Date/Time

September 19, 2019
11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Location

Calgary Petroleum Club – Viking Room
319 5th Avenue SW, Calgary AB

Event Description

Topic

What do we know about fraud in Canada? This presentation dives deep into the factual information available from fraud over $5,000 sentencing decisions to bring forward key insights and observations about the characteristics of fraud, fraudsters, victims, and criminal sentencing in Canada. These insights are used to foster discussion about how to improve as Canadian fraud fighters.
The underlying objective is to:

  • Understand trends or patterns in Canadian fraud files;
  • Identify common characteristics of fraud, fraudsters, victims, and sentences; and
  • Assess the predictive value of certain characteristics on the nature and size of a fraud.

Speaker Bio

Graham Quast, CPA, CA, IFA, DIFA, CFE, CFF, is a Senior Manager in MNP’s Valuation, Forensics and Litigation Support group. Graham delivers advice and solutions to a broad base of clients, including Aboriginal communities and businesses, professionals and organizations in the public sector.

Graham investigates workplace fraud and theft, employee misconduct, shareholder disputes, power of attorney abuses and investment fraud. He has developed a specialty in designing and providing data analytic services in varied environments. Graham has also performed fraud risk assessments and provided fraud awareness training both externally and internally.

A graduate of the University of Alberta who has a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Graham is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. He also holds the Specialist in Investigative and Forensic Accounting (CA•IFA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) designations. In addition, Graham has a Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting (DIFA) from the University of Toronto.

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