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Webinar (CPA Crossings): The Bookkeeper Goes to Prison


This course profiles Brenda, a financial executive from the state of Washington. Despite earning her college degree, Brenda did not find employment in her area of study. Instead, she landed a series of dead-end jobs. Business reversals frequently led to the loss of employment. When a company that she knew to be unethical offered her an executive position that included bookkeeping tasks, including overseeing all finances, she accepted. While on the job, Brenda saw owners of the company misappropriating funds. Rather than reporting the fraud, she created an elaborate scheme to benefit herself – without the owner’s knowledge. Her bad decisions led to a guilty plea for wire fraud, after authorities accused her of absconding with more than $600,000 in corporate funds. A prison term of 20 months followed.

Listen and learn from Brenda’s experience.

This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Learning Objectives

After attending this presentation you will be able to…

  • Recognize how poor judgment on the job can lead to a prison term
  • Recall how government investigations begin
  • Recognize that illegal behavior by one group does not justify illegal behavior by another group
  • Indicate how loss amounts influence sentence lengths
  • Recall the aftermath of a criminal charge
Major Topics

The major topics covered in this class include:

  • Career choices
  • Ethical dilemmas
  • Judicial proceedings
  • Mitigation strategies
  • Creating tools to help make better decisions
  • Atonement and reconciliation
CPA Crossings, LLC
Course Level
CPE Field of Study
Behavioral Ethics
Who Should Attend

People who want to explore how personal pressures can cloud their judgment.

Justin Paperny


Advanced Preparation

This webinar is produced by CPA Crossings. You will receive your login link/instructions and Certificate of Attendance directly from this third-party vendor. It is important that you review your COCPA confirmation for details on receiving your login instructions and COA from said vendor.

Event Information
May 5, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am MST
Total CPE Credits


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Webinar (CPA Crossings): The Bookkeeper Goes to Prison

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