Research Project


Complete assignments 3 and 4 for Cardinal Wholesalers, Inc. and additional requirements


Based on your readings, use of technology, peer reviewed literature, authoritative sources, and the Fraud Examiners Manual complete the requirements in the project for:

  • Assignment 3
  • Assignment 4
  • Include all Excel /IDEA supporting documents as exhibits (You may use either or both programs to analyze you data. Instructions to install IDEA are located in Start Here) to document how you arrived at your selection of the 6 suspicious vendors.  There should be at least 3 queries and one summary table. Be careful when you key in the password code it is the first letter of each suspicious vendor you find in alphabetical order.  Ex. if the company is The XYZ Company be sure to key in “T” for The in the company name.


  • This section should be about 5 pages (not including cover page, abstract or references).  Do not submit prior assignments 1 and 2 already submitted.  You may reference those assignments as needed but do not submit them again.
  • A minimum of Three references: academic journals, professional journals, and/or appropriate authoritative references identified by the instructor.
  • All research papers are submitted in APA format and/or any specific formats required by this project.  Embed all of your Excel or IDEA documents into the report or as exhibits at the end of the document)


  • Assignments 3 and 4 with all supporting Excel or IDEA printouts
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