Conversation with a Fraudster

July 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET

Duration: 100 minutes

CPE Credit: 2

Description: A good fisherman will tell you that in order to catch fish, you have to understand as much as possible about the species you are going after. The more information you know about them, the better your chance of catching them.

Catching a fraudster is no different. Fraud prevention can’t be performed in a vacuum. You need to understand the motivations, emotions, and rationalizations used by people in the workplace who are committing fraud.

In this webinar, John Gill, ACFE’s Vice President – Education, will hold a conversation with Ryan Homa, a man who served 22 months in a federal prison camp on charges of bank fraud. Homa was working for a $60 million-a-year company when he opened a business account under a fictitious company’s name and wrote checks to this fictitious company. Over the course of 3 ½ years he embezzled slightly less than $1.3 million from his employer.

Join us as we explore what he was thinking when he took the first dollar, how he concealed it, how he was caught, and what lessons he learned.


Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics

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 how behavioral analysis assists in fraud prevention and detection

Who Should Attend:

  • Certified Fraud Examiners and other anti-fraud professionals
  • Internal and external auditors, CPAs, CAs and forensic accountants
  • Detectives and private investigators
  • C-Suite executives
  • Accountants
  • Students      
  • Educators                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

John D. Gill, J.D., CFE
Vice President - Education
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners    

John D. Gill graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. In 1990, he received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law.

Prior to working for the ACFE, Mr. Gill was an attorney in the Austin, Texas office of the law firm of Bragg, Chumlea, McQuality, Smithers and Curry where he was involved with civil fraud, insurance, and deceptive trade practices cases. He was the editor of the DTPA Forms and Practice Guide written by David Bragg and Michael Curry.

In 1995, Gill joined the ACFE and served as both its General Counsel and the manager of the Research Department for nine years. When the Research Department expanded in 2003, he took on the role of Research Director. In 2009, he was promoted to Vice President – Education. In that capacity, he oversees the production and development of all of the books, manuals, self-study courses, and seminar and conference materials produced by the ACFE. Currently, the ACFE publishes 13 different books and manuals, 30 self-study courses, dozens of online offerings, and materials for more than 30 different seminars and conferences.

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.

Gill is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Austin Chapter of the ACFE, Phi Beta Kappa, the State Bar of Texas, and the American Bar Association.


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