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June ACFE Houston In PERSON Luncheon "Ways of Investigating Major and Organized Retail Crimes in 2023"

  • June 13, 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Ballroom at Tanglewood (formerly HESS Club), 5430 Westheimer Ct, Houston, TX 77056


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

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Join us for the Houston ACFE Monthly IN PERSON luncheon!  It's on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, so mark your recurring calendars!

We meet at the Ballroom at Tanglewood, 5430 Westheimer, Houston, TX

  Speaker: Chris Schkade, Major Crimes Investigations Manager,


  Title: Ways of Investigating Major Crimes and ORC in 2023

Note: We will have a drawing for one (in person and virtual) free entry to the Houston ACFE conference October 5-6 and one for the CFE prep course + free exam fee.  Must be present to win!

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Time: Lunch begins 11:30 pm, 12-1 presentation

Description:  This presentation will focus on how Organized Retail Crime (ORC) and Major Crimes are currently being investigated in 2023.  During this session, investigative techniques and tools will be discussed to help solve crimes impacting our businesses.  ORC refers to professional shoplifting, cargo theft, retail crime rings, and other organized crime occurring in retail environments.  Mr. Schkade will discuss how corporate entities detect organized crime, and how it is investigated and referred.  He will also discuss the overlap between fraud and retail crime.

Bio: Mr. Schkade is a Major Crimes Investigations Manager for Walgreens.  He has been with Walgreens over 18 years.  During his career at Walgreens, he has focused on ORC, violent crimes impacting the business, serial pharmacy burglaries, traveling gangs of opportunity, external fraud rings, and large internal cases impacting the company.  Prior to working for Walgreens, he was a Corporal with the Montgomery County Constable’s Office, Pct. 1.  He holds a Master Peace Officer license, LPC, and other certifications.  He graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State with a minor in business and Spanish in 1998.  He has been married for over 22 years and has four beautiful daughters.  In his free time, he likes to watch his kids compete in soccer, tennis, and volleyball.  When not supporting his kids, he also likes to hunt and fish.

Learning Objectives:  

  • Define "Organized Retail Crime"
  • Learn investigative techniques used by corporate investigators
  • Understand how corporate investigators work with law enforcement to investigate organized retail crime

Presentation timeline:

11:30 Lunch begins

11:50 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 Live
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:  Sasha Gartman, Training Director at the Houston ACFE.

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

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