Forensic Restitution

Forensic Restitution
Forensic Restitution

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 Posts

Unearthing false claims of sexual harassment

By Dave Oswald False claims of sexual harassment seemed like an easy case, until we discovered information that the employer hadn’t been able to find. Read more

Saving the evidence is key in suspected fraud cases

By Dave Oswald If your organization has a strategy in place to deal with suspected fraud, you’re ahead of the game over those that suddenly come face to face with it. Preserving evidence is key, though this can be a challenge without a proper strategy. Read more

Due diligence key for consumers as real estate frauds spike

Real estate investors need to step up their due diligence on professional service providers following a spate of alleged frauds, says Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald. Read more

Fraudsters often the people you least expect: Oswald

Age is no barrier to fraud, says Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald. Read more

Email fraud is common: it even happens at work

By Dave Oswald . Did you know that email isn’t – and was never deigned to be – a secure way to communicate? Fake emails can be quickly created and doctored to look real, reliable, legitimate. Read more

Tips for avoiding real estate fraud

By Dave Oswald . As housing prices climb in many markets across the country, real estate fraud can become a much more enticing prospect for scammers. While it’s one of the lesser-known kinds of fraud in Canada, its impact can be devastating. Read more

What to do if you think you’ve been defrauded

By Dave Oswald . Each year thousands of Canadians lose millions of dollars to fraudulent scams. Nobody is immune; it can happen to young people, teenagers, and corporate executives. Did you know that only five per cent of fraud is reported to the authorities each year? Read more

Fake IDs at the heart of alleged $8-million scam

Thanks to modern technology, it is very easy for people to create false identification and use those documents for fraudulent purposes, says Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald . Read more

Common sense should prevail in get-rich-quick schemes

Investors should perform their due diligence before making a financial commitment, because a company's claims that sound too good to be true, usually are, Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald tells Read more

Protect your elderly parents from robocalls

By Dave Oswald . We’ve all received at least one phone call where a pre-recorded message plays, indicating that you’ve won a prize, your taxes are owing or some other penalty you need to rectify. Robocalls are made using an automatic dialer and are able to contact a great number of people. They’re used for everything: telemarketing, political campaigns — and fraud. Read more

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 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 . 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 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 Read more