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Wednesday Talk: February 7, 2024, 2-4 pm – in-person and on Zoom

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February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker: James Hunter, former President of KPMG Forensic Inc

Title: “White Collar Crime—An Investigator’s Perspective”

Abstract: Fraudulent activity has existed since time immemorial. What is it that possesses otherwise honest persons to carry out such dishonest acts? Certainly, white collar criminals seem to be a species apart from street criminals. However, we can discern certain common features that set apart the potential fraudster from colleagues and employers who may find themselves as victims of the malefactor’s wrongdoing. In this presentation, James Hunter will outline a brief history of fraud, describe the essential attributes of fraudulent crime, address the “fraud triangle”, tabulate some factors which allow a fraudulent culture to fester in a corporate setting, set out prevention and detection strategies, and provide some salutary commentary on what happens to white collar criminals after they have been convicted.

Bio: James Hunter is a forensic accountant. Until his retirement in 2020, he was a part-time course director in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University. However, most of his career was spent at KPMG LLP, an accounting and consulting firm. After being elected to the partnership of KPMG, he was appointed as President of KPMG Forensic Inc. and Head of Risk and Compliance Services (Ontario and Atlantic). He has carried out investigations, fraud and misconduct diagnostic reviews, and risk assessment reviews in Canada, the United States, the US Virgin Islands, India, the Netherlands, Germany, South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.

 The link to register is  https://forms.office.com/r/tqG7W6igyE

The deadline to register is the Monday before the event at noon.  The Zoom link will be sent to registrants only.


February 7
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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