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Michelle D. McHale-Adams

CPA/CFF, CFE, Partner
Grand Rapids


Michelle is Plante Moran’s firm’s forensic investigative practice leader. Known for her calm and sensible approach to volatile and emotionally challenging situations, she assists all industries with matters pertaining to fraud and forensics.

Michelle is asked often to speak to various organizations and industry professionals regarding the topics of fraud and forensics. Her presentations are tailored to the unique needs of each audience and include key insights and industry-specific case studies gathered from more than 17 years of experience in forensic investigations. She has served as a resource for a variety of media. Michelle has a bachelor of accountancy degree from Walsh College.

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Suspect fraud? Seven actions to take now
Have that nagging feeling something just isn't right? Conduct the initial analysis to substantiate your suspicions — don't wait any longer to take these important steps to protect your business.
Michelle D. McHale-Adams
Article April 25, 2017 3 min read
Global fraud in business: 10 key considerations
Would you throw away 5 percent of your annual revenue? Of course not—at least not intentionally—but fraud is stealing a significant portion of the average business’s profits. Don’t let this happen to you.
Michelle D. McHale-Adams
Article February 24, 2017 2 min read