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    July 9, 2013

    New Fraud Crackdown Looms 

    "Last month, at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ conference in Las Vegas, one of best-attended panel discussions was on how to set up accounting ratios—such as the relationship between shipping costs and sales—to help spot irregularities faster." - Wall Street Journal 

     

    July 2, 2013

    Recap of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Conference 

    "The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners held its 24th annual conference in Las Vegas last week, just before the near record temps hit 115 degrees!  Over 2,600 attendees heard from nationally recognized speakers and participated in a number of fraud educational breakouts."  - Forbes 

     

    July 1, 2013

    The Confessions of Andy Fastow 

    "'Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Andrew Fastow!' He was an improbable Las Vegas headliner, taking the stage before a packed convention hall of 2,500 fraud examiners." - Fortune 

     

    June 28, 2013
    “'The Client Appreciation Curve starts off like a bell curve,' (Summerford) told me on the sidelines of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ Global Fraud Conference in Las Vegas earlier this week." - Accounting Today 
     

    June 27, 2013

    Cyberthreat Weekly Recap (VIDEO)

    "CNBC's Scott Cohn reports that cybercrime has given the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners a new dimension at their annual conference." - CNBC 

     
    June 27, 2013
    "Andrew Fastow, the former CFO of the bankrupt energy-trading firm Enron, admitted to the wrongs he committed, but also blamed the accountants at the defunct firm Arthur Andersen, in a speech at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ Global Fraud Conference." - Accounting Today 
     

    June 26, 2013

    Financial Fraud Fears (VIDEO)

    "Financial fraud is a constant worry for businesses, as evidenced by the record attendance this week at a convention of fraud examiners in Las Vegas. Among those the attendees heard from was Enron’s former Chief Financial Officer Andrew Fastow. Scott Cohn was there and has the story for NBR." - Nightly Business Report 

     

    June 26, 2013

    Fastow: Enron Didn't Have to Go Bankrupt (VIDEO)

    "'Enron did not have to go bankrupt at the time that it did,' Fastow told an audience of around 2,500 at the annual conference of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in Las Vegas. Each year, the association invites a convicted white collar criminal to speak and offer insights." - CNBC 

     

    June 26, 2013

    Fraud Fighters Battle American Greed 

    "Actor Stacy Keach, who narrates the CNBC TV series 'American Greed,' praised the efforts of the fraud examiners whose efforts put behind bars many of the perpetrators whose crimes are chronicled on his show." - Accounting Today 

     

    June 26, 2013

    Forget NSA Surveillance, Your Company is Watching You 

    "Each year, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) brings together fraud investigators from around the world to network with their peers and to talk about today’s cutting edge investigative techniques… This year the gathering is taking place in Las Vegas and in addition to some prominent speakers... there are some breakout sessions on new developments in the world of fraud investigations." - Forbes 

     

    June 25, 2013

    Criminals Beware, Fraud Investigators Take to Social Media 

    "Chris Mathers is a crime fighter and has also worked undercover for law enforcement agencies in Canada and the U.S. Today, he spoke at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners conference in Las Vegas and gave these words of wisdom to the audience, 'People don’t steal money to save it.'  He has a point." - Forbes 

     

    June 25, 2013

    ACFE Expands Fraud Conference 

    "The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners kicked off its 24th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference with record attendance of over 2,600 people and the news that it will be expanding its corporate alliances and student chapters." - Accounting Today 

     

    June 24, 2013

    Preet Bharara Receives Award and Gives Speech at Fraud Conference 

    "U.S. Attorney (Southern District of New York) Preet Bharara received The Cressey Award today at the annual conference of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) in Las Vegas.  The annual award is given in recognition of a person’s lifetime achievement in the detection and deterrence of fraud." - Forbes 

     

    June 24, 2013

    ACFE's 24th Annual Fraud Conference Kicks Off In Vegas 

    "The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is opening its 24th Annual Fraud Conference today at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas  with keynote speakers including Preet Bharara (US Attorney for New York), Stacy Keach (actor and voice for “American Greed”) and Andrew Fastow (former Enron CFO, now free from prison)." - Forbes 

     

    March 1, 2013

    How Using Forensic Investigative Tools in an Acquisition Can Detect Fraud 

    "The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Report to the Nations found a typical organization loses some 5 percent of its revenue to fraud each year. Even though that does not sound like a significant number, when applied to the Gross World Product, this figure translates to a potential projected annual fraud loss of more than $3.5 trillion." - Smart Business 

     

    February 8, 2013

    How to Deter an Embezzler  

    "The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners suggests steps companies can follow to avoid becoming a victim of embezzlement." - San Francisco Business Times 

     

    January 25, 2013

    Celeb Liars, Fakers: Does it Matter if it's Real or Not? 

    "'What's happening here is people feel betrayed. They feel foolish,' says James Ratley, president and CEO of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. While many argue that there are varying degrees of deception going on, Ratley contends 'there are no small frauds. Only frauds that have not had time to reach the massive stage.'" - USA Today 

     

    January 18, 2013

    Internal Controls Can Thwart Fraud  

    "The average company loses an estimated 5 percent of its annual revenues to fraud and misconduct committed by its employees, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Report to the Nations in 2012. That is true regardless of whether the company is big, small, public, private, for profit or not-for-profit. Who are these rogue employees and how do you know where they lurk?" - Atlanta Business Chronicle 

     

    January 14, 2013

    Here's Your Chance to Hear Andrew Fastow's Story 

    "Anyway, you should know that Fastow will be one of the keynote speakers at the ACFE's annual conference in Las Vegas later this year. (Don't worry, he's not be compensated for his appearance). So if you consider yourself a connisseur of fraud history (or want to be one), this might be worth your while." - Going Concern 

     

    January 5, 2013

    10 Health-Fraud Tactics Detailed 

    "It's just one of dozens of health-care-fraud cases Piper has investigated. In a recent article for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, he explained that health expenditures in the U.S. were $2.6 trillion in 2010 and growing." - Arizona Republic 

     

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