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​Hush Money Fraud

Online Exclusives Bryant Richards, CIA, CRMA, CMA, Karin Curran Jan 05, 2021

When a newly promoted internal audit director deploys bots to assist with reconciliations, she discovers suspicious payments.

​In early 2020, Lauren George was promoted to director of internal audit at the Pier Ten Group, a management company for a hotel chain in Southern California. George was interested in innovation and had training in robotic process automation, which she was eager to bring to her new role to increase productivity and expand risk coverage.

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Bryant Richards, CIA, CRMA, CMA

Bryant Richards is the director of the Center for Intelligent Process Automation at Nichols College in Dudley, Mass.

Karin Curran

Nichols College

Karin Curran is an Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance at Nichols College in Dudley, MA.