The Thief in Your Company

Tiffany Couch

Fraud can happen anywhere—even in the most successful companies. Most businesses, large and small, lose an average of 5% of their annual gross revenues to insider fraud.

The worst part? The Thief in Your Company is most likely the person you trust the most.

Forensic accountant Tiffany Couch is a sleuth with an adding machine. She has seen theft in many forms, but what sticks with her the most is not the fraud schemes or the dollar losses. It’s the victims who all experience the same emotional devastation that these crimes leave in their wake.

And her warning: It can happen to you.

The Thief in Your Company will educate you and entertain you, pull at your heart strings, and convince you to put her time-tested security blueprint into practice. All types and sizes of organizations will learn how to:

  • Be familiar with and protect against the most common fraud schemes
  • Recognize who the typical fraudsters are
  • Leave the door open for whistleblowers to report suspicious activity
  • Take specific actionable steps if fraudulent activity is discovered
  • Understand the emotional impacts of financial crimes

The impacts of fraud are financially and emotionally devastating. Taking simple actionable steps will help companies recover, gain peace of mind, and take their power back.

Press & Praise

Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, Founder and Chairman, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

"Employers need to hire those that can be trusted. However, they can be trusted too much. As vividly portrayed in The Thief in Your Company, most (but not all) employees don't take their jobs for the purpose of stealing. But then their circumstances change. In cases taken from her own files, Tiffany Couch–a true antifraud expert–illustrates the myriad of motivations and methods used by dishonest workers to commit fraud against their companies. This book is full of knowledge and is written in a wonderfully engaging style."

Nancy Riley Rich, Supervisory Fraud Investigator for the Federal Government

"As a fraud investigator with over 25 years of experience dealing with all types of fraudsters and the emotional impact they have on business, employees and whistleblowers, I found this book to be very insightful."

Janet M. McHard, CPA, CFE, MAFF, CFF, Founding Partner, McHard Accounting Consulting LLC

"It's wonderfully refreshing to see someone deal with the emotional impact of workplace fraud. It's an over-looked but very important area of our profession. I read it in one sitting! Fabulous."

Tiffany Couch

Tiffany Couch, CPA/CFF, CFE, is Founder and CEO of Acuity Forensics, a Pacific Northwest forensic accounting firm ( She has dedicated the majority of her 20- year accounting career to investigating complex cases of insider fraud. She is a nationally-recognized expert witness and educator on the topic of fraud and forensic accounting and her expertise has been used by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and Fraud Magazine. For more information, visit

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