July 1, 2005
D. Larry Crumbley, KPMG Endowed Professor in
the accounting department at LSU’s E. J.
Ourso College of Business, was a featured speaker
at the National Association of Certified Valuation
Analysts 12th Annual Consultants Conference in
Philadelphia in June, 2005.
The conference’s theme for 2005 was “Valuation,
Litigation, and Fraud Deterrence – Practical,
Theoretical, and Academic Perspectives.”
Crumbley, who holds fraud deterrence certification,
presented “Lessons Learned from the Various
Fraud Surveys” to the professionals and
academics in attendance.
“Fraud in the U.S. ranges from $660 billion
to $1 trillion annually. Just like termites, fraud
never sleeps, and just as termites can destroy
the foundation of a building, fraud can destroy
the foundation of an entity,” said Crumbley.
Crumbley is also an organizer of the annual Fraud
and Forensic Accounting Conference hosted by the
E. J. Ourso College accounting department. The
2005 Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference
will be held July 18-19 at the Energy, Coast and
Environment Building on LSU’s campus.
For more information on the E. J. Ourso College
accounting department or the Fraud and Forensic
Accounting Conference, please visit www.bus.lsu.edu/accounting.
Wendy Osborn Luedtke
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business