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2021 Houston ACFE Annual Fraud Conference

  • October 27, 2021
  • 8:00 AM
  • October 29, 2021
  • 5:00 PM
  • Norris Conference Center - City Centre, 816 Town & Country Blvd, Suite 210, Houston, TX 77024
  • 685


  • This registration is open only to current members of the Houston ACFE Chapter. It includes both the virtual and in-person training events.
  • To register under this reduced rate you will be need to provide evidence of your eligibility. For more information on qualifying please see the Terms and Conditions located under Events. Please contact events@houstonacfe.org for more information.
  • This is registration is for both the virtual and in-person conference and is open only to anyone.
  • This session is for the virtual Pre-Conference Session only.
  • Virtual Pre-Conference Session only (Anchorage ACFE Chapter)
  • Virtual Pre-Conference Session only (Arizona ACFE Chapter)
  • Virtual Pre-Conference Session only (Central Ohio ACFE Chapter)
  • Virtual Pre-Conference Session only (Des Moines ACFE Chapter)
  • Virtual Pre-Conference Session only (Finland ACFE Chapter)
  • Virtual Pre-Conference Session only (Fort Meyers ACFE Chapter)
  • Virtual Pre-Conference Session only (Nashville ACFE Chapter)
  • Virtual Pre-Conference Session only (NE Indiana/NW Ohio ACFE Chapter)
  • Virtual Pre-Conference Session only (New Hampshire ACFE Chapter)
  • Virtual Pre-Conference Session only (Ottawa ACFE Chapter)
  • Virtual Pre-Conference Session only (San Diego ACFE Chapter)
  • Virtual Pre-Conference Session only (South Florida ACFE Chapter)
  • Virtual Pre-Conference Session only (Washington DC ACFE Chapter)

For conference details and to access the 2021 Annual Fraud Conference website, www.houstonfraudconference.com

The Houston ACFE Chapter is hosting its Annual Fraud Conference offering a 3-day, 24-hour CPE training event stacked with dynamic, entertaining presentations.  The lineup of speakers includes some new faces and familiar crowd pleasers!  Make sure to register soon.   Day One was the virtual conference on 10/27/2021.

Day One - Wednesday, October 27, 2021 (Virtual Pre-Conference)






8:00 – 8:50 am

Chukwunonso Okoro

Cyber Espionage: Red Alert for IT Companies & Governments (1 CPE)


9:00 -9:50 am

Ricardo Bocutti

Why A Culture Of Not Speaking Up Boosts Corporate Fraud And How To Tackle It  (1 CPE)


10 - 10:50 am

Yoshua Garfinkel

Emerging Trends In The World Of Fraud (1 CPE)


11 - 11:50 am

Chelsea Binns

The Art of Investigation (1 CPE)


11:50 - 11:55 remarks ACFE

12:00 - 12:55 Lunch break on your own




1:00 - 1:50 pm

Joseph Palmar

The Dunning Kruger Effect: Not Knowing What We Think We Know (1 CPE)


2:00 - 3:40 pm

Christina Brown & Jim Ryan

Antitrust 101:  Recognizing Antitrust Conspiracies And Working With The Procurement Collusion Strike Force  (DOJ) (2 hr CPE)


3:50 - 4:40 pm

Jon Scherr

Enhanced Investigation Techniques for Finding Fraud (1 CPE)


4:40 – 4:50 pm

Houston ACFE

Closing remarks

Day Two - Thursday, October 28, 2021 (Norris Center - in person)






8:00 –10:00 am

Brett Johnson

Cybercrime: A Criminal's Perspective. (2 CPE) * Ethics


10:10 am - 11:00 am

Sean Sarsfield

Fraud in a COVID-19 World (1 CPE)


11:10 - 12:00 pm

Dan Ramey

Cyberfraud & Cryptocurrencies (1 CPE)


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




1:05 pm - 1:55 pm

Gabriel Friedlander

Wire Fraud & Scam Stories (1 CPE)


2:05 pm - 2:55 pm

Kelly DiLoreto

Your Interviewing Tools (1 CPE)


3:05- 3:55 pm

Aleksandra (Sasha) Gartman 

Fraud Investigations in Foreign Subsidiaries and Abroad (1 CPE)


4:00 - 4:50 pm

Sophia Carlton

Fraud and Financial Crimes (1 CPE)





 5:00 - 7:00 pm


 Networking Reception


Day Three - Friday, October 29, 2021 (Norris Center in person)






8:00 – 8:50 AM

James Ruotolo

The Best Defense Is A Good Offense: Anti-Fraud Playbook And Fraud Risk Mitigation (1 CPE)


9:00 - 9:50 AM

Frank Goldstein

Combatting Insurance Fraud Using The Courts (1 CPE)


10:00 - 11:40 am

Sergio Leal & Rick Chapman

FCPA And Anti-Corruption: Monitorship (2 CPE)


11:40 - 12:30




12:30 - 12:40

ACFE President

 Remarks and Thanks


12:40- 1:30 PM

Rachel Chavarria

Finding and Investigating Red Flags and Fraud Using OSINT: Case Studies From The Trucking Industry (1 CPE)


1:40 - 2:30 pm

Jim Tarantino

How Digital Technologies Prevent And Detect Fraud (1 CPE)


2:30 - 4:10 PM

Kathleen Anderson & K. Grace Hinton

Forensic Accountants in the FBI & Case Study of Diagnostic Testing from a Forensic Accountant's Point of View.  (2 CPE)

4:15  - 4:30 pm

ACFE Events Director



* Subject to change due to COVID or other circumstances

CPE Credits (Conference & Virtual Preconference): 24 credits

CPE Credits (In-Person Conference Only): 16 credits

CPE Credits (Virtual Preconference Only): 8 credits

Event Policies:
  • If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email fraudconference@houstonacfe.org no later than 10 days prior to the event to request a refund and/or cancel your registration.      

  • Cancellations within 10 days of the event will not be eligible for a refund, but substitutions will be accepted.

  • For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please visit the Terms & Conditions section of the website, or email us at fraudconference@houstonacfe.org.

Additional Information:

  • Delivery Method: Group-Live (October 28 & 29), Group Internet Based (Oct 27)

  • Prerequisites: Working Knowledge of Fraud and Fraud Schemes

  • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

  • Who Should Attend?:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students

  • Advanced Preparation: None

  • Program Level: Intermediate 

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Texas CPA No. 004563
Texas TCLEOSE Pending Approval

The Houston Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 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 web site: www.nasbaregistry.org}


Houston Area ACFE Chapter
PO Box 22853
Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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