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ACFE Board of Regents Nomination

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I would like to thank the nomination committee members at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) in selecting me to the short list of candidates for the 2017-2018 Board of Regents election. The Board of Regents is responsible for setting membership standards that promote professionalism and ensure the future of the organization as a whole. Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) will have an opportunity to vote during the election period between November 1 and December 31, 2016. Information about the voting process will be available in an upcoming edition of Fraud Magazine (November/December).

I would consider it an honor to have the opportunity to provide a voice and direction for the global membership while serving where needed. As you review this year’s nominees, if you feel I would be a worthy Regent I would greatly appreciate your support and endorsement.


Biography:

Alexis C. Bell, CFE, PI, is the CEO and founder of Fraud Doctor LLC, which provides proprietary anti-fraud products and services. She’s a graduate of Cornell University, completed her fellowship at Dartmouth and authored the books, “Data Analysis for Corporate Fraud Risk” and “Mortgage Fraud & the Illegal Property Flipping Scheme.”

Bell successfully led the design and implementation of the initial global anti-fraud program for a European public conglomerate. She then pioneered the first comprehensive microfinance fraud risk management program for another firm, which covered 22 post/active conflict developing countries in the greater Middle East, Eurasia, Latin America and Africa. Both initiatives encompassed governance, fraud awareness training, fraud risk assessments, data analysis, investigations and communication strategies.

Bell is a former board president of the Charlotte ACFE Chapter. She’s active in the domestic and international anti-fraud communities by speaking at conferences and delivering specialized training. She says that she also produces a video podcast series — FraudCast — that connects anti-fraud thought leaders to more than 3,600 global followers. Wherever she’s traveled, Bell says she’s been consistently inspired by the passion of local fraud fighters. These experiences motivated her to return alone to Afghanistan this past year to help advance its anti-fraud field.


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ACFE Anti-Fraud Resource Guide 2015

I’m quoted on page 1 of the special edition Anti-Fraud Resource Guide published by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

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Fraud Magazine

Bell Quote in Fraud Magazine

The January/February 2014

edition of Fraud Magazine

was just released.  I am quoted

on page 63 as an excerpt from

an interview I gave in

Las Vegas, NV at the annual

ACFE conference this

past June.

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Thanksgiving in Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan

As I prepare the menu for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded that last year at this time I was in Afghanistan.  This was the first time I had ever been in that country.  I had mentally prepared myself to just “suffer through” it.  I imagined that as an American, I would not be very popular.  I imagined that as a woman, I would be treated “less than.”  However, after being in Afghanistan for almost a month spending time at the capital in Kabul, in the west at Herat and in the north at Mazar, I can honestly say that none of my fears were founded.  By dressing more conservatively than was required, learning a handful of words in Farsi, showing interest in learning about the culture, and always being respectful I was treated so warmly that it really touched me.  Both the locals and ex-pats treated me as an honored guest.  I have never experienced such a level of hospitality as that which was bestowed upon me there.  The people were so kind; it was truly amazing.  I think what touched me the most was going into the villages and meeting with people that had very little food to eat who would ask you to come into their homes and offer you half of everything they had.  Their kindness and generosity was something that I will never forget. Continue reading

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Step Up

20131106-215250.jpgMany years ago, I was in a meeting that had a surprising outcome. The effect has stayed with me all these years. In my company at the time, we had the luxury of attending one of the first meetings held in our brand new office building. It was beautiful. The design took full advantage of natural lighting, open spaces, and everyone loved the neutral color scheme. You could still smell the wet paint in the air as we found our way to our seats.

On this particular day, the CEO was leading a discussion and we were thrilled just to have the privilege of hearing him speak. He was a kind man who made everyone he spoke to feel special; like they were the only one in the room. He had a way of making you feel at ease in his presence. He treated everyone with immense respect regardless of their title or position on the org chart. He asked questions that conveyed his sincere interest in your life and then consistently remembered the details even years later. When he spoke, you could tell that he had put much thought into what he said. You always knew you would learn a valuable life lesson and that you would walk away from the experience a better person as a result.

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The World of a Woman Investigator (Part II)

Outsider Argentina (Part 2)


I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Samantha Schuster of The Outsider Argentina.

Part two of the interview has been released.

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The World of a Woman Investigator (Part 1)

Outsider Argentina (Part 1)


I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Samantha Schuster of The Outsider Argentina.

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