Fraud and Character: The Psychology and Motivations of White-Collar Criminals (On-Demand Webinar)

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Fraud and Character The Psychology and Motivations of White Collar Criminals On Demand Webinar


In this course, Michael Pocalyko, CFE, a corporate chairman who specializes in white-collar investigations, and Dr. Michael Greelis, describe the ethics and psychology of white-collar criminals using case studies and analysis of fraudsters’ motivations. Additionally, the Fraud Triangle and the roles that narcissism, sociopathy and greed play in committing fraud will be discussed.


Working knowledge of fraud and fraud schemes


You Will Learn How To:

Identify the work Edwin Sutherland has done in the field of white-collar crime.

Recall three convicted fraudsters’ motivations for committing white-collar crimes.

Recognize the characteristics of antisocial personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder.

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: July 2023
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


Michael Pocalyko CFE, MPA, PI, CA - Speaker

Michael Greelis, PH.D. LPC, LMFTA - Speaker


CPE Credit

Please note: To be eligible for CPE credit, you must complete the final exam within one year of purchase date. You may only claim CPE credit for a course once.

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System Requirements:

  • Internet access: High-speed connection recommended
  • Speakers required for video sound


The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org/


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