“I had to have a reason personally to have that extra money,” Nathan Mueller, convicted fraudster*, told attendees at the 26th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference. “I started the gambling, I had never gambled before, to cover up the fraud, and then I started stealing to gamble. So that’s why it went on so long. That’s why it increased from that first $1,100 check to, there was a day when I took $400,000 in one day.”
*The ACFE does not compensate convicted fraudsters.