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

    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

    • 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
    • 807
    Register

    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. 

    Register a group of 5 or more and receive a 10% discount on the regular conference price!  For group registrations, please email a list of individual names and email addresses to fraudconference@houstonacfe.org.

    Presentations*

    October 27, 2021 - Virtual Pre-Conference

    • Presenter 1 - "Joseph Palmer, The Dunning Kruger Effect: Not knowing what we think we know."
    • Presenter 2 - "Ricardo Bocutti, Why a culture of not speaking up boosts corporate fraud and how to tackle it."
    • Presenter 3 - "Yoshua Garfinkle, Emerging Trends in the World of Fraud"
    • Presenter 4 - "Chelsea Binns, The Art of Investigation"
    • Presenter 5 - "Adewale Ayantoye, Financial Investigations with the Use of Emojis and Geo-Location "
    • Presenter 6 - "Dan Ramey, Cyberfraud and Cryptocurrencies."

    October 28, 2021 - In-Person Conference Day 1

    • Presenter 1 - "Jimmy Scalzo, Convicted Fraudster."
    • Presenter 2 -  "Christina Brown & Jim Ryan, Antitrust 101: Recognizing Antitrust Conspiracies & Working with the Procurement Collision Strike Force." (Part 1)
    • Presenter 3 - "Christina Brown & Jim Ryan, "Antitrust 101: Recognizing Antitrust Conspiracies & Working with the Procurement Collision Strike Force." (Part 2)
    • Presenter 4 - "Gabriel Friedlander, Wire Fraud Scam and Stories."
    • Presenter 5 - "Kelly Diloreto, Your Interviewing Tools"
    • Presenter 6 -  "Aleksandra (Sasha) Gartman, Fraud Investigations in Foreign Subsidiaries and Abroad."
    • Presenter 7 - " Adewale Ayantoye, CFE Mitigating Financial Crime Exposure Through Digital Identity." (Part 1)
    • Presenter 8 - "Adeyale Ayantoye, CFE Mitigating Financial Crime Exposure Through Digital Identity." (Part 2)

    October 29, 2021 - In-Person Conference Day 2

    • Presenter 1 - "James Ruotolo, CFE Anti-Fraud Playbook & Risk Mitigation."
    • Presenter 2 - "Frank Goldstein, Combating Insurance Fraud Using the Courts."
    • Presenter 3 - "Sergio Leal, FCPA & Anti-Corruption: Monitorship."
    • Presenter 4 - "Sophia Carlton, CFE, Fraud Risk Assessment: Discover What You Don't Know."
    • Presenter 5 - "Rachel Chavarria, CFE, Finding & Investigating Red Flags & Fraud Using OSINT: Case Studies from the Trucking Industry."
    • Presenter 6 - "Jim Tarantino, How Digital Technologies Prevent & Detect Fraud."
    • Presenter 7 - "Kathleen Anderson-Gallegos , CFE"  Forensic Accountants in the FBI & Case Study of Diagnostic Testing from a Forensic Accountant's Point of View.  (Part 1)
    •  Presenter 8 - "Kathleen Anderson-Gallegos , CFE"  Forensic Accountants in the FBI & Case Study of Diagnostic Testing from a Forensic Accountant's Point of View.  (Part 2)

    * 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 

    NASBA Sponsor No. 125230
    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}

     

Past events

September 15, 2021 Investigating Online Fraud: Shifting from Detection to Prevention
September 14, 2021 Controlling the Risk of Asset Misappropriation
August 24, 2021 August Houston ACFE Virtual Training: "Fraud, Waste, and Abuse - Using AI Model for Detection & Prevention"
August 10, 2021 August ACFE Luncheon Training, "Proactive Fraud & Compliance Strategies"
July 27, 2021 July ACFE Virtual Training, "Fighting Fraud with Internet Mining & Ethics of Internet Mining"
July 21, 2021 July Virtual Training Event: Cyber Fraud and Cryptocurrencies
July 13, 2021 July ACFE IN PERSON - 1ST ONE THIS YEAR! Luncheon Training, "What Makes A Successful Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Audit?"
June 21, 2021 June ACFE Virtual Luncheon Training, "Common Pitfalls In a Compliance and Ethics Program"
May 17, 2021 ACFE Central Ohio Chapter - 20th Annual Emerging Trends in Fraud Investigation & Prevention Conference (virtual)
May 11, 2021 May 2021 Houston ACFE Virtual Luncheon Training, "Forensic Accounting FBI Case Study - Healthcare Fraud in the Greater Houston area"
April 22, 2021 SHSU - Criminal Tax and Money Laundering Investigations conducted by IRS-CI.
April 13, 2021 April Houston ACFE Virtual Luncheon Training, "Case Studies in AML and Fraud Investigations in the Insurance Industry"
April 08, 2021 SHSU - Corporate security, prevention and investigation of internal corporate fraud.
March 25, 2021 SHSU - Fraud related investigations conducted during federal law enforcement career.
March 11, 2021 SHSU - Duties of Special Investigation
March 09, 2021 March 2021 Annual Ethics Training (4 Hours CPE)
February 25, 2021 SHSU - Investigation of white-collar crime (Focusing on embezzlement)
February 11, 2021 SHSU - Making Fraud Prevention Personal: What Kind of Auditor or Investigator Are You?
February 09, 2021 February ACFE Virtual Luncheon Training, "Embezzlement: How to Prevent, Detect and Investigate Pink-Collar Crime"
January 12, 2021 January ACFE chapter training "Internal Audit & Automation - The Future is Here!" presented by Janus Advisory and Consulting
December 08, 2020 DECEMBER MEMBERS' APPRECIATION EVENT 2020
November 10, 2020 November Virtual Seminar: "What's Happening in NOLA? A Massive Staged Accident Trucking Fraud!"
October 23, 2020 Houston Virtual Conference Series (Day 5)
October 22, 2020 Houston Virtual Conference Series (Day 4)
October 21, 2020 Houston Virtual Conference Series (Day 3)
October 20, 2020 Houston Virtual Conference Series (Day 2)
October 19, 2020 Houston Virtual Conference Series (Day 1)
October 19, 2020 Houston Virtual Fraud Conference Series
September 08, 2020 September Virtual Seminar: "Vehicle Finance Fraud"
August 11, 2020 August Virtual Seminar Hosted by Audimation Services for Houston ACFE: "Fraud Risk Assessment - Key Concepts"
July 14, 2020 July Virtual Seminar Hosted by Audimation Services for Houston ACFE: "Successful Fraud Analytics: 10 Proven Tips for Mining Your Data"
June 22, 2020 31st Annual ACFE Global Online Virtual Conference - HACFE group Rate
June 15, 2020 Detecting Fraud Using Data Analysis ("Hands On" Online 2 Day Course)
June 09, 2020 June Virtual Seminar Hosted by Audimation Services for Houston ACFE: "Corruption in Latin America - Opportunities, Challenges and Risks" Presented by PwC
May 12, 2020 May Virtual Seminar Hosted by Audimation Services for Houston ACFE: "Fraud and Money Laundering: What’s the connection?"
March 10, 2020 March 2020 Annual Ethics Training (4 Hours CPE)
March 04, 2020 SHSU Student Chapter Event Featuring Thomas Mullinnix
February 26, 2020 SHSU Student Chapter Event Featuring Joseph Agins
February 25, 2020 February Training SHSU (Woodlands) "Skeptical and Financially Savvy Individuals Can Be Vulnerable to Becoming Victims of Financial Fraud"
February 12, 2020 SHSU Student Chapter Event Featuring Scott Lanham
February 11, 2020 Houston ACFE February 2020 Luncheon "Business Email Compromise and Money Mule Networks"
February 05, 2020 SHSU Student Chapter Event Featuring Chrysti Ziegler
January 28, 2020 January SHSU - Woodlands Campus Training: "Why do CFEs Need Ethics Training?"
January 14, 2020 Houston ACFE January 2020 Luncheon - Utilizing Methods of Proving Income in Fraud Examinations - HESS Club
December 10, 2019 Houston ACFE December Members Appreciation Event - 5 Hours CPE for CFE in one day
November 21, 2019 2019 Houston Cyber Security Summit
November 19, 2019 ACFE Luncheon - Lessons from Fraud Cases - UH Student Presentations
November 07, 2019 November SHSU - Woodlands Campus Training: "Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Fraud - What is it and how to investigate it?"
November 06, 2019 SHSU Chapter Event - November 6
October 17, 2019 October Training (Woodlands): Topic: Data Analytic Script Writing Tips for Fraud Auditing
October 16, 2019 SHSU Chapter Event: Panel Discussion
October 15, 2019 UH Chapter Event in Collaboration with IASA - October 15
October 10, 2019 Houston ACFE and IIA Members Only Networking Event
October 10, 2019 2019 Houston ACFE Annual Fraud Conference
September 25, 2019 SHSU Chapter Event - September 25
September 18, 2019 SHSU Chapter Event - September 18
September 12, 2019 September Training (Woodlands): "Topic: Fraud Prevention from the Perspective of an Individual that Embezzled $13.5 Million"
September 10, 2019 ACFE Luncheon Training - Tuesday, September 10, 2019: "How Tricksters Deceive with Digital Spoofing and What to Do if it Happens to You"
August 21, 2019 August Training (Woodlands): Maximizing your Hotline Program: Leveraging the Data to Gain Key Insights into Your Organizational Culture
August 13, 2019 ACFE Luncheon Training - Tuesday, August 13, 2019, "Mitigating Corruption Risks in Mergers and Acquisition Transactions"
July 15, 2019 Utilizing Methods of Proving Income in Fraud Examinations - SHSU (Woodlands)
July 09, 2019 July Training Luncheon: "Preparing Fraud Investigation Interviews and Rules of Admissibility"
June 23, 2019 30th Annual ACFE Global Conference - HACFE group Rate
June 11, 2019 June Training Luncheon: "Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Fraud - What is it and how to investigate it?"
May 14, 2019 Joint Event: IIA and ACFE Fraud Audit Event (4 Hours CPE)
April 11, 2019 SHSU Student Chapter Event - April 11
April 10, 2019 Spring 2019 Networking Reception
April 09, 2019 April 2019 Luncheon: "How Financial Crime Investigators Follow The Money For Human Trafficking"
March 12, 2019 March 2019 Annual Ethics Training (4 Hours CPE)
February 12, 2019 February Luncheon: Making Fraud Prevention Personal - What Kind of Auditor or Investigator Are You?
February 06, 2019 SHSU Student Chapter Event - February 6th
January 08, 2019 January Luncheon: AICPA Guide to Data Analytics: Explorations and Interpretations using IDEA
December 11, 2018 Houston ACFE December Members Appreciation Event - FCPA Compliance (morning) and Forensics/Security for Fraud Examiners (afternoon) - 8 hours CFE CPE
November 14, 2018 Houston ACFE Fraud Week Networking Event
November 14, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - November 14
November 13, 2018 November Luncheon: Do you want to be SUCCESSFUL or SIGNIFICANT in the Security & Fraud Industry?
November 07, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - November 7
October 31, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - October 31
October 24, 2018 UH - Student Chapter Event - Cross Functional Panel
October 18, 2018 2018 Houston ACFE Annual Fraud Conference
October 12, 2018 UHCL Student Chapter Event - October 12
October 03, 2018 UH - Student Chapter Event: Grill the Auditors Speaker Panel
October 03, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - October 3 - Fraud and Embezzlement
September 21, 2018 FCPA & Global Corporate Corruption Risk: What’s New?
September 19, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - September 19
September 11, 2018 September Luncheon: Social Engineering - How Fraudsters are Getting to Your Organization
August 23, 2018 Identifying Fraudulent Documents - SHSU (Woodlands)
August 15, 2018 Houston ACFE and ASIS Joint Training and Luncheon: CIKR “Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources” Cyber Protection Strategies
July 10, 2018 FCPA & Global Corporate Corruption Risk: What’s New?
June 12, 2018 Educating Stakeholders on Fraud
May 22, 2018 Analytic Interviewing® Detecting Deception in the Blink of an Eye
May 14, 2018 2018 Annual Heartland Fraud Seminar
May 08, 2018 "Low Man on the Totem Pole – How I Became a White Collar Criminal"
May 04, 2018 28th Annual DFW Fraud Conference
April 18, 2018 Student Relations: SHSU April 18th Meeting
April 16, 2018 Student Relations: UH Internal Audit Student Association April 16th Event
April 13, 2018 Student Relations: UHCL April 13th Meeting
April 11, 2018 The Ethics of Enron Presentation at SHSU
April 10, 2018 April Luncheon: Transforming Data Analytics into Useful Field Investigation
April 06, 2018 12th Annual ACFE San Antonio Conference
April 04, 2018 Student Relations: SHSU April 4th Meeting
March 27, 2018 Spring 2018 Networking Reception
March 13, 2018 March Luncheon/Annual Ethics Training
February 13, 2018 February Luncheon: 2017 HACFE Fraud Fighter of The Year Fraud Case
January 25, 2018 Sam Houston State University (Huntsville) Fraud Documentary: All the Queens Horses
January 24, 2018 Sam Houston State University (Woodlands) Fraud Documentary: All the Queens Horses
January 24, 2018 Sam Houston State University (Hunstville) Fraud Documentary: All the Queens Horses
January 09, 2018 January Luncheon: Cyber Fraud and Cryptocurrencies
December 12, 2017 December Members Appreciation Event - Evolution of Fraud Investigation - Presented by BDO
November 30, 2017 North Houston Fraud Seminar: Cyber Fraud in 2017
November 14, 2017 November Luncheon: Using Advanced Data Analytics to Combat Financial Crime in MSBs and FinTech
October 05, 2017 Houston ACFE and IIA Networking Reception
October 05, 2017 Houston ACFE Annual Fraud Conference
September 12, 2017 September Luncheon: Fraud Trends in Harris County
August 08, 2017 August Luncheon: Counterfeit Trends and Techniques
July 11, 2017 July Luncheon: Leveraging Multi-Applications for Advanced Forensic Fraud Analysis
June 18, 2017 28th Annual ACFE Global Conference
June 13, 2017 June Luncheon: Navigating the Risks of Procurement Fraud
May 19, 2017 AUSTIN CHAPTER - Spring Seminar
May 09, 2017 May Luncheon: Fraud Investigation in the Corporate Environment
May 05, 2017 Dallas - Fort Worth Fraud Conference
April 21, 2017 San Antonio Chapter Annual Fraud Conference
April 11, 2017 April Luncheon: High Dollar Corporate Scams
March 21, 2017 Spring 2017 Networking Reception
March 14, 2017 March Luncheon/Annual Ethics Training:Ethical Issues for Fraud Examiners; Interviewing Prospective Witnesses & Evaluating Deception
February 14, 2017 February Luncheon: The Many Faces of Fraud in EMS
January 10, 2017 January Luncheon: Prevention and Awareness for Anti-victimization
December 13, 2016 December Members Appreciation Event - Evolution of Fraud Investigation
November 08, 2016 November Luncheon: 2016 Hiring and Compensation Trends
October 17, 2016 Fall 2016 Networking Reception
October 17, 2016 Houston ACFE Annual Fraud Conference 2016
September 13, 2016 September Luncheon: Payment Fraud: Fraud Trends and Best Practices to Mitigate Your Risk
August 09, 2016 August Luncheon: Increasing and showing the value of protection operations through strategic partnerships within your organization
July 12, 2016 July Luncheon: Big Data and Internal Auditing
June 14, 2016 June Luncheon: Houston ACFE Fraud Impact Award Winner
June 12, 2016 27th Annual ACFE Global Conference
May 10, 2016 May Luncheon: Identifying and Seizing Electronic Evidence
April 12, 2016 April Luncheon/Annual Ethics Training: A Celebration of Heroes; A Whistleblower's Story
March 17, 2016 Spring 2016 Networking Reception
March 08, 2016 March Luncheon: Basics of Internal Controls in Fraud Examination
February 09, 2016 February Luncheon: Identity Theft is a Major Problem in America
January 12, 2016 January Monthly Luncheon

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Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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