Conversation with a Fraudster: James Scalzo

July 26, 2018 | 2 p.m. ET

Duration: 100 minutes

CPE Credit: 2 

Description: In this webinar, John Gill, J.D., CFE, the ACFE’s Vice President of Education, will interview James Scalzo. Scalzo served 27 months in federal prison for bank fraud and money laundering. While a bank officer, he approved 1.4 million worth of fraudulent loans and had the funds wired to his personal accounts. The loans were made in the names of bank customers (including his own relatives) who were unaware he had taken out loans using their information. 

Join us as we explore Scalzo's mindset when he took his first wrong step, how he concealed the fraud, how he was caught and the lessons he learned.

    Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics

     This course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. To learn more about the ethics CPE requirement for CFEs, please visit

    Course Level: Basic

    Prerequisite: None

    Advanced Preparation: None 

    Delivery Format: Group Internet Based

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Identify behavioral traits of fraud
    • Determine common motivations and rationalizations for committing fraud
    • Recognize the way behavioral analysis assists in fraud prevention and detection
    Who Should Attend:
    • Certified Fraud Examiners and other anti-fraud professionals
    • Law enforcement officers and prosecutors
    • Detectives and private investigators
    • Internal and external auditors, CPAs, CAs and forensic accountants
    • Attorneys, legal professionals and law enforcement personnel
    • C-Suite executives
    • Accountants
    • Educators and students



    John D. Gill, J.D., CFE                                                
    Vice President of Education 
    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.


    James Scalzo                                               
    Convicted Fraudster*

    Former commercial loan officer James Scalzo wrote more than $1 million in fraudulent loans while working at two different financial institutions. Scalzo pled guilty to bank fraud and money laundering and was sentenced to 35 months in prison and three years' supervised release. 

    *The ACFE does not compensate convicted fraudsters. 

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