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Fraud Prevention Alert—Forgery Frauds


From 2013 through 2022, we issued 15 reports identifying forgery frauds associated with almost $3.4 million of Arizona public money losses. As shown in these reports, forgery is often used to facilitate or conceal broader schemes such as theft, misuse of public monies, or conflict of interest. This alert outlines how certain forgery frauds occurred and what actions management can take to deter and detect them.