Fraud & Accounting
I have extensive experience in the areas of fraud prevention, detection and investigation; data analytics; controller and general accounting; Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance; internal auditing; internal control assessments; business process mapping; financial analysis and reporting; and reconstruction of financial records. My career was built on taking apart financial records and putting them back together again in a cohesive story. I am currently licensed in Alabama as a Private Investigator (#689) and have held the Certified Fraud Examiner designation for over 20 years. I retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) as Sr. Forensic Accountant in 2017, which led to my starting my own practice to continue doing the work I love with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI, Secret Service, Defense Attorneys and the public. I previously held certifications in: Certified Internal Auditor (2001-2016), Certified in Control Self-Assessment (2002-2016), Accreditation in Internal Quality Assessment/Validation (2004-2016), Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (2008-2012) and Certified Fraud Specialist (2009-2011). These certifications expired while I was working for the FBI as the government didn’t pay for membership dues nor professional training requirements, even though you were their employee. As the majority owner of Driftwood Investigations LLC, I provide financial investigative support to law enforcement agencies and attorneys (prosecution & defense) by analyzing all types of financial and business records, summarizing large amounts of data, preparing exhibits, assisting with trial preparation, and testifying as expert or summary/fact witness. In 2021, I became a Certified Mitigation Specialist for Capital Murder cases. In 2021 of January, we also purchased our competitor, BLI Inc., now doing business as Baldwin Legal Investigations LLC. While working for the FBI, I conducted financial investigations in the areas of white-collar crime and public corruption. I was a key support to Case Agents and Assistant United States Attorneys by analyzing all types of financial and business records, summarizing large amounts of data, preparing exhibits, witness interviews, assisting with trial preparation, and testifying as summary/fact witness. Prior to working for the FBI, I owned and operated Scott Forensic Auditing LLC, where the focus was to help small to mid-size businesses secure their financial assets by conducting Financial Investigations and Internal Control Assessments. Two of my embezzlement cases were turned over to the U.S. Secret Service and were successfully prosecuted.
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