War Story #116

War Story #116: Business Management/Accounting Services, Wire Transfer Fraud


Tim Wahl, CPA, served an investment entity client for several years. Wahl assisted the entity's manager, Rob Green, with the preparation of the entity's tax returns, accounting for its investments, issuance of K1s, and coordinating Green’s requests for funds from investors when investments were offered.

Once investments were sold, Wahl worked with Green to allocate the proceeds and wire transfer the proceeds only after receiving Green’s verbal approval.

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