North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Introduction to Financial Crimes

Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

Investigators and other law enforcement officers who conduct investigations related to financial impropriety.

Course Goals:

To provide students with the basic knowledge and ability to identify and utilize the tools necessary to detect financial impropriety.

Course Objectives:

Students will be able to:

Correctly identify the relevant North Carolina Criminal Statutes as they pertain to financial crime investigations.
♦ Identify current characteristics, profile indicators and organizational warning signs involving embezzlement, larceny, forgery, and the obtaining of property by false pretense.
♦ Identify current practices being utilized by terrorist organizations to illegally fund operations at the local level.
♦ List the five sections of the standard financial report and discuss the warnings signs of possible improper/ illegal activity. 
Define the seven fundamental tricks used to mislead auditors through the use of questionable financial practices and the warning signs used to detect those tricks. 
Correctly identify the best practices for seizing electronic evidence.


This course utilizes lecture, demonstration, case studies and practical exercises.

Course Requirements:

Attendance is required at all class sessions. Students will be required to complete the practical exercises and academic assignments given throughout the course. Outside reading assignments are required.

In addition, a written test with a minimum score of 70% will be given at the conclusion of the course.


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Course Coordinator:

Doug Robinson


Length of Course:

Three days (24 hours)

Other Available Courses:

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