Together, Reducing Fraud Worldwide

  • ACFE Faculty


    Andrew H. Kautz, CFE
    National Claims Manager
    Central Risk and Insurance Management Services Ltd

    Mississauga, ON CANADA


    Andrew H. Kautz, CFE, is the National Claims Manager for Central Risk and Insurance Management Services Ltd (CRIMS™) based in the Mississauga, Ontario office.

    Andrew’s background includes many years as a Senior Corporate Risk Claims Adjuster with a major Canadian fidelity insurer. He previously worked in the credit union system as Claims Manager for the Credit Union Bonding Program and as the Risk Management Officer for the Manitoba Credit Union Stabilization Fund.

    Andrew has over 25 years of investigative experience and since 1991 has dealt primarily with employee theft and fraud investigations. His work has taken him across Canada and into the United States investigating frauds ranging from a few hundred to several million dollars, including loan frauds, Ponzi schemes, phony vendor scams and investment dealer frauds.

    In addition to investigation, Andrew pursues recovery from perpetrators as well as third parties that may have played a role in the fraud scheme. These efforts include the recovery of funds from Nigeria that had been sent to this country by a dishonest employee in response to one of the infamous "Nigerian Letters".

    Andrew is a member of the Faculty of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and lectures regularly on fraud related topics to a wide range of groups including fraud investigators, risk management professionals and members of the insurance industry. He has designed policies and procedures related to fraud prevention and was a contributor to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners publication, Fraud Casebook: Lessons from the Bad Side of Business, a selection of fraud case studies.