Amounts 5% +/- the other

Some employee’s that commit fraud get accustom to the same about every month that the steal. If they do for six months stealing 10K a month, they will either become more bold and increase the amount, to hold steady at our around the same amount. We provide a list of all amounts that are 5% or less in any data set. This will give us a quick look to see if it’s the same vendor or many vendors. If it’s the same vendor around, but not exactly the same amount, it’s something that required further investigation.

How to use it ?

System searches for payments which are 5% +/- the other and automatically generates a report containing all identified transactions.

What does our fraud detection analytics software do?

We run more than a dozen separate tests with just the basic data. In fact over half the test for employee, payroll, accounts payable, check, and business fraud are run with just check data, check amount and payee. Here are the tests we run:

Benford’s law

single and double digits

Similar vendors

(you set the similarity percentage)

Non-business day transaction

(US Holidays included)

Under cut-off amounts

(you set the limits)


(also helps identify vendors putting stress on the business)

Fictitious vendor search

(you select the search words like PO Box, or consultant)

Amounts Exactly Twice

As much as other

Amounts starting with

Same First Four Digits