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7300 W. 25th Street
North Riverside, IL 60546-9998
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Welcome to Greater Chicago Chapter
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

The Greater Chicago Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) would like to welcome you to our website. Please use it in your development as an anti-fraud professional. 

The national Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and parent to the Greater Chicago Chapter was established in 1988 and is based in Austin, Texas. The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with over 75,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.  Each member of the ACFE with a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation has earned certification after a rigorous qualification process. 

Certified Fraud Examiners come from various professions, including auditors, accountants, finance professionals, fraud investigators, security and loss prevention specialists, attorneys, educators and criminologists. CFEs gather evidence, take statements, write reports, and assist in investigating fraud in its varied forms.CFEs are employed by many major corporations, government agencies, consulting firms and investigative service organizations.

The ACFE sponsors more than 170 local chapters worldwide. CFEs in over 100 countries on six continents have investigated more than 1,000,000 suspected cases of civil and criminal fraud.

Criminologist and former FBI agent Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, is Chairman and founder of the ACFE, as well as an advisory member of the Board of Regents. James D. Ratley, CFE, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the ACFE. Ratley is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the Institute for Bank Director Education and Visiting Scholar at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 

The ACFE serves its members with a staff of approximately 50 dedicated professionals in Austin, Texas.

The Greater Chicago Chapter of the ACFE chapter holds meeting and events throughout the year. Please join us to expand your professional network and learn about the prevention and detection of fraud.

The mission of the Greater Chicago Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is to promote the increase of knowledge of fraud examination and maintain the practice standards set forth by the ACFE within the scope of practice of fraud examiners and prospective fraud examiners through educational seminars; to provide opportunities to all members to earn Continuing Professional Education hours required for yearly compliance to maintain the Fraud Examiner certification; to support and mentor future fraud examiners wishing to acquire professional certification; by maintaining and administering The Dan Sprehe Scholarship Fund; maintain and promote a social as well as a professional organization; and promote the morale and unity of all Greater Chicago Chapter Association of Certified Fraud Examiner members.  

 

Local Chapter Events
"Bosses Behaving Badly: Investigating Executive Misconduct"
Friday, March 16, 2018
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL - 2 CPE Hours
The Greater Chicago Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is pleased to welcome back Mr. Chris Marquet! Because of their access to the company's finances and most sensitive information, senior executives are in a unique position to cause significant harm to their employer if they decide to misbehave. Mr. Marquet will be discussing misconduct areas such as embezzlement and fraud, FCPA risk, sexual harassment, threats and violence, intellectual property theft and breaches of restricted covenant. Investigative tools such as interview strategies, digital forensics, financial investigations and public record analysis will be discussed, among others.
National Events
"Building Your Fraud Examination Practice"
Monday, April 09, 2018
Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile - 8 CPE Hours
Register for both events and save $100! Register by March 9th and save an additional $100!

This 1-day, instructor-led course will teach you the types of fraud examination services in demand and provide practical advice on how to market your services to those who need them most. Find your niche in the anti-fraud profession.
"How to Testify"
April 10-11, 2018
Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile - 16 CPE Hours
Register for both events and save $100! Register by March 9th and save an additional $100!

Improve your techniques on how to offer testimony about damages and restitution while learning to know when to draw the line between aggressive testimony and improper advocacy. Walk away with more effective report writing skills and explore the different types of evidence and legal remedies in this 2-day, instructor-led course.
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