The firm said that its Critical Anti-Fraud Procedures Program is responsive to "the heightened awareness in corporate America, and specifically at the board level, of the need to take a pro-active approach to preventing corporate fraud."

"The vast majority of our work comes in reaction to some form of financial misconduct after the damage has already been done," said Carl Pergola, national director of FirstGlobal Investigations. "The CAP program is designed to both prevent frauds from occurring and limit the devastating effects financial crime can have on an organization."

The program is comprised of five critical procedures: employment and pre-employment screening; ethics and integrity policies, awareness and training; an anonymous hot line for employees to report fraud concerns or any irregularities to a third party without fear of retribution or reprisal; employee education for fraud detection and prevention; and fraud investigations.

FirstGlobal professionals include former federal agents, certified fraud examiners, licensed private investigators, forensic accountants, former bank and regulatory investigators, and technology consultants. Services include financial analysis and forensic services; preservation and analysis of computer evidence; investigative due diligence; background investigations; identification and assistance with the recovery of criminally derived assets; and investigations involving workplace disputes and corporate corruption.

-- WebCPA staff

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