Presenting International Investigations at the ACFE Conference in Toronto, Canada

Presenting at the ACFE Fraud Conference in Toronto, CanadaAdhering to best practices in planning and conducting investigations is always crucial, but certain factors—such as team considerations, security, travel, and legal and regulatory issues—require additional attention when investigations span multiple jurisdictions. In this session, participants will discuss critical steps in the planning stage of international investigations that are often overlooked. Additionally, they will also explore a framework to chronologically walk through the best practices of conducting international investigations.You Will Learn How To:Implement best practices in planning and conducting international investigationsOvercome common challenges in international investigationsLevel: Intermediate Recommended Prerequisite: Basic knowledge about the steps in a fraud examination Field of Study: Specialized… Read More

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Presenting Research at the ASC Conference

American Society of Criminology research presentationMy research paper Investigative Challenges of Fraud in Microfinance Institutions has been selected for presentation during the American Society of Criminology (ASC) annual conference in Philadelphia, PA. It is a great honor to have my research included in such a conference. I am grateful for the opportunity. This paper is the culmination of pioneer research as it is the first time the topic has been covered in an academic setting by any college or university. It is my hope that the presentation will highlight not only the findings critical to microfinance institutions and the broader community of businesses and aid foundations operating in developing countries,… Read More

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Taxonomy of Fraud in Microfinance

Taxonomy of Fraud in Microfinance Background One of the challenges we face in the antifraud industry is the lack of congruity between various thought leaders in how we define fraud and its many schemes. Each industry group or academic expert added great value to the advancement of the antifraud field. However, while every new distinction created a little more clarity, they all seemed to be inputs into a larger equation of the dynamic nature of what we face on a daily basis. In an effort to create a standardized fraud classification system that would apply across all fraud schemes, the Framework for a Taxonomy of Fraud was published by the… Read More

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Introduction to the Fraud Field – Antifraud as a Career

I had the privilege of speaking to the I.T. and Criminal Justice students at ECPI University in Charlotte, North Carolina today. We talked about what it is that I do in antifraud, how I got started in the field, and what I look for in candidates. It was great to interact with the students. Their questions were tough, insightful and on point. I hope that the lecture sparked their interest in the field. In fact, two students came up to me afterwards and said they were now strongly considering a career in antifraud. If you are a seasoned professional working in the antifraud space, consider speaking at your local colleges… Read More

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