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Internal Revenue Service's Charlotte office leads Adrian Project on Misenheimer campus

irs exercise3On Wed., Nov. 13, the Student Accounting Society hosted the Adrian Project, a five-hour interactive fraud seminar for more than 30 student participants from Pfeiffer University and Rowan Cabarrus Community College. Special Agent Rajender West and other members of the Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigation Division were on hand to facilitate the exercise.

Students were assigned to groups and agents guided them through the significant aspects of a criminal fraud investigation.  Activities included surveillance, search warrant applications, arrest, data analysis and interrogations.  Students were able to discuss fraud at-length with agents and explore career options for all levels of criminal investigations.

Financial fraud and fraud examinations major Freshman Matthew Humphries believes that participating in this exercise was a valuable experience for everyone, not just accounting majors.

"The event gave me an opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes look at a real-life IRS criminal investigation," he said. "I highly recommend this activity to all students looking for an educational and experiential opportunity to leave the classroom for a day and feel like a real agent."

Photo Caption: Two Pfeiffer students participating in the Adrian Project exercise with the IRS.

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