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How do you become a modern-day Sherlock Holmes? Leah Wietholter interviews guests and equips listeners with tools to decipher evidence to find money based on her 13-year experience in forensic accounting, investigations and data sleuthing.

The Investigation Game Workman Forensics

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 32 Ratings

How do you become a modern-day Sherlock Holmes? Leah Wietholter interviews guests and equips listeners with tools to decipher evidence to find money based on her 13-year experience in forensic accounting, investigations and data sleuthing.

    62. Truth v Fiction - How a Forensic Accountant Can Help in Divorce Matters

    62. Truth v Fiction - How a Forensic Accountant Can Help in Divorce Matters

    In this week's episode of The Investigation Game Podcast, Leah and Megan discuss how a forensic accountant can help in divorce matters.  Plus, they address common misconceptions around what sources a forensic accountant can use to find assets and what assets are quantifiable as marital property. This information-packed episode is the third and final conversation with Megan.  It is just a sample of the content found in Leah’s new book: Data Sleuth: Using Data in Forensic Accounting Engagements and Fraud Investigations.  Coming to stores April 2022. Preorder now on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Data-Sleuth-Accounting-Engagements-Investigations/dp/1119834384)! Megan is a PI and CPA.  In addition to being the Forensic Accounting Manager at Workman Forensics, Megan serves on the board for Street School Inc., a local nonprofit that combines alternative education and therapeutic counseling to help Tulsa students. Read Megan’s full bio on the Workman Forensics (https://www.workmanforensics.com/the-investigation-game)website.That wraps our 2021 season. Exciting things are happening in 2022—we'll see you there!Connect with Workman ForensicsYoutube: (http://www.youtube.com/c/WorkmanForensics)@WorkmanForensics (http://www.youtube.com/c/WorkmanForensics)Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/wforensics/)@wforensics (https://www.facebook.com/wforensics/)Twitter: (https://twitter.com/wforensics)@wforensics (https://twitter.com/wforensics)Instagram: (https://www.instagram.com/wforensics/)@wforensics (https://www.instagram.com/wforensics/)LinkedIn: (https://www.linkedin.com/company/workmanforensics/)@workmanforensics (https://www.linkedin.com/company/workmanforensics/)

    • 31 min
    Truth v Fiction - How a Forensic Accountant Can Help in an Embezzlement or Partnership Dispute

    Truth v Fiction - How a Forensic Accountant Can Help in an Embezzlement or Partnership Dispute

    In this week's episode of The Investigation Game Podcast, Leah talks to Megan Brown, PI, CPA. Leah and Megan discuss the top three misconceptions of financial investigations and forensic accounting. Learn about law enforcement’s response to embezzlements, whether the client will recover stolen money entirely, and how long a financial investigation may last.This information-packed episode is the second of three conversations with Megan. It is just a sample of the content found in Leah's new book: Data Sleuth: Using Data in Forensic Accounting Engagements and Fraud Investigations. Coming to stores April 2022. Preorder now on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Data-Sleuth-Accounting-Engagements-Investigations/dp/1119834384)! Megan is a PI and CPA. In addition to being the forensic accounting manager at Workman Forensics, Megan serves on the board for Street School Inc., a local nonprofit that combines alternative education and therapeutic counseling to help Tulsa students. Read Megan's full bio on the Workman Forensics (https://www.workmanforensics.com/the-investigation-game)website.Connect with Workman ForensicsYoutube: (http://www.youtube.com/c/WorkmanForensics)@WorkmanForensics (http://www.youtube.com/c/WorkmanForensics)Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/wforensics/)@wforensics (https://www.facebook.com/wforensics/)Twitter: (https://twitter.com/wforensics)@wforensics (https://twitter.com/wforensics)Instagram: (https://www.instagram.com/wforensics/)@wforensics (https://www.instagram.com/wforensics/)LinkedIn: (https://www.linkedin.com/company/workmanforensics/)@workmanforensics (https://www.linkedin.com/company/workmanforensics/)Subscribe and listen to this and more episodes of The Investigation Game Podcast

    • 29 min
    60. Client Inquiry, Communication, and Case Planning

    60. Client Inquiry, Communication, and Case Planning

    On this week's episode of The Investigation Game Podcast Leah talks to Megan Brown, PI, CPA. Leah and Megan discuss all things Client related—from communication to case planning. Find out what things looked like at the beginning of Workman Forensics, and what they look like now. Leah ends the episode with easy tips to get you started on your journey to streamline or improve client communications. This information-packed episode is the first of three conversations with Megan, and is just a sample of the content found in Leah’s new book: Data Sleuth: Using Data in Forensic Accounting Engagements and Fraud Investigations. Coming to stores April 2022. Preorder now on (https://www.amazon.com/Data-Sleuth-Accounting-Engagements-Investigations/dp/1119834384)Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Data-Sleuth-Accounting-Engagements-Investigations/dp/1119834384)! Megan is a PI and CPA. In addition to being the Forensic Accounting Manager at Workman Forensics, Megan serves on the board for Street School Inc., a local nonprofit that combines alternative education and therapeutic counseling to help Tulsa students. Read Megan’s full bio on the (https://www.workmanforensics.com/the-investigation-game)Workman Forensics (https://www.workmanforensics.com/the-investigation-game) website.Connect with Workman ForensicsYoutube: (http://www.youtube.com/c/WorkmanForensics)@WorkmanForensics (http://www.youtube.com/c/WorkmanForensics)Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/wforensics/)@wforensics (https://www.facebook.com/wforensics/)Twitter: (https://twitter.com/wforensics)@wforensics (https://twitter.com/wforensics)Instagram: (https://www.instagram.com/wforensics/)@wforensics (https://www.instagram.com/wforensics/)LinkedIn: (https://www.linkedin.com/company/workmanforensics/)

    • 33 min
    The Investigation that took down Pablo Escobar with Steve Murphy and Javier Pena of DEA Narcos

    The Investigation that took down Pablo Escobar with Steve Murphy and Javier Pena of DEA Narcos

    The Investigation Game is back! In this episode, Leah talks with Retired DEA Special Agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena, whose real-life story inspired the hit Netflix series NARCOS.  Retired DEA Special Agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena were at the center of the largest, most complex, multi-national, high-profile investigation of its time. Working with an elite Colombian Task Force, Murphy and Pena were responsible for the downfall and capture of the world’s first narco-terrorist, the infamous drug cartel leader, Pablo Escobar, following his brutal reign as head of the Medellin Cartel in the 1980s and early 1990s. Living and working alongside their Colombian national police counterparts in Columbia and with the elite US military units, their efforts resulted in the dismantlement of the largest and most violent international drug trafficking organization of its time. US and international law enforcement continue to utilize many of the strategies and innovative ideas created and implemented by Steve and Javier. In addition to their individual efforts, Steve and Javier are the founders of DEA Narcos, LLC and Co-host the Game of Crimes Podcast.Connect with Steve and JavierWebsite: www.deanarcos.com (http://www.deanarcos.com)Instagram: @deanarcos (https://www.instagram.com/deanarcos/)Podcast: www.gameofcrimespodcast.com (http://www.gameofcrimespodcast.com)Connect with Workman ForensicsYoutube: @WorkmanForensics (http://www.youtube.com/c/WorkmanForensics)Facebook: @wforensics (https://www.facebook.com/wforensics/)Twitter: @wforensics (https://twitter.com/wforensics)Instagram: @wforensics (https://www.instagram.com/wforensics/)LinkedIn: @workmanforensics (https://www.linkedin.com/company/workmanforensics/)

    • 48 min
    58. The Struggles with Bitcoin Fraud with David Mills

    58. The Struggles with Bitcoin Fraud with David Mills

    In this week's episode, David Mills talks with us about the different types of bitcoin fraud, how people are being scammed, and why it is so difficult to control.David Mills picked up technology from a young age which eventually led to a low-level job in the IT retail sector and ending his career in the corporate world as a Senior Network Administrator. Looking for new challenges and a paradigm shift David moved into the Cybersecurity field putting all his years of experience to use as a consultant undertaking Penetration Testing, DFIR, training at a private college, and specializing in OSINT.Over the years he has taken on a wide array of cases ranging from internet sub-cultures to fraud to missing persons as well as discovering flaws in a mobile carrier and other security research.We are taking a mid-season break after this episode, we hope you all have a wonderful fall and will be back after October 15th. Connect with David:Website: https://defplex.wordpress.com Connect with Workman ForensicsYoutube: @WorkmanForensics (http://www.youtube.com/c/WorkmanForensics)Facebook: @wforensics (https://www.facebook.com/wforensics/)Twitter: @wforensics (https://twitter.com/wforensics)Instagram: @wforensics (https://www.instagram.com/wforensics/)LinkedIn: @workmanforensics (https://www.linkedin.com/company/workmanforensics/)

    • 32 min
    57. The Art of Pretend and Related Investigations with Javier Levia

    57. The Art of Pretend and Related Investigations with Javier Levia

    On this week's episode, Javier Levia discusses a side of investigations we have not visited much in the past, the side of the pretender. Javier explains how his podcast started off as a simple discussion of people pretending to be someone else but quickly turned into a true crime podcast.
    PRETEND is a story-driven show about real people pretending to be someone who they're not. The podcast features interviews with con artists, snake oil salesmen, and undercover agents—anyone living a lie.
    His investigative podcast career has taken him to some wild places. Javier reported from inside a cult, which is the basis for this film. During his reporting, the host inadvertently became part of the story. He's also interviewed a woman who sells bleach as a form of medication. And his reporting exposed a prank ring responsible for thousands of dollars in damages.
    Javier worked 15 years in television, producing documentaries, news, and commercials. Most recently, he's worked as a creative director at various marketing agencies. Regardless of the medium, his passion is storytelling.
     
    Connect with Javier:PRETEND Podcast: pretendradio.orgCriminal Conduct Podcast: criminalconduct.netLinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/javierjleiva/Twitter Profile: https://twitter.com/PretendPod

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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32 Ratings

32 Ratings

j9duc ,

Insightful! Real world applications!

Binged this podcast the last few days! It is great. I wondered for earlier episodes, where to find the books, links, media mentioned in the podcast. The blubrry link only contains the podcast. Would love to see a listing/linking to references. Keep these up!!

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Correcting a “fraud”ulent review

I saw that someone gave you one star for his chief and only complaint which was Leah‘s giggling and said that was unprofessional and couldn’t take you seriously for it. Well, I have to say that there is nothing wrong with laughing. It is possible to be professional while having fun. No one said you can not laugh while taking your job seriously. For those of you who can focus, this podcast is amazing and provides so many unique angles towards one topic and the host really does make it very interesting to listen to. I find it hard to get out of the car sometimes because I am so intrigued on the topic at hand. Love love love this podcast!

Chicken lttle ,

If you are interested in fraud you need to listen

Leah does a great job in her podcast. Full disclosure: I’m a colleague and have been a guest. I am a regular listener because Leah brings such a variety of guests and I always leave feeling great about our field. I think this is a must listen if you are serious about fighting fraud and keeping current.

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