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Fraud Case Study Conducted by University of Charleston Graduate School of Business Accepted for Publication

Release Date:  Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Charleston, WV – Issues in Accounting Education has accepted for publication in its February 2011 issue a fraud case study developed by professors Robert J. Rufus, a forensic CPA and Director of Programs for the University of Charleston’s Executive Master of Forensic Accounting (EMFA) program and William Hahn, an accounting professor at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL.
 
The case, entitled “Mountain State Sporting Goods – A Case of Fraud?”, is based on an actual fraud occurrence.  It introduces UC EMFA students to the world of forensic accounting and the science of a fraud investigation.  Students are challenged to investigate a financial fraud employing a scientific approach.  Forensic accounting is the fastest-growing niche market in the CPA profession, involving the discovery, analysis, and presentation of financial information in the context of litigation.
 
Issues in Accounting Education is an academic journal that provides educational resources for accounting faculty.  The journal is highly selective, with fewer than 15% of submissions accepted for publication.  It is published by the American Accounting Association, which promotes worldwide excellence in accounting education, research, and practice. 
 
Dr. Rufus is also the managing principal of Rufus & Rufus CPAs, a Huntington-based CPA firm specializing in forensic accounting and litigation support. 

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