Jeremy G. Bendewald, CFE, CFI

Principal/Fraud & Forensic Advisory Practice Leader

Jeremy G. Bendewald

As a forensic accountant, the most rewarding aspect of my professional career is identifying and uncovering the facts when organizations and individuals are impacted by financial events, whether through concerns of fraud or cyber security incidents.


Jeremy oversees forensic accounting examinations including financial fraud schemes, tracing of assets, financial motivation to commit crimes and other accountings for use in courts of law. Jeremy also assists clients with insurance claim, civil and/or criminal litigation support matters. Proactively, Jeremy works with clients to improve internal controls, business fraud risk mitigation and provides recommendations to reduce the risk of fraud.

Jeremy is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Forensic Interviewer. He is thoughtful in his care and assessment of matters discussed with him. He endeavors to understand the situation and the client impact knowing each situation is unique and demands thoughtful understanding and analyses. Jeremy prides himself in being very accessible and reachable, insisting that each client has the opportunity to plan and discuss the approach and details.

When not in the office or working onsite with a client, Jeremy spends time with his wife and two kids. They all love to spend time at the lake, fishing, boating and swimming in the summer and ice fishing and snowmobiling during the long winters.



  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • International Association of Interviewers


  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Forensic Interviewer
  • Private Investigator - Arizona, North Dakota and California


  • Master of Business Administration, Fraud Management and Economic Crime – Utica College, Utica, NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting with Forensic Accounting emphasis – North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • Wicklander Zulawski method of conducting interviews and interrogation.


Client Work

  • Oversees detection and investigation matters of financial improprieties affecting businesses, individuals, and other organizations within all industries for the purpose of determining the facts and documenting the related loss, if any, for insurance, civil and/or criminal purposes.
  • Provides expert witness testimony for civil and criminal proceedings in matters where allegations of financial improprieties have been made.
  • Conducts internal control assessments for asset theft controls and recommendations.


Community Involvement

  • Joint Committee on Attorney Standards, Member, North Dakota
  • Judicial Nominating Committee, Member, North Dakota