CNBC's Gary Kaminsky spent time with SEC's Bruce Karpati to learn more about his division, which investigates allegations of fraud committed by investment advisers. Kaminsky reports that if you're breaking the law, the agency will find you.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports the SEC wants to make it more enticing for employees to report fraud at work, particularly in light of recent revelations about attempts to blow the whistle on Bernie Madoff and Ron Allen.
Tax-refund fraud has become a huge problem. The Treasury estimates that $21 billion in potentially fraudulent refunds due to identity theft could be issued in the next five years.
About Crime & Punishment: Inside the SEC
CNBC gets exclusive access inside the SEC. CNBC Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn and CNBC Contributor Gary Kaminsky take you behind closed doors to learn more about fraud and what the SEC is doing to fight it.