CRI is ready to guide you through the stages of the forensic lifecycle.

Forensic accounting (or “forensics”) is a term that describes the lifecycle of fraud from prevention to detection and response. Forensics is rooted in gathering evidence through fraud audits and investigations, supporting legal actions in litigation support, and providing expert witness testimony.

Our experienced professionals can assist you with your forensic needs. Those include, for example, statistical analysis or digital forensics – whether that is data analysis or examining computers, laptops, or other devices. We gather and analyze information – such as financial and non-financial data – from fraud examinations and professional interviews. Evaluating various forms of data allows us to perform and provide a thorough investigation.

Additionally, we can help attorneys harvest that data into “forensic” evidence for legal proceedings, and the CRI team can even serve as fact witnesses or expert witnesses.  As expert witnesses, our professionals can analyze a fraud investigation and provide expert testimony regarding why fraud occurred — and who likely perpetrated it. Plus, CRI’s forensic professionals can suggest ways to cultivate your prevention and detection controls to minimize the occurrence or repetition of fraud.

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Down-to-earth descriptions of our services

Fraud & Forensic Investigation

No one expects or wants to find themselves embroiled in a fraud investigation. If you have this unfortunate circumstance thrust upon you, then call the experienced, certified professionals at CRI to help you conduct the investigation. We will assist you with various aspects of the fraud, including:

  • gathering evidence from financial and nonfinancial sources,
  • interviewing key people to help determine the extent and nature of fraudulent activity, and
  • (hopefully) identifying the perpetrator.

Expert Witness Testimony

When fraud occurs, management often decides to seek the perpetrator’s prosecution. A key to a successful prosecution is an expert witness who can testify (opine) that fraud occurred, calculate the approximate monetary loss, and determine the culprit. Let our experienced professionals serve as expert witness for you — should you need it.

Dispute Services

Sometimes good people and good companies encounter tough situations such as broken contracts or post-acquisition disputes. Other times, business partners, individuals, companies, or consumers have different views of the same set of facts. When these challenging predicaments arise, having a proven, credible partner is paramount. CRI’s multifaceted team includes expertise and experience in tax, accounting, auditing, forensics, business valuations, and many other skills. Let our team advise you when it really counts.

Litigation Support

CRI professionals can assist you and your legal counsel in support of litigation. Whether your needs are associated with fraud or a business valuation, you may need an independent professional to develop an appropriate valuation for an asset involved in litigation. Regardless of why you may need litigation support, call on CRI for assistance.