Fraud Investigator Tracy Coenen Media Clips

Tracy Coenen has appeared on numerous television news and talk shows, talking about fraud issues such as embezzlement, tax fraud, white collar crime, Ponzi schemes, and investment fraud. The below video is a series of clips from these media appearances.

To see more of Tracy on television, commenting on fraud investigations and forensic accounting, please visit the Sequence Inc. Video page.

Blog Star

The internet offers infinite space in which to carve out a piece of blogger stardom.

INSIGHT – The Magazine of the Illinois CPA Society - November/December 2010
By Christine Bockelman

When CPA and financial fraud expert Tracy Coenen started her accounting blog The Fraud Files in November 2005, she intended it to be a way to market her name and experience. Five years and hundreds of posts later, she’s getting 30,000 unique visitors a month. She also credits the blog with bringing in at least 30 percent of her firm’s annual revenue. “And when I say 30 percent, I mean actual money in pocket,” says Coenen, owner of Sequence Inc., a forensic accounting and fraud firm with offices in Chicago and Milwaukee. “Not bad for a little bean-counter, eh?”

World of Forensic Accounting Unveils How Companies Are Cheated Out of Millions

Millions of dollars are missing from a Milwaukee company, and an employee is charged with stealing a staggering sum of money. How deep the fraud goes is something investigators are still deciphering. FOX6 gives you a look at how they do it, and how they think one employee made off with millions.

In this interview with Milwaukee’s Fox affiliate, WITI 6, Tracy Coenen talks with news anchor Brad Hicks about how the Koss fraud may have been perpetrated, and how the company apparently made it so easy for former VP of Finance Sue Sachdeva.

Marquette University Alumni National Awards

College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management
Entrepreneurial Award
Tracy L. Coenen, Arts ’93, Grad ’96

Tracy Coenen may not know where the bodies are buried, but she knows how to follow the numbers. When it comes to forensic accounting, she wrote the book on the subject. In fact, she wrote three: Expert Fraud Investigation: A Step-by-Step Guide, Essentials of Corporate Fraud, and The CPA’s Handbook of Fraud and Commercial Crime Prevention.

Accountants Who Focus on Fraud

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
By Rick Romell

Tracy Coenen was a criminology major at Marquette University when a class on investigating financial crimes sparked her interest in forensic accounting – a field she had never heard of until then. She started taking business courses, eventually securing an MBA and the skills necessary to become a certified public accountant.


What does she do?
Forensic accountant with her own business, Sequence Inc.

Women of Influence: Where Are They Now?

An Update of Our Women of Influence Alumni

Today the winners of the 2009 Women of Influence Awards, given by The Business Journal, were honored at an awards luncheon. Today’s publication included some past winners of the award.

Women of Influence: Where Are They Now?

An Update of Our Women of Influence Alumni

Today the winners of the 2008 Women of Influence Awards, given by The Business Journal, were honored at an awards luncheon. Today’s publication included some past winners of the award.

A Master Plan

My Midwest Inflight Magazine
By Catherine Arnold

If you have big plans in business, it’s likely that you’ve thought about earning a Master of Business Administration.

Considering that the average cost of MBA tuition is about $30,000 a year—$41,900 a year at top-ranked Harvard Business School—not including fees, living expenses and loss of income, it’s not a decision most take lightly.

Passionate About Forensic Accounting

Accounting Crossing
By Amit Agarwal

A certified public accountant and a nationally recognized expert in fraud investigation, Tracy Coenen is a successful entrepreneur. She has worked in the area of forensic accounting for more than 10 years and has been self-employed for seven of them. Coenen is an inspiration to those who not only want to pursue careers in accounting but are also eager to start their own businesses.

Blog It and They May Come

Small businesses find blogging can be useful — but time consuming.

Wall Street Journal
By Sarah E. Needleman

A few months after launching a blog early last year, Get It In Writing Inc. started seeing traffic to its Web site soar.

Today the small marketing-copywriting firm in Boca Raton, Fla., draws as many as 150,000 unique visitors a month to its site, compared with an average of only 100 before the blog, which features advice and trends on marketing and resides within the company’s Web site.

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