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August 2022 Virtual Training from Houston ACFE "Metadata for Fraud Investigations"

  • August 23, 2022
  • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual training - Zoom Link


  • You must be a student chapter member to register at this rate.

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The Houston ACFE invites you to join us for our Monthly virtual training!  It's the 4th Tuesday of each month, so mark your recurring calendars!

August 23, 2022

Speaker:  Steve Beltz, CFE

Title: Metadata for Fraud Investigations

Description:  In the current world of digital media, every user-created file can contain metadata. Metadata can be useful when investigating and can help provide leads for, and support interviews. This course has been updated to include 2021 case examples. We also explore new phone settings for 2022 that will enable the user to change or delete metadata on the fly. In the end, we will learn how to obtain, view, and document metadata found in photos and other files, such as Word and PDF files, as well as how metadata can and can’t be used in civil and criminal investigations.

Bio: As Director of Learning and Development at the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), Steve leads the day-to-day events and development of field trainers.  He is responsible for competent and quality-driven delivery of on-site and webinar training programs for internal staff, member organizations, and Law Enforcement. Previously, Steve was a special agent with NICB, specializing in data analysis, and responsible for conducting investigations involving auto theft, property and casualty, arson, worker’s compensation, and medical fraud as well as training law enforcement and insurance personnel. In the past, Steve has been in law enforcement directly or in support operations for over 30 years. His past assignments include computer and audio/video forensic and data analysis for the Department of State and Department of Defense. Steve also served as Assistant Director of the federal Recovery Operation Center in Washington DC, performing “big data” analysis in support of federal fraud investigations. Before that, Steve had been employed by the Washington State Patrol, where he spent most of his career as a detective specializing in major crime scene investigations, computer forensics, and criminal intelligence.

    Learning Objectives: 

    • Define Metadata
    • Identify the difference between metadata on computers, phones and other devices
    • Identify limitations on how metadata can and cannot be used in civil and criminal investigations


    11:50 am Zoom opens

    11:55 am: Houston ACFE Board Remarks

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Presentation

    Recommended CPE hours: 1.0 credits.  

    Event Policies

    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.  

    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

    NASBA Sponsor No.  125230

    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

    For concerns regarding course offerings, certifications or complaints, please contact:  Gabriella Marshall, Training Director at the Houston ACFE.

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

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