Financial CaseWorks LLC is a boutique investigative firm located
in the Portland, Oregon area. The firm was
established to assist in the detection and discovery of fraud-related
matters. Embezzlement by trusted employees, background investigations
of employees, due diligence on possible business relationships, and
civil matters involving litigation support are all types of cases with which
Financial CaseWorks LLC can assist you. Contact Kelly Paxton, CFE at
503-956-9147 to learn more about how Financial CaseWorks LLC can help
Kelly often shares her expertise in fraud investigation by giving presentations in the Pacific Northwest. Check back often to see when and where you can join her. Download past presentations on the Resources page.
11/14/2012 OR Chapter ACFE Pink Collar Crime
10/4/2012 American Assoc. State and Local History CEO Forum on Fraud and Canary In Our Mine-Embezzlement at History Organizations
7/13/2012 Oregon State Bar Workplace Fraud and Forensics-Ferreting Out the Facts
6/18/2012 OR RIMS- E-Day Fraud and Employee Theft with Nancy Cooper
1/11/2012 Salem Chapter IIA- Background Investigations
09/2/2010 Elder Financial Fraud: PIs Declassified Radio show
12/04/2009: Background Investigations (Alten Sakai & Company LLP)
11/06/2009: Elder Financial Fraud (Senior Provider Information Network)
11/04/2009: CSI Fraud (Money-Wise Women)
Financial CaseWorks LLC specializes in the following areas of fraud detection.
A longtime-trusted employee is discovered to have embezzled funds from her employer. What does the employer do upon discovery? Financial CaseWorks LLC works with the victim to immediately start the civil and/or criminal processes. Most victims are reluctant to ask for advice from friends and business associates when this happens. We work with you to put together a strategy to best recover funds. Kelly's background in law enforcement allows her to prepare your case for prosecution. Identifying assets for recovery/restitution, preparing documents for presentation to law enforcement and assisting the victim in putting the records back together are just some of the services we provide to you.
What happens when a parent starts to lose control over their finances? Elder financial abuse happens by a family member in approximately 60% of all cases. An example of this is when a family member has a Power of Attorney. Do the other family members start to question the accounting of the parent's finances? We work with you to assist in the documentation of the funds. This type of work is provided to assist in civil and/or criminal proceedings.
Do you need to locate assets from a dishonest employee, ex-spouse or vendor who won't pay a judgment? We work with you to identify assets that have been stolen or misappropriated. Through analysis of bank records, interviews of associates, and searching through commercial databases and the Internet, we assist you with locating assets.
We provide fraud-prevention consulting to private and public companies and non-profits. With Kelly's background in law enforcement and financial services, we can show you how to put anti-fraud measures into place. We are also able to do a fraud assessment and help you identify areas of weakness. If you have been a victim of fraud we can assist in making sure your business puts into place the right preventive measures so it won't happen again.
Do you know who your employees really are or what they were doing at their previous employers? Background investigations are one of the tools an employer has the ability to use to get a better picture of their potential employees.
Information is knowledge. Having due diligence performed prior to negotiations is even more important with all the information on the Internet these days. Can you afford to not know what a possible vendor/business partner is doing in their business? We work with multiple web sources, commercial databases and interviewing to be able to get a more complete picture of a potential strategic alliance.
Financial CaseWorks LLC works with your legal team to assist in quantifying economic losses and providing documentation of monies.