Taking Stock – Forensic accountant’s brief encounter on wrong side of

An accountant usually employed to stamp out fraud has been found advising on how to commit crime. But fear not, for this esteemed gentleman has not lost his senses and this is not a story of an accountant gone bad. The man in question, forensic accountant Alex Brown, is a lead partner with chartered accountants Lovewell Blake and he has been invited to help ensure a storyline for a television programme is believable. The storyline which will be shown this year, involves an employee defrauding a business of a great deal of money. He helped out the drama department for the At Home with the Braithwaites show, which is currently showing on Yorkshire TV. Brown has advised on the second series, which is still in research. He said of his brief experience on the wrong side of the law: ‘It was interesting to be on the other side of the fence and to learn how to commit a fraud rather than track one down. It is the gamekeeper turned poacher.’ TS was reassured to hear that Mr Brown did not give enough away to allow a copycat fraud.

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