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    • October 19, 2020
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • October 23, 2020
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Link to be sent with registration emails for each day
    Register

    The Houston ACFE is happy to partner with Audimation Services to host a series of virtual seminars in lieu of our annual in-person conference.   

    Houston Virtual Fraud Conference Series

    Description: As with many things this year, we are having to adapt our training events to meet our members' needs. In order to be able to provide you with the same high quality training in a virtual format, we have decided to provide 5 days worth of training over what would normally be the week of our fraud conference. So what does that look like? Well, check this out!

    Each day will have its own registration, so pick one or pick all! This gives you the flexibility to attend the days you want without paying for the days you don't.

    To register for the entire series, register using the registration on this page!

    Click on the registration link for each day for detailed information and to register for that day!

    All times are Central Time (CDT)

    Day 1 - October 19:  Register Here!

    Presentation #1: Eliminating Bias/Hurdles in Sensitive Interviews


    Speaker: Brett Ward, CFI Vice-President - Business Development & Client Relations, Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Knoxille, TN


    Time: 3:00 - 3:50 PM

    Presentation#2: Cyber-Fraud Trends in Financial Institutions 

    Speakers: Maximilian Gebhardt & Amy Wallace, Directors, CyberFraud, Fidelity Investments, Denton, TX

    Time: 4:00 - 4:50 PM


    Day 2 - October 20:  Register Here!

    Presentation #1: Detecting Deception During Interviews

    Speaker: Dennis Parker, Instructor, Interviewer, EUO Solutions, Austin, TX

    Time: 3:00 - 3:50 PM

    Presentation #2: Synthetic Identity Fraud

    Speaker: Deshietha Partee-Grier, CFE, CAMS, Assistant Vice-President - Financial Crime Investigation Unit, Deutsche Bank, Jacksonville, FL

    Time: 4:00 - 4:50 PM

    Day 3 - October 21:  Register Here!

    Presentation #1:  Innovation Meets Fraud


    Speaker: James Rumph, CFE, CAMS, CPA, CIA, Interim Director/Dr. Consultant, Enterprise Anti-Fraud Team, Columbus, OH


    Time: 3:00 - 3:50 PM

    Presentation#2: Confidential Reporting of Misconduct: A Cornerstone of Effective Ethics and Compliance Programs*

    Speaker: Juliette Gust, CFE, Founder, Ethics Suite, Scottsdale, AZ

    Time: 4:00 pm to 4:50 pm

    Day 4 - October 22:  Register Here!

    Presentation #1: Overview of White Collar Fraud & Case Studies


    Speaker: Suzanne Elmilady & Tina Ansari, U.S. Attorneys, Department of Justice Houston, TX


    Time: 3:00 - 3:50 PM

    Presentation#2:  Compliance and Investigations: A Love Story for the Ages*

    Speaker: Michael Tate, CAMS, Anti-Corruption Ethics & Compliance at Western Digital, Irvine, CA

    Time: 4:00 - 4:50 PM


    Day 5 - October 23:  Register Here!

    Presentation #1:  Designing Risk-Based Anti-Fraud Tests


    Speaker: Matt Storlie, CFE, CIDA, Manager, Forensic & Litigation, and Risk Advisory Services, Wipfli, LLP, St. Paul, MN


    Time: 10:00 - 10:50 am


    Presentation#2: Construction Fraud

    Speaker: Paul Petit, Vice-President, Revenew International, Houston, TX

    Time: 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM PM


    Presentations with a (*) indicate they will be acceptable for CPE ACFE Ethics but not for NASBA or CPA or any other professional certification. 

    Event Policies:

    If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email events@houstonacfe.org no later than 5 days prior to the event to request a refund and/or cancel your registration.      

    For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please visit the Terms & Conditions section of the website, or email us at events@houstonacfe.org.    

    Additional Information:

    Delivery Method: Group Live (Delivered online due to Covid-19)
    Prerequisites: Not Applicable
    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications [Fraud]
    Who Should Attend:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
    Advanced Preparation: None
    Program Level: Basic

    NASBA Sponsor No. 125230

    The Houston Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.


    • October 19, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Link to be sent with registration email
    Register

    The Houston ACFE is happy to partner with Audimation Services to host a virtual fraud series instead of the annual fraud conference.

    Presentation 1: Investigative Prep Practices: Eliminating Bias/Hurdles in Sensitive Interviews

    Speaker: Brett L. Ward, CFI Vice-President, Business Development & Client Relations, Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates

    DescriptionWhat are the key components that allow professional investigators to shelve ego, bias and other hurdles prior to a sensitive investigative interview? During times of economical and civil unrest, the challenges to personal communication have elevated beyond simply handling normal anxiousness during these unique conversations. The desire and lone goal of any professional interviewer is the #Truth.

    Tenure in this industry often unfortunately leads to complacency in development of skill sets, let alone game plans prior to communication. Exploring potential considerations such as motive, hurdle, circumstance, explanatory denials, psychological minimizations and other key pieces of negotiating the truth are critical in development of empathy dominant communication with victims, witnesses and subjects.

    Come learn what a CFI (Certified Forensic Interviewer) from Wicklander – Zulawski & Associates considers critical to positioning for this goal during his investigative prep practices in order to maintain confidence and effectiveness throughout the interview process.

    Bio: Brett L. Ward is a renowned speaker for Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc. (WZ), who has led over 900 seminars on Interview & Interrogation Techniques for private sector, law enforcement and government entities. Mr. Ward, also a consultant for WZ has conducted hundreds of investigations throughout his career with WZ for both the public and private sectors.

    Brett began his career in corporate investigations in 1988 with the former May Company - Foley's Division. He held multiple positions throughout his tenure including Area Investigator and Corporate Investigations. Mr. Ward was promoted to Regional Investigations Director over multiple states in 1996 before accepting his position with Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc. in April 1998. He currently runs the Private Division for WZ, a responsibility including 240+ clients and 150+ contractual and open registration programs around the globe annually.

    Mr. Ward graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and received a BS degree in Finance - Business Administration. Mr. Ward currently lives in Houston, Texas with his wife Nancy, and has one son playing college baseball at Concordia University in Nebraska.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Minimizing and avoiding complacency in interviewing, especially experienced interviewers
    • Explore potential considerations such as motive, hurdle, circumstance, explanatory denials, psychological minimizations that interviewers face


    Presentation 2: Cyber Fraud Trends in Financial Institutions

    Speakers:

    Amy Wallace, Director, Cyberfraud at Fidelity Investments

    Amy Wallace, Director, Cybersecurity Fraud Fusion Center, has over 12 years experience in fraud investigations with a heavy focus in cyber crimes and incidents. She has an established background in transaction and data analysis, organized retail crime, online fraud, exception reporting, credit card/financial fraud, customer service and surveillance.  She worked previously at Citi and JC Penney.  She has an MBA in Cybersecurity from Baylor University and an undergraduate degree from the UNLV.

    Maximilian Gebhardt, Director, CyberFraud at Fidelity Investments

    Maxmilian Gebhardt, CISSP has a keen focus on financially-motivated cybercrime and fraud in the financial institution space. He was a US government diplomat with the US State Department, and has a strong contact network in the Central and Eastern European region, China, and Latin America. Experience managing big data and analytics infrastructure deployment to identify and mitigate fraud and security concerns, in addition to advising potential investors and businesses operating in unfamiliar markets.  Maxmilian is a graduate of Seton Hall University.

    Description: Maximilian Gebhardt and Amy Wallace from Fidelity Investment’s Cybersecurity Fraud Fusion Center will explore real world examples of emerging cyber-enabled fraud trends and techniques used by fraudsters against financial institutions of all sizes, while also sharing some best practice tips for early detection and early mitigation. Cyberfraudsters continue to leverage new and improved channel-shifting and cross-institutional fraud attack methods that hamper detection – while a broader cyberfraud marketplace supports deep fraudster specialization and the development of fraud-as-a-service platforms that allow fraudsters to scale attacks cost-effectively. Max will discuss AI and machine-learning trends in the fraud prevention space, with a special focus on the limitations of some data science techniques and some detection methods.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discuss trends in cyber fraud attacking financial institutions
    • Methods of breach of financial data
    • New techniques in combating cyber fraud

    CPE Credits: 2 CPE Credits for CFE certification

    Agenda:

    2:45 PM
    Sign into Webinar opens
    2:50 PM
    ACFE Houston President Remarks
    3:00 PM
    First Presentation
    3:50 PM
    Break
    4:00 PM Second Presentation 
    4:50 PM Closing Remarks

    Event Policies:

    If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email events@houstonacfe.org no later than 5 days prior to the event to request a refund and/or cancel your registration.      

    For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please visit the Terms & Conditions section of the website, or email us at events@houstonacfe.org.    

    Additional Information:

    Delivery Method: Group Live (Delivered online due to Covid-19)
    Prerequisites: Not Applicable
    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications [Fraud]
    Who Should Attend:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
    Advanced Preparation: None
    Program Level: Basic

    NASBA Sponsor No. 125230

    The Houston Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.


    • October 20, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Link is in the confirmation registration email
    Register

    The Houston ACFE is happy to partner with Audimation Services to host a series of virtual seminars in lieu of our annual in-person conference.  

    Presentation 1: Detecting Deception During Interviews

    Speaker: Dennis Parker, Instructor, Interviewer at EUO Solutions

    DescriptionUnderstanding whether the person you're talking to is being deceptive is critical for interviews.  While most of us walk away with lingering doubts about what has just been said in response to questions, it is difficult to recall the lists of verbal and non-verbal red flag behaviors associated with deception.   This class will help attendees form an understanding why all those verbal and non-verbal behaviors occur when people are being deceptive. Knowing the "why" is much better than memorizing lists of behaviors to look for.   This class explains the physiological reasons an interviewee's behavior changes and how. Interview snippets that illustrate key points will be presented.

    Bio: Dennis has more than 18 years of law enforcement experience from the municipal to the federal level. He also graduated from several law enforcement training academies and other training courses designed specifically for police or investigative interviewing. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville Texas.

    Dennis also has more than 10 years experience investigating and managing insurance fraud programs. The validity of a suspicious claim is usually determined after in-person interviews or a more structured Examination-Under-Oath (EUO). During those years Dennis conducted more than 1200 EUOs and interviews of claimants suspected of insurance fraud. The majority of those interviews were in the presence of the suspect’s attorney.

    Dennis’ work experience includes 5 years as a police officer in and around Houston Texas and 13 years in the United States Air Force as an NCO and Commissioned Officer. As an Air Force OSI special agent, Dennis led a group of federal investigators tasked with investigating felony criminal, major fraud and counter-intelligence cases. His investigations included child abuse and child homicide investigations, one of which is highlighted in his 8 hour course.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand verbal and nonverbal behaviors of interviewees
    • Comprehend why those behaviors matter in detecting deception


    Presentation 2: Synthetic Identity Fraud

    Speaker: Deshietha Partee-Grier, CFE, CAMS, Assistant Vice President - Financial Crime Investigations Unit at Deutsche Bank

    Description Synthetic Identity Fraud is a fast-growing problem for financial institutions causing millions of dollars in losses for many. It involves fraudsters using a combination of fake and stolen identity information to create fraudulent accounts used to obtain credit, deposit accounts, mortgage accounts, and more. The fraud, if not caught at the initiation of an account, can go undetected by financial institutions. During the presentation, Dee will discuss the best risk mitigating practices in combating this type of fraud.

    Bio: Deshietha (Dee) Partee-Grier is an Assistant Vice President at Deutsche Bank in  Financial Crime Investigations combating international money laundering via correspondent banking. She has managed teams in the Fraud & AML sector for Deutsche Bank, VyStar Credit Union, and U.S. Bank involving strategic planning, compliance application & adherence, analytics, claims, transaction monitoring, and investigations.

    She started her career in the financial services industry in 2009 at JPMorgan Chase in mortgage banking, and transitioned to fighting financial crime at U.S. Bank in 2015. She is certified fraud examiner, certified anti-money laundering specialist, and currently serves as the Jacksonville Florida ACFE Chapter President.

    Check out her profile in the 2019 July/August Issue of Fraud Magazine  https://www.fraud-magazine.com/article.aspx?id=4295006278.

    Learning Objectives:

    • How to develop a Synthetic Identity Fraud Landscape

    • Learn the difference between Synthetic Identify Fraud vs Identity Theft

    • Learn methods of detection & common red Flags

    • How to develop risk mitigation strategies for synthetic identity fraud

    CPE Credits: 2 CPE Credits for CFE certification

    Agenda:

    2:45 PM
    Sign into Webinar opens
    2:50 PM
    ACFE Houston President Remarks
    3:00 PM
    First Presentation
    3:50 PM
    Break
    4:00 PM Second Presentation 
    4:50 PM Closing Remarks

    Event Policies:

    If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email events@houstonacfe.org no later than 5 days prior to the event to request a refund and/or cancel your registration.      

    For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please visit the Terms & Conditions section of the website, or email us at events@houstonacfe.org.    

    Additional Information:

    Delivery Method: Group Live (Delivered online due to Covid-19)
    Prerequisites: Not Applicable
    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications [Fraud]
    Who Should Attend:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
    Advanced Preparation: None
    Program Level: Basic

    NASBA Sponsor No. 125230

    The Houston Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.


    • October 21, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Link in the confirmation email
    Register

    The Houston ACFE is happy to partner with Audimation Services to host a series of virtual seminars in lieu of our annual in-person conference.  

    Presentation 1: Innovation Meets Fraud

    Speaker: James Rumph, CFE, CAMS, CPA, CIA, Enterprise Anti-Fraud Team, Nationwide Insurance, Columbus, OH

    Description A mature and innovative anti-fraud program can not only have significant impacts on fraud risk, but it can simultaneously enhance customer experience. As organizations across industries mature and innovate in fraud risk management, the importance for others to continue to mature becomes more and more important. This presentation focuses on driving an innovative mindset in fraud risk management activities using the five Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission’s (COSO) Fraud Risk Management Principles as guideposts: Fraud Risk Governance, Fraud Risk Assessment, Fraud Control Activity, Fraud Investigation and Corrective Action, and Fraud Risk Management Monitoring Activities.

    Bio: Within Nationwide’s Enterprise Anti-Fraud Team, James Rumph has leadership and consulting responsibilities for fraud risk governance, risk assessment, control consulting and second line of defense monitoring across the enterprise. Rumph joined Nationwide at the beginning of 2016 with a wide range of financial crimes prevention, detection, and response training and experience, including from his time as both an FBI and private forensic accountant, and within an insurance special investigations unit (SIU). Rumph has a master’s of Accounting degree with a concentration in forensics, is serves on the ACFE Chapter Leader’s Committee, serves as President of the Central Ohio ACFE Chapter and on the Emerging Trends in Fraud Investigation & Prevention Conference Planning Committee, and previously served as President and Treasurer of the Des Moines ACFE Chapter.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Recognize the importance of innovation in fraud risk management 
    • Identify best practices based on the COSO Guide

    Presentation 2: Confidential Reporting of Misconduct: A Cornerstone of Effective Ethics and Compliance Programs*

    Speaker: Juliette Gust, CFE, Founder, Ethics Suite, Scottsdale, AZ

    Description:  The Department of Justice recently issued a third update to its Guidance on the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs which states that a “hallmark of a well-designed compliance program is the existence of an efficient and trusted mechanism by which employees can anonymously or confidentially report allegations of a breach of the company’s code of conduct, company policies, or suspected or actual misconduct.” Furthermore, the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission also recently revised guidance regarding FCPA that states “The truest measure of an effective compliance program is how it responds to misconduct.” Organizations must take steps to prevent, detect and deter fraud, theft, and misconduct. Developing a comprehensive confidential reporting, investigation, and tracking program can mitigate losses and brand damage and serve as “lessons learned” to help prevent future, similar incidents.

    Bio:  Juliette Gust is the founder and president of Ethics Suite, a company that helps businesses identify, investigate and resolve alleged wrongdoing at their organization by providing a comprehensive solution for the anonymous employee reporting and tracking of workplace misconduct, fraud, or theft.

    Ms. Gust has personally conducted or managed close to 2,000 investigations spanning 75 countries and has advised on more than 10,000 employee ethics line reports. She developed and was the Director of the Global Fraud & Investigations team for a Fortune 500 company with 180,000 employees in more than 100 countries. She also served as the Project Manager and a core member of the company’s Anti-Corruption compliance program, leading the development of a best-in-class global anti-corruption risk assessment and audit program.

    Juliette's past experience includes being a manager and subject matter specialist within PwC’s Regulatory, Forensics, and Hospitality practices, where she led investigations and engagements in the U.S. and abroad on a variety of matters including anti-money laundering, corruption and bribery, embezzlement and financial statement fraud.  She presented findings and recommendations before executive boards, federal and state regulatory agencies and audit committees in response to regulatory enforcement actions.  Juliette has been a Certified Fraud Examiner since 2007.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn the necessary requirements for satisfying the requirements of the Department of Justice's Corporate Compliance Programs
    • Organizations must take steps to prevent, detect and deter fraud, theft, and misconduct

    CPE Credits: 2 CPE Credits for CFE certification (meets Ethics requirement for CPE)

    *not CPA or NASBA certified for Ethics

    Agenda:

    2:45 PM
    Sign into Webinar opens
    2:50 PM
    ACFE Houston President Remarks
    3:00 PM
    First Presentation
    3:50 PM
    Break
    4:00 PM Second Presentation 
    4:50 PM Closing Remarks

    Event Policies:

    If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email events@houstonacfe.org no later than 5 days prior to the event to request a refund and/or cancel your registration.      

    For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please visit the Terms & Conditions section of the website, or email us at events@houstonacfe.org.    

    Additional Information:

    Delivery Method: Group Live (Delivered online due to Covid-19)
    Prerequisites: Not Applicable
    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications [Fraud]
    Who Should Attend:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
    Advanced Preparation: None
    Program Level: Basic

    NASBA Sponsor No. 125230

    The Houston Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.


    • October 22, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Link to be sent after registration - see reminder emails
    Register

    The Houston ACFE is happy to partner with Audimation Services to host a series of virtual seminars in lieu of our annual in-person conference.  

    Presentation 1: Overview of White Collar Fraud & Case Studies (Health Care & Financial Crimes)

    Speakers:

    Tina Ansari, Asst US Attorney

    Tina Ansari is an Assistant US Attorney as a Healthcare Fraud Coordinator of the Fraud Section for the Southern District of Texas. She primarily investigates and prosecutes cases related to health care fraud, wire fraud, and mail fraud.  Before that she worked for the Harris County District Attorney's Office as a Felony Prosecutor, handling capital murders and other criminal felony cases.  She received her Juris Doctor at the University of Houston Law Center and her undergraduate political science degree at Yale University.   She is fluent in Farsi.

    Suzanne Elmilady, Asst US Attorney

    Suzanne Elmilady is an Assistant US Attorney, White Collar Crime Coordinatory, Major Fraud Division for the Southern District of Texas. She primarily investigates and prosecutes cases related to corporate embezzlement, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Business Email Compromise (BEC) investigations.  Before that she worked for the Harris County District Attorney's Office as a Felony Prosecutor,  She received her Juris Doctor at the South Texas College of Law. She published, "Prosecuting Marriage Fraud Conspiracies - Lifting the Veil of Sham Marriage."  Suzanne is a member of the Middle Eastern Lawyers Association and the South Asian Women's Professional Network.

    Description:

    Narang, a  doctor who owned and practiced at North Cypress Clinical Associates and Dayakar Moparty, who managed and operated Red Oak Hospital conspired to commit health care fraud. During the two week trial, the jury heard evidence that Narang and Moparty unlawfully enriched themselves by submitting false and fraudulent claims for medical tests that were not medically necessary, not provided, or both and then billed at Red Oak Hospital at a higher reimbursement rate.

    Additionally, Narang and his co-conspirators falsified home health patient assessment forms documents to make the beneficiaries appear sicker on paper to receive higher reimbursement rates from health care benefit programs such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna. Moparty also also instructed his employees to falsely bill the medical services at Red Oak Hospital and other entities associated with Moparty, when in fact the patients never received services from Red Oak and the other entities.

    At trial, patients consistently testified that they had merely bought a Groupon for weight loss shots, but after meeting with Dr. Narang, they all received the same battery of medical tests that were not needed or provided. Health care benefit programs paid Red Oak Hospital approximately at least $3.2 million. Moparty then covertly paid Narang approximately $3 million dollars to various corporate entities owned by Narang.

    At sentencing, Narang received ten years in federal prison and Moparty received nine years in federal prison.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn how the federal government investigates and prosecutes federal crimes
    • How the Department of Justice approaches financial and medical fraud


    Presentation 2: Compliance and Investigations - A Love Story for the Ages*

    Speaker: Michael Tate, CAMS, Anti-Corruption Ethics & Compliance at Western Digital

    DescriptionEthics and Compliance and Internal Investigations – there are very few teams within an organization that are so closely aligned in mission and purpose, yet often we see them facing the same problems as many married couples ... a lack of communication.

    This presentation will highlight the necessity and importance of ongoing collaboration and consistent cadence of communication between the Ethics and Compliance and the Internal Investigations teams, especially as it pertains to timely sharing of information about trends, findings, potential red flags, and policy issues that can easily and rapidly morph from an areas of concern to a violation exposing employees and the corporation to legal risks.

    Bio: Michael Tate is the Ethics and Compliance Program Manager at Western Digital and is based in Irvine, CA. He holds an MBA in Business Administration from Southern Arkansas University and Bachelors in Business Administration from The University of Central Arkansas. Michael is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and is studying for his CFE.

    Prior to joining Western Digital, Michael worked at Hewlett-Packard Enterprises for 7 years, where he held several roles. Among them were as a Compliance Auditor and Brand Protection Investigator. During his tenure at HPE, Michael conducted audits and investigations in North America and Latin America and sought criminal prosecutions in The United States and Canada. Michael also is an experienced SIU Investigator. He worked for a 1.5 years as a SIU Investigator at Travelers Insurance in the Los Angeles area.

    Learning Objectives:

    • How to build an ongoing collaboration and consistent cadence of communication between the Ethics/Compliance and Internal Investigations teams
    • How to flag policy issues that can easily grow from areas of concern to become violations exposing employees, which in turn expose corporation to legal risks.


    CPE Credits: 2 CPE Credits for CFE certification

    *(Ethics CPE for CFE certification only, not valid for CPA or NASBA Ethics credit)

    Agenda:

    2:45 PM
    Sign into Webinar opens
    2:50 PM
    ACFE Houston President Remarks
    3:00 PM
    First Presentation
    3:50 PM
    Break
    4:00 PM Second Presentation 
    4:50 PM Closing Remarks

    Event Policies:

    If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email events@houstonacfe.org no later than 5 days prior to the event to request a refund and/or cancel your registration.      

    For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please visit the Terms & Conditions section of the website, or email us at events@houstonacfe.org.    

    Additional Information:

    Delivery Method: Group Live (Delivered online due to Covid-19)
    Prerequisites: Not Applicable
    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications [Fraud]
    Who Should Attend:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
    Advanced Preparation: None
    Program Level: Basic

    NASBA Sponsor No. 125230

    The Houston Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.


    • October 23, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Link sent after registration
    • 984
    Register

    The Houston ACFE is happy to partner with Audimation Services to host a series of virtual seminars in lieu of our annual in-person conference.  

    Presentation 1: Designing Risk-Based Anti-Fraud Tests

    Speaker: Matt Storlie, CFE, CIDA, Wipfli

    Description: Many companies try to use data analytics to monitor internal controls and identify fraud. Unfortunately, they’re typically unable to deliver meaningful results. This session will focus on how to use data analysis tools for fraud detection using data correlation and a risk-based approach. Attendees will learn how to leverage risk-based data analytics to design anti-fraud tests, and tell a story that is both compelling and insightful.

    Bio: Matt is the Manager, Forensic & Litigation and Risk Advisory Services, for Wipfli and has 25 years of experience in business and accounting, fraud examinations, data analysis, internal audit, and IT systems.  He assists clients with forensic services, internal investigations, computer forensics, e-discovery and litigation readiness, and fraud risk assessments.  As one of the firm’s subject matter experts on data analytics, he utilizes his deep experience with IT systems, internal controls, and data analytics to develop proactive, risk-based anti-fraud models and programs, including the use of IDEA® software.    Matt is a member of the national ACFE organization, and is the president of the Twin Cities Chapter.  He is also a member of the IIA where he often is a speaker.   He is a graduate from Iowa State University with an undergraduate business degree in accounting.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Review historical data analytics methodologies and techniques and their shortcomings. 
    • Discuss data correlation and how to develop risk-based anti-fraud tests using IDEA®.
    • Explore how a risk-based approach to data analysis could benefit your organization.


    Presentation 2

    Construction Fraud Schemes: Knowing Where to Look When Fraud is Suspected

    Speaker: Paul Pettit, VP Performance Improvement, Revenew International

    Description: According to the 2020 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse the typical organization loses 5% of its revenues to fraud each year. The report provides an analysis of fraud cases investigated worldwide and continues a tradition of shedding light on trends in the characteristics of fraudsters, the schemes they perpetrate and the organizations being victimized.

    Specifically, the presentation will look at typical asset misappropriation and corruption schemes during construction projects and their subsequent results, including some actual investigations and case studies.

    Bio: Paul is a management consultant with over 25 years of progressive roles within industry and professional services where he has managed and delivered successful audit and consulting projects to clients across a multitude of industries, including oil & gas.  At Revenew, Paul leads the Performance Improvement practice and oversees business development and account management for clients seeking cost recovery, cost containment and performance improvements both with their vendors, suppliers and contactors as well as within their operations.

    Since 1999, Paul has been involved in providing consulting and internal audit services within technical areas of organizations including engineering, procurement and construction.  Prior to providing those professional services, he worked for over nine years in the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) industry with KBR.  Paul holds Master degrees in Business and Environmental Management as well as a Bachelor degree in Civil/Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Houston.  He is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Construction Controls Professional (CCP), Construction Auditor (CCA), Internal Auditor (CIA), Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and Professional EH&S Auditor (CPEA).  Paul is an accomplished speaker and has been designated the highest professional speaking designation by Toastmasters International in 2006, Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM).

    Paul is a graduate of the masters' program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, in Environmental Management and also the MBA program.  He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Houston in Civil and Mechanical Engineering Technology.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Gain insight on the latest report to the nations on occupational fraud and abuse
    • Learn about construction fraud schemes in the areas of asset misappropriation and corruption
    • Hear about actual construction frauds and their subsequent investigations and results
    • Expand your audit universe to include construction fraud schemes in your next risk assessment.

    CPE Credits: 2 CPE Credits for CFE certification

    Agenda:

    09:45 AM
    Sign into Webinar opens
    09:55 AM
    ACFE Houston President Remarks
    10:00 AM
    First Presentation
    10:50 AM
    Break
    11:00 AM Second Presentation 
     11:50 AM Closing Remarks 

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    If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email events@houstonacfe.org no later than 5 days prior to the event to request a refund and/or cancel your registration.      

    For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please visit the Terms & Conditions section of the website, or email us at events@houstonacfe.org.    

    Additional Information:

    Delivery Method: Group Live (Delivered online due to Covid-19)
    Prerequisites: Not Applicable
    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications [Fraud]
    Who Should Attend:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
    Advanced Preparation: None
    Program Level: Basic

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September 08, 2020 September Virtual Seminar: "Vehicle Finance Fraud"
August 11, 2020 August Virtual Seminar Hosted by Audimation Services for Houston ACFE: "Fraud Risk Assessment - Key Concepts"
July 14, 2020 July Virtual Seminar Hosted by Audimation Services for Houston ACFE: "Successful Fraud Analytics: 10 Proven Tips for Mining Your Data"
June 22, 2020 31st Annual ACFE Global Online Virtual Conference - HACFE group Rate
June 15, 2020 Detecting Fraud Using Data Analysis ("Hands On" Online 2 Day Course)
June 09, 2020 June Virtual Seminar Hosted by Audimation Services for Houston ACFE: "Corruption in Latin America - Opportunities, Challenges and Risks" Presented by PwC
May 12, 2020 May Virtual Seminar Hosted by Audimation Services for Houston ACFE: "Fraud and Money Laundering: What’s the connection?"
March 10, 2020 March 2020 Annual Ethics Training (4 Hours CPE)
March 04, 2020 SHSU Student Chapter Event Featuring Thomas Mullinnix
February 26, 2020 SHSU Student Chapter Event Featuring Joseph Agins
February 25, 2020 February Training SHSU (Woodlands) "Skeptical and Financially Savvy Individuals Can Be Vulnerable to Becoming Victims of Financial Fraud"
February 12, 2020 SHSU Student Chapter Event Featuring Scott Lanham
February 11, 2020 Houston ACFE February 2020 Luncheon "Business Email Compromise and Money Mule Networks"
February 05, 2020 SHSU Student Chapter Event Featuring Chrysti Ziegler
January 28, 2020 January SHSU - Woodlands Campus Training: "Why do CFEs Need Ethics Training?"
January 14, 2020 Houston ACFE January 2020 Luncheon - Utilizing Methods of Proving Income in Fraud Examinations - HESS Club
December 10, 2019 Houston ACFE December Members Appreciation Event - 5 Hours CPE for CFE in one day
November 21, 2019 2019 Houston Cyber Security Summit
November 19, 2019 ACFE Luncheon - Lessons from Fraud Cases - UH Student Presentations
November 07, 2019 November SHSU - Woodlands Campus Training: "Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Fraud - What is it and how to investigate it?"
November 06, 2019 SHSU Chapter Event - November 6
October 17, 2019 October Training (Woodlands): Topic: Data Analytic Script Writing Tips for Fraud Auditing
October 16, 2019 SHSU Chapter Event: Panel Discussion
October 15, 2019 UH Chapter Event in Collaboration with IASA - October 15
October 10, 2019 Houston ACFE and IIA Members Only Networking Event
October 10, 2019 2019 Houston ACFE Annual Fraud Conference
September 25, 2019 SHSU Chapter Event - September 25
September 18, 2019 SHSU Chapter Event - September 18
September 12, 2019 September Training (Woodlands): "Topic: Fraud Prevention from the Perspective of an Individual that Embezzled $13.5 Million"
September 10, 2019 ACFE Luncheon Training - Tuesday, September 10, 2019: "How Tricksters Deceive with Digital Spoofing and What to Do if it Happens to You"
August 21, 2019 August Training (Woodlands): Maximizing your Hotline Program: Leveraging the Data to Gain Key Insights into Your Organizational Culture
August 13, 2019 ACFE Luncheon Training - Tuesday, August 13, 2019, "Mitigating Corruption Risks in Mergers and Acquisition Transactions"
July 15, 2019 Utilizing Methods of Proving Income in Fraud Examinations - SHSU (Woodlands)
July 09, 2019 July Training Luncheon: "Preparing Fraud Investigation Interviews and Rules of Admissibility"
June 23, 2019 30th Annual ACFE Global Conference - HACFE group Rate
June 11, 2019 June Training Luncheon: "Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Fraud - What is it and how to investigate it?"
May 14, 2019 Joint Event: IIA and ACFE Fraud Audit Event (4 Hours CPE)
April 11, 2019 SHSU Student Chapter Event - April 11
April 10, 2019 Spring 2019 Networking Reception
April 09, 2019 April 2019 Luncheon: "How Financial Crime Investigators Follow The Money For Human Trafficking"
March 12, 2019 March 2019 Annual Ethics Training (4 Hours CPE)
February 12, 2019 February Luncheon: Making Fraud Prevention Personal - What Kind of Auditor or Investigator Are You?
February 06, 2019 SHSU Student Chapter Event - February 6th
January 08, 2019 January Luncheon: AICPA Guide to Data Analytics: Explorations and Interpretations using IDEA
December 11, 2018 Houston ACFE December Members Appreciation Event - FCPA Compliance (morning) and Forensics/Security for Fraud Examiners (afternoon) - 8 hours CFE CPE
November 14, 2018 Houston ACFE Fraud Week Networking Event
November 14, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - November 14
November 13, 2018 November Luncheon: Do you want to be SUCCESSFUL or SIGNIFICANT in the Security & Fraud Industry?
November 07, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - November 7
October 31, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - October 31
October 24, 2018 UH - Student Chapter Event - Cross Functional Panel
October 18, 2018 2018 Houston ACFE Annual Fraud Conference
October 12, 2018 UHCL Student Chapter Event - October 12
October 03, 2018 UH - Student Chapter Event: Grill the Auditors Speaker Panel
October 03, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - October 3 - Fraud and Embezzlement
September 21, 2018 FCPA & Global Corporate Corruption Risk: What’s New?
September 19, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - September 19
September 11, 2018 September Luncheon: Social Engineering - How Fraudsters are Getting to Your Organization
August 23, 2018 Identifying Fraudulent Documents - SHSU (Woodlands)
August 15, 2018 Houston ACFE and ASIS Joint Training and Luncheon: CIKR “Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources” Cyber Protection Strategies
July 10, 2018 FCPA & Global Corporate Corruption Risk: What’s New?
June 12, 2018 Educating Stakeholders on Fraud
May 22, 2018 Analytic Interviewing® Detecting Deception in the Blink of an Eye
May 14, 2018 2018 Annual Heartland Fraud Seminar
May 08, 2018 "Low Man on the Totem Pole – How I Became a White Collar Criminal"
May 04, 2018 28th Annual DFW Fraud Conference
April 18, 2018 Student Relations: SHSU April 18th Meeting
April 16, 2018 Student Relations: UH Internal Audit Student Association April 16th Event
April 13, 2018 Student Relations: UHCL April 13th Meeting
April 11, 2018 The Ethics of Enron Presentation at SHSU
April 10, 2018 April Luncheon: Transforming Data Analytics into Useful Field Investigation
April 06, 2018 12th Annual ACFE San Antonio Conference
April 04, 2018 Student Relations: SHSU April 4th Meeting
March 27, 2018 Spring 2018 Networking Reception
March 13, 2018 March Luncheon/Annual Ethics Training
February 13, 2018 February Luncheon: 2017 HACFE Fraud Fighter of The Year Fraud Case
January 25, 2018 Sam Houston State University (Huntsville) Fraud Documentary: All the Queens Horses
January 24, 2018 Sam Houston State University (Woodlands) Fraud Documentary: All the Queens Horses
January 24, 2018 Sam Houston State University (Hunstville) Fraud Documentary: All the Queens Horses
January 09, 2018 January Luncheon: Cyber Fraud and Cryptocurrencies
December 12, 2017 December Members Appreciation Event - Evolution of Fraud Investigation - Presented by BDO
November 30, 2017 North Houston Fraud Seminar: Cyber Fraud in 2017
November 14, 2017 November Luncheon: Using Advanced Data Analytics to Combat Financial Crime in MSBs and FinTech
October 05, 2017 Houston ACFE and IIA Networking Reception
October 05, 2017 Houston ACFE Annual Fraud Conference
September 12, 2017 September Luncheon: Fraud Trends in Harris County
August 08, 2017 August Luncheon: Counterfeit Trends and Techniques
July 11, 2017 July Luncheon: Leveraging Multi-Applications for Advanced Forensic Fraud Analysis
June 18, 2017 28th Annual ACFE Global Conference
June 13, 2017 June Luncheon: Navigating the Risks of Procurement Fraud
May 19, 2017 AUSTIN CHAPTER - Spring Seminar
May 09, 2017 May Luncheon: Fraud Investigation in the Corporate Environment
May 05, 2017 Dallas - Fort Worth Fraud Conference
April 21, 2017 San Antonio Chapter Annual Fraud Conference
April 11, 2017 April Luncheon: High Dollar Corporate Scams
March 21, 2017 Spring 2017 Networking Reception
March 14, 2017 March Luncheon/Annual Ethics Training:Ethical Issues for Fraud Examiners; Interviewing Prospective Witnesses & Evaluating Deception
February 14, 2017 February Luncheon: The Many Faces of Fraud in EMS
January 10, 2017 January Luncheon: Prevention and Awareness for Anti-victimization
December 13, 2016 December Members Appreciation Event - Evolution of Fraud Investigation
November 08, 2016 November Luncheon: 2016 Hiring and Compensation Trends
October 17, 2016 Fall 2016 Networking Reception
October 17, 2016 Houston ACFE Annual Fraud Conference 2016
September 13, 2016 September Luncheon: Payment Fraud: Fraud Trends and Best Practices to Mitigate Your Risk
August 09, 2016 August Luncheon: Increasing and showing the value of protection operations through strategic partnerships within your organization
July 12, 2016 July Luncheon: Big Data and Internal Auditing
June 14, 2016 June Luncheon: Houston ACFE Fraud Impact Award Winner
June 12, 2016 27th Annual ACFE Global Conference
May 10, 2016 May Luncheon: Identifying and Seizing Electronic Evidence
April 12, 2016 April Luncheon/Annual Ethics Training: A Celebration of Heroes; A Whistleblower's Story
March 17, 2016 Spring 2016 Networking Reception
March 08, 2016 March Luncheon: Basics of Internal Controls in Fraud Examination
February 09, 2016 February Luncheon: Identity Theft is a Major Problem in America
January 12, 2016 January Monthly Luncheon

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