Finding and Eliminating Fraud


With so many stories of identity theft, Ponzi schemes and financial debacles in the news, you can never be too careful – especially with your livelihood. Cue Delena D. Spann, MSc, CFE.

Employed with the United States Secret Service Chicago Field Office, where she’s assigned to the Electronic and Financial Crimes Task Force, Ms. Spann routinely serves on high profile financial crimes investigations, which includes detecting red flags, trends and anomalies in complex financial transactions and using a wide range of sources to establish patterns of crime.

Fraud Analytics Book Cover PhotoJust released, her book – Fraud Analytics: Strategies and Methods for Detection and Prevention – is the ultimate guide, with proven fraud detection and prevention strategies to get you started. “I wrote the book to present an effective approach to fraud detection that discovers unusual patterns, identify masses of red flags and align trends by using various fraud analytic tools,” explains Ms. Spann.  

With case studies in each chapter and methods for identifying specific areas of fraud risk and fraudulent activities, this timely book covers a few sophisticated fraud analytical tools that can assist your organization with the detection and prevention of fraud (CaseWare IDEA, ACL, Centrifuge Analytics, AITFIS, et cetera).

Don’t wait to respond to fraud after the fact. Read Fraud Analytics to get your business into a proactive fraud detection environment that identifies potentially threatening actions before they occur. Click here to learn more.


About Carrie Williams

Carrie Williams is TCW's managing/digital editor. She manages day-to-day editorial operations of the monthly print publication, website and social media outlets, contributes to a variety of feature articles and directs a team of interns, freelance writers and bloggers. In early 2013, she led the redesign of of TCW's brand strategy. Her blog, "Carrie On," is a blog of reflection and discovery, discussing how to push through life when you’re handed one too many curveballs. And finally, Ms. Williams is also executive director of the TCW Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit supporting underfunded women's and children's organizations.