Advanced Fraud Examination Techniques

CPE Credit: 16
Online Virtual Workshop | August 17-19, 2021
Course Level: Advanced
Prerequisite: A solid understanding of the legal, financial, investigative, and criminological principles of fraud prevention, detection, and examination. Experience conducting fraud examinations.

Acquire the case experience and know-how you need to excel in your job. This 3-day advanced course takes place in a uniquely interactive learning environment where you will work on two actual fraud cases that have been modified for teaching purposes. Working through these scenarios, you will simulate many aspects of a real case — interviewing a suspect and trying to obtain a confession; compiling evidence and building your case; offering testimony and being cross-examined. By understanding how it feels to be part of a small team working a real investigation, you will enhance your skills as a fraud examiner and expand your capabilities.

You Will Learn How To:  

  • Plan and execute complex fraud examinations
  • Avoid legal issues, ranging from workplace searches to electronic communication, during your investigation
  • Strengthen your evidence-gathering skills by determining what items are relevant and how they should be collected and interpreted
  • Implement advanced analytical techniques for detecting common fraud schemes
  • Improve your ability to use technology and the latest computer software
  • Prepare for and conduct critical interviews of both witnesses and suspects pertinent to the case
  • Testify under direct and cross-examination
Day 1
10:00-11:20 a.m. CT  Planning the Fraud Examination
11:20-11:35 a.m. CT Break
11:35 a.m.-12:55 p.m. CT Identifying and Gathering Evidence
12:55-1:25 p.m. CT Lunch
1:25-2:45 p.m. CT Legal Issues in Fraud Examinations
2:45-3:00 p.m. CT Break
3:00-4:20 p.m. CT Analytical Techniques

Day 2
10:00-11:20 a.m. CT Applying Interview Techniques
11:20-11:35 a.m. CT Break
11:35 a.m.-12:55 p.m. CT Overcoming Investigative Challenges
12:55-1:10 p.m. CT Break
1:10-2:30 p.m. CT Tracing Assets and Recovering Fraud Losses

Day 3
10:00-11:20 a.m. CT Database and Online Searches
11:20-11:35 a.m. CT Break
11:35-12:55 p.m. CT Admission-Seeking Interviews
12:55-1:10 p.m. CT Break
1:10-2:30 p.m. CT Preparing for Litigation


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Jason Zirkle, CFE
Training Director
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

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Bret Hood, CFE
21st Century Learning & Consulting

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Jacob Parks, J.D., CFE
Associate General Counsel
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

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Mason Wilder, CFE
Senior Research Specialist
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Field of Study: Accounting, Specialized Knowledge, Business Law, Communications and Marketing, Information Technology
Advanced Prep: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Registration Fees
ACFE Members: $675
Non-Members: $775

Registration fees must be received by July 19, 2021 to receive early registration savings. 

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