Conversation with a Fraudster: Ryan Homa (Webinar Archive)


Conversation with a Fraudster

CPE Credit: 2
Course Level: Basic
Prerequisite: None


A good fisherman will tell you that to catch fish you must understand as much as possible about the species you are going after. The more you know about them, the better your chance of catching them. This is also true for catching a fraudster. The better you understand their motivations, emotions and rationalizations, the better your chance of catching them.

In this webinar, John Gill, J.D., CFE, ACFE’s Vice President of Education, held a conversation with Ryan Homa, a man who served 22 months in a federal prison on charges of bank fraud. Homa was working for a $60 million-a-year company when he opened a business account under a fictitious company’s name and wrote checks to this fictitious company. Over the course of 3 ½ years he embezzled more than $1 million from his employer. You will learn what he was thinking when he took the first dollar, how he concealed it, how he was caught and what lessons he learned.

You Will Learn How To:

Identify behavioral traits of fraud

Determine common motivations and rationalizations for committing fraud

Recognize how behavioral analysis assists in fraud prevention and detection

This course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. To learn more about the ethics CPE requirement for CFEs, please visit

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Webinar Information:

Presenter: John D. Gill, J.D., CFE

Recording Date: July 27, 2017

Duration: 100 minutes

CPE Information:

Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics

Last updated: July 2017

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