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IRS special agents to teach MBA students about tax fraud

April 14, 2008

On Friday, April 18, special agents of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation Division will lead an interactive training seminar on tax fraud for a group of Coastal Carolina University business students. The event will be held from noon to 6 p.m. in the Wall Center for Excellence in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration.

The IRS educational program, called the "Adrian Project," offers students a real-world experience in forensic accounting and introduces them to career opportunities in criminal fraud investigation.

Working in groups, students in Professor Meyer Drucker's graduate tax accounting class, as well as other CCU business students, will be assigned hypothetical fraud cases. Under the instruction of IRS investigators, the students will investigate the crimes using forensic accounting methods. Hypothetical investigations include tax fraud, embezzlement, drug trafficking and other crime scenarios-one of which will involve a professor being handcuffed and arrested by students. The different groups will gather evidence and build their cases before giving a final briefing in the last hour of the program.

For more information, contact the Office of Marketing Communications at 349-2015 or Meyer Drucker at 349-6560.