Our Services

Fraud auditing and forensic investigating involves the process by which accountants thoroughly search financial records to prove or disprove that an individual or business obtained resources illicitly; its primary purpose is to "follow the money". Fraudulent activities may necessitate police involvement where forensic accountants are brought in to assist with the case. Specialists, such as Westminster, are often brought into those public and private sector organizations to detect or prevent fraud occurrences.

Westminster offers professional services in the area of fraud investigation and forensic accounting, specifically white-collar crime, organizational crime, occupational crime, and fraud prevention. Investigative areas include:

  • Bribery and corruption
  • Financial statement fraud
  • Theft of intellectual property
  • Financial Institution fraud
  • Check and credit card fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Consumer fraud
  • Computer and Internet fraud
  • Public Sector fraud
  • Contract and Procurement fraud
  • Cash theft
  • Fraudulent disbursements
  • Theft of inventory and other assets

Westminster's services fall into three categories: public/private entities, organizational/educational programs, and professional enhancement for individuals. We offer services to: law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, litigation attorneys, private businesses, public agencies, educational institutions, professional organizations, and individuals who desire advanced training and education in forensic accounting and fraud investigation.

  1. Public/Private Entities. Westminster offers forensic accounting and fraud investigation services to federal, state, and local government agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Resources (Medicare/Medicaid), Treasury Department, FBI, DEA, ATF, federal prosecutors, state police forces, state government oversight agencies, attorney generals, state tax departments, county commissions, sheriffs offices, county prosecutors, city police departments, and municipal governments. We offer help to our clients who investigate suspected fraudulent activity and need expertise to prosecute offenders.

    We also offer forensic accounting and fraud investigation services, as well as business consulting and fraud prevention policy formation, to private businesses in service and production industries. Some of these industries include banking, commerce, insurance, manufacturing, and retail sales. We offer help to private companies which are experiencing a stagnant growth rate or a decline in growth, are losing market share, have low productivity, and/or a decline in profit margins.

  2. Organizational/Educational Programs. Westminster offers training programs to entities whose participants will benefit from specialized knowledge in forensic accounting and fraud investigation such as law enforcement training centers, executive management associations, and undergraduate and graduate college coursework. Clients of the organizational/educational programs are often new trainees in the area of forensic accounting and fraud investigation.

  3. Professional Enhancement. Westminster also sponsors and participates in professional seminars and workshops which provide continuing education credit to forensic examiners. We help professionals in the field enhance their skills.