IRS Criminal Investigation Division Joins ACFE Law Enforcement Partnership



Oct. 30, 2009 - AUSTIN -- The Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS-CI) recently joined the ACFE Law Enforcement Partnership by officially recognizing the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential for hiring and promotional purposes.

With approximately 4,400 employees worldwide, of which 2,800 are special agents, IRS-CI's investigative jurisdiction includes tax, money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act laws. Because the CFE's primary focus is on fraud related issues rather than just general accounting principles, IRS-CI has decided to recognize the value of candidates and agents who have the CFE credential. Beginning in fiscal year 2010, IRS-CI will assist all special agents interested in studying for the CFE Exam.

In addition to IRS-CI, the ACFE Law Enforcement Partnership welcomes the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue and the State of Hawaii Department of Taxation as its newest members. "After reviewing the information regarding the ACFE Law Enforcement Partnership, it is clear that this program would be of further benefit to our department, our employees, and the taxpayers of the State of Tennessee," said the director of the Special Investigations section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue.

As the state's chief tax collector, the Tennessee Department of Revenue employs more than 1,160 people and collects 92 percent of total state tax revenue. Similar in their missions, both the Tennessee Department of Revenue and the Hawaii Department of Taxation strive to minimize the incidences of fraud and best administer their respective state's tax laws in a consistent and fair manner.

These agencies join the ranks of numerous federal, state and local government and law enforcement agencies that are dedicated to the detection and deterrence of fraud. Fellow members include but are not limited to: the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; the U.S. Government Accountability Office; the Department of Defense; the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, U.S. Department of the Navy.

Through the ACFE Law Enforcement Partnership, member agencies are eligible for discounts on training and certification; no-cost coverage of the agency's mission in Fraud Magazine; complimentary booth space at the Annual ACFE Fraud Conference and Exhibition; free employment ads on the Career Center at; peer networking with other anti-fraud specialists; and discounts on all ACFE seminars and conferences.

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About the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with nearly 50,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. The ACFE proudly celebrates its 20th anniversary as the leader in the global fight against fraud.

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