Kelly J. Todd Plays Key Role in Guilty Verdict of Fraud Perpetrator

Kelly J. Todd
April 9, 2019

Kelly J. Todd, managing member and member in charge of forensic investigations, served a vital role in a North Carolina case that brought embezzler Rhonda Byrd to justice.

The evidence presented at trial revealed that Byrd embezzled over $1 million from her employer between 1999 and 2008 by the following methods:

  • Writing herself checks and recording them in Peachtree Accounting System to appear like legitimate business expenses.
  • Writing checks to cash and to herself for no legitimate business purpose.
  • Executing excessive and unauthorized payroll to herself and deleting the transactions or masquerading them as loans from the company.

The team at Forensic Strategic Solutions traced assets through a maze of reconstructed bank records and accounting transactions and provided the district attorney with a report of findings. Kelly testified to FSS’s findings during the trial. Her input was instrumental in bringing the case to a successful close.

Our fraud examination practice area is made up of fraud examiners, certified public accountants, investigators and forensic technology experts.  We understand and assess quantitative and qualitative evidence to ferret out the truth; detect financial improprieties and accounting discrepancies; illustrate, present and testify about findings; and identify and offer recommendations to protect vulnerable business processes.

The full article on the case can be read here.