Conversation with a Fraudster: Ryan Homa

Conversation with a Fraudster Ryan Homa
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2 Credits


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

CPE Information

This course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. Learn more about the ethics CPE requirements for CFEs.
CPE Credit: 2 Credits
NASBA Information: Behavioral Ethics
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: June 2023
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


John D. Gill, J.D., CFE - Speaker

John Gill

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


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