Preserving Digital Evidence—How to Protect a Municipality’s Case Against Fraud

By John Hostetler, Ernie Cooper, & Abigail Stokes Palsma
, California Society of Municipal Finance Officers, September 2013
When fraud is suspected, the natural instinct is to look for evidence. Unfortunately, searching digital devices to find the proof can erode the credibility of the evidence. To protect digital evidence of financial fraud, create a reactive protocol that ensures digital evidence can be used in court and a proactive plan to secure cloud and server based data.

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