In-Person Seminar

Government Fraud

  • Aug 8-9, 2023
  • Washington, DC
Course Level
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This course is held in conjunction with the 1-day ACFE seminar, Understanding the Mindset of a Fraudster. Register for both courses to SAVE an additional $100! 

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 2-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

Location & Venue

Event Venue

600 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

Hotel Information

JW Marriott Washington DC
1331 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
Hotel Phone: (800) 393-2503
Room Rate: $269 
Hotel Cut-Off Date: July 9, 2023

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 16
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group-Live

Credit by Field of Study

Specialized Knowledge: 16

Registration & Fees

Registration Fee:
ACFE Members: $795
Non-Members: $995
Early Registration Deadline: July 7, 2023
Register by the Early Registration Deadline to SAVE $100!

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

  • 11:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.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 - Speaker


Chief Operating Officer
Procurement Integrity Consulting Services



Payment must be received by July 7, 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 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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