The Fraud Examiner
Peruvian Chapter President Finds Purpose in Public Sector
ACFE Member Profile
Tomasita Pazos Aurlich, CFE
Peruvian Superintendecy of Banking
Peruvian native Tomasita Pazos Aurich, CFE, has been dedicated to spreading fraud awareness and prevention for a long time. Along with forming the ACFE Lima Chapter, and serving as its president, she has also found purpose in spreading anti-fraud education
and best practices in the public sector and is now working on a compliance book.
Why did you decide to enter the anti-fraud field?
The devastating consequences to businesses and society due to fraud made me realize the importance of contributing in this field. That, combined with the changing nature of fraud, reaffirmed my commitment to entering this field. I always aimed to perform
a job which was both highly challenging and creative — job characteristics someone definitely finds as an anti-fraud professional.
What is one of the biggest lessons you have
learned since entering the fraud prevention field?
I would probably say the fact that it allows you to make a positive contribution to society, considering that the cost of fraud for organizations goes well beyond the monetary loss. For example, in a public sector organization, fraud could result in restricting
people´s access to public services and in the private sector, the loss of talent.
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