In-Person Combo

Understanding the Mindset of a Fraudster + Government Fraud

  • Aug 7-9, 2023
  • Washington, DC
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Understanding the Mindset of a Fraudster + Government Fraud


*Register for both courses together to earn additional CPE credits and save $100!  

Understanding the Mindset of a Fraudster

Once a fraud scandal goes public, the “what, when, where and how” become a matter of public record. But what about the “why”? What drives these individuals to lie, cheat and swindle? Understanding the path a fraudster takes from employee to criminal can provide valuable insight that can help strengthen your anti-fraud initiatives and make your fraud examinations more successful.

Take a fascinating look inside the mind of a fraudster during this 1-day ACFE course.  Through discussions of human behavior, video interviews with convicted fraudsters and interactive problem-solving, you will gain a deeper understanding of motivations and personality traits common to many fraudsters.


Government Fraud

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.



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

What's Included?

Events Included in this Combo:

Aug 7, 2023

Washington, DC


In-Person Seminar

  • CPE Credits: 8 ACFE Ethics CPE

Aug 8-9, 2023

Washington, DC


In-Person Seminar

  • CPE Credits: 16

CPE Information

This course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. Learn more about the ethics CPE requirements for CFEs.
CPE Credit: 24
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Live

Credit by Field of Study

Specialized Knowledge: 16
Behavioral Ethics: 8

Registration & Fees

Registration Fee:
Members: $990
Non-Members: $1290
Early Registration Deadline: July 7, 2023
Register by the Early Registration Deadline to SAVE $100!


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.

Satisfaction Guarantee

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Terms and Conditions


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