Virtual Seminar

Government Fraud

  • Apr 11-13, 2023 8:00 a.m.
  • Central Time (CT)
Course Level
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A single case of occupational fraud costs government organizations a median $138,000, according to the ACFE’s Occupational Fraud 2022: A Report to the Nations. The fraud risks they face can vary greatly from those in the private sector. Fraud examiners must understand the many types of fraud that affect government organizations including public corruption, contract fraud, performance schemes, beneficiary frauds and false claims. 

This 3-day ACFE seminar will provide methods to assess, prevent and detect the various forms of government fraud so that you can protect your organization from the damages caused by these devastating schemes.




You Will Learn How To:

Recognize common occupational fraud schemes perpetrated against government organizations

Combat the risk of public corruption

Develop and implement fraud risk management initiatives to protect government entities from fraud

Identify and prevent fraud schemes perpetrated by government vendors and contractors

Navigate the legal issues pertaining to government fraud

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 16
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Credit by Field of Study

Specialized Knowledge: 16

Registration & Fees

Registration Fee:
ACFE Members: $625
Non-Members: $725
Early Registration Deadline: March 13, 2023
Register by the Early Registration Deadline to SAVE USD 125!

Course Outline

Day 1

  • 8:00 – 9:20 a.m. Introduction to Government Fraud

    This session covers the following:

    • Quick review of different types of government entities
    • Overview of government fraud (including impact/significance/types)
    • Assessing government fraud risks
    • Audits of government entities
    • How risk assessment differs in government organizations
    • International efforts to combat government fraud and corruption

Day 2

Day 3

  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Other Government Fraud Schemes

    This session covers the following:

    • Fraud by program recipients and beneficiaries
    • Social Security and welfare fraud
    • Medicare/Medicaid fraud
    • Grant fraud other beneficiary fraud schemes
    • Tax evasion
    • Counterfeiting and forgery
    • Conspiracy to defraud


Tom Caulfield, CFE, CIG, CIGI - Chief Operating Officer


Procurement Integrity Consulting Services

Tom Caulfield has dedicated his professional career to public service beginning in 1977 in the United States Marine Corps (retiring in 1998). Tom’s career continued as a civil servant in the United States Air Force, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE). Tom retired in 2015 from federal service as a Senior Executive and co-founded an international anti-corruption consulting firm named Procurement Integrity Consulting Services (PICS). Their clients include the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the International Law Institute, and various government anti-corruption authorities in East Africa, South East Asia and the United Kingdom. Domestically, PICS has assisted government and private entities in reviewing procurement policy compliance, enhancing ethics and compliance programs, building effective whistleblower procedures, identifying anti-fraud data analytics strategies, and establishing procurement anti-fraud protocols.      

He graduated from Wayland Baptist University and St. Leo College, where he received degrees in both criminology and criminal justice. He holds various certifications, some of which include Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Inspector General, Certified Inspector General Investigator, and former Certified Polygraph Examiner and Criminal Investigator. Tom is a member of the National Contract Management Association “Audit and Risk” committee. He was an Executive Board member of the Association of Inspectors General and a member of the Department of Justice National Procurement Fraud Task-Force.


Payment must be received by March 13, 2023 to receive early registration discount. 

Event Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy is intended to keep costs low for attendees. Due to financial obligations incurred by the ACFE, Inc., you must cancel your registration prior to the start of the event. Cancellations received less than 14 calendar days prior to an event start date are subject to a $100 administrative fee. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received on or after the start date of the event. Those who do not cancel and do not attend are responsible for the full registration fee. Should an event be cancelled or postponed by the ACFE due to unforeseen circumstances, the ACFE will process a full refund of registration fees within 30 days of such circumstances becoming known. The ACFE will attempt to notify affected customers by phone and email after it determines cancellation is necessary.

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