The Fraud Examiner

CFE Works Alongside Law Enforcement to Champion Ethics


December 2017

ACFE Member Profile
Elizabeth Simon, CFE, CPA
Director of Ethics and Compliance 
Cox Communications

Elizabeth Simon, CFE, CPA, first became interested in becoming a fraud examiner after hearing about a fraud case in a CPE course. Since then, she’s worked in a variety of careers leading up to her current role as director of ethics and compliance at Cox Communications. Simon says since becoming a CFE she’s used the credential to strengthen and expand her role. “I have been able to work with law enforcement to put together evidence books for prosecution,” she said. “I am seen as an expert and am well respected by my boss, my VP and the law enforcement officials that I work with.”


How did you become passionate about fighting fraud?

My passion started when I went to a continuing education class for my CPA license and they talked about a fraud case study. The course sparked my interest, so I went back to my company and looked into the CFE certification. Once certified, I joined EY’s fraud investigation and dispute services group. I’ve taken those learnings to the subsequent companies I have worked for and applied them to my current role now.

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