About Nathan Mueller
Hi. I'm Nathan Mueller. It's true. I committed a $8.5MM embezzlement and served several years in federal prison for my mistakes and poor judgement. I want to teach you what I did to make you a better fraud fighter.
In this course, you will learn what I did, how I did it and why I did it. You'll see the fraud triangle all over the presentation.
I hold a B.A. in Accounting from Gustavus Adolphus College and was a licensed CPA from 2002-2010. I have over 13 years of public accounting experience and ten years of corporate accounting experience with a focus on financial reporting, cash processing, and accounting controls.
After the reinsurance company that I worked for was purchased by ING for $6 billion, I played a key role in transitioning its operations onto ING’s enterprise resource planning system. Enabled by lax controls and unchecked authority to distribute funds, I began embezzling money to pay off personal debt. What started as a $1,100 check to a credit card, spiraled into an $8.5 million fraud over the next four years. It was only a co-worker’s suspicions that brought the fraud to an end. After being caught, I pled guilty and was sentenced to 97 months in federal prison and released in September of 2014.
While serving my sentence, I delivered over 60 speeches to a broad spectrum of groups & organizations including college classes, businesses, business organizations and non-profits.
I recently provided the keynote at the 2015 ACFE Global Fraud Conference in Baltimore, Maryland with upwards of 3,000 attendees. I have trained several governmental agencies including the FBI, the FDIC, the FFIEC and the Federal Reserve Bank as well as Fortune and other large companies such as: Best Buy, General Mills, and Nationwide Insurance to name a few. I speak frequently for many organizations including the IIA, ACFE, IMA, HFMA, ISACA, ACAMS and state CPA societies.
I also co-authored "Lessons From An $8 Million Fraud" in the Journal of Accountancy which won the prestigious Lawler Award as the article of the year for 2015.