Fraud prevention
and investigation

Are you managing your
fraud risk appropriately?

Are you a victim of fraud?

AGH's audit team can help investigate and mitigate fraud within your organization. Our team leverages its vast experience and wide-ranging knowledge of industries and accounting best practices to help investigate and mitigate fraud.

See how our fraud prevention and investigation services can help your organization.
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Fraud prevention & investigation

Consider who benefits

Organizations that suspect fraud, embezzlement or other inappropriate or illegal financial activity

Organizations at high risk for fraud based on some aspect of the organization's operations — for example, businesses that take in a large volume of cash daily, have a history of fraudulent attempts, or have high turnover in positions with asset-management responsibility

Organizations that would be catastrophically injured if fraud occurred due to loss of the organization's credibility

Consider the benefits

Protect assets by reducing an organization's risk of fraud

Provide reassurance to external stakeholders through recommend action of internal controls

Discover or confirm likelihood of presence or absence of fraud and gathers evidence to support bonding claims and/or prosecution, if required

How AGH's fraud prevention & investigation service can help your organization

When fraud may be suspected or even recognized, certified fraud examiners specialize in using document trails, interviews, and other methods of investigation to uncover fraud, if it exists, and build a case for prosecution. Fraud examiners are trained to detect the myriad of ways thieves, embezzlers and others can steal an organization's assets and cover their tracks.

At the prevention level, a certified fraud examiner can help an organization protect itself from fraud ranging from simple cash register theft to financial statement manipulation at the highest level. By examining the organization's risks throughout its operations and recommending internal controls and processes to safeguard assets, a fraud examiner can help reduce the losses a company sustains from fraud, and prevent many opportunities for fraud.

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Mark Schmelzle

Senior Vice President
Assurance Services

Mark Schmelzle leads the firm’s financial services industry team. His practice focuses primarily on financial institutions, manufacturing/wholesale/distribution entities and private equity groups.

In the financial services and manufacturing industries, his experience includes financial statement audits, fraud investigations and other types of attest services.

In the private equity area, Mark provides a wide range of merger and acquisition services for private equity groups and their portfolio companies, including due diligence, cash flow analysis, quality of earnings review, and potential cost-savings analysis.

Schmelzle is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and Young Bank Officers of Kansas. He is an alumnus of Leadership Wichita and was named one of the Wichita Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” young leaders in the community. He also serves in leadership positions for community organizations including Youth Entrepreneurs and the Wichita Aero Club.