larrivaFraudulent Financial Statements fall under the fraud category of “Occupational Fraud and Abuse,” which is defined by the ACFE as “an employee, manager, officer, or owner of an organization committing fraud to the organization’s detriment.” According to a research study performed by the ACFE, fraudulent financial statement fraud accounts for approximately 10% of white collar crime incidents. Although, other “Occupational Fraud and Abuse” crimes, such as, asset misappropriation and corruption tend to occur at higher frequency, the financial impact of those crimes is less severe. (more…)