Report to Members



This past year has been a remarkable year for the ACFE and for you, our members. Not only was I able to share my experiences with you in Policing Fraud: My Journey from Street Cop to Anti-Fraud Leader, I also traveled extensively to see all the great work you and your chapters have been doing. It has been wonderful to see firsthand your dedication to fighting fraud. Your actions have spoken volumes and we at the ACFE want to celebrate all that you have accomplished in 2017.

Just as I told my story this year, you shared your story — not only with us, but with the world.

Jim Signing Books

James D. Ratley, CFE
ACFE President

You Achieved

Through your efforts, you reduced the global impact of fraud in 2017.

YOU had tremendous output with your fraud investigation teams

  • of your teams didn’t outsource to third parties

  • of you had an average fraud investigation caseload of more than 5 cases at any given time

  • of your teams closed cases within an average of 30 days

Data from the ACFE’s In-House Fraud Investigation Teams: 2017 Benchmarking Report.

You showcased your earning potential





Annual salary data from the 2017/2018 Compensation Guide for Anti-Fraud Professionals.

You made an impact with your ideas


articles written by you


You got certified


new Certified Fraud Examiners joined the fight against fraud


“Having the CFE credential has been critical to my career. Holding an internationally recognized credential like the CFE has helped grow my reputation as a speaker at industry events and helped elevate my own role here at Etsy.”

— Richard Barbieri, CFE

You Got Involved

From exchanging ideas with fellow fraud fighters to spreading education in your communities, you made a big difference in 2017.

You discussed in the online community


threads started



“I have learned much from this forum. Thank you to all who take the time to respond so brilliantly to the many varied inquiries posted here. It is beneficial to so many.”

— M. Kathryn Greene, CFE

You Gave Back


raised by chapters for the ACFE Foundation

Charlie Daniel's concert

The Charlie Daniels Band concert at the 28th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference, hosted by the Middle Tennessee Chapter, raised $31,720.

you got the message out during international fraud awareness week

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SYKES Philippines had a fantastic turnout for their fraud awareness forum.


supporting organizations

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The OpenThinking Academy hosted a workout class to combat fraud in Dubai.


events held to help spread awareness

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Global Governance & Investigation hosted bilingual awareness events in Cameroon.


countries felt the impact

You United

7,149 of you attended anti-fraud training events in 38 cities, 8 countries and on 5 continents in 2017.

Of all the events, conferences were some of your favorites

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June 2017 | Nashville

28th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference

“The biggest value out of the conference is the networking. Look at the experience here, the diversity and the speakers here — they have an enormous amount of experience and have achieved so much in their field.”

— Atul Pramod Kimtee, CFE, ACA, CA

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March 2017 | London

Fraud Conference Europe

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Sept 2017 | Hong Kong

Fraud Conference Asia-Pacific

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Jan 2017 | Dubai

Fraud Conference Middle East

“I left the conference with far greater knowledge and useful resources that I know that I will call on in my everyday work over the coming months and years.”

— Russ Askew

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Sept 2017 | Johannesburg

Africa Fraud Conference and Exhibition

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Oct 2017 | Toronto

Fraud Conference Canada

You joined forces through global partnerships

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June 2017 | Nashville

Corporate Alliance Partner Breakfast Roundtable at the Global Fraud Conference

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Oct 2017 | Washington, D.C.

Law Enforcement and Government
Anti-Fraud Summit

“Being a part of the Corporate Alliance gives us the opportunity to share our challenges and also to hear what other companies are facing across the globe.”

— John Hurlimann, CFE, Director of Internal Audit Investigations, Intel

You came together at your local chapters


ACFE Chapters Worldwide

Hover over points on the map to see chapter names and zoom in to see what other chapters are nearby.

You look forward

We’ve got big things in store for you in 2018, and we can’t wait to see what you do with them.