Mindset of the Fraudster: What We've Learned in 25 Years of Interviewing
CPE Credit: 4
Course Level: Overview
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
Vice President — Education
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Once a fraud scandal goes public, the “what, when, where and how” become a matter of public record. But what about the “why”? What drives these individuals to lie, cheat and swindle? Understanding the path a fraudster takes from employee to criminal can provide valuable insight that can help strengthen your anti-fraud initiatives and make your fraud examinations more successful.
Take a fascinating look inside the mind of a fraudster during this Pre-Conference session. Through discussions of human behavior, video interviews with convicted fraudsters and interactive problem-solving, you will gain a deeper understanding of motivations and personality traits common to many fraudsters.
You Will Learn How To:
- Recognize common characteristics of fraud perpetrators
- See what societal and organizational factors can lead to fraud
- Recognize red flags in employee behavior
- Design anti-fraud programs to include behavioral characteristics