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Sunday
11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Registration Opens

1:00-5:00 PM

Sunday, June 17 | 1:00-5:00 PM


CPE Credit: 4

Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of fraud risk assessments

Field of Study: Auditing

Organizations increasingly conduct fraud risk assessments to identify and evaluate where they are most at risk for fraud. But not all fraud risk assessments are created equal. When done correctly, they can serve as the foundation for a complete and effective fraud risk management program. However, for some organizations, the fraud risk assessment is a one-time initiative that does little more than confirm what they already know. In this session, you’ll learn how to improve the assessment process, expand the impact and enhance the organization’s anti-fraud culture.

Course Outline:

  • 1:00-2:10 p.m. Introduction to Fraud Risk Assessment
  • 2:25-3:35 p.m. Taking Fraud Risk Assessment to the Next Level
  • 3:50-5:00 p.m. Keeping Fraud Risk Assessment Evolving

You Will Learn How To:

  • Evaluate your fraud risk assessment maturity
  • Use your fraud risk assessment to drive changes in thinking, behavior and impact
  • Use the fraud risk assessment process and outcomes to create ongoing value for your business
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Bethmara Kessler, CFE, CISA

SVP, Integrated Global Services, Campbell Soup Company

Bethmara Kessler is the Senior Vice President of Integrated Global Services at Campbell Soup Company and is on the ACFE Faculty and Advisory Council. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Baruch College in New York.

Prior to joining Campbell Soup Company, Kessler was the CAE and Co-Chief Compliance Officer at Warner Music Group. Kessler was the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Business Risk Management at Limited Brands, Inc. Her extensive experience also includes leadership roles in audit, risk management, information systems and corporate investigations with EMI Group, Plc., Avon Products, Inc., RJR Nabisco, Inc. and Ernst & Young.

Kessler is a passionate fraud fighter and frequently speaks on a variety of topics related to fraud prevention and detection, investigations, auditing, compliance and risk. She is a contributing author to the ACFE's Fraud Examiner Manual and Fraud Casebook: Lessons From the Bad Side of Business as well as several articles that have appeared in Internal Auditor Magazine, The Journal of Accountancy and other specialty publications.

Sunday, June 17 | 1:00-5:00 PM


CPE Credit: 4

Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

The revelations of the Panama Papers, UnaOil scandal and the recent Paradise Papers leaks have highlighted that shell companies should be a major concern and focus for fraud examiners and compliance professionals. Shell companies are increasingly being used to evade sanctions, facilitate money laundering, enable the transfer of illegal proceeds and disguise corruption. This session will discuss identifying, investigating and preventing contact with potential shell companies and their beneficiaries.

Course Outline:

  • 1:00-2:10 p.m. Shells and Their Use in International Frauds
  • 2:25-3:35 p.m. Learning to Identify Shell Company Characteristics
  • 3:50-5:00 p.m. Investigating Shell Companies and Shell Networks

You Will Learn How To:

  • Understand what shell companies are and how they can serve both legitimate and illegitimate purposes
  • Identify common characteristics of shell companies and what makes them appealing to fraudsters
  • Plan investigations of shell companies and follow the trail to uncover larger shell networks
Ryan C. Hubbs, CFE, CIA, CCEP, ACFE Regent

Global Anticorruption and Fraud Manager, Schlumberger

Ryan C. Hubbs is the global anticorruption and fraud manager for Schlumberger in Houston, Texas. Hubbs has more than 16 years of experience managing corporate investigations, forensic audits and compliance initiatives. He has conducted hundreds of sensitive internal engagements concerning fraud, corruption, contracts, vendors and suppliers, and employee-related issues. Hubbs also has extensive experience with organization-wide anti-fraud and compliance programs and measures, corporate investigation programs and protocols, and fraud data analytics. He has extensive experience investigating and researching anonymous shell company networks as well as developing analytics and process improvements to combat this emerging fraud risk area. Hubbs also previously served 13 years as a commissioned law enforcement officer in both Louisiana and Texas.

Hubbs is a member of the ACFE Faculty where he co-presents the CFE Exam Review Course, as well as specialized training such as Interviewing Techniques for Auditors, Auditing for Internal Fraud, Contract and Procurement Fraud, Detecting Fraud Through Vendor Audits, Principles of Fraud Examination and Conducting Internal Investigations. Hubbs co-wrote the guidance to the ACFE Standards and developed the ACFE Chapter Leaders Resource Guide. He has served ten years as an ACFE Chapter President and officer for both the New Orleans and Houston ACFE Chapters. In his role as President of the Houston ACFE Chapter he helped guide the chapter to be recognized as the ACFE’s 2014 Chapter of the Year and the recipient of the ACFE’s 2015 Chapter Newsletter of the Year. Hubbs’ continued involvement and contributions in the anti-fraud profession resulted in him being awarded the Greater Houston Fraud Impact Award in 2014.

Sunday, June 17 | 1:00-5:00 PM


CPE Credit: 4

Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of fundamental data analytics techniques

Field of Study: Auditing

This session will explore how you can leverage emerging technologies and advanced analytics to improve your fraud examinations. You will learn about emerging technologies, traditional and nontraditional data analysis techniques, the role that artificial intelligence can play in fraud examinations and how advanced analytics can tie it all together.

Course Outline:

  • 1:00-2:10 p.m. Applying Emerging Technology in Fraud Examinations
  • 2:25-3:35 p.m. Leveraging Unstructured Data in Fraud Examinations
  • 3:50-5:00 p.m. Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Fraud Examinations

You Will Learn How To:

  • Incorporate emerging technologies into your anti-fraud toolbox
  • Analyze data from traditional and nontraditional sources to identify the red flags of fraud
  • Recognize how machine learning and AI can help fight fraud
  • Apply advanced analytical techniques to increase the effectiveness of your fraud examinations
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Jeremy Clopton, CFE, CPA, ACDA, CIDA

Owner, What's Your SQ

Jeremy is the founder and owner of What’s Your SQ, a company focused on helping organizations identify their key strategic questions and develop methods to answer them. His work focuses on organizational culture, strategic planning and implementation of data analytics, designing analytics-based systems to detect and the mitigate the risk of fraud, and multigenerational leadership.

Prior to founding What’s Your SQ, Clopton helped launch and lead the big data and analytics and digital forensics practices for a national accounting firm. He led a multidisciplinary, and geographically diverse, team of professionals. In developing the practice, he focused on his experience as a fraud examiner leveraging data analytics for fraud prevention and detection, risk assessment and business intelligence.

Clopton has experience using ACL, IDEA, and Tableau software for analysis, data visualization, visual analytics and dashboard development

Clopton is a frequent speaker on the topics of data analytics and visualization, the value data can bring to an organization and leading a multigenerational workforce. He has spoken at global and national conferences, as well as regional and local conferences and webinars. He also contributes to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ Fraud Magazine and a variety of publications and blogs on the topic of data analytics.

5:00-9:00 PM

Registration Opens

5:30-7:00 PM

Sunday, June 17 | 5:30-7:00 p.m.


Join fellow women in the anti-fraud industry to network, ask questions and share ideas in a relaxed setting. Registration is complimentary and the event will be capped at 250 attendees. RSVP here.

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6:00-6:45 PM

Sunday, June 17 | 6:00-6:45 p.m.


New ACFE members and first-time attendees to the ACFE Global Fraud Conference are invited to attend a special networking event before the Welcome Reception. Join us to network with your peers and meet ACFE leaders and staff, Regents and local chapter officers, all of whom will share insights on how to get the most out of membership and your conference experience.

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7:00-9:00 PM
NETWORKING

Welcome Reception

Sunday, June 17 | 7:00-9:00 p.m.


Join us in the Anti-Fraud Exhibit Hall on Sunday, June 17, as the ACFE hosts a complimentary Welcome Reception for conference attendees. This is the perfect opportunity for you to meet other attendees and take a sneak peek at the latest anti-fraud solutions as you enjoy refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres.

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Monday
7:30-8:30 AM

Registration and continental breakfast

7:30 AM-3:35 PM

Exhibit Hall open

8:30-9:50 AM

Monday, June 18 | 8:30-9:45 AM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

The Main Conference begins with the official opening ceremonies, a welcome from ACFE President and CEO Bruce Dorris, and the conference's first keynote speaker, Europol Executive Director Rob Wainwright.

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Rob Wainwright

Executive Director, Europol

Rob Wainwright is the Executive Director of Europol. He has led the transformation of the agency into a world-class security institution. Europol is the primary intelligence-sharing and operational coordination center in Europe, connecting more than 1,000 law enforcement agencies and supporting almost 50,000 cross-border investigations each year against transnational threats from crime and terrorism.

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Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA

President and CEO, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Bruce Dorris is the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). He also serves as an advisory member to the ACFE Board of Regents. Dorris has conducted anti-fraud training for the United Nations, the American Bankers Association, colleges and universities around the world, as well as with the FBI, GAO and other federal and state law enforcement agencies in the U.S. Dorris has been with the ACFE for 11 years, previously serving as Vice President and Program Director, and is proud to be involved in the continued growth and professional direction of the world’s largest anti-fraud organization.

Prior to joining the ACFE, Dorris earned his Juris Doctor from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 1993 and is licensed to practice law in state and federal courts in Texas and Louisiana. He served as a prosecutor in Louisiana for 13 years, focusing primarily on financial crime investigations.

10:15-11:30 AM

Monday, June 18 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of the various threat actors who may seek to breach information security for financial gain and/or competitive advantage

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

More than 60% of all successful security breaches of an enterprise start with social engineering. By exploiting publicly available information and predictable human behavior, fraudsters manipulate their targets into taking certain actions that can lead to serious compromise and financial ruin.

This session will break down the methodology of how social engineers collect targeting information, impersonate legitimate requesters and manipulate targets. Within the context of a case study, various social engineering techniques will be discussed and demonstrated.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Compare social engineering techniques that can be deployed against a target
  • Identify security best practices to combat these threats, including the design and implementation of a social engineering awareness program
  • Evaluate the desire to make personal or company information publicly available against making yourself vulnerable to exploitation
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Peter Warmka, CFE, CPP

Director of Business Intelligence, Strategic Risk Management LLC

Following a distinguished career as a Senior Intelligence Officer within the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Peter Warmka joined Strategic Risk Management in 2010 as Director of Business Intelligence. In this capacity, he has led numerous due diligence investigations on behalf of corporate clients pursuing mergers and acquisitions that have uncovered significant fraud within target entities. Warmka’s professional expertise includes the areas of cybersecurity, intelligence collection, competitive intelligence and asset protection management. With his extensive background in social engineering, Warmka joined Webster University in 2015 as an Adjunct Professor, where he lectures on intelligence and counter-intelligence as it relates to cybersecurity.

Monday, June 18 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of and understanding of investigations into the proceeds of corruption, as well as institutional anti-money laundering compliance

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Recent media events from the so-called Global Laundromat to Operation Carwash and the 1MDB scandal reflect the extent to which corrupt heads of state will go to misuse their positions for their own benefit. This session will examine the methods used by corrupt politically exposed persons (PEPs) to place, layer and integrate their ill-gotten gains. It will look at the patterns of theft, money movement and spending by PEPs. It will also examine the anti-money laundering (AML) controls that financial institutions use to detect this activity and report it to the appropriate authorities.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Assess the common risks presented by corrupt PEPs
  • Analyze the transaction patterns of and risk indicators of corruption
  • Recognize methodologies leveraged by PEPs to place dirty money
  • Compare compliance-based countermeasures to detect, deter and report the illicit activity of corrupt heads of state
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Michael Schidlow, CFE, CAMS-Audit

Head of Financial Crime Risk Training and Emerging Risk Advisory, Global Internal Audit, HSBC Bank

Michael Schidlow currently serves as the Head of Financial Crime Risk Training for HSBC Bank’s Global Internal Audit Function. In this role, Schidlow designs and delivers bespoke training courses on anti-money laundering (AML), terrorist financing, anti-bribery/corruption (ABC), and anti-financial crime best practices. Schidlow also leads the function’s Emerging Risk Advisory for North America, Latin America, and for the Global Financial Crime Risk teams. He consults on audit planning and audit scoping based on regulatory issues, enforcement actions, and external environment monitoring.

Monday, June 18 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of deception during interviews and extensive experience conducting interviews

Field of Study: Communications and Marketing

You might only get one shot to interview an individual. The inability to detect deception in that interview could impede your investigation. This session challenges some of the widely held deception theories and provides information you need to know before conducting your next interview.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify deception misconceptions
  • Assess unconscious biases
  • Recognize questions designed to elicit admissions
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Chris Rosetti, CFE, CPA, CFF

Owner, Chris J. Rosetti, CFE, CPA

Christopher Rosetti is a forensic accounting/fraud investigator, working with various private and public entities in the resolution of contentious and litigious fraud matters. Rosetti has authored a number of fraud-related articles, has been featured in numerous newspaper articles and television segments, including CNBC. He has testified as an expert witness on many occasions, and has given hundreds of fraud-related presentations internationally. He serves as a member of the ACFE’s faculty, and teaches regularly at workshops and has presented at 10 of the ACFE’s Global Fraud Conferences on a variety of fraud-related subjects. He also served as the Chairman of the ACFE’s Education Committee, and the ACFE Foundation, developed a self-study course and training curriculum for the ACFE, and was an instructor for the CFE Exam Review Course.

Monday, June 18 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Basic

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Information Technology

Companies have tremendous motivation to protect their digital data, but what about the average person? As the internet becomes more pervasive, we all become more vulnerable to hacks and viruses. The good news is we have many ways to safeguard our personal information. As a fraud investigator, you are often protecting others against cyberattacks, but are you applying the same level of safeguards to your personal life? This session demonstrates easy-to-understand and easy-to-implement ways to protect your personal digital data. You will learn some of the best ways to protect yourself from phishing attacks, ransomware and other cyberthreats.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Assess the best ways to protect your personal, company and client data while using open Wi-Fi
  • Compare the four best ways to detect and prevent phishing attacks and ransomware
  • Recognize ways to protect your digital devices from becoming compromised and from being used for further cyberattacks
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Ryan Duquette

Founder and Principal, Hexigent Consulting Inc.

Ryan Duquette is passionate about digital forensics and helping to keep others from being victimized. He's a seasoned digital forensic examiner with many years of experience in law enforcement and the private sector. During his time in law enforcement he worked on hundreds of digital forensic and fraud-related cases. He took his zest for focusing on the facts from those days and founded Hexigent, a digital forensics firm focusing on investigations, consulting services and litigation support.

Monday, June 18 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Understanding of auditors’ responsibilities

Field of Study: Auditing

This session will explore trends in accounting malpractice claims. It will dig into legal cases against third parties to recover losses caused by the failure to detect fraud. A must-attend session for CFEs who want to expand their practices beyond resolving allegations of fraud — and for auditors who want to avoid a malpractice claim. Practical and legal considerations differ, so this session will review legal considerations that are often misunderstood.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Determine trends in accounting malpractice claims
  • Ascertain what auditors are being accused of
  • Identify in real cases where auditors failed, what they did wrong and what they should have done to uncover fraud
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Ralph Q. Summerford, CFE, CPA, CIRA

President, Forensic Strategic Solutions, LLC

Ralph Q. Summerford is the President of Forensic Strategic Solutions, Inc., a firm of fraud and forensic investigators headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, recognized as one of the top forensic firms in the United States. Summerford and his team of professionals specialize in forensic and investigative accounting, computer forensics, expert witness services, fraud examination, business valuations and litigation consulting.

Summerford works primarily in the area of forensic accounting, fraud examination and bankruptcy. He works closely with both plaintiff and defense attorneys; corporate boards and audit committees; insurance company special investigation units; government inspector generals; and governmental agencies such as the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Trade Commission, and the Pension Benefit and Guaranty Corporation.

Monday, June 18 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Advanced

Recommended Prerequisite: Intermediate understanding of Microsoft Excel and experience in fraud cases

Field of Study: Auditing

According to the ACFE's Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, proactive data monitoring and analysis is among the most effective anti-fraud controls, but data analytic software can sometimes be costly. Microsoft Excel is one of the most powerful data analysis tools available and it can do much of the analysis necessary to perform professional engagements at a lower cost than other more expensive data analysis programs. In this session, you will discover some of the most powerful tools in Excel, and learn about an inexpensive add-on that can take your data analysis and final deliverables to the next level.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recognize ways to incorporate and use powerful data analysis tools in Excel
  • Navigate creating powerful exhibits in Excel
  • Recall how Excel can embed charts and tables into your reports
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Tiffany Couch, CFE, CPA, CFF

CEO/Owner, Acuity Forensics

Tiffany Couch, CFE, CPA/CFF, is principal at Acuity Forensics, a Pacific Northwest forensic accounting firm with a national presence. She has more than 21 years of experience in the field of accounting with the last 14 years focused completely on forensic accounting-related engagements. Her expertise is in matters involving fraud investigation, forensic accounting, contract and regulatory compliance, internal control risk assessment, and complex litigation.

She has provided expertise as a source to The New York Times, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Financier Worldwide Magazine and First Business News. She’s also a regular contributor to Fraud Magazine and the Vancouver Business Journal, and has been interviewed for CNBC, KING 5-TV in Seattle, iHeartRadio and KGW-TV in Portland, and News Talk in Alberta, Canada. Couch is the recipient of the 2014 James R. Baker Speaker of the Year, presented by the ACFE to honor an individual who has demonstrated the true spirit of leadership in communication, presentation and quality instruction. She serves as a faculty member for the ACFE and recently completed a two-year term as Vice-Chair and Chair of the ACFE’s Board of Regents.

Couch is the author of The Thief in Your Company, available at Amazon and the ACFE bookstore. 

Monday, June 18 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: General knowledge of the risks associated with cybersecurity-related incidents

Field of Study: Information technology

This session will discuss what to do when you learn you or your organization has been the victim of a cybersecurity incident. It will address how to establish an intelligence network, and monitor your personal and your organization’s digital exposure. Finally, it will cover the three types of communications necessary to survive a cyber incident.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Distinguish the types of cybersecurity incidents that can cause the most harm
  • Identify tools that are available for early detection
  • Evaluate the three types of communication needed after an attack
  • Navigate through developing a cyber escalation matrix
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Jack Healey, CFE, CPA/CFF

CEO, Bear Hill Advisory Group

Jack Healey is an expert in operational, financial and organizational crisis management, strategies and tactics. His unique background as a trained operation and financial expert, fraud examiner, audit partner, negotiator and former COO/ CFO of a publically traded company brings a unique perspective which addresses the operational, governance and human behavior which lead to crisis events. He developed the Business Crisis Diagnostic and Prevention Model™ which provides businesses with the framework necessary to identify impending business crises before they occur. This model can help identify the hidden risks inherent in an organization in order to develop containment plans prior to the loss of profits, reputation or associate well-being. This model has been used effectively by his clients to resolve complicated business crises and manage the consequences associated with fraud, product recall, data breach, workplace violence and activist shareholders.

Monday, June 18 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Basic

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

December of 2017 marked the 40th anniversary of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Much has changed since U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed this into law. This session will discuss what has changed, the recent initiatives and trends, and predictions pertaining to future activity and compliance requirements moving forward.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recall the history of the FCPA
  • Recognize changes that have occurred in its 40-year history
  • Assess the relevance the FCPA will continue to have for fraud examiners
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Ken Yormark

Managing Director, K2 Intelligence

Ken Yormark is a managing director for K2 Intelligence, where he leads the U.S.-based forensic accounting team. With over 25 years of experience, he is an expert in complex global investigations and forensic and investigative services. Yormark has managed and conducted numerous, often high-profile securities fraud, anti-corruption/Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Ponzi scheme investigations involving public and private companies in all industries around the globe.

Monday, June 18 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Working knowledge of fraud and fraud schemes; some understanding of white-collar crime

Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics

This session begins with a discussion of Edwin Sutherland’s 1939 description of white-collar criminality and how applicable the concept remains today. It will delve into the ethics and psychology of white-collar criminals using case studies and analysis of fraudsters’ character and motivations. Models of criminology, along with the roles that narcissism, sociopathy and greed play in fraud are addressed. The session will include excerpts from ACFE video interviews with Roomy Khan and Nathan Mueller, along with an interview of “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli — three convicted fraudsters who illustrate important clues to finding and preventing fraud.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Apply criteria for aberrant behavior and psychopathology to white-collar criminals
  • Assess the motivations that white-collar criminals have in common
  • Analyze the roles that character and behavior play in predicting tendencies to white-collar crime
  • Recognize how and where character and ethical breaches can signal the existence of white-collar crime
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Michael Pocalyko CFE, MPA, PI, CA

CEO, SI

Michael Pocalyko is CEO of SI, a Washington D.C.-based professional services firm and government contractor in the information technology, cybersecurity, investigations and intelligence sectors, concentrating in fraud, corruption, corporate board-level inquiries, international financial investigations and white-collar crime. A decorated Navy pilot and retired commander, he previously chaired the boards of Erdevel Europa in Luxembourg and Saudi Arabia, TherimuneX Pharmaceuticals and Advanced Environmental Resources, Inc. An experienced corporate director of both NASDAQ publicly-listed and private corporations, he was audit committee chairman at Herley Industries and Challenger Corporation, and is a Sarbanes-Oxley audit committee financial expert.

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Michael Greelis, Ph.D. LPC, LMFT

Licensed Professional Counselor

Michael Greelis, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist in Fairfax County, Virginia. He has been in private practice for 25 years, using techniques of interpersonal, cognitive and existential psychotherapy. He is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and earned his doctorate from George Mason University, specializing in community and agency counseling. He has worked clinically with serious mental illness, psychological trauma, behavioral problems involving oppositional behavior and conduct issues, family conflict, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety disorders.

Monday, June 18 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Working knowledge of the methods of contracting and the traditional schemes deployed against them

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Nearly every organization, whether public or private, faces some risks to achieving or maintaining integrity in their contracting of goods and services. This session will introduce you to the five components required to prevent and detect procurement fraud and abuse within your organization. The session will further illustrate the key factors that influence the likelihood and type of procurement fraud and abuse that can be perpetrated against an organization.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Compare traditional procurement fraud and abuse schemes in today’s contracting
  • Assess the personalities of the people performing the schemes
  • Identify pitfalls of some procurement methods
  • Recognize key components of effective procurement integrity controls
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Tom Caulfield, CFE, CIG, CIGI

COO, Procurement Integrity Consulting Services

Tom Caulfield has more than 38 years of government service, including the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Air Force, the National Reconnaissance Office and the Central Intelligence Agency. He ended his government service when he retired in 2015 as the Executive Director for the CIGIE Training Institute. During his government service, his assignments included a full range of responsibilities at both the senior executive and program management levels in law enforcement, criminal investigations, anti-fraud strategies, white-collar crime investigations, polygraph, counter-intelligence, internal oversight, and professional development and training. Today, Caulfield is the COO of Procurement Integrity Consulting Services, LLC, a company specializing in developing, assessing and structuring strategies to assure contracting integrity.

Monday, June 18 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Basic

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Even with thousands of cameras strategically placed throughout a casino, fraudsters will attempt, and sometimes succeed, to cheat the house. In this session, learn how leading Las Vegas anti-fraud teams combat cheating in the casino industry. The session will reveal various cases of casino fraud, the surveillance video of fraud, and discussion of the extent or means the fraudsters will use in hopes of a big win.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Assess the high-stakes risks in the casino industry
  • Identify how cheaters cheat
  • Recognize why policies and procedures are so important
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Sharon Tibbits, CFE

Vice President Fraud Control Group, MGM Resorts International

Sharon Tibbits’ career in the casino industry started in 1996 in a small Laughlin casino where she served as Casino Controller. In 2002, she moved to Las Vegas and joined MGM Resorts International family. She held the positions of Casino Controller/Compliance Officer at New York New York Casino and Director of Compliance at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. In 2010 she cofounded the MGM Resorts International Fraud Control Group where she serves as Vice President. Her team is responsible for fraud investigations of employees, patrons, vendors and tenants at 10 Las Vegas and three regional properties.

Monday, June 18 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Advanced

Recommended Prerequisite: Experience leading in the workplace, knowledge of team dynamics

Field of Study: Personal Development

As the age demographic of the workforce shifts, organizational leaders face new challenges. Through thought-provoking questions, an examination of belief systems, and a look at current trends, this session will educate you about the various generations in the workforce and challenge you to examine real issues being faced in the workplace. You will also explore strategies for overcoming these issues and leading a multi-generational workforce.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Compare generational trends in the workplace
  • Question your own belief system about multi-generational teams
  • Examine strategies to lead a diverse team
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Jeremy Clopton, CFE, CPA, ACDA, CIDA

Owner, What's Your SQ

Jeremy is the founder and owner of What’s Your SQ, a company focused on helping organizations identify their key strategic questions and develop methods to answer them. His work focuses on organizational culture, strategic planning and implementation of data analytics, designing analytics-based systems to detect and the mitigate the risk of fraud, and multigenerational leadership.

Prior to founding What’s Your SQ, Clopton helped launch and lead the big data and analytics and digital forensics practices for a national accounting firm. He led a multidisciplinary, and geographically diverse, team of professionals. In developing the practice, he focused on his experience as a fraud examiner leveraging data analytics for fraud prevention and detection, risk assessment and business intelligence.

Clopton has experience using ACL, IDEA, and Tableau software for analysis, data visualization, visual analytics and dashboard development

Clopton is a frequent speaker on the topics of data analytics and visualization, the value data can bring to an organization and leading a multigenerational workforce. He has spoken at global and national conferences, as well as regional and local conferences and webinars. He also contributes to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ Fraud Magazine and a variety of publications and blogs on the topic of data analytics.

Monday, June 18 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Many enterprises are exploring ways to leverage Artificial Intelligence to improve their fraud detection, but most machine learning systems remain a black box and provide limited value during an investigation. In this session, learn how enterprises are combining human and machine brains to effectively fight fraud and achieve better regulatory compliance.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Assess the challenges in making AI detection explainable and useful to examiners
  • Employ AI systems to find hidden patterns in the data, uncover evidence and assist investigation
  • Identify real-life examples of the most complex and sophisticated attacks seen today
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Fang Yu

CTO, DataVisor

Fang Yu is co-founder and CTO at DataVisor, the leading fraud detection solution utilizing unsupervised machine learning to identify various types of fraud including fraudulent transactions, identity theft, application fraud, insider abuse, money laundering and more. Prior to DataVisor, Yu spent 8 years at Microsoft Research developing big-data algorithms and systems for identifying various types of malicious and fraudulent activity across a wide range of consumer services.

11:40 AM-1:20 PM

Monday, June 18 | 11:40 AM-1:20 PM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Join futurist and artificial intelligence expert Martin Ford as he discusses how the rise of AI will impact the anti-fraud profession.

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Martin Ford

Futurist, Artificial Intelligence Expert

Martin Ford, futurist and author of New York Times bestseller Rise of the Robots, will speak on the impact of artificial intelligence on fraud. Ford is a researcher whose unique insights into the increased mechanization of work across various fields, and the rise of increasingly capable “information technology,” has shed new light on the nature of work and education and the value of “human” capabilities.

1:50-3:05 PM

Monday, June 18 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of fraud schemes and how they are perpetrated, so that they can then be applied to fiduciary contexts

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Once someone is entrusted in a fiduciary relationship, an opportunity is created for that person to become less trustworthy, or worse, a thief. Whether structuring a new fiduciary role to prevent fraud or investigating fraud after it has occurred, breaches of fiduciary duty are great sources of work.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Define fiduciary and fiduciary duty
  • Identify various contexts in which a fiduciary and fiduciary duty exist
  • Determine how the actions and inactions of a fiduciary can cause a breach of fiduciary duty
  • Recognize how breaches often lead to fraud, losses and damages
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Stephen Pedneault, CFE, CPA/CFF

Owner, Forensic Accounting Services LLC

Stephen Pedneault’s technical expertise and intuitive investigative awareness have garnered him the respect of the legal, accounting and law enforcement communities. Through his investigative work, Pedneault has examined frauds ranging from a few thousand dollars to millions. His expertise also lies in preventing and investigating embezzlements and financial statement frauds, evaluating financial disclosures in matrimonial and probate concerns, as well as other types of forensic accounting matters. He has written four books: Fraud 101, Anatomy of a Fraud Investigation, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigations for Non-Experts and Preventing and Detecting Employee Theft and Embezzlement, A Practical Guide and is often referenced and quoted in articles appearing locally, regionally and nationally.

Monday, June 18 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Advanced

Recommended Prerequisite: Basic understanding of point-of-sale scams; Experience with spreadsheets; Knowledge of fraudster profiles

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

How do you find fraudulent transactions that were never entered into your point-of-sale system? In this session, learn how to use simple statistics and spreadsheets to analyze millions of transactions and detect various occupational fraud scams including fraudulent refunds, under ringing and loyalty scams. This session will also cover strategies to engage your entire workforce to assist in the prevention and detection of fraudulent activity.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Determine methods to detect frauds quickly and minimize losses
  • Identify fraudulent activity by comparing individuals to their peers
  • Identify what elements to include for effective fraud awareness training
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Wendy Hans, CFE

Director, Fraud/Loss Control, AMC Theatres

Wendy Hans is the Director, Fraud/Loss Control for American Multi-Cinema, Inc. (AMC Theatres), focused on fraud identification, investigation and prevention. She oversees a team of Certified Fraud Examiners who monitor activity for 30,000 associates and the e-commerce platform. Hans also advises on fraud risks for company initiatives and creates anti-fraud resources. She has served as the Training Committee Director for the ACFE’s Greater Kansas City chapter since 2016.

Monday, June 18 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Basic

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Explore a procurement conspiracy that included public officials, six companies, twenty public projects, nearly $9 million in public contracts and one of the nation’s largest airports. During a five-year period, this conspiracy defrauded, stole and bribed its way to over $5 million in illegal gains. This session will explore the methods used to corrupt the procurement cycle and what investigative tools and red flags you can use to detect fraud.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify and employ the investigative red flags of procurement fraud
  • Identify likely insider and third-party conspirators in procurement-cycle fraud
  • Evaluate your client’s or organization’s current procurement control environment to minimize risk
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Kyle Scheatzle, J.D.

Special Agent, FBI

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Joseph B. Wells, CFE, CPA

Special Agent, FBI

Monday, June 18 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Since the 18th century, businesses have used loyalty programs to retain their customer bases. Hackers also see this data as useful and there is a market for that data on the darknet. Point brokers gain access to loyalty program accounts by paying participants to sell their points. In this session, you’ll learn to spot loyalty fraud and establish a monitoring program using data analytics.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify prevailing fraud methods and prevention
  • Examine ways to use data analysis for discovery
  • Recall the history of creating brand loyalty
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Samantha Weeks, CFE

Profit Protection Strategist, Southwest Airlines

Samantha Weeks is a CFE responsible for the launch of the Business Integrity group at Southwest Airlines. The group proactively identifies fraud risks, educates the business by quantifying those risks, and develops processes to mitigate and deter fraud. Weeks holds two degrees in accounting, is a U.S. Marine veteran, and is called “the bulldog” of fraud by her peers. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Chapter of ACFE and volunteers in the Dallas community by facilitating professional networking events. Her passion for loyalty program fraud has yielded measurable successes and she has educated many groups on the mystery currency of customer loyalty.

Monday, June 18 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Basic

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Auditing

The estimate that 5% of revenue is lost to fraud is a well-known and accepted number. Organizations are increasingly spending more time and effort on fraud awareness and protection. In the past few years, expectations for internal audit have changed dramatically — no longer is fraud awareness sufficient. Today, management and the board expect auditors to actively participate in the prevention and detection of fraud in their organization. Leadership rightfully has those expectations, and no group is better positioned to help fight fraud in an organization than internal audit. Auditors should be the best defense an organization has to fight fraud, if they know how to identify the red flags and actively look for fraud. However, the internal audit industry is still developing fraud fighting skills.

This session will cover fraud fighting techniques internal audit can immediately incorporate into their day-to-day auditing approach to catching the Bad Guys and start moving the needle in their own organization to reduce the estimated 5% of revenue lost to fraud.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Apply specific tests and methods to identify fraud red flags in audit programs
  • Understand how internal audit can be one of the most significant fraud deterrents in an organization
  • Embed specific tests and methods to identify fraud red flags in audit programs
  • Analyze and evaluate internal incentive programs that could lead to fraud
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Mary Breslin, CFE, CIA

President, Empower Audit Training and Consulting

Mary Breslin has more than 20 years of experience in internal auditing, fraud examination, management and accounting for companies such as ConocoPhillips, Barclays Capital, Costco Wholesale, Jefferson Wells and Boart Longyear. She specializes in internal audit transformations, operational and financial auditing, fraud auditing and investigations, and corporate accounting.

In addition to audit, fraud and accounting, she has significant international experience and has managed audit programs in more than 30 countries. Prior to becoming a full time instructor, Breslin held the title of Vice President and Chief Audit Executive in a global financial services company, where she transformed a checklist audit function into a value-add audit department which delivered measurable business results through the use of risk based auditing, data analytics, continuous education and skill development for her leadership team and staff. Through her senior audit leadership roles, Breslin has implemented numerous baseline internal audit functions and year-one Sarbanes-Oxley programs, both domestically and abroad.

Monday, June 18 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: General understanding of modern data analytic methods (machine learning, etc.) used in decision-making

Field of Study: Auditing

Businesses, law enforcement and regulators rely on algorithmic decision-making to guide their activity, arriving at the optimal criteria for their choices via machine learning or similar methods. The use of computational methods is often celebrated for its freedom from the errors and biases that present themselves in human decision-making. This session will explore the truth of that perception, highlighting ways in which algorithmic decision making can produce results that reflect the biases of human cognition, or otherwise produce unfair results for minority populations and others.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recognize how prediction and decision-making algorithms work
  • Identify sources of bias or feedback errors inherent in these systems
  • Question the fairness of relying on automated results
  • Examine the algorithms that you encounter at work
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Alex Russell, CFA

Institutional and Complex Litigation, Bates Group LLC

Alex Russell is the director of Institutional and Complex Litigation for Bates Group LLC. He is responsible for managing cases related to institutional disputes involving trust or banking entities; cases related to investment banking, sales and trading; and cases involving high net worth individuals. In addition, he is responsible for managing class action matters and matters involving the assessment of economic damages. He provides quantitative witness testimony in the securities litigation practice area, and substantive testimony related to valuation practices and mathematical modeling in the field of finance. Russell is the co-leader of Bates Group’s big data practice area, and is an adjunct professor of finance at both Linfield College and in the Graduate School of Management at Willamette University.

Monday, June 18 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

This session will examine how virtual currencies operate, including an explanation of the blockchain, wallet addresses and darknet storefronts. It will also explore the case study of U.S. v. Mercede, one of the first cases in the U.S. to charge a bitcoin exchanger with violations of 18 U.S. Code 1960.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Assess how virtual currencies were developed and are used in both legitimate and illegitimate commerce
  • Recognize how virtual currencies operate, why they are preferred in the dark markets, and how law enforcement and regulators can track and address the problems created
  • Analyze a case presentation example of one of the first U.S.-based charges of a virtual currency exchange for operating an unlicensed money services business
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Milan R. Kosanovich

Special Agent, FBI

Special Agent Milan R. Kosanovich has worked for the FBI for over nine years specializing in white-collar criminal investigations. Kosanovich has lectured and presented on behalf of the FBI in Estonia, the Netherlands, Canada, Israel, the Seychelles, Singapore and Malaysia. He is currently assigned to the White Collar Crime squad in Cleveland and serves in multiple collateral duties as a member of the nationwide Corporate Fraud Response Team and as a certified FBI Hostage Negotiator.

Monday, June 18 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Basic

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Enterprise security risk management (ESRM) principles can change the way you protect your enterprises, your assets and your employees. ESRM is a philosophy of risk-principled management applied to any area of security and any task that is performed by security, such as physical security, cybersecurity, business continuity, investigations and fraud risk management. This session will discuss how implementation of ESRM defines the role of fraud practitioners and the fraud program versus the task that has traditionally defined them. It will also explore how ESRM can redefine the value of the fraud program and strategically guide the fraud organization through budgeting, reporting and proper reporting alignment within an organization.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recall the principles of the ESRM philosophy
  • Examine the changing role of security in protecting your enterprise
  • Apply in-depth knowledge for implementing security strategy
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Brian Allen, Esq., CFE, CPP

Founder, Security Risk Governance Group

Brian Allen is the former Chief Security Officer for Time Warner Cable located in New York, New York, and has more than 20 years of experience in the security field. In his role as CSO, he was responsible for the global protection of Time Warner Cable’s assets, coordinated the company’s crisis management and business continuity management program, including the coordination with federal and state emergency management organizations. Allen also managed cybersecurity policy and governance for the company. He led the security risk management program, which included the company’s Law Enforcement Response Center, the customer facing Enterprise Risk Operation Center, had oversight of all internal and external investigations, and headed up the company’s workplace violence program.

Monday, June 18 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Basic understanding of ethics and compliance programs, internal controls and fraud risk assessments

Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics

How do you know if your organization is about to take a nose-dive into an ethical dilemma? What are the steps you can take to prevent turmoil in your organization? What is the connection between ethics and fraud? These are the questions that will be covered in this session. It will look at how to measure your organizations ethical temperature, as well as how that will feed into your fraud risk assessment process. The session will also explore how you can use technology to scale this program to fit the needs of your organization.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify the red flags of a ruinous corporate culture
  • Establish your ethical baseline
  • Assess weaknesses in an internal control framework
  • Perform a fraud risk assessment using internal and external information
  • Present your results during and after the fraud risk assessment
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Steve C. Morang, CFE, CIA, CRMA

Senior Manager, Frank Rimerman & Co LLP

Steve Morang is passionate about leading the battle to fight fraud. He is a global leader in fraud prevention, detection, investigation, ethics and compliance. Over the past 15 years Morang has developed multiple methodologies to help organizations stay ahead of the latest trends in fraud. His areas of specialization include enterprise risk management and fraud risk assessment workshops using specialized balloting technology to enhance value as well as the building and evaluation of custom compliance programs concerning FCPA, U.K. Bribery Act and various other U.S. Government orders and regulations.

Morang has been featured in publications such as Forbes, American Banker and Fraud Magazine. He is the author of the "Big Frauds" column of Fraud Magazine and an Adjunct Professor of Fraud & Ethics at Golden Gate University. Morang is also President of the San Francisco Chapter of the ACFE and Chair of the ACFE Higher Education Committee.

Monday, June 18 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Advanced

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of the purpose of asset-tracing and related procedures for victims of fraud

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

This session will examine a case study involving a fascinating $63 million claim against the former seventh richest man in the world and will raise your awareness of the legal tools available in the global asset-tracing armory. The underlying litigation is high profile and ongoing before the U.S. federal court. This case also demonstrates CFEs doing what they do best.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recognize the role of a Certified Fraud Examiner in the context of global litigation steps, beyond the investigation stage
  • Examine managing a global litigation strategy and coordinating teams of professionals in multiple jurisdictions to achieve best results
  • Compare the principles of global asset tracing and recovery strategies
  • Determine implications of recent case law to the pre-litigation stage of fraud disputes
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Richard Trainer, CFE

Legal Director, Mishcon de Reya LLP

Richard Trainer is a litigator at London law firm Mishcon de Reya LLP. He is a solicitor-advocate with rights of audience before all civil courts in England and Wales. Trainer specializes in obtaining and defending asset freezing, search and disclosure orders to protect his clients' interests. He also advises on cross-border asset-tracing and recovery strategy. Trainer is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He is on the Board of the ACFE's U.K. Chapter and leads training of the advanced financial transactions and fraud schemes course for prospective CFEs taking their professional examinations.

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Graeme Halkerston

Senior Barrister, Wilberforce Chambers

Graeme Halkerston is a senior barrister at Wilberforce Chambers in London. He is a specialist in offshore and fraud law. Much of his work involves issues related to freezing assets held by or for defendants in offshore jurisdictions and the U.K., including freezing orders in support of or connected to U.S.-based litigation. He is a former partner in a leading offshore law firm and was based for many years in the Cayman Islands. He has given expert evidence on issues of Cayman Islands law in California, Florida, Massachusetts and New York, including acting as an expert in the Davis v. Scottish Re case which, following the New York Court of Appeals recent judgment, is the leading case on the law applicable to derivative actions brought in the U.S. by shareholders in Cayman companies. He was the lead advocate in the Batista litigation, which was the first case in which the Cayman Grand Court granted a free-standing worldwide freezing order against a nonresident in aid of U.S. litigation.

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Hendrik G. Milne

Barrister, Aballi Milne Kalil

Hendrik Milne is a top international advocate with more than 40 years of experience in courts around the world. He is an English barrister and a Florida attorney who is admitted to multiple courts across the U.S. His focus is on international litigation with a heavy emphasis on fraud, asset freezes and recoveries. He routinely works with lawyers from around the world, often supervising multi-country cases. He currently heads an international legal team pursuing damages flowing from the multi-billion-dollar collapse of the Brazilian oil company OGX.

Monday, June 18 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Working knowledge of the basic elements of corruption and the resistance against independent oversight

Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics

This session will take you through a real-life story of how one community fought government corruption. It will start with the prosecution of government officials and examine the challenges and opportunities for the transformation of change. The session will outline what went right and what went wrong, and leave you with ideas of how to address your culture and make a difference in bringing honesty, integrity and truth to power and government.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recognize the ways government officials can cause economic damages to society
  • Identify the pitfalls of corrupt behavior that, if not addressed, can affect the taxpayer
  • Determine the skills needed to be successful when tackling corruption
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Sheryl Steckler, CIG, CIGI

President, Procurement Integrity Consulting Services

Sheryl Steckler has built her career on creating and improving government programs that directly impact the public and private sectors. Beginning her career in the criminal justice field with internships at the State Attorney’s office and the Florida Legislature, she became a certified police officer in 1984 as well as an auditor and subsequently a senior investigator for the Florida Auditor General. Today, Steckler is the co-founder of Procurement Integrity Consulting Services, LLC, a company specializing in developing, assessing and structuring strategies to assure contracting integrity.

Monday, June 18 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

This session will summarize eight years of real-world consulting experience building a six-figure business into five key steps. If you’re considering starting a practice of your own, you’ll learn the essentials of being successful from someone who has been there and done that.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify and master "the most difficult thing in the world" that every consultant must do
  • Determine the best ways to generate leads and build a sales funnel
  • Decide on prices for your products and services
  • Distinguish building assets versus dollars for hours
  • Apply the 80/20 principle to your benefit
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Brian Carpenter, Ph.D., CFE, FAFE

Principal, Brian L Carpenter and Associates LLC

Nine years ago, in one of the worst economic climates since the Great Depression, Brian Carpenter walked away from a secure six-figure job in order to build his own one-person consultancy. Despite this less than optimal start, he has earned over $100,000 in net income every year. He attributes his success to consistent, intentional execution of six key strategies which he will explain in his session. Within his chosen consulting niche (charter school governance, operations and risk management), Dr. Carpenter is a sought after conference speaker and trainer. His books, podcasts and training videos are used by schools, authorizers, associations and university professors across the U.S.

Monday, June 18 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Auditing

This session will demonstrate real-life case studies on leveraging machine learning, data analytics and data visualization approaches to detect anomalies in data to discover malicious and fraudulent behavior. Specific approaches will be shared on how machine learning helped to detect and predict fraudulent claims, applications and transactions.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recognize the advantages of data science to find insights within large datasets
  • Use specific approaches that work well to find suspicious anomalies within transactional datasets
  • Implement steps to deploy custom fraud analytics solutions within organizations
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Gleb Esman

Senior Product Manager, Anti-Fraud Products, Splunk

Gleb Esman is a senior project manager responsible for fraud analytics and research at Splunk. He most recently worked at Morgan Stanley, and has many years of experience in technology, building fraud analytics solutions for financial services, and leading projects in the security and anti-fraud spaces

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Matthew Joseff

Senior Security Specialist, Splunk

At an early age, Matthew Joseff had a passion for computers and game theory; he started out setting up computers at trade shows and managed an ISP while at university.

As the dependent of two government intelligence officers, he was raised in several countries, including Japan and Italy, and later applied his real-world knowledge to his passion. With over three decades of substantial experience Joseff was a critical part of maturing several startups and integrating cutting-edge technology with real world productivity.

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Monday, June 18 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Basic

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Top-earning professional athletes and entertainers can make millions of dollars, but a combination of short careers, excessive spending and financial fraud can deplete or even erase those earnings. Fraud schemes that affect athletes and entertainers are typically the same ones that affect the public, making this session relevant for all fraud examiners.

This session will explore the unique aspects and challenges to cases involving high-profile clients. This will include the nature of the client, investments in multiple and wide-ranging companies and industries, investments in cash-based businesses, involvement of friends and family members, lack of documentation or contracts relating to the businesses or investments, and the potential lack of regular reporting.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Navigate ways to address lack of cooperation from partners, investors, and managers relating to interviews and information requests
  • Identify techniques used to quantify amounts where agreements, contracts and documentation might not exist
  • Identify issues with multiple investments in multiple industries
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Patrick Chylinski, CFE, CVA, MAFF

Principal, RSM US LLP

Patrick Chylinski is a principal and the West Region leader of RSM US LLP’s Financial Investigations and Disputes practice. RSM is the fifth-largest accounting and consulting firm in the U.S., and is the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. 

He has extensive experience conducting fraud and forensic investigations, and in the areas of economic damage analysis and business valuations. He has made numerous presentations on the topic of fraud and fraud prevention. 

Monday, June 18 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Basic

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

This session will explore the challenges CFEs face when conducting investigations that involve adolescents, teens and millennials as the victims, suspects or witnesses. You will learn about their unique communication methods, both verbal and digital, and see how their use of technology changes their perception of time and space, and their default sense of self.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Navigate the challenges of investigations involving millennials
  • Examine the platforms that millennials use to communicate
  • Distinguish between digital immigrants and digital natives
  • Recognize the common types of exploitation and harassment that adolescents and millennials face in their digitally connected world
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Derek Ellington, CFE, CEDS, PI

Ellington Digital Forensics

Derek Ellington is a nationally known Certified Fraud Examiner, specializing in computer crimes. He is also a Certified Computer Forensic Examiner, an ACEDS Certified E-Discovery Specialist and a licensed private investigator. He has testified more than 150 times in all manner of courts and jurisdictions. He is a popular speaker and contributor to legal publications, and regularly trains law enforcement first responders on processing digital crime scenes. Over the last five years, his lab has processed more than 1,500 cases ranging from civil to criminal and family law. Many of their cases involve adolescents or young adults as suspects, witnesses or victims, and he and his team have developed unique understandings and strategies in dealing with cases involving millennials.

Monday, June 18 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Basic knowledge and understanding of the interview process as it relates to fraud investigation

Field of Study: Communications and Marketing

This session will focus on difficult situations that you might encounter when conducting an interview and how to effectively deal with them. Interviewing techniques for 50+ suspects will be presented, along with how you can handle antagonistic suspects, and when and how to turn up the heat. The session will also address when to use physical evidence, how to prepare evidence and how to take notes without making the interviewee nervous.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Analyze tactics for interviewing a hostile suspect
  • Assess techniques for dealing with multiple suspects on an inside job
  • Determine how one can apply pressure legally
  • Identify ways to use physical evidence effectively
  • Recall steps to prepare a signed, written confession
Sherman McGrew, J.D., CFE

Program Analyst, Transportation Safety Administration, (TSA)

Sherman McGrew is a native of Brooklyn, New York. He entered military service in 1979, retiring as a U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel in 2010. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and has had three active duty deployments, to include two combat tours in Iraq in 2003 and 2008. In 2008 he worked extensively with the U.K. Military and the U.K. Civilian Police Contingent in Basra, Iraq.

He entered law enforcement in 1987 and retired as a Captain with the Waterbury, Connecticut Police Department in 2009, having also served as a Patrolman, Detective, Sergeant, and Lieutenant. He has conducted literally thousands of interviews with suspects and has lectured on interview and interrogation to both police, military and international audiences. As a detective, he extensively investigated financial crimes, securing convictions while at all times respecting the rights of the accused.

He holds a Bachelor Degree from the University of Connecticut, a Masters in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven and a Law Degree from The University of Connecticut School of Law. He is admitted to both the Connecticut Bar and the U.S. Federal Bar as an attorney. He also was a commander of the Waterbury Police SWAT team and founded and commanded the Waterbury Police Academy for four years.

Monday, June 18 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Advanced

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

This session will examine organized criminal behavior involving the use of shell companies, nontraditional money-service businesses (MSBs) and check-cashing stores to funnel construction-industry payroll undetected to cash-paid labor. You will leave the session with an understanding of how the scheme works, and how to detect, investigate and determine if an organization has become a victim.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Determine the ways payroll can be funneled through shell companies and money-service businesses
  • Identify the skills needed to prevent organizations from falling victim to these schemes
  • Assess the broad effects these schemes have on your organization or clients, be it in the insurance, financial, construction or other industry
  • Examine practical examples of historical investigations to gain insight on how to identify and investigate these types of schemes
  • Recognize the magnitude of the problem and its effect on honest business and industry members, as well as the economy relative to government revenues
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Geoffrey Branch, CFE

Senior SIU Investigator, Swiss Reinsurance Corporate Solutions

Geoffrey R. Branch is a Senior Investigator with the Special Investigations Unit of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions where he is responsible for external fraud investigations as well as serves as the Anti-Fraud Awareness Training Coordinator. Prior to joining Swiss Re, he spent twenty years as a law enforcement officer, sixteen of which with the Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Insurance Fraud, where he served in many capacities conducting, supervising, and managing criminal investigations for the Division. While with the Division, Branch specialized in complex white-collar crime investigations involving premium avoidance, money laundering, racketeering, and other organized financial crime schemes.

Monday, June 18 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Basic

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Entities that operate outside of their home countries are exposed to fraud risks associated with foreign operations. Factors such as time and distance, and the use of different accounting frameworks and policy selections, could be used to commit fraud. This session will explore ways to prevent and detect fraud perpetuated in foreign locations (either in the U.S. or globally).

You Will Learn How To:

  • Analyze the risks associated with different accounting frameworks in the same global organization
  • Examine fraud risks in various accounting frameworks
  • Recognize techniques for detecting fraud risks in various accounting frameworks
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Steven Morrison, CPA

Audit Principal, MBAF CPA

Steven Morrison, CPA, serves as an engagement partner on audits of SEC issuers and non-public entities in various industries, including those with international operations. His experience includes effectively addressing unique accounting and audit issues of entities in the U.S. as well as in Asia, Europe, Oceania, and South and Central America. He also is a member of MBAF’s China Services Group. Morrison is active in the planning and execution of audit engagements and has experience in due diligence engagements as well as litigation support.

Monday, June 18 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Advanced

Recommended Prerequisite: General understanding of modern data analytic methods (machine learning, etc.) used in decision-making

Field of Study: Auditing

Data analytics provide an excellent set of fraud detection tools that can identify outliers in data that could represent fraud, flagging them for investigation and recovery. However, you might be missing opportunities to use the data you have collected to develop fraud profiles that include the characteristics of a fraud event. Such a profile can be used to predict when fraud might occur and provide the opportunity to stop it prior to the loss. This session will explore this technique in further detail, providing examples of how to use historical data to better understand how fraud manifests itself within an organization, and how to use this understanding to predict and prevent a future fraud event.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify fraud scenarios that apply to your organization based on a fraud risk assessment and information from experience
  • Apply historical data to develop profiles of fraud within your organization
  • Identify techniques for building fraud profiles into analytic applications
  • Determine what barriers must be overcome to implement this technique in your own organization
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Linda Miller, MPP

Director, Grant Thornton LLP

Linda Miller leads Grant Thornton’s fraud risk practice in the commercial and public sector. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Miller spent 10 years with the Government Accountability Office (GAO), most recently as an Assistant Director with GAO’s Forensic Audits and Investigative Services team. She was the principle author of GAO’s recently issued Framework for Managing Fraud Risks in Federal Programs, which describes leading practices that agency managers can use to develop a fraud risk management program.

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Paul Seckar

Principal, Grant Thornton LLP

Paul Seckar is a Principal within Grant Thornton’s Public Sector Practice and is responsible for leading the Decision Analytics service line. He has more than 25 years of consulting experience solving complex business problems with a variety of analytics, including technology- based solutions and applications as well as decision-analytic studies and engagements that deliver implementation recommendations for improved performance, streamlined operations and strategic decision making. Prior to working for Grant Thornton, Seckar led the Predictive Analytics service area within IBM’s Public Sector Strategy and Analytics practice where he was responsible for designing and leading efforts to address client challenges through the use of advanced mathematical techniques including data mining, predictive modeling, forecasting, statistical analysis, cost analysis and simulation.

Monday, June 18 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Basic

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

According to the FBI, business email compromise (BEC) scams are one of the fastest-growing fraud schemes globally, with more than $5 billion in losses worldwide since 2013. This session will review a real-life BEC example, explain how it was detected, how internal controls failed and how some of the funds were recovered. You will learn how to recognize potential scams, the best internal controls to have in place and how to respond if you are impacted by a scam.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recognize the warning signs of a potential BEC scam
  • Identify internal controls to prevent or detect BEC scams
  • Determine what to do if you or your company is a victim of a BEC scam
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Terri Fuller, CFE, CRMA, CCSA

Chief Auditor, Moda Health

Terri Fuller has been the chief auditor for Moda Health in Portland, Oregon, since 2014. Prior to her position with Moda, her career focused primarily on insurance and financial services. As an audit and enterprise risk management professional with more than 20 years of experience, she is passionate about fraud prevention and detection, and providing education on fraud risk management. Fuller is a Certified Fraud Examiner and holds certifications in internal audit and risk management.

Monday, June 18 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Understanding of the components making up a corrupt act and familiarity with anti-corruption statues like the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

ISO 37001, a new standard from the International Standards Organisation, opens an organization to external scrutiny regarding the effectiveness of its anti-bribery policies and processes. This session will explain the six-step process that can be used to assess existing processes and help organizations evaluate their existing anti-bribery policies.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Implement new standards by using the “Plan, Do, Check, Act” methodology
  • Demonstrate compliance under FCPA, UKBA and various local laws with the new standards
  • Implement an integrated risk assessment program
  • Prepare a corruption response plan
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Vidya Rajarao, CFE, ACFE Regent

Forensic Services Leader, Grant Thornton

Vidya Rajarao, CFE, CA, is a chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India since 1996 and a Certified Fraud Examiner since 2004. She has substantial investigative, forensic and risk consulting experience in the U.S. and India. Rajarao has led and conducted investigations, regulatory proceedings and fraud risk assessments at companies in technology, consumer products, oil and gas, banking, insurance, retail and pharmaceutical/life sciences industry.

Monday, June 18 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: A basic understanding of internal reporting and compliance systems

Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics

This session will examine how the whistleblower provisions in Dodd-Frank have created a dynamic “new normal” and curbed the serial wrongdoing on Wall Street. Based on the presenter’s experience, you will learn best practices for establishing and monitoring whistleblowing and compliance systems.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Determine the ways a culture of integrity helps prevent possible violations of the law
  • Identify common pitfalls and best practices for dealing with whistleblowers
  • Recognize why employees in the know might remain silent, even when investors and the general public are harmed
  • Examine the rise of corporate whistleblowers since Dodd-Frank and their transformational impact on law enforcement and corporate conduct
  • Recognize what to do if your organization is hit with a front-page corporate scandal
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Jordan Thomas, Esq.

Partner, Labaton Sucharow

Jordan A. Thomas concentrates his practice on investigating and prosecuting securities fraud on behalf of whistleblowers and institutional clients. As Chair of the Firm's Whistleblower Representation practice, Thomas protects and advocates for whistleblowers throughout the world who have information about possible violations of the federal securities laws. A longtime public servant and seasoned trial lawyer, Thomas joined Labaton Sucharow from the Securities and Exchange Commission where he served as an Assistant Director and previously as an Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel in the Division of Enforcement.

Monday, June 18 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite:None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

In 2017, AUSTRAC, Australia’s financial intelligence and anti-money laundering/counterterrorist financing (AML/CTF) agency, established a private-public partnership to combat money laundering and terrorism financing. In this session, you will hear from AUSTRAC’s director of compliance about how this alliance can be a model for others looking to form partnerships with law enforcement, the banking and payments sectors, policy and regulatory authorities, and academia to identify, disrupt, and prevent financial crime and terrorism.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Understand why traditional approaches to fighting financial crime and countering terrorism financing are no longer effective
  • Appreciate that in a technology-led, evolving environment, collaboration outside traditional partners is necessary
  • Recognize various models of cooperation among regulators, intelligence agencies and the private sector
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Tony Prior, MBA, CFE, CAMS, ACFE Regent

Director, AUSTRAC

Tony Prior has a fraud risk management and financial crime career spanning more than 20 years. He’s the founder and current president of the ACFE Sydney Chapter. A CFE since 2001, he has both professional services consulting and corporate in-house experience.

Prior was a twice-commendation Australian Federal Police agent, and for 12 years investigated fraud, money laundering and other crimes. He’s a director at AUSTRAC, Australia’s AML regulator and financial intelligence unit.

He spent eight years with EY’s Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services. As head of fraud risk for AMP Limited, one of Australia's largest non-bank financial institutions, he led its fraud education, detection and investigation functions.

Monday, June 18 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Basic

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics

Hear a case study of a fraud ring involving five states and a cast of characters dealing in embezzlement, lapping schemes, false sales and drugs. This session walks you through a fraud investigation performed while the business remained in operation. You will leave with a thorough understanding of the means and methods used to identify suspects, reveal multiple fraud schemes and prepare the case for prosecution.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recognize methods used by fraudsters to hook in players on the fraud team
  • Identify the fraud target and how the fraudster attacked the target
  • Determine methods of using the fraudster’s behavior against him
  • Assess methods to keep the fraud target calm during the investigation
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Ginny Tate, CFE, CIRA, EA

FAI International

Ginny Tate is the president of FAI International, Forensic Accounting & Investigations, a division of the EP Global. She heads up the tax, accounting and forensic division which focuses on litigation support, taxation and investigation with clientele throughout the world. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Accountant and an Enrolled Agent licensed by the U.S. Treasury. She has extensive professional development and training in fraud, damages/loss calculations and financial investigations. Tate is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), serving on the ABI's Commercial Fraud, Litigation and Taxation Committees.

Monday, June 18 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Changes in career paths are not uncommon but must be considered strategically. Learn the steps and mindset you can take to remove any uncertainty when moving to a new job, profession or industry in this interactive session. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions during this discussion.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify strategies for a smooth transition
  • Compare the successes and mishaps of others who have already made a transition
Ryan C. Hubbs, CFE, CIA, CCEP, ACFE Regent

Global Anticorruption and Fraud Manager, Schlumberger

Ryan C. Hubbs is the global anticorruption and fraud manager for Schlumberger in Houston, Texas. Hubbs has more than 16 years of experience managing corporate investigations, forensic audits and compliance initiatives. He has conducted hundreds of sensitive internal engagements concerning fraud, corruption, contracts, vendors and suppliers, and employee-related issues. Hubbs also has extensive experience with organization-wide anti-fraud and compliance programs and measures, corporate investigation programs and protocols, and fraud data analytics. He has extensive experience investigating and researching anonymous shell company networks as well as developing analytics and process improvements to combat this emerging fraud risk area. Hubbs also previously served 13 years as a commissioned law enforcement officer in both Louisiana and Texas.

Hubbs is a member of the ACFE Faculty where he co-presents the CFE Exam Review Course, as well as specialized training such as Interviewing Techniques for Auditors, Auditing for Internal Fraud, Contract and Procurement Fraud, Detecting Fraud Through Vendor Audits, Principles of Fraud Examination and Conducting Internal Investigations. Hubbs co-wrote the guidance to the ACFE Standards and developed the ACFE Chapter Leaders Resource Guide. He has served ten years as an ACFE Chapter President and officer for both the New Orleans and Houston ACFE Chapters. In his role as President of the Houston ACFE Chapter he helped guide the chapter to be recognized as the ACFE’s 2014 Chapter of the Year and the recipient of the ACFE’s 2015 Chapter Newsletter of the Year. Hubbs’ continued involvement and contributions in the anti-fraud profession resulted in him being awarded the Greater Houston Fraud Impact Award in 2014.

Monday, June 18 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

This session will discuss the changing landscape of financial crime with a focus on emerging trends and innovative fraud mitigation technologies. It will take a deep dive into fraud perpetrated through online and digital channels, including electronic payments fraud, account origination, and online account takeover. The session will also outline best practices and technologies to help you minimize the financial and reputational risks of these crimes and strengthen fraud prevention programs.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recall industry alerts, advisories, and guidance on emerging fraud trends targeting financial institutions and their customers.
  • Apply mitigation strategies, best practices, and new technologies to prevent losses and gain efficiencies in fraud management
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Mauriceo Castanheiro, CFE, CAMS

Director of Fraud Analytics, Verafin

Mauriceo Castanheiro has more than 15 years of experience fighting fraud. He previously worked at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). Castanheiro held key positions within fraud management including operations, analytics and national office strategy. He was responsible for various portfolios at RBC including debit card and account fraud, loan fraud and insurance fraud. In his role at Verafin, Castanheiro is responsible for the overall analytics strategy and assisting in bringing new solutions to market.

Tuesday
7:30-8:30 AM

Registration and continental breakfast

7:30 AM-3:35 PM

Exhibit Hall open

8:30-9:50 AM

Tuesday, June 19 | 8:30-9:45 AM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Tuesday morning's general session will feature two keynote speakers.


First, get insight into the Malaysian 1MDB scandal from the Sarawak Report’s editor-in-chief Clare Rewcastle Brown. As an investigative reporter, she exposed the alleged corruption by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. She has faced scrutiny and threats since.


Next, Bryan Fogel, Academy Award-winning director and writer of ICARUS, will take you through his quixotic adventure. In the documentary, Fogel investigates the world of illegal doping in sports by subjecting himself to his own regimen of performance-enhancing drugs to prepare for an amateur cycling race. While exploring flaws in how doping tests were conducted, Fogel came into contact with Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, a Russian chemist and one of the film's main subjects. Halfway through the film, Rodchenkov blows the whistle on a massive Russian doping program with links to the highest levels of the Russian government.

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Clare Rewcastle Brown

Editor-in-Chief, Sarawak Report, Investigative Journalist, Malaysian 1MDB Corruption Exposé

Clare Rewcastle Brown is an investigative journalist who has begun a heated international dialogue by publishing accounts alleging corruption occurring in Malaysia. Brown founded the Sarawak Report and Radio Free Sarawak in 2010 to first highlight local deforestation occurring in the Sarawak region of Malaysia. That led her to uncover a system of kickbacks between the logging companies and local officials. In 2013, her investigations turned from deforestation to exposing potential bribery and theft involved in a Malaysian public development fund, 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). She obtained leaked materials from an employee of PetroSaudi, an investor in the 1MDB fund, which showed that USD 700 million that should have been invested in 1MDB ended up in the personal account of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak.

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Bryan Fogel

Academy Award® Winner, Director and Writer of ICARUS

Bryan Fogel is an American film director, producer, author and playwright best known for directing the Oscar®-winning 2017 documentary thriller ICARUS: The True Story Behind the Russian Doping Scandal and Corruption. When Fogel set out to make ICARUS he had one goal: to examine how easy it is to get away with doping in professional sports. Instead, he was connected to a Russian doctor-turned-whistleblower, Grigory Rodchenkov. Together, they blew the lid off a state-sponsored doping scheme that has been ongoing in Russia for decades and which directly led to Russia being banned from the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.

Fogel helped Rodchenkov navigate the crisis by assisting with legal counsel, immigration advice, coordination with the U.S. FBI, CIA, and the DOJ and ultimately, his political asylum. In exposing a conspiracy that spanned more than four decades, Fogel revealed and intricately documented the biggest international sports scandal in living memory.

ICARUS received rave reviews and won the first-ever Special Jury Orwell Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and the Audience Choice Award at Sundance London, among many other accolades. It was acquired by Netflix in one of the largest nonfiction deals in history. ICARUS was named Best Documentary by the Academy Awards and was nominated for a BAFTA. Fogel has also been nominated for Best Director of a Documentary by the Directors Guild of America. 

10:15-11:30 AM

Tuesday, June 19 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of the various threat actors who may seek to breach information security for financial gain and/or competitive advantage

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

More than 60% of all successful security breaches of an enterprise start with social engineering. By exploiting publicly available information and predictable human behavior, fraudsters manipulate their targets into taking certain actions that can lead to serious compromise and financial ruin.

This session will break down the methodology of how social engineers collect targeting information, impersonate legitimate requesters and manipulate targets. Within the context of a case study, various social engineering techniques will be discussed and demonstrated.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Compare social engineering techniques that can be deployed against a target
  • Identify security best practices to combat these threats, including the design and implementation of a social engineering awareness program
  • Evaluate the desire to make personal or company information publicly available against making yourself vulnerable to exploitation
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Peter Warmka, CFE, CPP

Director of Business Intelligence, Strategic Risk Management LLC

Following a distinguished career as a Senior Intelligence Officer within the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Peter Warmka joined Strategic Risk Management in 2010 as Director of Business Intelligence. In this capacity, he has led numerous due diligence investigations on behalf of corporate clients pursuing mergers and acquisitions that have uncovered significant fraud within target entities. Warmka’s professional expertise includes the areas of cybersecurity, intelligence collection, competitive intelligence and asset protection management. With his extensive background in social engineering, Warmka joined Webster University in 2015 as an Adjunct Professor, where he lectures on intelligence and counter-intelligence as it relates to cybersecurity.

Tuesday, June 19 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of and understanding of investigations into the proceeds of corruption, as well as institutional anti-money laundering compliance

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Recent media events from the so-called Global Laundromat to Operation Carwash and the 1MDB scandal reflect the extent to which corrupt heads of state will go to misuse their positions for their own benefit. This session will examine the methods used by corrupt politically exposed persons (PEPs) to place, layer and integrate their ill-gotten gains. It will look at the patterns of theft, money movement and spending by PEPs. It will also examine the anti-money laundering (AML) controls that financial institutions use to detect this activity and report it to the appropriate authorities.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Assess the common risks presented by corrupt PEPs
  • Analyze the transaction patterns of and risk indicators of corruption
  • Recognize methodologies leveraged by PEPs to place dirty money
  • Compare compliance-based countermeasures to detect, deter and report the illicit activity of corrupt heads of state
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Michael Schidlow, CFE, CAMS-Audit

Head of Financial Crime Risk Training and Emerging Risk Advisory, Global Internal Audit, HSBC Bank

Michael Schidlow currently serves as the Head of Financial Crime Risk Training for HSBC Bank’s Global Internal Audit Function. In this role, Schidlow designs and delivers bespoke training courses on anti-money laundering (AML), terrorist financing, anti-bribery/corruption (ABC), and anti-financial crime best practices. Schidlow also leads the function’s Emerging Risk Advisory for North America, Latin America, and for the Global Financial Crime Risk teams. He consults on audit planning and audit scoping based on regulatory issues, enforcement actions, and external environment monitoring.

Tuesday, June 19 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of deception during interviews and extensive experience conducting interviews

Field of Study: Communications and Marketing

You might only get one shot to interview an individual. The inability to detect deception in that interview could impede your investigation. This session challenges some of the widely held deception theories and provides information you need to know before conducting your next interview.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify deception misconceptions
  • Assess unconscious biases
  • Recognize questions designed to elicit admissions
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Chris Rosetti, CFE, CPA, CFF

Owner, Chris J. Rosetti, CFE, CPA

Christopher Rosetti is a forensic accounting/fraud investigator, working with various private and public entities in the resolution of contentious and litigious fraud matters. Rosetti has authored a number of fraud-related articles, has been featured in numerous newspaper articles and television segments, including CNBC. He has testified as an expert witness on many occasions, and has given hundreds of fraud-related presentations internationally. He serves as a member of the ACFE’s faculty, and teaches regularly at workshops and has presented at 10 of the ACFE’s Global Fraud Conferences on a variety of fraud-related subjects. He also served as the Chairman of the ACFE’s Education Committee, and the ACFE Foundation, developed a self-study course and training curriculum for the ACFE, and was an instructor for the CFE Exam Review Course.

Tuesday, June 19 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Basic

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Information Technology

Companies have tremendous motivation to protect their digital data, but what about the average person? As the internet becomes more pervasive, we all become more vulnerable to hacks and viruses. The good news is we have many ways to safeguard our personal information. As a fraud investigator, you are often protecting others against cyberattacks, but are you applying the same level of safeguards to your personal life? This session demonstrates easy-to-understand and easy-to-implement ways to protect your personal digital data. You will learn some of the best ways to protect yourself from phishing attacks, ransomware and other cyberthreats.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Assess the best ways to protect your personal, company and client data while using open Wi-Fi
  • Compare the four best ways to detect and prevent phishing attacks and ransomware
  • Recognize ways to protect your digital devices from becoming compromised and from being used for further cyberattacks
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Ryan Duquette

Founder and Principal, Hexigent Consulting Inc.

Ryan Duquette is passionate about digital forensics and helping to keep others from being victimized. He's a seasoned digital forensic examiner with many years of experience in law enforcement and the private sector. During his time in law enforcement he worked on hundreds of digital forensic and fraud-related cases. He took his zest for focusing on the facts from those days and founded Hexigent, a digital forensics firm focusing on investigations, consulting services and litigation support.

Tuesday, June 19 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Understanding of auditors’ responsibilities

Field of Study: Auditing

This session will explore trends in accounting malpractice claims. It will dig into legal cases against third parties to recover losses caused by the failure to detect fraud. A must-attend session for CFEs who want to expand their practices beyond resolving allegations of fraud — and for auditors who want to avoid a malpractice claim. Practical and legal considerations differ, so this session will review legal considerations that are often misunderstood.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Determine trends in accounting malpractice claims
  • Ascertain what auditors are being accused of
  • Identify in real cases where auditors failed, what they did wrong and what they should have done to uncover fraud
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Ralph Q. Summerford, CFE, CPA, CIRA

President, Forensic Strategic Solutions, LLC

Ralph Q. Summerford is the President of Forensic Strategic Solutions, Inc., a firm of fraud and forensic investigators headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, recognized as one of the top forensic firms in the United States. Summerford and his team of professionals specialize in forensic and investigative accounting, computer forensics, expert witness services, fraud examination, business valuations and litigation consulting.

Summerford works primarily in the area of forensic accounting, fraud examination and bankruptcy. He works closely with both plaintiff and defense attorneys; corporate boards and audit committees; insurance company special investigation units; government inspector generals; and governmental agencies such as the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Trade Commission, and the Pension Benefit and Guaranty Corporation.

Tuesday, June 19 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Advanced

Recommended Prerequisite: Intermediate understanding of Microsoft Excel and experience in fraud cases

Field of Study: Auditing

According to the ACFE's Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, proactive data monitoring and analysis is among the most effective anti-fraud controls, but data analytic software can sometimes be costly. Microsoft Excel is one of the most powerful data analysis tools available and it can do much of the analysis necessary to perform professional engagements at a lower cost than other more expensive data analysis programs. In this session, you will discover some of the most powerful tools in Excel, and learn about an inexpensive add-on that can take your data analysis and final deliverables to the next level.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recognize ways to incorporate and use powerful data analysis tools in Excel
  • Navigate creating powerful exhibits in Excel
  • Recall how Excel can embed charts and tables into your reports
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Tiffany Couch, CFE, CPA, CFF

CEO/Owner, Acuity Forensics

Tiffany Couch, CFE, CPA/CFF, is principal at Acuity Forensics, a Pacific Northwest forensic accounting firm with a national presence. She has more than 21 years of experience in the field of accounting with the last 14 years focused completely on forensic accounting-related engagements. Her expertise is in matters involving fraud investigation, forensic accounting, contract and regulatory compliance, internal control risk assessment, and complex litigation.

She has provided expertise as a source to The New York Times, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Financier Worldwide Magazine and First Business News. She’s also a regular contributor to Fraud Magazine and the Vancouver Business Journal, and has been interviewed for CNBC, KING 5-TV in Seattle, iHeartRadio and KGW-TV in Portland, and News Talk in Alberta, Canada. Couch is the recipient of the 2014 James R. Baker Speaker of the Year, presented by the ACFE to honor an individual who has demonstrated the true spirit of leadership in communication, presentation and quality instruction. She serves as a faculty member for the ACFE and recently completed a two-year term as Vice-Chair and Chair of the ACFE’s Board of Regents.

Couch is the author of The Thief in Your Company, available at Amazon and the ACFE bookstore. 

Tuesday, June 19 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: General knowledge of the risks associated with cybersecurity-related incidents

Field of Study: Information technology

This session will discuss what to do when you learn you or your organization has been the victim of a cybersecurity incident. It will address how to establish an intelligence network, and monitor your personal and your organization’s digital exposure. Finally, it will cover the three types of communications necessary to survive a cyber incident.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Distinguish the types of cybersecurity incidents that can cause the most harm
  • Identify tools that are available for early detection
  • Evaluate the three types of communication needed after an attack
  • Navigate through developing a cyber escalation matrix
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Jack Healey, CFE, CPA/CFF

CEO, Bear Hill Advisory Group

Jack Healey is an expert in operational, financial and organizational crisis management, strategies and tactics. His unique background as a trained operation and financial expert, fraud examiner, audit partner, negotiator and former COO/ CFO of a publically traded company brings a unique perspective which addresses the operational, governance and human behavior which lead to crisis events. He developed the Business Crisis Diagnostic and Prevention Model™ which provides businesses with the framework necessary to identify impending business crises before they occur. This model can help identify the hidden risks inherent in an organization in order to develop containment plans prior to the loss of profits, reputation or associate well-being. This model has been used effectively by his clients to resolve complicated business crises and manage the consequences associated with fraud, product recall, data breach, workplace violence and activist shareholders.

Tuesday, June 19 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Basic

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

December of 2017 marked the 40th anniversary of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Much has changed since U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed this into law. This session will discuss what has changed, the recent initiatives and trends, and predictions pertaining to future activity and compliance requirements moving forward.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recall the history of the FCPA
  • Recognize changes that have occurred in its 40-year history
  • Assess the relevance the FCPA will continue to have for fraud examiners
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Ken Yormark

Managing Director, K2 Intelligence

Ken Yormark is a managing director for K2 Intelligence, where he leads the U.S.-based forensic accounting team. With over 25 years of experience, he is an expert in complex global investigations and forensic and investigative services. Yormark has managed and conducted numerous, often high-profile securities fraud, anti-corruption/Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Ponzi scheme investigations involving public and private companies in all industries around the globe.

Tuesday, June 19 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Working knowledge of fraud and fraud schemes; some understanding of white-collar crime

Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics

This session begins with a discussion of Edwin Sutherland’s 1939 description of white-collar criminality and how applicable the concept remains today. It will delve into the ethics and psychology of white-collar criminals using case studies and analysis of fraudsters’ character and motivations. Models of criminology, along with the roles that narcissism, sociopathy and greed play in fraud are addressed. The session will include excerpts from ACFE video interviews with Roomy Khan and Nathan Mueller, along with an interview of “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli — three convicted fraudsters who illustrate important clues to finding and preventing fraud.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Apply criteria for aberrant behavior and psychopathology to white-collar criminals
  • Assess the motivations that white-collar criminals have in common
  • Analyze the roles that character and behavior play in predicting tendencies to white-collar crime
  • Recognize how and where character and ethical breaches can signal the existence of white-collar crime
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Michael Pocalyko CFE, MPA, PI, CA

CEO, SI

Michael Pocalyko is CEO of SI, a Washington D.C.-based professional services firm and government contractor in the information technology, cybersecurity, investigations and intelligence sectors, concentrating in fraud, corruption, corporate board-level inquiries, international financial investigations and white-collar crime. A decorated Navy pilot and retired commander, he previously chaired the boards of Erdevel Europa in Luxembourg and Saudi Arabia, TherimuneX Pharmaceuticals and Advanced Environmental Resources, Inc. An experienced corporate director of both NASDAQ publicly-listed and private corporations, he was audit committee chairman at Herley Industries and Challenger Corporation, and is a Sarbanes-Oxley audit committee financial expert.

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Michael Greelis, Ph.D. LPC, LMFT

Licensed Professional Counselor

Michael Greelis, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist in Fairfax County, Virginia. He has been in private practice for 25 years, using techniques of interpersonal, cognitive and existential psychotherapy. He is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and earned his doctorate from George Mason University, specializing in community and agency counseling. He has worked clinically with serious mental illness, psychological trauma, behavioral problems involving oppositional behavior and conduct issues, family conflict, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety disorders.

Tuesday, June 19 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Working knowledge of the methods of contracting and the traditional schemes deployed against them

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Nearly every organization, whether public or private, faces some risks to achieving or maintaining integrity in their contracting of goods and services. This session will introduce you to the five components required to prevent and detect procurement fraud and abuse within your organization. The session will further illustrate the key factors that influence the likelihood and type of procurement fraud and abuse that can be perpetrated against an organization.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Compare traditional procurement fraud and abuse schemes in today’s contracting
  • Assess the personalities of the people performing the schemes
  • Identify pitfalls of some procurement methods
  • Recognize key components of effective procurement integrity controls
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Tom Caulfield, CFE, CIG, CIGI

COO, Procurement Integrity Consulting Services

Tom Caulfield has more than 38 years of government service, including the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Air Force, the National Reconnaissance Office and the Central Intelligence Agency. He ended his government service when he retired in 2015 as the Executive Director for the CIGIE Training Institute. During his government service, his assignments included a full range of responsibilities at both the senior executive and program management levels in law enforcement, criminal investigations, anti-fraud strategies, white-collar crime investigations, polygraph, counter-intelligence, internal oversight, and professional development and training. Today, Caulfield is the COO of Procurement Integrity Consulting Services, LLC, a company specializing in developing, assessing and structuring strategies to assure contracting integrity.

Tuesday, June 19 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Basic

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Even with thousands of cameras strategically placed throughout a casino, fraudsters will attempt, and sometimes succeed, to cheat the house. In this session, learn how leading Las Vegas anti-fraud teams combat cheating in the casino industry. The session will reveal various cases of casino fraud, the surveillance video of fraud, and discussion of the extent or means the fraudsters will use in hopes of a big win.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Assess the high-stakes risks in the casino industry
  • Identify how cheaters cheat
  • Recognize why policies and procedures are so important
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Sharon Tibbits, CFE

Vice President Fraud Control Group, MGM Resorts International

Sharon Tibbits’ career in the casino industry started in 1996 in a small Laughlin casino where she served as Casino Controller. In 2002, she moved to Las Vegas and joined MGM Resorts International family. She held the positions of Casino Controller/Compliance Officer at New York New York Casino and Director of Compliance at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. In 2010 she cofounded the MGM Resorts International Fraud Control Group where she serves as Vice President. Her team is responsible for fraud investigations of employees, patrons, vendors and tenants at 10 Las Vegas and three regional properties.

Tuesday, June 19 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

This interactive panel discussion focuses on the details to consider when assessing your anti-fraud program and implementing improvements. Gain suggestions, commentary and important considerations from industry leading anti-fraud professionals. You are encouraged to ask questions during this discussion.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Assess specific benchmarks of anti-fraud programs
  • Recognize areas for improvement and where your program is strong
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Bethmara Kessler, CFE, CISA

SVP, Integrated Global Services, Campbell Soup Company

Bethmara Kessler is the Senior Vice President of Integrated Global Services at Campbell Soup Company and is on the ACFE Faculty and Advisory Council. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Baruch College in New York.

Prior to joining Campbell Soup Company, Kessler was the CAE and Co-Chief Compliance Officer at Warner Music Group. Kessler was the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Business Risk Management at Limited Brands, Inc. Her extensive experience also includes leadership roles in audit, risk management, information systems and corporate investigations with EMI Group, Plc., Avon Products, Inc., RJR Nabisco, Inc. and Ernst & Young.

Kessler is a passionate fraud fighter and frequently speaks on a variety of topics related to fraud prevention and detection, investigations, auditing, compliance and risk. She is a contributing author to the ACFE's Fraud Examiner Manual and Fraud Casebook: Lessons From the Bad Side of Business as well as several articles that have appeared in Internal Auditor Magazine, The Journal of Accountancy and other specialty publications.

Tuesday, June 19 | 10:15-11:30 AM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Auditing

Fraud remains a top issue for every person in the country. Federal, state and local governments work hand-in-hand with law enforcement agencies to identify, mitigate and investigate fraud. Data analytics can serve as an important tool in helping these groups improve the effectiveness of their fraud programs. These organizations, though, currently work with an incomplete picture. Some lack data scientist resources to properly analyze the data available to them, while others lack holistic or complete data, adding noise to the analytics process. This session will explore how to extract information using analytics for fraud investigations. It will show how advanced analytics can fill in gaps, how the final product should be consumed, and how investigators can explain their findings or patterns. This session will also show how groups can collaborate to use advanced analytics to tell a story with the data.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify the different needs across data users
  • Foster collaboration across groups
  • Understand why having data isn’t the same as having knowledge
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Jen Dunham, CFE

Solution Architect, Security Intelligence Global Practice, SAS

Jen Dunham focuses on providing subject matter expertise and assistance to government teams globally in addressing various security risks, focusing on insider threat targeting, analytics lead generation, cybercrime, all-source (fusion) analysis and similar applications of SAS Security Intelligence. As a Certified Fraud Examiner, she also assists government teams with traditional fraud challenges, such as procurement and occupational fraud.

11:40 AM-1:20 PM

Tuesday, June 19 | 11:40 AM-1:20 PM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

As an anti-fraud professional, it is imperative that you are prepared to handle crisis. In this panel discussion you'll hear from executives exploring the topic of crisis management and how it relates to you as a fraud fighter.

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Moderator: Katherine McLane

Crisis Communications and Reputation Management Expert, The Mach 1 Group

Katherine McLane founded the Mach 1 Group in Austin to provide strategic communications, media and public affairs counsel supporting global brands and organizations. Prior to founding the Mach 1 Group, McLane was Vice President for Communications & External Affairs for the LIVESTRONG Foundation. She served as the organization’s chief communications and crisis management architect during years of global media attention surrounding its founder, successfully steering a course that kept the Foundation’s mission front and center. McLane also served as press secretary for the U.S. Department of Education.

1:50-3:05 PM

Tuesday, June 19 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Advanced

Recommended Prerequisite: Advanced knowledge of and experience with internal controls and fraud schemes

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

The risk of management override of internal controls to commit fraud exists in any organization. When the opportunity to override internal controls is combined with powerful incentives to meet accounting objectives, senior management might engage in fraudulent financial reporting.

This session will examine management override, focusing on the differences between the override of existing controls versus other, more prevalent breakdowns. It will also explore actions to help mitigate the threat of management override, approaches to auditing for management override and the psychology behind management’s override of controls.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify red flags of management overriding controls
  • Ascertain an approach to auditing for management override
  • Assess the latest trends and research regarding management override of controls
  • Develop a better fraud risk assessment that highlights areas and gatekeepers that might have a greater chance of overriding controls
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Jonathan Marks, CFE, CPA, CFF

Partner, Marcum LLP

Jonathan Marks is a partner in Marcum’s Philadelphia office and is a member of the firm’s Advisory Services division. He has almost 30 years of experience working closely with his clients, their board, senior management, and law firms on fraud and misconduct investigations, including global bribery, corruption, and compliance matters. He assists his clients in mitigating future potential issues by conducting root-cause analysis, developing remedial procedures, and designing or enhancing governance, global risk management, and compliance systems along with internal controls and policies and procedures.

Tuesday, June 19 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of and experience with the fundamentals of searching surface websites

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

The dark web is a den of inequity operated by the technically sophisticated. The more Google-dependent we have become as fraud examiners, the less we understand what is going on behind the scenes and how to operate in this world. This session will introduce the dark web and channels that are used to institute private sales and exchanges.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Navigate through dark web channels for content
  • Compare specialized search engines to attempt searching in this venue
  • Define the lingo of this underworld
  • Recognize steps to use Tor safely and effectively, while learning the vulnerabilities
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Cynthia Hetherington, CFE

President, Hetherington Group

Cynthia Hetherington is the founder and president of Hetherington Group, a consulting, publishing, and training firm that leads in due diligence, corporate intelligence, and cyber investigations. She has authored three books on how to conduct investigations. Hetherington was also named the 2012 James Baker Speaker of the year for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

For more than 25 years, Hetherington has led national and international investigations in corporate due diligence and fraud, personal asset recovery, and background checks. With a specialization in the financial, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications industries, her investigations have recovered millions of dollars in high profile corruption cases, assisting on the investigations of the top two Ponzi cases in U.S. history.

Tuesday, June 19 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Understanding of internet investigations

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

This session goes beyond using social media for investigation purposes. It will explore other data resources that exist today. This session will discuss the often overlooked sites for when your investigation runs deep. Learn how to search sales sites like Craigslist or eBay. Identify alternate income activities through other service-based sites. Discover what multi-level marketing (MLM) sites are accessible and what information is available.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recognize effective ways to explore and search sales sites like Craigslist, Kijiji or eBay
  • Identify alternate income or employment activities like Uber, AirBnB, Rover or other service-based sites
  • Examine what multi-level marketing sites are accessible and what information is available
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Keith Elliott

VP Operations and Business Development, Reed Research

Keith Elliott has been a Licensed Private Investigator in varying capacities for more than 24 years. He has extensive experience with property-casualty, criminal, life, health and disability insurance investigations across Canada and internationally. He has presented evidence and testified in precedent-setting cases at the Supreme Court of Ontario and Financial Services Commission of Ontario.

Tuesday, June 19 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Basic understanding of threats to organizations

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Business identity theft is a growing concern for anti-fraud professionals. This session will explore common methods that fraudsters use to target businesses along with the internal and external threats companies face. It will identify what information must be protected and the information you might inadvertently be projecting.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify the ways businesses are targeted
  • Diminish business identity theft risk
  • Recognize the role of multilayer authentication, data fragmentation, and information compartmentalization
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Liseli Pennings, CFE

Training Director, ACFE

Liseli Pennings is the Training Director for the ACFE. She was a Special Agent with the U.S. Treasury Inspector General’s Office for Tax Administration (TIGTA) and previously a career Special Agent and Diplomat with the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) with over 16 years of service as a Special Agent. A subject matter expert in fraud investigations, physical security, and protective security, Pennings has been a Law Enforcement Attaché in both Europe and Latin America, a Resident Agent-In-Charge in Texas, managed teams of over 90 professionals, and managed multi-million dollar budgets and contracts.

Tuesday, June 19 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Advanced

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of and experience with revenue recognition standards

Field of Study: Auditing

This session will review the Revenue Recognition Standards, which are required to be applied to some financial statements as early as December 2017, with an eye toward how fraud might be hidden in these new standards. It will focus on those industries that use long-term contracts, which will show a greater effect from the new standards. The session will also include a quick look at other new standards and how those might change the face of fraud in financial statements.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Interpret the new Revenue Recognition Standards
  • Apply test work and interview strategies to combat potential fraud schemes
  • Assess where, in these Standards, estimates can be manipulated to perpetrate financial statement fraud
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Janet M. McHard, CFE, CPA, CFF

President, McHard Accounting Consulting LLC

Janet M. McHard is the Founding Partner of McHard Accounting Consulting, LLC, a firm specializing in forensic accounting, fraud prevention and accounting reconstruction. Together with her partners and staff, McHard conducts forensic and investigative accounting in matters concerning alleged white-collar crimes, embezzlements, employee theft and other disputed accounting issues. She provides expert witness testimony and consulting expert services in cases where fraud is suspected.

Tuesday, June 19 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of digital evidence and general understanding of traditional digital forensics processes

Field of Study: Information Technology

Digital forensics involves the preservation of digital evidence and the use of keyword searches to find files of interest. Going beyond basic keyword searches and using advanced digital forensic techniques could improve the effectiveness of your fraud examinations. This session will discuss the creation of a digital forensics examination strategy and explore how to go beyond keyword searches to improve the findings in your investigations.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Navigate crafting an effective digital forensics examination strategy
  • Recognize ways to improve keyword and regex search methodologies
  • Assess the role of functional, relational and chronological analysis in digital forensics
  • Identify the difference between digital evidence examination and digital evidence analysis
  • Recognize how digital forensic analysis beyond keywords can improve your findings in a fraud examination
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Jason Jordaan, CFE, CFCE, MCSFS

Principal Partner, DFIRLABS (Pty) Ltd

Jason Jordaan is considered a leading authority in the field of digital forensics and cybercrime investigation and prevention, in a forensics career that began in 1991. As the principal forensic scientist of DFIRLABS, he is responsible for the leadership of the practice, digital forensics quality assurance, complex digital forensics engagements, research and development, and digital forensic practitioner training and proficiency. He regularly testifies as an expert witness. Jordaan founded DFIRLABS in 2014, after leaving the Special Investigating Unit, where he was the national head of the Cyber Forensic Laboratory. In this role, he was responsible for the development and implementation of the digital forensics capacity of the Special Investigating Unit, and in conducting digital forensics engagements on several high-profile cybercrime, fraud and corruption cases within the South African public sector. He is a published author, researcher and academic in digital forensics.

Tuesday, June 19 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Basic

Recommended Prerequisite:None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

This session will help reinforce your existing knowledge of cyberfraud; debunk myths, misconceptions, and misnomers; and provide you with critical knowledge to help your organization implement an effective approach to cyber threats and their impacts.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Assess potential cyber threats, including ransomware and other criminal activity
  • Examine approaches to combat cyberfraud
  • Evaluate the use of the darknet for criminal activity
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Paul Dunlop

Paul Dunlop has 30 years of diverse experience across the financial crimes domain acquired during roles in Europe and North America. His private industry experience has seen him cycle between both strategic and operational leadership roles.

As a subject matter expert and trusted advisor, Dunlop has held progressive leadership roles across corporate security and investigations, and risk management. Early in his financial services career, he specialized in designing enhanced due diligence, employment background screening, intelligence and analytics, and operations and technology programs in corporate security. He has conducted major corporate investigations (e.g. Panama Papers), and led transformative initiatives as diverse as fraud risk assessment, enterprise case management and cross-border privacy, and the adaptation of systemic root cause methodologies for fraud and operational risk in financial services.

Tuesday, June 19 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Advanced

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of, and experience with, corporate ethics and compliance programs and anti-corruption activities

Field of Study: Management Services

The U.S. and many European countries are requiring that companies create effective ethics and compliance programs to address bribery, corruption and ethical failures. This session will explore the value of using independent assessments as a tool to proactively examine the strength of a company’s ethical culture and the effectiveness of its anti-fraud and corruption activities.

Presented by the former inspector general of a U.S. federal agency who now serves as an independent corporate monitor and assesses ethics and compliance programs globally, the session will provide you with real-life case studies and scenarios to teach companies how to prepare for and maximize the value of engaging an independent assessment of their corporate anti-fraud and corruption program

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify the characteristics of an effective anti-fraud and corruption program through the eyes of the regulators and law enforcement
  • Determine the benefits of having an external compliance assessment to strengthen ethical culture and identify vulnerabilities and risks
  • Examine the corporate return on investment that external compliance assessments can create by helping to avoid or mitigate the potential costs of litigation and the impact of government sanctions
Eric R. Feldman, CFE, CIG, CCEP-I

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Ethics and Compliance Programs, Affiliated Monitors, Inc.

Eric Feldman joined Affiliated Monitors after retiring from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 2011. Feldman had a distinguished 32-year career with both the Executive and Legislative branches of the federal government. He has served in executive positions with Offices of Inspector General at the Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency, and CIA, and was the longest serving Inspector General of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) from 2003-2009. At the NRO, he presided over a highly successful procurement fraud prevention and detection program, widely recognized by the Department of Justice as a model throughout the federal government.

In 2009, Feldman was appointed Senior Advisor to the Director of the NRO for Procurement Integrity where he helped the Director ensure that the NRO's industrial partners were meeting their integrity and ethics responsibilities required by law and federal regulations. His work involved the real-time assessment of corporate ethics and compliance programs at over 40 government contractors including some of the world's largest corporations in the aerospace, military and public contracting fields.

During his tenure as a Federal Inspector General, Feldman worked with the Department of Justice in establishing programs to prevent and detect fraud in the federal acquisition program. As Inspector General, he helped to recover millions of taxpayer dollars in matters involving overpricing, kickbacks and other forms of fraud.

A former Senior Intelligence Service Officer, Feldman is a 1995 graduate of the Federal Executive Institute, and is both a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Inspector General (CIG). In 2016 he successfully completed the Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional – International (CCEP-I) examination, which certifies his expert knowledge of international compliance regulations and processes. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Association of Inspectors General, and was the founding President of the California Chapter. In 2015, he was appointed as a Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Suspension and Debarment Committee.

Tuesday, June 19 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: A basic understanding of ethics and compliance programs

Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics

In the wake of recent ethical failures, there is renewed focus by regulators, prosecutors, board members and shareholders on the topics of culture, conduct and compliance. While many companies have relied on their control environment as a bellwether of workplace well‐being, many forensic professionals are undertaking in‐depth reviews of ethics programs to better understand the strength of, and perceptions about, foundational business principles and practices. This session will discuss the evaluation of an organization’s corporate culture and ethics framework to help mitigate fraud and misconduct.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Navigate through successfully planning an ethics program review
  • Distinguish between ethics and compliance for internal control purposes
  • Recognize organizational culture, conduct, corporate compliance and ethical performance strategies
  • Examine frameworks for review of ethics programs
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Pamela Verick, CFE, CCEP

Director, Protiviti Forensic

Pam Verick is a Director at Protiviti Forensic where she focuses on investigations and anti-corruption compliance solutions and leads the fraud risk management initiative. Verick has over 23 years of risk management experience including creation of fraud governance systems and fraud risk management programs, planning and execution of fraud risk assessments, conducting investigations to address fraud, misconduct and potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti‐bribery laws. She also assists with compliance and ethics programs for both the public and private sector. Verick speaks regularly to U.S. and international audiences on issues related to corporate ethics and fraud.

Tuesday, June 19 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: A basic understanding of money laundering investigations

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Money laundering is the act of taking criminal proceeds and disguising or distancing the proceeds from their illicit origin in order to use them to perform legal (or further illegal) acts. This session will explore the money laundering process and discuss common investigative techniques and tools available to fraud examiners.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify the stages of the money laundering process
  • Compare common money laundering methods and schemes
  • Connect the Bank Secrecy Act and FinCEN data into money laundering investigations
  • Recognize front companies and other corporate vehicles often misused by money launderers
  • Identify common investigative techniques, statutes and other tools available to combat money laundering
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Jason Zirkle, CAMS

Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Ranger Division

Jason Zirkle is an Intelligence Analyst with the Texas Ranger division of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). At DPS, he works alongside Texas Rangers and DPS Special Agents, providing investigative support and financial analysis on major financial crime investigations, including money laundering, fraud, embezzling and theft, public corruption, identity theft, illegal gambling, and other white-collar crimes. He also provides financial expertise to non-financial DPS criminal cases, such as murder investigations, narcotics, and human smuggling and trafficking. Zirkle is the FinCEN Agency Coordinator for Texas DPS, and conducts training within DPS on FinCEN and financial crime.

Tuesday, June 19 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

This session will provide an in-depth examination of a factual six-year criminal investigation, personally conducted by the presenter, involving murder, fraud, money laundering, tracing and seizure of assets (proceeds of crime), and overcoming corruption at the highest levels of a foreign government.

The session will also review the legal processes encountered in this multi-jurisdictional, international investigation, the forensic examination of evidence used to identify those involved in this multimillion-dollar employee fraud, and the methodology used in the investigative process and recovery of assets, all in an effort to bring those responsible to justice in a foreign jurisdiction.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Analyze the overcoming of legal and quasi-legal obstacles stemming from an international, multi-jurisdictional investigation
  • Apply policies and procedures focused on fraud prevention and anti-money laundering
  • Recognize methodology concerning the identification and implementation of preventive measures and reduction to further risk exposure
  • Identify and use all available resources throughout the investigative process, insuring a "no stone unturned" approach
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Jeff Filliter, CFE, IAFCI

President, J.R. Filliter Investigative Services

Jeff Filliter is a seasoned investigator, with more than 40 years of experience with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Scotiabank and in private practice. He is the President of J. R. Filliter Investigative Services and holds an honors degree in administrative studies (BA), with distinction, has been a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) since 1995 and holds a Private Investigator licence for the Province of Ontario. Filliter is the author of The Shallowest of Men, a book that examines a six-year, multijurisdictional fraud and money laundering investigation.

Filliter has a solid investigative and law enforcement background, specializing in domestic and international fraud, risk assessment and mitigation, due diligence, and asset tracing and recovery. He is an expert in asset tracing and recovery, financial and white-collar crime, fraud, money laundering, terrorist financing, forensic investigations, risk management and security. He has provided expert testimony in both civil and criminal proceedings globally, and has been declared a professional witness in the U.K. in relation to wire transfer fraud.

Tuesday, June 19 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of fraud examination reports

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

The fraud report represents the end of an investigation that involved weeks of reviews, analyses and interviews. It must be flexible enough to communicate complex information to various levels of people and also be able to withstand judicial and attorney scrutiny. This session will discuss how to write a fraud report that effectively communicates the findings of your investigation.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Apply the ACFE Code of Professional Standards for report writing
  • Identify the six elements of an effective fraud report
  • Compare other report enhancements
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Jonnie Keith, CFE, CIA, CGAP

President, JonSherr Enterprises

Jonnie Keith has been in auditing for more than 40 years. He retired in 2012 as the Assistant General Manager of Internal Audit with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). He served in that capacity for over 10 years and was responsible for administering the overall audit activities. He was also responsible for the review and approval of all internal audit correspondence including audit reports, executive summaries, and internal and external correspondence.

Tuesday, June 19 | 1:50-3:05 PM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Communication and Marketing

This session will sharpen your interview-preparation and question-formulation skills, enhance your detection of deceptive behavior and improve your report writing. Lessons learned from a combined 60+ years of investigative experience will be shared, including thousands of informational, investigative and confrontational interviews. The session will include real-life examples, proven fraud detection methodologies and tried and true interviewing and deception detecting techniques.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Effectively prepare for an interview
  • Formulate questions to elicit desired responses
  • Identify common traits of deception during an interview
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John Roberts

Executive Director, Fraud Investigations & Dispute Services, EY

John Roberts is an executive director with EY’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) practice. His more than 30 years of experience as a CPA includes five in Big 4 forensic accounting and 25 as an FBI special agent and supervisor.

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Dan Torpey

Partner, Assurance Services, EY

Dan Torpey is a CPA and forensic accountant and the U.S. Leader for EY’s Investigation & Compliance practice. He specializes in financial statement investigations and has also served as an expert witness in state, federal and international proceedings.

3:35-4:50 PM

Tuesday, June 19 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of and experience with administration and oversight of contracts

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Contract fraud costs organizations around the world billions of dollars each year. To protect your organization, you need to be on the lookout for contract fraud schemes. This session will highlight how real-world fraudsters think, act and try to fool you. It will also discuss several tools and techniques that will help you prevent or minimize potential contract fraud.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Assess the personality traits and psychology of fraudsters
  • Examine the different ways fraudsters try to fool you
  • Identify proactive strategies for minimizing fraud
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Don Mullinax, CFE, CIA, CGFM

Assistant Director, Defense Contract Audit Agency

Don Mullinax previously served as Chair of the ACFE’s Board of Regents and has over three decades of experience leading and conducting contract, forensic, and performance audits, fraud and misconduct investigations, and anti-fraud consulting engagements across a variety of industries including aviation, construction, consumer goods, defense, education, government, health care and retail. He has held a number of executive positions in both the private and public sectors, including Shareholder, Forensic Strategic Solutions, LLC; Principal, Deloitte & Touché; Inspector General, Los Angeles Unified School District; and Chief Investigator, U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

Tuesday, June 19 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Management Services

This session will highlight insights from an experienced corporate investigator including an overview of the investigations function, group members, types of cases and how the function fits into the larger ethics program. It will also address challenges, ranging from getting in the door to sitting within the internal audit function, establishing key performance indicators, and measuring effectiveness and change management.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recognize one model and approach for a corporate investigation function and its related pros and cons
  • Identify opportunities within corporate investigations groups
  • Assess key performance indicators and other factors that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigative function
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John Stanley, CFE

Director, Forensic Investigations, Johnson Controls

John Stanley is a Certified Fraud Examiner with more than 20 years of investigative and forensic accounting experience.  Stanley spent much of his career with PwC’s Forensic Services practice in Dallas, TX and Tokyo, Japan investigating frauds against government health care programs, revenue recognition issues and violations of various anticorruption laws. In 2017, he became the Director of Johnson Controls Forensic Investigations group, a team of 16 investigators located around the world who investigate serious allegations and concerns reported through Johnson Controls Ethics Helpline.

Tuesday, June 19 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of anti-corruption concerns of companies operating internationally

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

When compared with more developed areas of the world, Latin America presents significant pitfalls and challenges. From the disparate availability of open source information to media polarization and corruption, you must be aware of the key pitfalls and difficulties of investigating in this region. Using case studies and techniques, this session will examine the unique challenges faced when conducting investigations in Latin America, and explore how these challenges can be understood, communicated and mitigated.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify key factors that make investigating in Latin America uniquely challenging
  • Recognize key points to keep in mind for conducting successful investigations in Latin America
  • Examine illustrative case studies and techniques related to investigations conducted in the region
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Pedro Armada, CFE

Founder and President, Armada Risk Consulting

Pedro Armada is the founder and president of Armada Risk Consulting (ARC), a boutique consulting firm providing risk advisory, forensic and investigative services with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to founding ARC in 2016, he worked as an investigator conducting national security and suitability background investigations on behalf of the U.S. government. He later spent half a decade managing investigations including FCPA and white-collar defense, internal investigations, asset tracing, cross-border litigation and arbitration support, and due diligence matters across Latin America for an international investigative firm. His clients included Fortune 500 companies, hedge funds, financial institutions and high net worth individuals. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and holds a bachelor’s in political science and philosophy from Florida International University. He has a postgraduate diploma in criminal procedure from the Institute of Legal Studies and Research and the Iberoamerican Center for Legal and Social Research. He is completing a master’s in forensic accounting at the University of Portsmouth (U.K.). He is a native Spanish speaker, and is fluent in English and Portuguese.

Tuesday, June 19 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Basic understanding of password best practices

Field of Study: Information Technology

Frequent, large-scale data breaches have compromised the effectiveness of passwords and other knowledge-based authentication (KBA) techniques. Biometrics and other next generation authentication tools are here; however, organizations are struggling to articulate and execute a cohesive strategy to eliminate passwords. This session highlights considerations for authentication design and the benefits of a programmable security platform.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Analyze the key trends and industry challenges around authentication strategy and implementation
  • Compare principles of authentication design to help shape and articulate your organization’s authentication strategy
  • Recognize the benefits of a programmable security platform to accelerate authentication and anti-fraud efforts
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Leonard Kwan, ACAMS

Director, PwC

Leonard Kwan is the director of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Financial Crimes Unit. He is primarily responsible for devising anti-financial crime technology strategy, principally in the fraud surveillance and authentication space. Kwan works closely with a number of key emerging and mature financial crimes technology vendors to design and deliver holistic and cohesive anti-financial crime architectures.

Tuesday, June 19 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Basic

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Auditing

This session will discuss the internal auditor’s responsibilities related to fraud during audits, investigations, reporting and follow-up. It will also review steps for you to follow when doing an investigation. Finally, it will explore ideas related to staffing the audit shop and conclude with several discussion questions related to internal audit addressing fraud.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Address internal audit standards and responsibilities
  • Identify steps in an investigation that internal auditors should follow
  • Compare staffing priorities and considerations
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Allen Brown, CFE, CPA

Allen Brown is the former Assistant Legislative Auditor for Local Government Services for the state of Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office. In this position he oversaw local government audits and directed the Investigative Audit group. During his tenure with the Louisiana Legislative Auditor he participated in hundreds of fraud investigations including one that resulted in the closing of a state agency. Brown retired from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office in January of 2014.

Tuesday, June 19 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic fraud analytic techniques

Field of Study: Auditing

This session introduces an innovative way of using data analytics and visualization as a force multiplier to audit preplanning. With the growing volume of data that you are exposed to and expected to digest, an “audit ecosystem dashboard” presents an intuitive medium to help highlight risks and allow for better, data-driven decisions.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify strategies to refine the audit scope through data mining
  • Identify ways to use data visualization in audit preplanning
  • Recognize pitfalls, tips and tricks for incorporating data and analytics into audits
  • Grapple with balancing “pretty but pointless” and “information overload” in designing dashboards
  • Recognize pitfalls, tips and tricks for incorporating data and analytics into audits
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Billy Cheung, CFE, CRISC, CHDA

Internal Audit Manager – Data & Analytics, Fannie Mae

Billy Cheung is a manager with Fannie Mae’s Internal Audit - Data and Analytics team. With more than a decade of experience in the cultivation of audit intelligence through data visualization and audit analytics across a number of industries, his breadth of experience ranges from Canadian provincial regulatory agencies to U.S. healthcare providers to mortgage-backed securities. In his former life as a consultant with ACL Services, he has also conducted training seminars and workshops for professional associations, Fortune 100 companies and non-profit organizations.

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Derrick Lee

Senior IT Auditor – Data & Analytics, Fannie Mae

Derrick Lee has more than five years of experience working in data analytics capacities within the financial services industry. His expertise includes data visualization, ad hoc data analysis, continuous auditing, and controls monitoring methodologies and practices. He is currently Senior Data Analytics Auditor within Fannie Mae’s Internal Audit department. In this position, he is responsible for delivering data analytics and providing assurance over client reporting in support of the department’s business and technology audit teams.

Tuesday, June 19 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of analytics (general knowledge or applied)

Field of Study: Auditing

This session will explore how Elder Research applied data science techniques and graph database technology at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to identify networks of tax preparers working together based on information appearing on tax returns. By applying these techniques, analysts dramatically reduced the time required to determine correct preparer IDs while also creating a force multiplier for efficient targeting of due diligence treatment resources.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Examine innovative analytics techniques for enhanced fraud detection
  • Analyze the science and technology behind social network analysis
  • Recall how the IRS applied analytics algorithms and technologies for enhanced fraud detection
  • Recognize how data science algorithms and technologies can aid fraud detection and fraud investigations
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Robert Han, PMP

Managing Director, Fraud and Risk Analytics Practice Lead, Elder Research Inc.

Robert Han is managing director at Elder Research. He oversees Elder Research's Washington, D.C. office and its Fraud and Risk Analytics practice. At Elder Research, he has led advanced data science teams that have tackled some of the most challenging fraud and risk analytics problems in both the federal government and private sector. Some examples include applying machine learning techniques to identify and prioritize highly suspicious actors (financial market players, medical providers, unemployment insurance recipients and workers compensation beneficiaries) for investigators and analysts; building text mining models that ingest large amounts of documents to build risk profiles from unstructured text; and leveraging network analysis and graph modeling techniques to detect highly suspicious social network behaviors and potential collusion between highly connected actors amidst the opioid crisis.

Tuesday, June 19 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Fraudsters are exploiting digital identities at increasing rates through data breaches, the proliferation of synthetic identities and the increase of digital products. Fraud rings adapt their techniques and targets to maximize their returns as we improve our controls. They have migrated from primary financial products (e.g., credit card), to secondary financial products (e.g., HSA), and are expanding into other sectors (e.g., mobile devices).


In this panel you will hear fraud risk managers in the financial services and other sectors talk about risks related to identity and account takeover, emerging trends, risk drivers, identity verification techniques, authentication methods, and anomaly detection analytics that are being used to mitigate these risks.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Assess emerging risks facing the financial and related sectors
  • Review the evolution of fraud rings and their tactics
  • Identify prevention and detection techniques to combat emerging risks
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Brian Castelli

Partner, PwC Forensic

Castelli is a partner at PwC and co-leads PwC's fraud prevention practice as part of the Financial Crimes Unit, which delivers strategic and operational expertise to C-suites and boards grappling with increasingly complex financial threats. He also leads PwC's Forensic Banking & Capital Markets practice area. For the last 18 years he’s helped leading banks, broker dealers and asset managers prevent, detect and investigate financial crime. This includes fraud, money laundering, bribery and corruption, securities trading violations and abuses, employee conduct and other threats. He speaks regularly on the role of technology and analytics in building a sustainable anti-fraud and anti-financial crimes program. Castelli has also been awarded a U.S. patent for fraud detection.

Tuesday, June 19 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics

Pulling from their experience in the anti-fraud profession, panelists will discuss key challenges that come with trying to teach ethics. Listen to this discussion of best practices and the importance of making ethics and culture a theme in the workplace. You are encouraged to ask questions during this discussion.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recognize challenges in teaching ethics to all levels of employees
  • Compare best practices and lessons learned
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Tom Golden, CFE, CPA

Partner (retired), PwC

Tom Golden is a retired PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Partner and former Partner-In-Charge of the Chicago Investigation & Forensic Services practice. He has a national reputation in forensic accounting and fraud investigations, and has been quoted in the Journal of Accountancy, USA Today, The Financial Times, Business Week and The Chicago Tribune.

Golden was the lead author of the award-winning Wiley book A Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigation. He is a CFE and CPA, a former chairman of the ACFE Board of Regents and is a Regent Emeritus. He was also an adjunct professor at DePaul University in Chicago after he developed and taught the school’s first forensic accounting graduate course in 2002.

Golden recently turned his attention to the literary world with the publication of his first novel, Sunday Night Fears. He will be gifting several copies of this book and his professional Wiley book during his session.

Tuesday, June 19 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite:Experience with the fundamentals of collection of electronically stored information (ESI), use of e-discovery tools or forensic examination platforms

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Many corporations are deploying e-discovery tools across their networks to collect and preserve electronically stored information (ESI) for litigation matters. However, these tools can be used for more than litigation. This session will explore how these technologies can be used, what type of information they can process and where they can best impact fraud mitigation.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Compare technologies that are deployed for e-discovery purposes and discern how they can be used outside of e-discovery
  • Identify how these technologies can detect and deter fraud
  • Discern the purposes these technologies can satisfy other than e-discovery
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Curtis Tomlinson, CFE

Director, Corporate Investigations, Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Curtis Tomlinson has more than 20 years of experience in fraud and intellectual property loss investigations and computer forensics in the high-tech industry. He is currently the Director for Corporate Investigations at AMD, Inc., where he is responsible for AMD’s global intellectual property protection program, computer forensics and e-discovery. Tomlinson's role supports AMD’s litigation team in e-discovery spanning preservation, collection and analysis of electronically stored information (ESI). He has been active in collecting and preserving ESI for civil and criminal matters beginning in the early 1990’s before many of the automated forensic and collection platforms were available.

Tuesday, June 19 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Basic

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Asset misappropriation is by far the most common form of occupational fraud, occurring in more than 89% of cases surveyed in the ACFE’s 2018 Report to the Nations. Expense reports are perhaps the easiest way for employees to access company funds. Most asset misappropriation cases result in small-dollar losses, but they can expand into the millions. This session will provide an overview of how employees have been able to defraud companies of millions of dollars through expense reports. The session will explore some schemes used to commit expense report fraud, how to uncover the fraud, and some controls to put in place to prevent future expense report frauds from occurring.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Understand methods of conducting expense report fraud
  • Identify ways to uncover and identify expense report fraud
  • Recognize some controls that can be put in place to prevent similar frauds
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Elizabeth Simon, CFE, CPA, ACFE Regent

Director, Ethics and Compliance, Cox Communications, Inc.

Elizabeth Simon, CFE, CPA, is the director of ethics & compliance for Cox Communications Inc. She’s responsible for managing the ethics hotline and overseeing ethics-related investigations, conducting compliance risk assessments and ensuring that Cox is complying with the laws and regulations relevant to the company. She also oversees the company’s Records & Information Management Program and leads other compliance-related projects.

Simon previously served as the senior internal auditor for Kimberly-Clark in Roswell, Georgia, with responsibility for developing data analytics around the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and for other internal audits. Prior to that, she was in Kimberly-Clark’s Global Security department at which she managed the anti-fraud program and investigated both internal and external fraud.

Tuesday, June 19 | 3:35-4:50 PM


Level: Advanced

Recommended Prerequisite: Understanding of leadership best practices and management experience

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Join this interactive session and start assessing your leadership style. You will learn about best practices and how to begin refining your leadership skills.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Develop a personal definition of leadership
  • Explain why there is no standard definition of leadership
  • Explain why no leader is perfect
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Bret Hood, CFE

Director, 21st Century Learning & Consulting

Retired Special Agent (SA) Bret Hood is a 25-year veteran of the FBI. In his time with the FBI, Hood worked high-profile white-collar, money laundering, public corruption, counter-terrorism and organized crime cases. For his last 15 years, Hood was a master instructor for the FBI. Since retirement in 2016, Hood has served as the director of 21st Century Learning & Consulting LLC providing consulting and instructional services to organizations around the world.

5:00-6:00 PM

Tuesday, June 19 | 5:00-6:00 p.m.


Build your professional and social circle while you unwind from the day during the Attendee Networking Reception. This event takes place following Tuesday's educational sessions and is complimentary for all attendees.

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6:30 PM

Tuesday, June 19 | Registration Begins at 6:30 p.m.
Mandalay Bay Poker Room
$125 Buy-In


Participate in the ACFE Foundation Charity Poker Tournament for a chance to win a main conference registration to the 30th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference (or $600). Enjoy a Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament, while supporting the future of the anti-fraud profession!

Proceeds from the tournament go to the ACFE Foundation’s Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program, which awards scholarships to college students who have an interest in pursuing careers in fraud examination.

Wednesday
7:30-8:30 AM

Registration and continental breakfast

7:30 AM-12:20 PM

ACFE Bookstore and Technology Lounge open

8:30-9:50AM

Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30-9:45 AM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Companies can find themselves in chaos for a variety of reasons. This session will discuss the circumstances that cause a company to become troubled and how fraudsters can take advantage of such situations. It will also address how to catch fraudsters by exploring real-world cases.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Interpret the warning signs of a troubled company
  • Recognize how weaknesses in control structures develop
  • Evaluate the behavior and motivation of individuals exploiting these organizations
  • Determine ways to conduct investigations for companies with limited resources
  • Identify cost-effective controls that can mitigate fraud risk
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Bob Krawczyk, CFE, CPA

Managing Director, Mackinac Partners

Krawczyk heads the Compliance, Fraud and Forensics Practice of Mackinac Partners. He has more than 25 years of experience in fraud and forensics, accounting controls and processes, and financial reporting. He is a CPA and a CFE who has led numerous investigation engagements including fraudulent financial reporting and the misappropriation of assets. He also specializes in fraud remediation, the effects of fraud on GAAP accounting and SEC reporting, and the redesign and implementation of a company’s fraud prevention programs.

Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30-9:45 AM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

This session will explore EY’s 2018 Global Forensic Data Analytics survey. It will review the findings and discuss use cases for machine learning, artificial intelligence, risk scoring and blockchain.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Assess the survey findings
  • Recognize use cases for emerging issues
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Vincent Walden, CFE

Partner, EY

Vincent Walden is a Partner at EY specializing in forensic technology, business intelligence and fraud detection analytics. He leads a national team of skilled forensic technology and data mining professionals. With a focus on anti-fraud analytics, forensic data mining, third-party due diligence and electronic discovery services, he has more than 17 years of experience handling the information management, forensic analysis and electronic discovery needs for large scale, complex litigations, investigations and proactive anti-fraud and compliance programs. He has been featured in many publications including Fraud Magazine, Internal Auditor Magazine, Compliance Week, Forbes, The Economist, The FCPA Report, ABC News Online, CNBC, Tech Data, and other leading publications.

Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30-9:45 AM


Level: Advanced

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of anti-corruption concerns of companies operating internationally

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

The ability to sit down with an individual who possesses knowledge of a crime, present evidence and obtain a confession is just about the most valuable skill you can possess. Imagine how valuable it would be to get a perpetrator to admit that they intentionally committed a crime. This session will explore admission-seeking interview techniques and discuss other types of nontarget interviewing techniques. Learn from real-life experiences from global investigations, including mistakes and lessons learned, so you can become a better interviewer.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Assess techniques for conducting critical interviews and how to execute them
  • Recognize the steps in the seven-step, admission-seeking interview process
  • Identify when, and when not, to move forward into the interview stage of an investigation
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Tom Golden, CFE, CPA

Partner (retired), PwC

Tom Golden is a retired PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Partner and former Partner-In-Charge of the Chicago Investigation & Forensic Services practice. He has a national reputation in forensic accounting and fraud investigations, and has been quoted in the Journal of Accountancy, USA Today, The Financial Times, Business Week and The Chicago Tribune.

Golden was the lead author of the award-winning Wiley book A Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigation. He is a CFE and CPA, a former chairman of the ACFE Board of Regents and is a Regent Emeritus. He was also an adjunct professor at DePaul University in Chicago after he developed and taught the school’s first forensic accounting graduate course in 2002.

Golden recently turned his attention to the literary world with the publication of his first novel, Sunday Night Fears. He will be gifting several copies of this book and his professional Wiley book during his session.

Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30-9:45 AM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

In a follow-up to the Panama Papers scandal beginning in 2015, a new leak broke in November 2017: the Paradise Papers. This session will discuss the details of the newest leak and how it will impact you. From the U.S. government to world leaders on every continent, the revelations from the leak will continue to shake the financial world over the coming months.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Examine FinCEN's response to the Paradise Papers and the implications to financial services firms
  • Interpret Professional Regulatory Authority responses to the Paradise Papers
  • Analyze industry reaction to the Paradise Papers
  • Determine what private-sector fraud, risk and audit professionals must know about the Paradise Papers, including increased risks to clients and business from the continuing scandal
  • Identify what bank examiners and government investigators must take from the scandal, including obtaining access to the ICIJ's enhanced public database, to conduct effective fraud and money laundering compliance investigations
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David Weber, J.D., CFE

Academic Director, University of Maryland, College Park

David P. Weber is the Academic Director of Fraud Management at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, where he teaches ethics, professionalism, and forensic accounting in Smith’s top-ranked MBA and undergraduate programs. Recently, Weber served as the U.S. banking expert who assisted journalists in reviewing information now known as the Panama and Paradise Papers, pertaining to hundreds of current and former world leaders. A Certified Fraud Examiner, attorney in private practice, and registered private investigator, he previously served as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, the SEC’s Chief Investigator.

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Jake Bernstein

Author, 2-Time Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist

Jake Bernstein is the author of Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite. He was a senior reporter on the team that broke the Panama Papers story — the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. In 2017, the project won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. In 2011, Bernstein earned his first Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for coverage of Wall Street activities that contributed to the financial crisis. He has written for The New York Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, The Guardian, ProPublica and Vice, and has appeared on the BBC, NBC, CNN, PBS and NPR.

Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30-9:45 AM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Auditing

Internal auditors use the Committee of Sponsoring Organization’s (COSO) framework, but do they really know how to apply it in their fraud risk assessments? This session will explore the COSO framework and open the eyes of internal auditors to look at fraud in a different manner.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Analyze the COSO framework and how to use it for fraud considerations in the execution of planning, fieldwork and reporting
  • Consider appropriate anti-fraud governance activities and fraud risk identification processes, knowing the most common types of fraud in your industry
  • Determine the types of fraud your company is susceptible to within specific business functions
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Michael Fucilli, CFE, CIA, CRMA

Auditor General, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Michael J. Fucilli, CFE, CIA, CRMA, is the Chief Audit Executive for the largest public-sector transit authority in North America, with operating revenues in excess of $15 billion. He has 38 years of internal auditing experience that includes financial services, public sector, governance, risk and compliance, technology and SOX reporting. Fucilli has an audit staff of 85 professionals and is president of the IIAs’ Internal Audit Foundation and the IIA vice chairman. He has also held previous positions in banking and defense contracting. He is a frequent speaker on governance, risk and fraud.

Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30-9:45 AM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Familiarity with data analytics concepts

Field of Study: Auditing

For the last decade, data analytics has been a ubiquitous topic in fraud conferences and industry conversations worldwide. However, as much as we tout the benefits of analytics in detecting fraud, our discussions and demonstrations often lack detail or address only a finite number of generic fraud schemes, specifically those found in payroll, purchasing and expense reporting. This session will discuss how to build in-house data-mining routines to discover threats that are industry-specific and detectable through the examination of nonfinancial data sources. It will stress the importance of scouting your organizational data landscape, the advantages of learning basic SQL and database skills, and the pitfalls of under-engineered algorithms and over-engineered visualizations.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Examine the advantage of developing fraud detection analytics in-house
  • Assess the importance of leveraging nonfinancial data in detective analytics
  • Recognize basic database and SQL skills
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John Enders, CFE, CPA

Manager – Global Investigations and Security Analytics, United Airlines

As Analytics Manager within United Airlines’ Corporate Security & Global Investigations Department, John Enders provides guidance to investigators and security personnel as they seek to more effectively use the company’s data resources to monitor fraud and security risks. Some of these risks include ticketing fraud, travel agency fraud, smuggling, trafficking, cash skimming, physical theft and aviation security threats. In addition to crafting queries and analytics-based testing algorithms and designing the resulting dashboards for the security team, he leads independent investigations and participates in fact-finding and admission-seeking interviews.

Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30-9:45 AM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: A basic understanding of computers, the internet and websites

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

This session will review how hackers and identity thieves gain access to your system and your information. It will also discuss how you inadvertently provide the information they need, and how malicious actors get a new and verifiable identity in less than 30 minutes. Everyone knows about firewalls and antivirus software, but this session addresses how hackers bypass these controls and how you can use this knowledge to prevent fraud.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify personal habits that provide opportunities for hackers
  • Recognize when some of these attacks are occurring or have occurred
  • Examine methods used for computer security
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Harold McFarland, CFE, CPA, CMA

Owner, McFarland & Associates Inc.

Harold McFarland is an expert witness in computer, internet and electronic communications forensics and a member of multiple federal task forces related to cybercrime. He has been admitted as an expert witness in state- and federal-level courts and has worked on numerous cases from local to international in nature. The types of cases range from simple embezzlement and identity theft to complex pyramid schemes involving multiple shell companies, international human trafficking, drug cartels, espionage, terrorism, and other crimes made possible through the compromise of a computer system.

Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30-9:45 AM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

How should multinational companies manage their compliance programs effectively? What do they have to consider, assuming that we are talking about a corporate compliance program that includes legal compliance and ethical compliance? And what does this have to do with fraud?

This session will explore how to manage compliance programs in multinational companies, show and discuss different perspectives, as well as give examples of solutions and best practices. Finally, it will discuss enabling the employee to make the right decision at the right moment, fully aware of the risks that they incur.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Assess the way different concepts fit together and what companies can do to implement an integrated compliance program
  • Identify the importance of culture and its consideration
  • Appraise the importance of leadership
  • Examine best practices of compliance programs
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Andrea Rondot, CFE

Manager, Deloitte

Andrea Rondot has international experience in the areas of fraud and compliance. She is a member of the Financial Crime Team at Deloitte supporting solutions preventing corruption and combating money laundering. She is also member of the Alliance for Integrity initiative, a business-driven, global multi-stakeholder initiative with the aim of promoting corporate integrity and preventing corruption.

Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30-9:45 AM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

As a fraud examiner, you will come into contact with personal data. In this session, you will learn about the European Union’s new GDPR as not just another compliance hurdle, but as ethical guidance for handling people’s data. It will also address the importance of properly working with sensitive data. Just like fraud, misuse of personal data can harm real human lives.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify the key components of GDPR that affect fraud examiners
  • Appraise the historic ethical context of GDPR
  • Recognize due diligence expectations in GDPR
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Andreattah Chuma, CFE, CISA

Compliance and Ethics Subject Matter Expert – Data Protection, Euroclear

Andreattah Chuma is a compliance and ethics subject matter expert for data protection and IT/IP at Euroclear, based in Brussels. Prior to joining Euroclear as an internal auditor, she was part of the Enterprise Risk Services team at Deloitte Botswana, where she worked as an IT auditor. She has served on the Fraud Forum, a multi-stakeholder forum tasked with addressing fraud risk in the Euroclear group. Her interest in the ethics of technology has led her to currently pursue her Masters in Laws in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law.

Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30-9:45 AM


Level: Basic

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Those working in the health care field or health care professionals must understand the basics of forensic medical coding and billing, but not necessarily become a Certified Professional Coder. This session will discuss the various types of medical coding (CPT, ICD 10, HCPCS, HCC) and give you tips to gain more insight into forensic medical coding and billing. This session will look at commonly misused codes and point you to hot areas to review.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Compare CPT, ICD 10 and HCPCS codes
  • Recognize a CMS 1500 billing form and where the CPT, HCPCS and ICD 10 codes are placed
  • Recognize codes that are abused and fraudulently billed using recent cases
  • Determine how legal teams can locate forensic medical coders and biller experts
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Jacqueline Bloink, CFE, RHIA, CHCA

Consultant, Jacqueline Bloink LLC

Jacqueline Nash Bloink has worked in the health care industry since the mid-1990s in such roles as practice administrator, coding manager, auditor, instructor/instructional designer and director of compliance. Her passion is health care compliance and fighting health care fraud. Bloink is a published author and national speaker on the topic of health care compliance and health care fraud. Bloink is currently an adjunct Professor for the University of Arizona and a consultant who specializes in assisting businesses, organizations and legal teams with various projects that involve provider education, health care coding, compliance or fraud.

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Jerri Rowe

Medical Auditor/Consultant, Jerri Rowe LLC

Jerri Rowe has been in the health care industry for more than 25 years. She has extensive managerial experience in both the administrative and clinical arenas with an emphasis on medical coding and billing. Her proficiency includes operation of various facilities to include a multispecialty physician group practice, an outpatient diagnostic center, urgent care and clinical department in a medical school.

Rowe is also an educator and currently teaches medical billing and coding online to those entering the field. As an ethicist she emphasizes the importance of ethical behavior for all health care professionals, especially during this time of rampant fraud and abuse. Rowe also serves as a consultant to physician practices in auditing of documentation for reimbursement purposes in an effort to educate, identify and prevent fraud.

Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30-9:45 AM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

This session will trace the anatomy of two previously unreported international fraud cases — one that took place entirely within the virtual world of Second Life and the other that was organized and carried out via Facebook. Both cases highlight the nontraditional ways that modern fraudsters, extremists and money launderers plan and execute their schemes via nontraditional platforms. The session will draw on the presenter’s experience investigating both incidents.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify prescriptive actions such as methods for information sharing and customer identification
  • Recognize social-financial red flags
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Scott Butler, CFE, CAMS

Chief Compliance Officer, Linden Lab

Scott Butler (CFE, CAMS-FCI) managed Facebook's first Payments Compliance program, assisting the company in obtaining their money transmitter licenses and crafting their initial set of policies and procedures. As Head of Fraud, Compliance and Payment Operations at Linden Lab, Butler is in charge of the Money Services Business that governs transactions within Second Life, the world's largest virtual goods economy. He began his career on Wall Street, working for Credit Suisse (New York, Hong Kong) and later at Deutsche Bank. He serves as a consultant for the financial crime-related television project, The Bank.

Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30-9:45 AM


Level: Basic

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

This session will use video of a reporting party and a subject in a case involving interpersonal skills. The actors present a fact pattern and you will join the investigation. It’s an interactive and instructional experience that will guide you through a complete case.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify the steps in a fraud examination
  • Assess video of interviewees
  • Navigate through developing a case theory
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Wendy Evans, CFE, CCEP

Senior Corporate Investigator, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Wendy Evans is a Senior Corporate Ethics Investigator for Lockheed Martin. She joined the company in 2006 after a career in law enforcement, including service as an FBI agent and police officer. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional. Evans has been a national speaker on ethics and investigations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in government studies and communications from Western Kentucky University.

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Roxane MacGillivray, CFE, CCEP

Senior Corporate Ethics Investigator, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Roxane MacGillivray is a Senior Corporate Ethics Investigator for Lockheed Martin. Roxane has been with Lockheed Martin for over 16 years in various functions including Legal, EEO and for the past 8 years in ethics. In her current role, she conducts enterprise-wide ethics investigations. She is very involved in the creation and execution of internal investigations training and has been a national speaker on numerous ethics and compliance related topics.

Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30-9:45 AM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Auditing

When conducting business, there are any number of stakeholders, from staff and customers to third party partners and vendors. At any point in this chain, risky activities that can potentially lead to fraud can creep their way in. This session will demonstrate the advantage of leveraging a data-driven, automated monitoring approach, while integrating with key process stakeholders to create an early-warning detection framework to help identify fraud.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Apply data automation to key control areas for continuous monitoring
  • Identify key integration points within an organization
  • Develop a standardized workflow and streamline reporting
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Phil Shomura

Senior Product Manager, ACL

Phil Shomura is the Senior Product Manager for the North American Commercial sector at ACL. Shomura leads the execution of go-to-market strategies for ACL’s cloud-based data-driven governance platform. His responsibilities include performing market analysis to articulate solutioning strategies, defining product positioning and validating solution messaging against customer use cases, and educating the sales organization and staff, partners and customers on how ACL addresses the evolving needs of the governance, risk and compliance professional.

10:05-11:20 AM

Wednesday, June 20 | 10:05-11:20 AM


Level: Advanced

Recommended Prerequisite: Advanced knowledge of and experience with internal controls and fraud schemes

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

The risk of management override of internal controls to commit fraud exists in any organization. When the opportunity to override internal controls is combined with powerful incentives to meet accounting objectives, senior management might engage in fraudulent financial reporting.

This session will examine management override, focusing on the differences between the override of existing controls versus other, more prevalent breakdowns. It will also explore actions to help mitigate the threat of management override, approaches to auditing for management override and the psychology behind management’s override of controls.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify red flags of management overriding controls
  • Ascertain an approach to auditing for management override
  • Assess the latest trends and research regarding management override of controls
  • Develop a better fraud risk assessment that highlights areas and gatekeepers that might have a greater chance of overriding controls
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Jonathan Marks, CFE, CPA, CFF

Partner, Marcum LLP

Jonathan Marks is a partner in Marcum’s Philadelphia office and is a member of the firm’s Advisory Services division. He has almost 30 years of experience working closely with his clients, their board, senior management, and law firms on fraud and misconduct investigations, including global bribery, corruption, and compliance matters. He assists his clients in mitigating future potential issues by conducting root-cause analysis, developing remedial procedures, and designing or enhancing governance, global risk management, and compliance systems along with internal controls and policies and procedures.

Wednesday, June 20 | 10:05-11:20 AM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of and experience with the fundamentals of searching surface websites

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

The dark web is a den of inequity operated by the technically sophisticated. The more Google-dependent we have become as fraud examiners, the less we understand what is going on behind the scenes and how to operate in this world. This session will introduce the dark web and channels that are used to institute private sales and exchanges.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Navigate through dark web channels for content
  • Compare specialized search engines to attempt searching in this venue
  • Define the lingo of this underworld
  • Recognize steps to use Tor safely and effectively, while learning the vulnerabilities
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Cynthia Hetherington, CFE

President, Hetherington Group

Cynthia Hetherington is the founder and president of Hetherington Group, a consulting, publishing, and training firm that leads in due diligence, corporate intelligence, and cyber investigations. She has authored three books on how to conduct investigations. Hetherington was also named the 2012 James Baker Speaker of the year for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

For more than 25 years, Hetherington has led national and international investigations in corporate due diligence and fraud, personal asset recovery, and background checks. With a specialization in the financial, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications industries, her investigations have recovered millions of dollars in high profile corruption cases, assisting on the investigations of the top two Ponzi cases in U.S. history.

Wednesday, June 20 | 10:05-11:20 AM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Understanding of internet investigations

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

This session goes beyond using social media for investigation purposes. It will explore other data resources that exist today. This session will discuss the often overlooked sites for when your investigation runs deep. Learn how to search sales sites like Craigslist or eBay. Identify alternate income activities through other service-based sites. Discover what multi-level marketing (MLM) sites are accessible and what information is available.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recognize effective ways to explore and search sales sites like Craigslist, Kijiji or eBay
  • Identify alternate income or employment activities like Uber, AirBnB, Rover or other service-based sites
  • Examine what multi-level marketing sites are accessible and what information is available
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Keith Elliott

VP Operations and Business Development, Reed Research

Keith Elliott has been a Licensed Private Investigator in varying capacities for more than 24 years. He has extensive experience with property-casualty, criminal, life, health and disability insurance investigations across Canada and internationally. He has presented evidence and testified in precedent-setting cases at the Supreme Court of Ontario and Financial Services Commission of Ontario.

Wednesday, June 20 | 10:05-11:20 AM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Basic understanding of threats to organizations

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Business identity theft is a growing concern for anti-fraud professionals. This session will explore common methods that fraudsters use to target businesses along with the internal and external threats companies face. It will identify what information must be protected and the information you might inadvertently be projecting.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify the ways businesses are targeted
  • Diminish business identity theft risk
  • Recognize the role of multilayer authentication, data fragmentation, and information compartmentalization
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Liseli Pennings, CFE

Training Director, ACFE

Liseli Pennings is the Training Director for the ACFE. She was a Special Agent with the U.S. Treasury Inspector General’s Office for Tax Administration (TIGTA) and previously a career Special Agent and Diplomat with the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) with over 16 years of service as a Special Agent. A subject matter expert in fraud investigations, physical security, and protective security, Pennings has been a Law Enforcement Attaché in both Europe and Latin America, a Resident Agent-In-Charge in Texas, managed teams of over 90 professionals, and managed multi-million dollar budgets and contracts.

Wednesday, June 20 | 10:05-11:20 AM


Level: Advanced

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of and experience with revenue recognition standards

Field of Study: Auditing

This session will review the Revenue Recognition Standards, which are required to be applied to some financial statements as early as December 2017, with an eye toward how fraud might be hidden in these new standards. It will focus on those industries that use long-term contracts, which will show a greater effect from the new standards. The session will also include a quick look at other new standards and how those might change the face of fraud in financial statements.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Interpret the new Revenue Recognition Standards
  • Apply test work and interview strategies to combat potential fraud schemes
  • Assess where, in these Standards, estimates can be manipulated to perpetrate financial statement fraud
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Janet M. McHard, CFE, CPA, CFF

President, McHard Accounting Consulting LLC

Janet M. McHard is the Founding Partner of McHard Accounting Consulting, LLC, a firm specializing in forensic accounting, fraud prevention and accounting reconstruction. Together with her partners and staff, McHard conducts forensic and investigative accounting in matters concerning alleged white-collar crimes, embezzlements, employee theft and other disputed accounting issues. She provides expert witness testimony and consulting expert services in cases where fraud is suspected.

Wednesday, June 20 | 10:05-11:20 AM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of digital evidence and general understanding of traditional digital forensics processes

Field of Study: Information Technology

Digital forensics involves the preservation of digital evidence and the use of keyword searches to find files of interest. Going beyond basic keyword searches and using advanced digital forensic techniques could improve the effectiveness of your fraud examinations. This session will discuss the creation of a digital forensics examination strategy and explore how to go beyond keyword searches to improve the findings in your investigations.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Navigate crafting an effective digital forensics examination strategy
  • Recognize ways to improve keyword and regex search methodologies
  • Assess the role of functional, relational and chronological analysis in digital forensics
  • Identify the difference between digital evidence examination and digital evidence analysis
  • Recognize how digital forensic analysis beyond keywords can improve your findings in a fraud examination
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Jason Jordaan, CFE, CFCE, MCSFS

Principal Partner, DFIRLABS (Pty) Ltd

Jason Jordaan is considered a leading authority in the field of digital forensics and cybercrime investigation and prevention, in a forensics career that began in 1991. As the principal forensic scientist of DFIRLABS, he is responsible for the leadership of the practice, digital forensics quality assurance, complex digital forensics engagements, research and development, and digital forensic practitioner training and proficiency. He regularly testifies as an expert witness. Jordaan founded DFIRLABS in 2014, after leaving the Special Investigating Unit, where he was the national head of the Cyber Forensic Laboratory. In this role, he was responsible for the development and implementation of the digital forensics capacity of the Special Investigating Unit, and in conducting digital forensics engagements on several high-profile cybercrime, fraud and corruption cases within the South African public sector. He is a published author, researcher and academic in digital forensics.

Wednesday, June 20 | 10:05-11:20 AM


Level: Basic

Recommended Prerequisite:None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

This session will help reinforce your existing knowledge of cyberfraud; debunk myths, misconceptions, and misnomers; and provide you with critical knowledge to help your organization implement an effective approach to cyber threats and their impacts.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Assess potential cyber threats, including ransomware and other criminal activity
  • Examine approaches to combat cyberfraud
  • Evaluate the use of the darknet for criminal activity
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Paul Dunlop

Paul Dunlop has 30 years of diverse experience across the financial crimes domain acquired during roles in Europe and North America. His private industry experience has seen him cycle between both strategic and operational leadership roles.

As a subject matter expert and trusted advisor, Dunlop has held progressive leadership roles across corporate security and investigations, and risk management. Early in his financial services career, he specialized in designing enhanced due diligence, employment background screening, intelligence and analytics, and operations and technology programs in corporate security. He has conducted major corporate investigations (e.g. Panama Papers), and led transformative initiatives as diverse as fraud risk assessment, enterprise case management and cross-border privacy, and the adaptation of systemic root cause methodologies for fraud and operational risk in financial services.

Wednesday, June 20 | 10:05-11:20 AM


Level: Advanced

Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of, and experience with, corporate ethics and compliance programs and anti-corruption activities

Field of Study: Management Services

The U.S. and many European countries are requiring that companies create effective ethics and compliance programs to address bribery, corruption and ethical failures. This session will explore the value of using independent assessments as a tool to proactively examine the strength of a company’s ethical culture and the effectiveness of its anti-fraud and corruption activities.

Presented by the former inspector general of a U.S. federal agency who now serves as an independent corporate monitor and assesses ethics and compliance programs globally, the session will provide you with real-life case studies and scenarios to teach companies how to prepare for and maximize the value of engaging an independent assessment of their corporate anti-fraud and corruption program

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify the characteristics of an effective anti-fraud and corruption program through the eyes of the regulators and law enforcement
  • Determine the benefits of having an external compliance assessment to strengthen ethical culture and identify vulnerabilities and risks
  • Examine the corporate return on investment that external compliance assessments can create by helping to avoid or mitigate the potential costs of litigation and the impact of government sanctions
Eric R. Feldman, CFE, CIG, CCEP-I

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Ethics and Compliance Programs, Affiliated Monitors, Inc.

Eric Feldman joined Affiliated Monitors after retiring from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 2011. Feldman had a distinguished 32-year career with both the Executive and Legislative branches of the federal government. He has served in executive positions with Offices of Inspector General at the Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency, and CIA, and was the longest serving Inspector General of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) from 2003-2009. At the NRO, he presided over a highly successful procurement fraud prevention and detection program, widely recognized by the Department of Justice as a model throughout the federal government.

In 2009, Feldman was appointed Senior Advisor to the Director of the NRO for Procurement Integrity where he helped the Director ensure that the NRO's industrial partners were meeting their integrity and ethics responsibilities required by law and federal regulations. His work involved the real-time assessment of corporate ethics and compliance programs at over 40 government contractors including some of the world's largest corporations in the aerospace, military and public contracting fields.

During his tenure as a Federal Inspector General, Feldman worked with the Department of Justice in establishing programs to prevent and detect fraud in the federal acquisition program. As Inspector General, he helped to recover millions of taxpayer dollars in matters involving overpricing, kickbacks and other forms of fraud.

A former Senior Intelligence Service Officer, Feldman is a 1995 graduate of the Federal Executive Institute, and is both a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Inspector General (CIG). In 2016 he successfully completed the Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional – International (CCEP-I) examination, which certifies his expert knowledge of international compliance regulations and processes. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Association of Inspectors General, and was the founding President of the California Chapter. In 2015, he was appointed as a Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Suspension and Debarment Committee.

Wednesday, June 20 | 10:05-11:20 AM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: A basic understanding of ethics and compliance programs

Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics

In the wake of recent ethical failures, there is renewed focus by regulators, prosecutors, board members and shareholders on the topics of culture, conduct and compliance. While many companies have relied on their control environment as a bellwether of workplace well‐being, many forensic professionals are undertaking in‐depth reviews of ethics programs to better understand the strength of, and perceptions about, foundational business principles and practices. This session will discuss the evaluation of an organization’s corporate culture and ethics framework to help mitigate fraud and misconduct.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Navigate through successfully planning an ethics program review
  • Distinguish between ethics and compliance for internal control purposes
  • Recognize organizational culture, conduct, corporate compliance and ethical performance strategies
  • Examine frameworks for review of ethics programs
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Pamela Verick, CFE, CCEP

Director, Protiviti Forensic

Pam Verick is a Director at Protiviti Forensic where she focuses on investigations and anti-corruption compliance solutions and leads the fraud risk management initiative. Verick has over 23 years of risk management experience including creation of fraud governance systems and fraud risk management programs, planning and execution of fraud risk assessments, conducting investigations to address fraud, misconduct and potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti‐bribery laws. She also assists with compliance and ethics programs for both the public and private sector. Verick speaks regularly to U.S. and international audiences on issues related to corporate ethics and fraud.

Wednesday, June 20 | 10:05-11:20 AM


Level: Intermediate

Recommended Prerequisite: A basic understanding of money laundering investigations

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Money laundering is the act of taking criminal proceeds and disguising or distancing the proceeds from their illicit origin in order to use them to perform legal (or further illegal) acts. This session will explore the money laundering process and discuss common investigative techniques and tools available to fraud examiners.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify the stages of the money laundering process
  • Compare common money laundering methods and schemes
  • Connect the Bank Secrecy Act and FinCEN data into money laundering investigations
  • Recognize front companies and other corporate vehicles often misused by money launderers
  • Identify common investigative techniques, statutes and other tools available to combat money laundering
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Jason Zirkle, CAMS

Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Ranger Division

Jason Zirkle is an Intelligence Analyst with the Texas Ranger division of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). At DPS, he works alongside Texas Rangers and DPS Special Agents, providing investigative support and financial analysis on major financial crime investigations, including money laundering, fraud, embezzling and theft, public corruption, identity theft, illegal gambling, and other white-collar crimes. He also provides financial expertise to non-financial DPS criminal cases, such as murder investigations, narcotics, and human smuggling and trafficking. Zirkle is the FinCEN Agency Coordinator for Texas DPS, and conducts training within DPS on FinCEN and financial crime.

Wednesday, June 20 | 10:05-11:20 AM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

This session will provide an in-depth examination of a factual six-year criminal investigation, personally conducted by the presenter, involving murder, fraud, money laundering, tracing and seizure of assets (proceeds of crime), and overcoming corruption at the highest levels of a foreign government.

The session will also review the legal processes encountered in this multi-jurisdictional, international investigation, the forensic examination of evidence used to identify those involved in this multimillion-dollar employee fraud, and the methodology used in the investigative process and recovery of assets, all in an effort to bring those responsible to justice in a foreign jurisdiction.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Analyze the overcoming of legal and quasi-legal obstacles stemming from an international, multi-jurisdictional investigation
  • Apply policies and procedures focused on fraud prevention and anti-money laundering
  • Recognize methodology concerning the identification and implementation of preventive measures and reduction to further risk exposure
  • Identify and use all available resources throughout the investigative process, insuring a "no stone unturned" approach
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Jeff Filliter, CFE, IAFCI

President, J.R. Filliter Investigative Services

Jeff Filliter is a seasoned investigator, with more than 40 years of experience with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Scotiabank and in private practice. He is the President of J. R. Filliter Investigative Services and holds an honors degree in administrative studies (BA), with distinction, has been a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) since 1995 and holds a Private Investigator licence for the Province of Ontario. Filliter is the author of The Shallowest of Men, a book that examines a six-year, multijurisdictional fraud and money laundering investigation.

Filliter has a solid investigative and law enforcement background, specializing in domestic and international fraud, risk assessment and mitigation, due diligence, and asset tracing and recovery. He is an expert in asset tracing and recovery, financial and white-collar crime, fraud, money laundering, terrorist financing, forensic investigations, risk management and security. He has provided expert testimony in both civil and criminal proceedings globally, and has been declared a professional witness in the U.K. in relation to wire transfer fraud.

Wednesday, June 20 | 10:05-11:20 AM


Level: Advanced

Recommended Prerequisite: Understanding of basic career strategies and personal brand awareness

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Everyone has a professional platform upon which they build their skills, knowledge, experience and expertise. Your platform is the position in a market, profession or company that you occupy where people look to you for expertise. This session will examine how your beliefs drive your platform development and your brand, the one and only reason people hire and buy from you, and the four professional platform elements, and how to build and promote them.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recognize the major components of a professional brand
  • Evaluate the channels that will help promote your own brand
  • Identify why brand equity works in your favor
  • Apply the use of social proof as a weapon of influence
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Donn LeVie Jr., CFE

Speaker, Author, Strategist, Donn LeVie Jr. STRATEGIES

Donn LeVie Jr, CFE, is a leadership positioning and influence strategist, professional speaker, and the author of two award-winning books on strategies for engaging and influencing decision makers, and positioning professional expertise and branded value. His career has spanned nearly three decades in management and leadership positions for Fortune 100 companies, government service, and academia. Levie has been a presenter and strategist at the ACFE Global Fraud Conference since 2010 and is a contributing staff writer for Fraud Magazine.

Wednesday, June 20 | 10:05-11:20 AM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Auditing

With all the hyperbole in the marketplace today, how do you determine AI hype or fiction? In this session, BAE Systems will show how your organization can reduce the barriers to entry for enablement of machine learning techniques across several use cases through demonstration, discussion and collaboration.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Use packaged advanced analytic techniques to deliver business value from your organization's data
  • Deliver better detection and ROI through effective modeling
  • Take analytical findings and operationalize for business value
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Lukayn Hunsicker

Global Product Manager for Banking Fraud, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Lukayn Hunsicker serves as a subject-matter expert in the areas of financial crime and fraud, delivering and maintaining fraud prevention solutions for BAE System’s diverse customer base. He has over 12 years of experience in the financial services and software industries. Prior to joining BAE Systems in 2016 he was Vice President, Fraud Product Management for a top-three global processor where he oversaw multiple product lines related to fraud and risk management. In addition, he has held product consulting roles pertaining to cybersecurity, risk and insurance.

11:30 AM-12:20 PM

Wednesday, June 20 | 11:30 AM-12:20 PM


Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

The 29th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference wraps up with an unique opportunity to gain insight into the motivations and rationalizations of convicted fraudster, Ryan Homa*. In this session, John Gill, ACFE’s Vice President – Education, will hold a conversation with Homa, a man who served 22 months in a federal prison camp on charges of bank fraud. Homa was working for a $60 million-a-year company when he opened a business account under a fictitious company’s name and wrote checks to this fictitious company. Over the course of 3½ years he embezzled slightly less than $1.3 million from his employer.

*The ACFE does not compensate convicted fraudsters

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John D. Gill, J.D., CFE

Vice President - Education, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

John Gill is the Vice President – Education at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He oversees the production and development of all the books, manuals, self-study courses and seminar and conference materials produced by the ACFE. He serves on the faculty of the ACFE and is a co-instructor of the CFE Exam Review Course. He is a co-author of the Fraud Examiners Manual and serves as the editor-in-chief for the CFE Exam and the CFE Exam Prep Course. He is also a contributing author to Fraud Magazine.

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Guest Speaker: Convicted Fraudster*

Ryan Homa

Convicted fraudster Ryan Homa stole nearly $1.3 million from his employer over the course of more than three years. He will discuss the environment in the business, his crimes and how his theft could have been thwarted.

*The ACFE does not compensate convicted fraudsters.

Thursday
7:30-8:30 AM

Registration and continental breakfast

7:30 AM-3:35 PM

ACFE Bookstore and Technology Lounge open

8:30 AM-4:55 PM

Thursday-Friday, June 21-22 | 8:30 AM-4:55 PM


CPE Credit: 16

Level: Basic

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

To be successful in the fight against fraud, auditors and investigators must work together. The Auditing/Investigating Fraud Seminar brings these two perspectives together for a series of joint general sessions and breaks into separate sessions for each of the respective professional roles. Through the exploration of various anti-fraud topics and the sharing of best practices across disciplines, you will sharpen your existing skills and learn the techniques necessary for effective fraud prevention, detection and investigation.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Plan and conduct a fraud risk assessment
  • Recognize the warning signs of occupational fraud schemes
  • Conduct informational and admission-seekinginterviews
  • Use the internet as an investigative tool during fraud examinations
  • Obtain information from internal sources and public records
  • Recognize auditors’ fraud-related responsibilities and the sources of relevant professional standards
  • Use analytical techniques to uncover the red flags of fraud
  • Navigate legal issues related to fraud examination
  • Prepare effective fraud examination reports
Jeffrey Matthews
Jeffrey G. Matthews, CFE, CPA

Partner, Forensic and Litigation Services, Weaver LLP

Jeff Matthews, CPA, CFE, has more than 20 of experience in financial investigation, forensic accounting, and litigation support spending many years practicing in Big Four firms. He has substantial experience as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), leading many financial, federal, and state investigations. As a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), he serves on faculty while providing continuing education programs to organizations and entities throughout the country. Matthews has been instrumental in developing proprietary anti-fraud and compliance tools for the forensic and litigation community.

Matthews began his career as an investigative auditor for the State of Louisiana. After nearly five years and dozens of investigations, he was recruited to Dallas to work for a Big Four accounting firm. He eventually advanced to partner. He currently is the National Partner in Charge of Weaver’s Forensic and Litigation Practice.

Sherman McGrew, J.D., CFE

Program Analyst, Transportation Safety Administration, (TSA)

Sherman McGrew is a native of Brooklyn, New York. He entered military service in 1979, retiring as a U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel in 2010. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and has had three active duty deployments, to include two combat tours in Iraq in 2003 and 2008. In 2008 he worked extensively with the U.K. Military and the U.K. Civilian Police Contingent in Basra, Iraq.

He entered law enforcement in 1987 and retired as a Captain with the Waterbury, Connecticut Police Department in 2009, having also served as a Patrolman, Detective, Sergeant, and Lieutenant. He has conducted literally thousands of interviews with suspects and has lectured on interview and interrogation to both police, military and international audiences. As a detective, he extensively investigated financial crimes, securing convictions while at all times respecting the rights of the accused.

He holds a Bachelor Degree from the University of Connecticut, a Masters in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven and a Law Degree from The University of Connecticut School of Law. He is admitted to both the Connecticut Bar and the U.S. Federal Bar as an attorney. He also was a commander of the Waterbury Police SWAT team and founded and commanded the Waterbury Police Academy for four years.

Thursday-Friday, June 21-22 | 8:30 AM-4:55 PM


CPE Credit: 16

Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics

Tone at the top can set a precedent for an ethical corporate culture, but a formal ethics program provides a clear framework for the organization’s expectations, policies and potential consequences. While compliance and ethics are the foundation of such programs, the pervasive threat of fraud makes it critical to also integrate fraud-focused initiatives into the program, including anti-fraud and whistleblower policies.

Learn best practices for creating an effective compliance and ethics program that incorporates anti-fraud measures. This 2-day course will explore the essential steps your organization needs to take in developing a program that will effectively foster ethical behavior, promote compliance and deter fraudulent activities by your employees.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Plan and schedule interviews
  • Assess an organization's ethical and compliance culture
  • Create an effective anti-fraud, compliance and ethics policy
  • Structure the organization to reinforce a culture of ethics and compliance
  • Implement a whistleblower reporting system
  • Design and conduct effective ethics and compliance training
  • Address ethical breaches and noncompliance
  • Monitor the anti-fraud, compliance and ethics programs and remediate any identified deficiencies
Eric R. Feldman, CFE, CIG, CCEP-I

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Ethics and Compliance Programs, Affiliated Monitors, Inc.

Eric Feldman joined Affiliated Monitors after retiring from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 2011. Feldman had a distinguished 32-year career with both the Executive and Legislative branches of the federal government. He has served in executive positions with Offices of Inspector General at the Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency, and CIA, and was the longest serving Inspector General of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) from 2003-2009. At the NRO, he presided over a highly successful procurement fraud prevention and detection program, widely recognized by the Department of Justice as a model throughout the federal government.

In 2009, Feldman was appointed Senior Advisor to the Director of the NRO for Procurement Integrity where he helped the Director ensure that the NRO's industrial partners were meeting their integrity and ethics responsibilities required by law and federal regulations. His work involved the real-time assessment of corporate ethics and compliance programs at over 40 government contractors including some of the world's largest corporations in the aerospace, military and public contracting fields.

During his tenure as a Federal Inspector General, Feldman worked with the Department of Justice in establishing programs to prevent and detect fraud in the federal acquisition program. As Inspector General, he helped to recover millions of taxpayer dollars in matters involving overpricing, kickbacks and other forms of fraud.

A former Senior Intelligence Service Officer, Feldman is a 1995 graduate of the Federal Executive Institute, and is both a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Inspector General (CIG). In 2016 he successfully completed the Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional – International (CCEP-I) examination, which certifies his expert knowledge of international compliance regulations and processes. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Association of Inspectors General, and was the founding President of the California Chapter. In 2015, he was appointed as a Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Suspension and Debarment Committee.

Thursday-Friday, June 21-22 | 8:30 AM-4:55 PM


CPE Credit: 16

Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Communications and Marketing

Many of the interviewing-related operations that had substantial application in the 20th century may no longer be so viable. Technology has changed. As fraud-related interviewers, it is incumbent upon us to identify and adjust to these changes. Auditors, law enforcement officers, human resources professionals and many others will benefit from this highly participative exploration. Whether interviewing has long been a part of your professional responsibilities or you have just taken on the task of conducting consequential interviews, this session has application for you.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Plan and schedule interviews
  • Identify different types of interview questions for individual personality styles
  • Detect deception and create strategies to gain quality information
  • Obtain confessions and signed statements
  • Define the aspects of an admission-seeking interview
Don Rabon, CFE

President, Successful Interviewing Techniques

As an instructor, author, and former investigative director, Don Rabon's instructional areas include interviewing, rapport building, interrogation, persuasion, detecting deception, investigative reasoning and investigation discourse analysis. He is retired from the North Carolina Justice Academy, North Carolina Department of Justice, where he served as Deputy Director.

Over a period of 33 years, Rabon has provided instruction and investigative assistance to investigators in 45 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Belgium, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore, Ireland, Trinidad, Barbados and England. He has also trained federal, state and local criminal justice personnel; NATO counterintelligence personnel; and private sector investigative, audit and corporate security personnel.

11:25 AM-12:25 PM

Group lunch

Friday
7:30-8:30 AM

Registration and continental breakfast

7:30 AM-3:35 PM

ACFE Bookstore and Technology Lounge open

8:30 AM-4:55 PM

Thursday-Friday, June 21-22 | 8:30 AM-4:55 PM


CPE Credit: 16

Level: Basic

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

To be successful in the fight against fraud, auditors and investigators must work together. The Auditing/Investigating Fraud Seminar brings these two perspectives together for a series of joint general sessions and breaks into separate sessions for each of the respective professional roles. Through the exploration of various anti-fraud topics and the sharing of best practices across disciplines, you will sharpen your existing skills and learn the techniques necessary for effective fraud prevention, detection and investigation.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Plan and conduct a fraud risk assessment
  • Recognize the warning signs of occupational fraud schemes
  • Conduct informational and admission-seekinginterviews
  • Use the internet as an investigative tool during fraud examinations
  • Obtain information from internal sources and public records
  • Recognize auditors’ fraud-related responsibilities and the sources of relevant professional standards
  • Use analytical techniques to uncover the red flags of fraud
  • Navigate legal issues related to fraud examination
  • Prepare effective fraud examination reports
Jeffrey Matthews
Jeffrey G. Matthews, CFE, CPA

Partner, Forensic and Litigation Services, Weaver LLP

Jeff Matthews, CPA, CFE, has more than 20 of experience in financial investigation, forensic accounting, and litigation support spending many years practicing in Big Four firms. He has substantial experience as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), leading many financial, federal, and state investigations. As a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), he serves on faculty while providing continuing education programs to organizations and entities throughout the country. Matthews has been instrumental in developing proprietary anti-fraud and compliance tools for the forensic and litigation community.

Matthews began his career as an investigative auditor for the State of Louisiana. After nearly five years and dozens of investigations, he was recruited to Dallas to work for a Big Four accounting firm. He eventually advanced to partner. He currently is the National Partner in Charge of Weaver’s Forensic and Litigation Practice.

Sherman McGrew, J.D., CFE

Program Analyst, Transportation Safety Administration, (TSA)

Sherman McGrew is a native of Brooklyn, New York. He entered military service in 1979, retiring as a U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel in 2010. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and has had three active duty deployments, to include two combat tours in Iraq in 2003 and 2008. In 2008 he worked extensively with the U.K. Military and the U.K. Civilian Police Contingent in Basra, Iraq.

He entered law enforcement in 1987 and retired as a Captain with the Waterbury, Connecticut Police Department in 2009, having also served as a Patrolman, Detective, Sergeant, and Lieutenant. He has conducted literally thousands of interviews with suspects and has lectured on interview and interrogation to both police, military and international audiences. As a detective, he extensively investigated financial crimes, securing convictions while at all times respecting the rights of the accused.

He holds a Bachelor Degree from the University of Connecticut, a Masters in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven and a Law Degree from The University of Connecticut School of Law. He is admitted to both the Connecticut Bar and the U.S. Federal Bar as an attorney. He also was a commander of the Waterbury Police SWAT team and founded and commanded the Waterbury Police Academy for four years.

Thursday-Friday, June 21-22 | 8:30 AM-4:55 PM


CPE Credit: 16

Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics

Tone at the top can set a precedent for an ethical corporate culture, but a formal ethics program provides a clear framework for the organization’s expectations, policies and potential consequences. While compliance and ethics are the foundation of such programs, the pervasive threat of fraud makes it critical to also integrate fraud-focused initiatives into the program, including anti-fraud and whistleblower policies.

Learn best practices for creating an effective compliance and ethics program that incorporates anti-fraud measures. This 2-day course will explore the essential steps your organization needs to take in developing a program that will effectively foster ethical behavior, promote compliance and deter fraudulent activities by your employees.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Plan and schedule interviews
  • Assess an organization's ethical and compliance culture
  • Create an effective anti-fraud, compliance and ethics policy
  • Structure the organization to reinforce a culture of ethics and compliance
  • Implement a whistleblower reporting system
  • Design and conduct effective ethics and compliance training
  • Address ethical breaches and noncompliance
  • Monitor the anti-fraud, compliance and ethics programs and remediate any identified deficiencies
Eric R. Feldman, CFE, CIG, CCEP-I

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Ethics and Compliance Programs, Affiliated Monitors, Inc.

Eric Feldman joined Affiliated Monitors after retiring from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 2011. Feldman had a distinguished 32-year career with both the Executive and Legislative branches of the federal government. He has served in executive positions with Offices of Inspector General at the Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency, and CIA, and was the longest serving Inspector General of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) from 2003-2009. At the NRO, he presided over a highly successful procurement fraud prevention and detection program, widely recognized by the Department of Justice as a model throughout the federal government.

In 2009, Feldman was appointed Senior Advisor to the Director of the NRO for Procurement Integrity where he helped the Director ensure that the NRO's industrial partners were meeting their integrity and ethics responsibilities required by law and federal regulations. His work involved the real-time assessment of corporate ethics and compliance programs at over 40 government contractors including some of the world's largest corporations in the aerospace, military and public contracting fields.

During his tenure as a Federal Inspector General, Feldman worked with the Department of Justice in establishing programs to prevent and detect fraud in the federal acquisition program. As Inspector General, he helped to recover millions of taxpayer dollars in matters involving overpricing, kickbacks and other forms of fraud.

A former Senior Intelligence Service Officer, Feldman is a 1995 graduate of the Federal Executive Institute, and is both a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Inspector General (CIG). In 2016 he successfully completed the Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional – International (CCEP-I) examination, which certifies his expert knowledge of international compliance regulations and processes. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Association of Inspectors General, and was the founding President of the California Chapter. In 2015, he was appointed as a Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Suspension and Debarment Committee.

Thursday-Friday, June 21-22 | 8:30 AM-4:55 PM


CPE Credit: 16

Level: Overview

Recommended Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Communications and Marketing

Many of the interviewing-related operations that had substantial application in the 20th century may no longer be so viable. Technology has changed. As fraud-related interviewers, it is incumbent upon us to identify and adjust to these changes. Auditors, law enforcement officers, human resources professionals and many others will benefit from this highly participative exploration. Whether interviewing has long been a part of your professional responsibilities or you have just taken on the task of conducting consequential interviews, this session has application for you.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Plan and schedule interviews
  • Identify different types of interview questions for individual personality styles
  • Detect deception and create strategies to gain quality information
  • Obtain confessions and signed statements
  • Define the aspects of an admission-seeking interview
Don Rabon, CFE

President, Successful Interviewing Techniques

As an instructor, author, and former investigative director, Don Rabon's instructional areas include interviewing, rapport building, interrogation, persuasion, detecting deception, investigative reasoning and investigation discourse analysis. He is retired from the North Carolina Justice Academy, North Carolina Department of Justice, where he served as Deputy Director.

Over a period of 33 years, Rabon has provided instruction and investigative assistance to investigators in 45 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Belgium, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore, Ireland, Trinidad, Barbados and England. He has also trained federal, state and local criminal justice personnel; NATO counterintelligence personnel; and private sector investigative, audit and corporate security personnel.

11:25 AM-12:25 PM

Lunch on your own

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