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Oh My Fraud

Greg Kyte & Caleb Newquist

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"Oh My Fraud" is an irreverent podcast from CPA/comedian Greg Kyte and blogger/former CPA Caleb Newquist. The two come together to unpack their favorite frauds and explore the circumstances, psychology, and interpersonal dynamics involved. They also fully indulge in victim-blaming the defrauded widows, orphans, infirm and feeble-minded—because who can resist? If you fancy yourself a trusted advisor—or prefer your true crime with spreadsheets instead of corpses—listen to this show to learn wh ...
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More than four years after the COVID-19 pandemic began, stories of regular people and their ill-fated schemes to exploit pandemic aid programs continue to emerge. In this episode, Caleb and Greg discuss some of the cases featured in the 2024 COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force Report. Sponsors G-Accon - https://ohmyfraud.promo/gaccon Keeper - htt…
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Think you’re too smart to be taken in by a fraudster? If so, that may make you an even bigger mark. In this episode, Caleb and Greg speak with psychologists Dan Simons of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Chris Chabris of the Geisinger Research Institute. Dan and Chris’s new book, “Nobody's Fool: Why We Get Taken In and What We Can Do…
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The US Postal Service has long been the butt of jokes for poor service, but nothing that comes close to this. In this transatlantic episode, Caleb and Greg unpack the story of hundreds of British subpostmasters whose lives were turned upside down when they were falsely accused of stealing from the Post Office. Sponsors G-Accon - https://ohmyfraud.p…
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In many episodes, Greg cites statistics from “A Report to the Nations,” the biennial report on occupational fraud, from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. As luck would have it, the most recent edition dropped in 2024, and so naturally, Caleb and Greg took the opportunity to discuss it. HOW TO EARN FREE CPE In less than 10 minutes, you c…
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We all have childhood dreams. Not all of us get to make them come true. In this episode, Caleb and Greg discuss the story of Frederick Darren Berg, who as a boy, developed a fascination with buses, and made them central to multiple ventures in his career. Sponsors Webgility - ohmyfraud.promo/webgility HOW TO EARN FREE CPE In less than 10 minutes, y…
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Whistleblowers are essential to discovering fraud. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, more than 40 percent of frauds are discovered by a tip or whistleblower. In this episode, Caleb and Greg talk to one for the first time on Oh My Fraud. Anthony Menendez, “The Accountant Who Beat Halliburton,” recounts his saga as a whistleb…
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Everyone dreams of winning the lottery. Some may even fantasize about trying to game the system. But only a very small few actually have the opportunity to tip the odds in their favor. In this episode, Caleb and Greg discuss an audacious scheme to rig the Iowa lottery. HOW TO EARN FREE CPE In less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-appro…
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Chances are, you probably remember a massive fraud from the late 2000s that created a media circus. Just maybe not this one. In this episode, Caleb and Greg delve into a saga of Allen Stanford, the mastermind of a convoluted, multi-decade, multi-billion-dollar Ponzi scheme. Sponsors Airbase - https://ohmyfraud.promo/airbase HOW TO EARN FREE CPE In …
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Hollywood loves a sequel, so Caleb and Greg return with two more stories of celebrities who fell victim to fraud. HOW TO EARN FREE CPE In less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this episode. Download our mobile app, sign up, and look for the Oh My Fraud channel. Register for the course, complet…
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Cleaning dirty money may be as old as money itself. In this episode, Caleb and Greg discuss the history of money laundering, from ancient China to Prohibition to the greatest American political scandal of the 20th century. HOW TO EARN FREE CPE In less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this epis…
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During the Reconstruction era, legal, social, and political change was pervasive throughout the United States as it recovered from the Civil War and the end of slavery. In this episode, Caleb and Greg discuss the effort to help newly emancipated people with a service most of us take for granted today—banking. HOW TO EARN FREE CPE In less than 10 mi…
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Caleb and Greg recount their favorite swindles, interviews, and culprits from the year that was Oh My Fraud 2023. HOW TO EARN FREE CPE In less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this episode. Download our mobile app, sign up, and look for the Oh My Fraud channel. Register for the course, complet…
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Public schools are the foundation of American education, and few were better than Roslyn High School in Nassau County, New York. The school’s success was largely due to one man, its ambitious superintendent, Frank Tassone. But when Frank’s key lieutenant is caught up in a scandal, it threatens everything, even Frank. HOW TO EARN FREE CPE In less th…
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A savvy Texas lawyer who’s made a name for himself defending people accused of drunk driving and marijuana possession tries his hand at high-end extradition cases involving Colombian drug lords. What could go wrong? Everything. HOW TO EARN FREE CPE In less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this…
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Professor James Park’s new book chronicles the history of securities fraud in the US, and oh, what a history it is, featuring some of the most infamous episodes in American business. In this episode, Caleb and Greg talk with Jim about some of the notable cases in his book, whether executives or underlings actually bear the responsibility for wrongd…
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Who’s the last person you’d suspect of committing fraud? Your grandmother? A good friend? Someone who always seems to be thinking about how they can help others? In this episode, Caleb and Greg discuss a case where someone checks all of those boxes. HOW TO EARN FREE CPE In less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE a…
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Certified Public Accountants are some of the most hard working, trustworthy advisors in our society. But you don’t listen to Oh My Fraud to hear about them. In this episode, Caleb and Greg discuss a CPA who used his position as a trusted advisor to swindle millions. HOW TO EARN FREE CPE In less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved…
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Sponsors Murder, kidnapping, dismemberment—these are the crimes of many a true crime podcast; just not this true crime podcast. In this episode, Caleb and Greg explore wire fraud, its history, and why it comes up in nearly every case study they discuss. HOW TO EARN FREE CPE In less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting C…
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Sponsors Caleb and Greg discuss a beloved oenophile who was shaking up the stuffy world of high-end wine collectors by buying and selling large quantities of sought after bottles. HOW TO EARN FREE CPE In less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this episode. Download our mobile app, sign up, and …
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Caleb and Greg talk to one of their fraud podcasting forebears, investigator Chris Marquet. Chris hosted the Fraud Talk podcast in 2014 and 2015, basing the show on discussions of fraud topics with various experts and decades of his professional experience. Sponsors South Carolina Association of CPAs (SCACPA) - https://ohmyfraud.promo/scacpa HOW TO…
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There is no greater affront to American society than the scammed celebrity. In this episode, Caleb and Greg discuss two cases of famous entertainers—singer/songwriter Billy Joel and standup comedian Dane Cook—who were both betrayed and swindled by someone they should’ve been able to trust: their business managers. Sponsors South Carolina Associatio…
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What do you get when you mix a polygamous cult, biofuel, and federal tax credits? Sure, maybe the worst orgy you’ve ever been to, but also: a gigantic fraud. Caleb and Greg discuss all of this and more in this episode. Sponsors South Carolina Association of CPAs (SCACPA) - https://ohmyfraud.promo/scacpa HOW TO EARN FREE CPE In less than 10 minutes,…
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In previous episodes Caleb and Greg have discussed the rampant fraud in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). But in this episode, the guys discuss a much less talked about program that was also subject to a lot of pandemic relief fraud: Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). Sponsors South Carolina Association of CPAs (SCACPA) - https://ohmyfraud…
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Throughout history, men have been driven mad in their search for gold. Much to Caleb and Greg’s surprise, that continued well into the 20th Century. And that madness was perhaps best exemplified by the men behind Bre-X Minerals, and their quest to find an enormous gold deposit on the island of Borneo. Sponsors South Carolina Association of CPAs (SC…
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Professor Mike Shaub believes deeply that auditors have a duty to the public because they are Certified Public Accountants, not Certified Profitable Accountants. Caleb and Greg talk with Dr. Shaub about ethics, recent scandals in the accounting profession, whether auditors can be independent and objective, and more. Sponsors Tri-Merit - https://ohm…
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The life of Tejano icon Selena has been chronicled in multiple feature and documentary films. In this episode, Caleb and Greg discuss the story of how her tragic death can be traced back to allegations of embezzlement by the president of her fan club and murderer, Yolanda Saldívar. Sponsors Tri-Merit - https://ohmyfraud.promo/trimerit LiveFlow - ht…
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It seems that fraud is always in the news, but how much fraud is happening that we don’t know about? How could someone even figure that out? Believe it or not, people have tried, and in this episode, Caleb and Greg discuss a recent attempt to quantify how pervasive fraud is in corporate America. Sponsors Tri-Merit - https://ohmyfraud.promo/trimerit…
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It’s Paycheck Protection Program Fraud, the sequel! Caleb and Greg explore more PPP fraud in this episode, including a repeat repeat offender, a big conspiracy, funny farm names, and more. Sponsors Tri-Merit - https://ohmyfraud.promo/trimerit LiveFlow - https://ohmyfraud.promo/liveflow South Carolina Association of CPAs (SCACPA) - https://ohmyfraud…
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Think about your hometown deli. And then think about what kind of business your hometown deli would have to be to be a $100 million business. That is the case of Your Hometown Deli. Sponsors Tri-Merit - https://ohmyfraud.promo/trimerit LiveFlow - https://ohmyfraud.promo/liveflow South Carolina Association of CPAs (SCACPA) - https://ohmyfraud.promo/…
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When a big company fails due to fraud and it seems that a big audit firm dropped the ball, it won’t be long until Steve Thomas shows up to sue their pants off. Caleb and Greg talk to Steve about how his career evolved from becoming a partner at a white shoe law firm to starting a specialty practice that sues audit firms that have failed to detect f…
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From the outside, the art world can seem enticing, glamorous, and sophisticated. But the story can be very different behind the scenes. Caleb and Greg discuss the tale of Inigo Philbrick, a young, brash dealmaker whose reputation grew quickly, only to crash and burn in spectacular fashion. Sponsors Tri-Merit - https://ohmyfraud.promo/trimerit LiveF…
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In this episode, Caleb and Greg discuss the saga of “Fat Leonard,” a contractor slash concierge slash fixer slash pimp for the United States Navy. Sponsors Tri-Merit - https://ohmyfraud.promo/trimerit Patriot Software - http://ohmyfraud.promo/patriot South Carolina Association of CPAs (SCACPA) - https://ohmyfraud.promo/scacpa HOW TO EARN FREE CPE I…
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Certified Public Accountants (CPA) are highly regarded, ethical professionals trusted by businesses and individuals alike. But that doesn’t mean some aren’t capable of impressively unethical behavior. In this episode, Caleb and Greg discuss a case involving the mega accounting firm Ernst & Young that highlights behavior that’s not uncommon in the p…
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As a young person, Nathan Mueller was hyper-focused on wanting to make money. It was this ambition that eventually led to him perpetrating an $8 million embezzlement scheme in the mid-2000s. Caleb and Greg talk to Nathan about the fraud, prison life, and his new job as… an accountant. SPONSORS Patriot Software - http://ohmyfraud.promo/patriot LiveF…
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Caleb grew up in farm country, and Greg did not. No problem, though, together they talk through a case of a large ranching operation at the center of a massive fraud. Sponsors Tri-Merit - https://ohmyfraud.promo/trimerit LiveFlow - https://ohmyfraud.promo/liveflow Patriot Software - http://ohmyfraud.promo/patriot HOW TO EARN FREE CPE In less than 1…
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Caleb and Greg conclude their discussion of distinguished professor and author Dan Ariely and the issues raised around one of his most notable works. You might call it: “The Case of the Dishonesty Professor and The Screwy Data.” Sponsors Tri-Merit - https://ohmyfraud.promo/trimerit Patriot Software - http://ohmyfraud.promo/patriot South Carolina As…
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Sponsors Tri-Merit - https://ohmyfraud.promo/trimerit LiveFlow - https://ohmyfraud.promo/liveflow South Carolina Association of CPAs (SCACPA) - https://ohmyfraud.promo/scacpa HOW TO EARN FREE CPE In less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this episode. Download our mobile app, sign up, and look …
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Thank you to our sponsor, Xero To learn more go to http://ohmyfraud.promo/xero Thank you to our sponsor RuBook Creative Use PROMO CODE - OHMY at checkout to receive 10% off your next order https://www.ohmyfraud.promo/rubook HOW TO EARN FREE CPE In less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this epi…
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Thank you to our sponsor, Xero To learn more go to http://ohmyfraud.promo/xero Thank you to our sponsor RuBook Creative Use PROMO CODE - OHMY at checkout to receive 10% off your next order https://www.ohmyfraud.promo/rubook HOW TO EARN FREE CPE In less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this epi…
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When she was growing up, Tracy Coenen wanted to be a prison warden. It didn’t quite work out that way, but she still deals with bad guys on a daily basis. Caleb and Greg talk with Tracy about interning with the IRS, how she made it as a forensic accountant, and why “You knew I was an idiot when you married me” is not a valid excuse when getting div…
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Thank you to our sponsor, Xero To learn more go to http://ohmyfraud.promo/xero Thank you to our sponsor, SoftLedger : Mention Oh My Fraud and get 25% off of your first 3 months, visit https://ohmyfraud.promo/softledger Thank you to our sponsor, Patriot : to learn more and get a 30 day free trial visit https://ohmyfraud.promo/patriot Pre-order Kelly…
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A Word from Our Sponsor Thank you to our sponsor, LiveFlow : to learn more about LiveFlow and how you can save 20% off your first 3 months go to https://ohmyfraud.promo/liveflow ______________________________________________________ HOW TO EARN FREE CPE In less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to…
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A Word from Our Sponsor Thank you to our sponsor, LiveFlow : to learn more about LiveFlow and how you can save 20% off your first 3 months go to https://ohmyfraud.promo/liveflow ______________________________________________________ HOW TO EARN FREE CPE In less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to…
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SPONSORS Dark Horse CPA https://ohmyfraud.promo/darkhorsecpa REFERENCES Wikipedia: Salad Oil Scandal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salad_Oil_scandal Best Frauds in History: Tino De Angelis’ salad-oil scam: https://moneyweek.com/investments/investment-strategy/601677/great-frauds-in-history-tino-de-angelis-salad-oil-scandal How Salad Oil Amost Cras…
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