Accountant Gary Kane Publishes New Article Discussing Florida’s High Rate of Fraud & Identity Theft Complaints

Gary Kane, Owner and Managing Partner of Kane Forensic Accounting, shares Florida’s top fraud issues and what consumers can do to protect themselves.

Orlando, FL – April 28, 2016 – Gary Kane, Owner and Managing Partner of Kane Forensic Accounting, an Orlando forensic accounting firm, recently published an article titled “Florida Tops States in Fraud & Identity Theft” on his website (

Gary Kane writes, “A recent study found that Florida was third among the 50 states for the highest rates per capita of identity theft and fraud complaints in 2015. More than 306,000 fraud complaints were filed in Florida, and more than 44,000 of those claimed identity theft. According to the FTC and Consumer Sentinel Network, in Florida, debt collection complaints topped the categories for complaints filed at 59%. Scams for telephone and mobile services followed at 12 percent, and impostor scams at 7 percent. Among identity theft complaints in Florida, 50 percent were for government documents or benefits fraud, followed by credit card fraud at 18 percent and phone or utilities fraud and bank fraud at 8 percent each. So now that you know identity theft and fraud are an ongoing problem in our community, learn how to protect yourself from becoming a victim in 2016.

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About Gary Kane:

Gary-Kane-HeadshotGary Kane is owner and managing partner of Kane & Associates, and a licensed CPA in the state of Florida.  His primary responsibilities include the planning and utilization of personnel, budgeting, cash flow management, and overall firm marketing.  Mr. Kane has been responsible for all tax preparation and planning functions within the firm.  He performs the final, technical review of all audit and review engagements.

Mr. Kane has lectured widely on various aspects of income and estate planning and personal financial planning.  He has appeared on several local television shows and has appeared on a national cable television program broadcast on the Satellite Program Network.  With his background in tax and financial planning, Mr. Kane has been instrumental in assisting clients in the formation, implementation, and management of several real estate ventures, beginning with the planning stage through the completion and ultimate management or sale.

Mr. Kane received his BSBA with honors with a major in accounting from the University of Florida and has a Masters of Science in Accountancy from the University of Central Florida.  He has over forty-one years of public accounting experience, including four years with the international accounting firm of Alexander Grant (Orlando, Florida), before becoming a founding partner of Kane & Associates of Winter Park, Florida, in 1975.  Mr. Kane was also an accountant with Chevron Oil Company in charge of fixed asset accounting for all oil and gas properties in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida and Alabama.

Mr. Kane is a member of the American and Florida Institutes of Certified Public Accountants and has satisfied the requirements to be accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Mr. Kane is a Certified Valuation Analyst and member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.  He is past president of the Central Florida Chapter of the International Association for Financial Planning and has served as Chairman of its Board of Directors.

Mr. Kane has been an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida teaching intermediate accounting and has assisted the Small Business Development Center at the University of Central Florida in lectures on business acquisition and accounting systems for small businesses.  Mr. Kane assists attorneys in numerous areas, including tax planning, litigation, and divorce settlements.  He has testified for over twenty years as an expert witness in Orange, Osceola, Brevard, Seminole, and Volusia counties.

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