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September 2021 Houston ACFE Virtual Training: When Embezzling Leads to Murder – A Case Study from the Texas Rangers"

  • September 28, 2021
  • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual training - Zoom Link


  • You must be a student chapter member to register at this rate. Contact the ACFE Houston chapter liaison, Raymond Tran, to register for the event. Raymond.Tran@houstonacfe.org

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The Houston ACFE welcomes you to a virtual seminar on the 4th Tuesday of each month

Houston ACFE will be hosting this seminar.

Speaker: Jason Zirkle, CFE, Training Director ACFE

Title:  When Embezzling Leads to Murder A Case Study from the Texas Rangers           

Description:  This presentation covers a real-life fraud and murder investigation, presented by a former fraud analyst with the Texas Rangers (now on staff with the ACFE). This fascinating case has become the basis for two episodes of true-crime cable television shows: Snapped and Diabolical.

Jason Zirkle is the Training Director for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). At the ACFE, he conducts training presentations around the world on a variety of fraud-related topics.

Prior to joining the ACFE, Mr. Zirkle was a financial crime analyst with the Texas Ranger division of the Texas Department of Public Safety, where he served as a subject matter expert on financial crime investigations. Working alongside Texas Rangers, he supported numerous cases involving fraud and money laundering, public corruption, embezzling, identity theft, illegal gambling, and other white-collar crimes. He also provided financial expertise to non-financial criminal investigations, including multiple murder investigations, human trafficking, narcotics, and missing persons. He has testified in multiple criminal trials and grand juries.

 Prior to working with the Texas Rangers, Mr. Zirkle was an intelligence analyst for eight years in the U.S. Army, with combat deployments to Iraq and Kosovo.

Mr. Zirkle graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Central Texas Chapter of ACAMS, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the signs of elder fraud
  • Define embezzlement from the elderly
  • Understand the development of what happened in this real-life case study from embezzlement to murder

11:50 am:          Zoom Opens

11:55 am:           Houston ACFE Chapter Business

12:00 pm:          One Hour Speaker Presentation

Recommended CPE hours: 1.0 credits. 

You must attend the full session plus answer three polling questions to qualify for the CPE credit.

If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email events@houstonacfe.org no later than 5 days prior to the event to request a refund and/or cancel your registration.      

Program Cancellation Policy

If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST cancel online through your account no later than 5 days prior to the event, unless otherwise indicated in specific event policies, to request a refund and/or cancel your registration. The Chapter must confirm event registrations with the venue prior to the event and any changes after this time period can become a financial cost to the Chapter. The Chapter reserves the right to make the final determination on what percentage charge/refund will be returned for cancellations made after the cutoff. The default condition is that cancellations made after cutoff will be charged at 100% and/or no refunds will be allowed. In the event the Chapter determines that partial charges or refunds will be allowed, they will be made on a case by case basis.

In the event of having to cancel one of the events,  the Chapter would immediately send an email blast to all registrants with the emails they used for registration.  The Chapter media relations officer would post on all social media platforms notifying members of the cancellation, and the Chapter webmaster would also post cancellation on the Chapter website.

In the event an attendee does not show up to the event, the registration cost will be forfeited. If payment at the door was the selected method, then the attendee will be billed for the full cost of the event. The Chapter reserves the right to bar future registrations for any attendees who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.  If you have any questions you may email events@houstonacfe.org."

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

Attendance Requirements:  In order to receive CPE credit, you must attend at least 50 minutes of each hour presented, and you must answer at least three polling questions per hour presented. 

Additional Information:

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Prerequisites: Not Applicable
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Who Should Attend:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic

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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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