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Fraud Detection and Prevention

January 11, 2020 | 11:00 am | Room 316 | Business / Legal, Finance

Fraud is rampant in the marijuana industry. To protect your business means being armed with the knowledge necessary to detect and prevent fraud from business partners, employees, and customers. This presentation will provide you with that knowledge, taking you through the mindset of fraudsters, the various means they commit fraud, and how to prevent, detect, and the mechanics of how to have a fraud investigation conducted.

James Peet will educate small business owners in fraud prevention, fraud detection, and the legal and financial aspects of having a fraud investigation performed.

James Peet, Principle Manager, Peet & Associates, LLC

James Peet, the principal manager of Peet & Associates, LLC, is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a forensic accountant. He is licensed as a Private Investigator in the State of Washington. He has graduated from two law enforcement academies and served as a federal and local law enforcement officer. James is also a trained accountant.

In addition to his business activities James developed and taught classes on Organizational and White Collar Crime and Business Crimes Investigation for City University of Seattle. He is published in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s journal Fraud Magazine, and in PI Magazine, Marijuana Venture, and Pacific Maritime Magazine. He has provided Continuing Professional Education (CPE) training on fraud and investigations to CFEs, Auditors, and Private Investigators, and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) to Attorneys.

He conducts investigations on behalf of many types of small businesses, including those in the legal marijuana industry.

His publications related to fraud in the marijuana industry include the following:

“Tips to fight fraud: Trust is not a Control,” Marijuana Venture, Vol. 5, Issue 7, July 2018

“Investigating Fraud in the Marijuana Industry – Staying legal in an otherwise illegal industry,” PI Magazine, Vol. 18, Issue 3, June, 2018

“Identifying Fraud: The First Step to Prevention,” Marijuana Venture, Vol. 5, Issue 6,June 2018

“The Grass Is Not Always Greener,” PI Magazine, Issue #149, Jan/Feb 2017

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