All That Glitters Is Not Gold


According to police, Jadyn Sessing, of Farmington, Minn., had a bad, bad gambling problem.

Authorities say that Sessing, an assistant day manager at Cooperative Plating, fed his addiction by stealing small amounts of silver from his employer over the past three years. Although the plant noticed the shortages right away, it initially was blamed on faulty equipment. It was not until the thefts got bigger—and the company upgraded security systems—that they connected Sessing to the fraud.

A grand jury has indicted Sessing, who allegedly sold the silver to a precious metal dealer, on seven counts of felony theft.

—Joseph T. Wells, CPA, CFE, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


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