•  Advanced fraud examination techniques 
    7:30 a.m. -
    8:00 a.m.

    8:00 a.m. -
    9:20 a.m.

    Planning the Fraud Examination  

    One of the best ways to sharpen your fraud examination skills is through practice. This week you will hone your skills by working two different fraud case scenarios. In this session, you will explore the details of one case and decide how to assemble the fraud team, compile a thorough fraud examination checklist and begin developing information.

    Identifying and Gathering Evidence 

    Your second case, like most fraud cases, involves massive amounts of documentation and complex relationships. You will decide what evidence is needed and relevant, how it should be gathered and interpreted and what should be done to best protect the chain of custody.

    You will also apply analytical techniques to determine where fraud might have occurred based on the risks you’ve identified as part of your planning.


    Admission-Seeking Interview Techniques 

    Getting a confession is rarely easy. The players that you are up against in this case are highly intelligent and most likely will be arrogant and uncooperative. Your team will interview the suspects and try to walk away with a confession and signed statement. 

    9:20 a.m. -
    9:35 a.m.




    9:35 a.m. -
    10:55 a.m.

    Analytical Techniques

    There are several different fraud schemes that might be present in your cases. In this session, you will apply analytical techniques to determine where fraud might have occurred based on the specifics of the first case and the risks you’ve identified as part of your planning. 

    Analytical Techniques, Part 2 

    You will gather information about your second case by conducting actual interviews of witnesses and potential suspects.

    After the Confession: Next Steps

    Once the perpetrator confesses, the fraud examination isn’t over. In this session, you’ll explore how to turn the confession into a written statement, including what elements should be in a signed, written confession. You’ll also learn about common approaches a perpetrator might use to try to walk back the confession and how to counter those. Finally, you’ll discuss possible disciplinary, legal, and other actions the organization might take following the fraudster’s confession. 

    10:55 a.m. -
    11:10 a.m.




    11:10 a.m. -
    12:30 p.m.

    Legal Issues, Part 1  

    When conducting an investigation involving powerful people, you must be sensitive to the potential volatility of the situation. In this session, you will discuss the intricacies of certain privileges, and the duties of officers and directors to conduct investigations of wrongdoing.

    Legal Issues, Part 2 

    Fraud examiners must plan their investigation around the legal parameters that protect both employees and employers. This session will discuss specific legal issues concerning the investigation, ranging from workplace searches to electronic communication.


    Advanced Testifying Methods 

    With the assistance of counsel, you will decide what evidence will be introduced on direct examination, how the testimony should be presented and what visual aids will be used. Then, you will determine what the weaknesses are in the case, an dhow to best answer questions so that you are properly prepared to be grilled under cross-examination. 

    12:30 p.m. -
    1:30 p.m.

    Group Lunch  

    Group Lunch

    1:30 p.m. -
    2:50 p.m.

    Computer Forensics  

    As part of the case evidence, you will review how information can be recovered from a computer through forensic examination.

    Using the Computer in Fraud Examinations    

    With the numerous schemes that you have identified as part of your cases, you'll use Internet websites and other computer programs to identify additional red flags. You will also be shown how to present the data that is easily understood by the client and, most important, the judge and jury. 


    2:50 p.m. -
    3:05 p.m.




    3:05 p.m. -
    4:30 p.m.

    Applying Interview Techniques, Part 1  

    Before interviewing witnesses, your team must decide how, where and when to conduct critical interviews. Using ACFE staff as subjects, you will conduct interviews to obtain information and evidence for your case. 

    Developing Effective Anti-Fraud Programs

    Employees are often willing to follow the rules - if they understand what they are. Others are looking to violate the rules, but they won't do it if they think they will get caught. Using lessons learned from the cases worked during the previous sessions, this session will explore the components of effective anti-fraud programs and provide steps organizations can take to successfully manage their fraud risk. 


    *Schedule subject to change. In order to ensure that this information is up-to-date and relevant, the course outline for this seminar is continuously updated. This course outline information does not apply to the virtual Advanced Fraud Examination Techniques seminar. Please visit the event page on the Calendar of Events for the latest course outline for the virtual seminar. 

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