud victim organizations.


Understand the prevalence of fraud. Realize how organizations may cause fraud without realizing it. Comprehend the cost of fraud. See how the new COSO Framework for Internal Control focuses on fraud. Understand the importance of the environment. Recognize potential tipoffs to fraudulent behavior. Comprehend information that indicates how some people respond differently to certain factors. Understand that there are many layers in fraud defense.




LARS stands for Live Audience, Remote Speaker. We will serve lunch at these locations, but the instructor will be webcasting into the classroom.

The WSCPA is following current Washington State guidelines for mask usage. Unvaccinated attendees at in-person events are required to wear a mask. Masks will be available for those needing them.



Robert Wells

Robert “Wayne” Wells has over 40 years of experience in public accounting and annually instructs numerous continuing education seminars and in-firm training classes for continuing education providers in the areas of accounting, auditing, fraud, and taxation. Wells began his career in public accounting in 1970 with the national firm of what was then Touché, Ross & Co. in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1974, he joined a local firm in Nashville and provides accounting, auditing, fraud investigations, and tax services to small- and medium-sized businesses as well as extensive tax services to individuals. Wells graduated from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Economics. He holds a Certified Public Accountant certificate in Tennessee, and is also a Certified Fraud Examiner. He is a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Tennessee Association of Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

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Non-Member Price $329.00

Member Price $279.00