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August ACFE Houston IN-PERSON Luncheon, "Step-by-Step: How to Investigate Internal Fraud with Supplemental Interviewing Technique Workshop"

  • August 13, 2024
  • 11:30 AM - 1:40 PM
  • The Ballroom at Tanglewood (formerly HESS Club), 5430 Westheimer Ct, Houston, TX 77056


  • Registration for non-members.
  • You must be a student chapter member to register at this rate.


A 2 Hour Event including lunch!  Our next two hour, in person, event will be Tuesday, August 13, from 11:30 am - 1:40 pm.  Lunch and CPE together.

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

We will have a drawing for a free conference registration for all attendees to participate, so please join us!

 Speaker: Michael Johnston, J.D., Johnston Law Group

Title:   "Step-by-Step: How to Investigate Internal Fraud with Supplemental Interviewing Technique Workshop"

Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2024

Time: Lunch at 11:30 am,

Presentation begins at 12:00 - 1:40 pm

Description:  You've been assigned an allegation of improper conduct, or a problem to solve regarding a potential issue with an employee or contractor.  Where do you start?  What steps do you take?  How do you gather evidence?  What information do you need to have to taken an action?  What actions should be taken?  When you have the information, how do you conduct interviews?  Who should be interviewed, and how?

Michael Johnston has investigated many internal frauds within companies, and will take us step by step how to start, and the path to take.  He will conclude with examples and case studies of investigations he has done.

Bio:   Michael W. Johnston is a civil litigation attorney and founding partner of Johnston Legal Group. He has spent 35 years handling cases on personal injury, insurance, consumers and commercial litigation.

Johnston went to Trinity University for his undergraduate studies then earned a full academic scholarship to study law at Baylor Law School. While at Baylor, Johnston worked as the associate editor of the Baylor Law Review.

Following law school, Johnston worked as an associate in a Fort Worth law firm. Within three years, Johnston became a partner at that firm.

Johnston later went on to start his own law firm, Johnston Legal Group. His work focuses on civil litigation, with most cases involving civil commercial matters representing insurance companies, as well as financial institutions in first-party and third-party disputes and large subrogation cases. He handles matters of individuals as well, ranging from large personal injury to criminal cases.

Learning Objectives:  

  • Define internal fraud vs external actors
  • Learn how to prepare for an investigation
  • Identify potential remedies

Presentation timeline:

Lunch begins 11:30 am

Presentation begins 12:00 - 1:40 pm

Recommended CPE hours: 2.0 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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