Biography

Barry J. Webne – Author, Advisor, Lecturer, Trainer and Consultant

As an experienced Corporate Controller, General Manager and respected authority on the prevention and detection of Occupational Fraud and employee theft, Barry J. Webne currently trains, lectures to, and consults with financial and managerial professionals across the United States and Canada.

Mr. Webne graduated from the University of Toledo in December 1987, with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, focused in Accounting.  He rapidly climbed the corporate ladder while serving with several companies in various accounting, management and technology-related positions.

Mr. Webne is also a convicted felon; convicted twice for embezzling more than $1 million each, from his employers between 1992 and 1996, and again between 2001 and 2006.  In each case, he was sentenced to incarceration in federal prison.

Mr. Webne has written four books relating to the prevention and detection of Occupational Fraud and employee theft, as well as the implementation and maintenance of internal controls and segregation of duties for small-businesses.  Since his release from prison, he has served as a speaker, lecturer and consultant in those areas.  He advises and trains accountants, auditors, management professionals and business owners on the behavioral and psychological traits and tendencies of individuals involved in Occupational Fraud and employee theft schemes.  Mr. Webne also stresses the importance of implementing and maintaining effective and efficient internal controls and segregation of duties within the business environment, in order to mitigate the risk of Occupational Fraud and employee theft.  He believes that no business or organization is safe from the risk of Occupational Fraud and employee theft, from the smallest of churches to the largest of corporations.

Mr. Webne offers training seminars across the United States.  He has given presentations to the clients of numerous accounting firms, banks, law firms, colleges and universities, as well as state chapters of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), as well as various national, state and local governmental and law enforcement agencies.

Mr. Webne’s basic presentation, entitled “Confessions of a Serial Embezzler’™, can be both informative, educational and entertaining.  It is designed for business owners and executives, with the main objective of educating and enlightening them on the necessity of implementing effective internal controls within their respective business environments.

Mr. Webne has four daughters and makes his home in the Fort Wayne area.