Forensic Restitution

Forensic Restitution
Forensic Restitution
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Forensic Restitution is a boutique white collar crime investigation company specializing in forensic accounting, computer forensics, eDiscovery, data analytics, fraud risk assessments, loss adjusting & claim formulation, cybercrime, crime prevention, Anton Piller investigations and helping clients with financial and commercial investigations.

The Toronto-based firm also assists companies to prepare for and testify in criminal and civil actions as well as disciplinary hearings. 

It aims to approach each task, no matter the size, with confidentiality, integrity and expediency to ensure losses are limited and solutions and prosecutions are handled with as little impact to the business as possible.

In addition to its investigative work, Forensic Restitution provides clients with in-depth staff training in detecting and preventing fraud.

It works with legal firms, loss adjusters, private investigators, and truth verification and lie detection companies to assist with all aspects of detection, verification, and litigation.

With a state-of-the-art computer forensic laboratory, Forensic Restitution can take images of electronic data from devices such as computers and mobile phones and extract it for use in disciplinary hearings or criminal procedures.

Dave Oswald, director and founder of Forensic Restitution, graduated from Rhodes University with a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting. A chartered accountant, he focuses on data preservation and review, computer forensics, data analytics, and general fraud reviews.

Mr. Oswald has assisted clients by investigating Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act matters, procurement fraud, and financial statement fraud. He has designed databases for interrogations, testified in U.S. Federal Court, interviewed suspects and witnesses, and has given evidence in disciplinary proceedings.

Forensic Restitution In The News
Financial statement fraud hard to detect, potentially devastating

Financial statement fraud should scare businesses because of how difficult it is to detect and its potential to cause devastating losses, Toronto forensic accountant and investigator  Dave Oswald tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

A primer on deferred prosecution agreements: Oswald

When a company is facing criminal allegations, a deferred prosecution agreement allows it to avoid court proceedings if certain conditions are met, namely admitting to an agreed statement of facts, termination of the senior executives identified as being responsible, and paying a sizeable fine, Toronto forensic accountant and investigator  Dave Oswald  tells CBC . Read more

Employee fraud: ‘where there’s smoke, there’s fire’

Fraud is a potential hazard for any company, but once it’s discovered, it may not be the wisest course of action to immediately terminate the offending employee, Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Whistleblowers discover most corporate fraud

The top three categories of corporate fraud involve asset misappropriation, financial statement fraud and corruption, Toronto forensic accountant and investigator  Dave Oswald  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Internal auditors no match for fraud experts

Companies should have a crisis plan they can quickly put into action when internal fraud is suspected, Toronto forensic accountant and investigator  Dave Oswald  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Investigator unearths false claims of harassment

A woman’s claim of sexual harassment at the office seemed like a slam-dunk case until Toronto forensic accountant and investigator  Dave Oswald  discovered information that the employer hadn’t been able to unearth. Read more

Bribery risks heighten after law changes

The risks for Canadian businesses who pay bribes abroad are higher than ever following recent changes to the law, Toronto forensic accountant and investigator  Dave Oswald tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Preserving evidence paramount in suspected fraud cases

Organizations that have a strategy in place to deal with suspected fraud tend to have better outcomes than those caught off guard, Toronto forensic accountant and investigator  Dave Oswald  tells  AdvocateDaily.com .   Read more

Internal fraud: prosecution the missing link

Prosecuting fraud in the workplace is one of the best ways to discourage it, Toronto forensic accountant and investigator  Dave Oswald  tells  AdvocateDaily.com .   Read more

The profile of a fraudster: tips for employers

Despite the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ (ACFE) estimate that only four per cent of frauds committed against companies are discovered by external auditors, Toronto forensic accountant and investigator  Dave Oswald  says there are ways employers can protect themselves from this crime. Read more

Email fraud more common than you think: Oswald

Emails were never designed as a secure form of communication and can be manipulated to look legitimate, sometimes by fraudsters who sit right next to you at work, Toronto forensic accountant and investigator  Dave Oswald  tells  AdvocateDaily.com .   Read more

Vigilance key for businesses to prevent health-care fraud: Oswald

Health-care insurance fraud is a common occurrence in Canada, but there are steps that employers and insurance companies can take to lessen the financial blow, says Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald . Read more

Oswald's nose for fraud is 30 years in the making

Dave Oswald has always had a nose for fraud. Read more

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