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ACFE Greater Chicago Chapter
PO Box 1035
7300 W. 25th Street
North Riverside, IL 60546-9998

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
“Think Like A Cop: What Accountants and Auditors Need to Know to Help the Fight Against Fraud”
Friday, August 24, 2018
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 S. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60604
The Greater Chicago Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is pleased to welcome Mr. Nitin Bhojrar! Nitin Bhojraj has been with the Department of Justice's OIG for the past 9 years as an auditor, where he also serves as a Subject Matter Expert for both grant and tax related topics. Learn techniques and tips used by law enforcement agencies and you can use when performing your own audits or investigations.
Cyber Security Summit: Chicago
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
The Hilton Chicago
Complimentary Admission with Promo Code ACFE18 valid for First 25 Registrants. (for ACFE Greater Chicago Chapter Members)

Admission is for C-Suite / Senior Level Executives & Directors / Managers of IT only.

All Registrations are Subject to Approval. Sales / Marketing & Students are Not granted admission.

You are invited to the Annual Cyber Security Summit: Chicago! This exclusive conference is designed to enlighten Senior Execs on the latest threat landscape through interactive discussion based sessions & demonstrations with experts from best in class cyber security companies.

Engage with fellow business leaders during a catered breakfast, lunch, and cocktail & cigar reception.
National Events
"29th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference"
June 17-22, 2018
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
This year's theme is: POWER UP!

POWER UP! - Your Network
POWER UP! - Your Skills
POWER UP! - Your Career

Join more than 3,000 anti-fraud colleagues!
This conference offers an unparalleled opportunity to gain the knowledge, resources and connections you need to power up your fight against fraud.

Leading Keynote Speakers
Networking Opportunities
Educational Sessions
Exhibit Hall (more than 60 vendors, ACFE Bookstore)
Professional Development and Career Growth
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