AUSTIN, Texas (Oct. 29, 2012)—Nearly 250 professional fraud fighters from around Canada arrived at the Ottawa Marriott Sunday to share best practices in fraud prevention and detection at the 2012 ACFE Canadian Fraud Conference. The largest anti-fraud event in the country kicked off with a pre-conference session on conducting internal investigations, and the main conference continues today through Wednesday.
The Hon. Robert Nicholson, P.C., Q.P., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will present a working lunch on Tuesday, “Standing Up for Victims of Frauds.” During Monday’s working lunch session, John Sliter, Director of Field Services for the Canadian Police Information Centre, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, presented “Sharing Information - The Police and the Private Sector.”
The ACFE’s president and CEO James D. Ratley, CFE, officially opened the conference Monday with “Fraud Indicators for Risk Management Professionals,” and he will also present an address on Tuesday morning. On Wednesday, attendees will see a video presentation of convicted fraudster Justin Paperny, who will provide an inside look into the thoughts and motivations of someone who commits fraud.
The keynote speakers and other session presenters are sharing their insight and expertise with an audience of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs), investigators, auditors, attorneys, law enforcement officers, and other security, risk and compliance professionals.
Statistics from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and leading provider of anti-fraud training and education, lend a sense of urgency to the event. According to ACFE’s 2012 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, companies worldwide lose an estimated 5 percent of revenues to fraud – with the typical fraud case in Canada resulting in a median loss of nearly $90,000 (U.S.). The statistics show billing schemes to be the most common fraud scheme in Canada, present in more than a third of fraud cases.
For more information on the agenda, speakers and location, visit ACFE.com/Canadian.