•  Advanced fraud examination techniques 
     
    DAY ONE  DAY TWO  DAY THREE 
    7:30 a.m. -
    8:00 a.m.
     
    Registration     

    8:00 a.m. -
    9:20 a.m.
     

    Planning the Fraud Examination  

    One of the best ways to sharpen your fraud examination skills is through practice. This week you will hone your skills by working two different fraud case scenarios. In this session, you will explore the details of one case and decide how to assemble the fraud team, compile a thorough fraud examination checklist and begin developing information.

    Identifying and Gathering Evidence 

    Your second case, like most fraud cases, involves massive amounts of documentation and complex relationships. You will decide what evidence is needed and relevant, how it should be gathered and interpreted and what should be done to best protect the chain of custody.

    You will also apply analytical techniques to determine where fraud might have occurred based on the risks you’ve identified as part of your planning.


     

    Reporting the Case and Preparing for Litigation 

    You will meet with counsel and the client to provide a summation of the case and your findings. The findings will then be formatted into a written report. You will also learn how to work with prosecutors, civil counsel and defense counsel to tip the scales of justice in your client’s favor.

    9:20 a.m. -
    9:35 a.m.
     

    Break  

    Break  

    Break  

    9:35 a.m. -
    10:55 a.m.
     

    Analytical Techniques

    There are several different fraud schemes that might be present in your cases. In this session, you will apply analytical techniques to determine where fraud might have occurred based on the specifics of the first case and the risks you’ve identified as part of your planning. 

    Analytical Techniques, Part 2 

    You will gather information about your second case by conducting actual interviews of witnesses and potential suspects.

    Advanced Testifying Methods  

    With the assistance of counsel, you will decide what evidence will be introduced on direct examination, how the testimony should be presented and what visual aids will be used. Then, you will determine what the weaknesses are in the case, and how to best answer the questions so that you are properly prepared to be grilled under cross-examination.

     

    10:55 a.m. -
    11:10 a.m.
     

    Break  

    Break  

    Break  

    11:10 a.m. -
    12:30 p.m.
     

    Legal Issues, Part 1  

    When conducting an investigation involving powerful people, you must be sensitive to the potential volatility of the situation. In this session, you will discuss the intricacies of certain privileges, and the duties of officers and directors to conduct investigations of wrongdoing.

    Legal Issues, Part 2 

    Fraud examiners must plan their investigation around the legal parameters that protect both employees and employers. This session will discuss specific legal issues concerning the investigation, ranging from workplace searches to electronic communication.

     

    Fraud Risk Assessment Tools and Techniques  

    Frauds like the one you just uncovered will continue to happen until you effectively assess and manage the risk of fraud throughout your organization. But where do you start? In this session, you will learn how to conduct a fraud risk assessment, including free tools you can use to identify and respond to your organization's fraud risks.

    12:30 p.m. -
    1:30 p.m.
     

    Group Lunch  

    Lunch on your own 

    Group Lunch 

    1:30 p.m. -
    2:50 p.m.
     

    Computer Forensics  

    As part of the case evidence, you will review how information can be recovered from a computer through forensic examination.

    Using the Computer in Fraud Examinations    

    With the numerous schemes that you have identified as part of your cases, you'll use Internet websites and other computer programs to identify additional red flags. You will also be shown how to present the data that is easily understood by the client and, most important, the judge and jury. 


    Anti-Fraud Programs, Policies and Training
    Employees are often willing to follow the rules — if they understand what they are. Others are looking to violate the rules, but they won't do it if they think they will get caught. That's why clear anti-fraud training should be a significant part of every organization's fraud risk management program.

    2:50 p.m. -
    3:05 p.m.
     

    Break  

    Break  

    Break  

    3:05 p.m. -
    4:25 p.m.
     

    Applying Interview Techniques, Part 1  

    Before interviewing witnesses, your team must decide how, where and when to conduct critical interviews. Using ACFE staff as subjects, you will conduct interviews to obtain information and evidence for your case. 

    Admission-Seeking Interview Techniques

    Getting a confession is never easy, and the players that you are up against in this case are highly intelligent and most likely will be arrogant and uncooperative. Your team will interview the suspects and try to walk away with a confession and signed statement. 

    Emerging Technologies   

    In this session, you and your peers will engage in an interactive discussion about how new technology presents both challenges and opportunities for anti-fraud professionals. You will discuss the ups and downs of various technological developments, including the additional risks and exposures these developments bring and ways to use such technologies to proactively enhance the ability to combat fraud.

     

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