Fraud & Forensic Accounting Investigations

Helping you when you need it most.

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Discovery or suspecting employee theft is one of the most devastating things a business owner can experience. Besides financial loss, the emotional toll of being betrayed can be just as difficult. Porte Brown conducts confidential and thorough fraud detection and forensic accounting investigations. These investigations conclude with an expert witness report suitable for law enforcement or civil damage lawsuits.

Porte Brown also has significant experience working with attorneys in matters regarding shareholder disputes and family law issues. These matters may involve the hiding of assets, misappropriating corporate assets or dissipating marital funds. Our job is to get answers, communicate our findings with your attorney, and be prepared to testify to the facts we uncover.

Porte Brown also performs fraud risk assessments. Our highly trained team, including Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE), will review your business operations and spotlight the areas where you are at risk. Once these areas are identified, we then recommend appropriate safeguards. The goal is to create systems that minimize employee opportunity.

Forensic Accounting Services for Chicago & the Surrounding Communities

Services Include:
  • Employee Theft Schemes
  • Hidden Assets
  • Misappropriation of Assets
  • Dissipation of Marital Funds
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Family Law
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Fraud Risk Assessments
  • Investigative Accounting
  • Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
  • Fraud Detection and Fraud Investigation

Next step:

For more information, please contact Porte Brown’s Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation partner, Gary Kemnitz, CPA, CFE, CVA, at 847-956-1040.

CFE Spotlight

Certified Fraud Examiner
According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners the CFE credential "denotes proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence. CFEs are trained to identify the warning signs and red flags that indicate evidence of fraud and fraud risk. CFEs around the world help protect the global economy by uncovering fraud and implementing processes to prevent fraud from occurring in the first place.

"CFEs have a unique set of skills that are not found in any other career field or discipline; they combine knowledge of complex financial transactions with an understanding of methods, law, and how to resolve allegations of fraud." To learn more about the CFE credential, visit

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