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    • September 25, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Huntsville Campus

    Speaker: Thomas Mullinnix

    Topic: Personal Branding & Interviewing

    Thomas Mullinnix is the founder of Re-Vision Management Consulting, LLC. Based in the Houston area, Thomas has provided internal audit, internal controls and similar consulting services in more than 20 countries around the world. In addition to internal audit related services, his business specializes in accounting, ERP implementations, SOD analysis, and project management. Thomas graduated from Sam Houston State University and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.


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    • October 10, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 11, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Norris Conference Center - City Centre, 816 Town & Country Blvd, Suite 210, Houston, TX 77024
    • 146

    For conference details and to access the 2019 Annual Fraud Conference website, www.houstonfraudconference.com

    The Houston ACFE Chapter is hosting its Annual Fraud Conference offering a 2-day, 16-hour CPE training event stacked with dynamic, entertaining presentations.  The lineup of speakers includes some new faces and familiar crowd pleasers. Come Join Us!

    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.


    October 10, 2019:

    • David Dayen - Author: “Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud” (General Session)
    • Jeffrey Harfenist, "Case Study: Embezzlement Uncovered and Investigated Using Analytics"
    • Matteson Ellis, JD.  "Brazil’s Operation Car Wash: Lessons Learned from the Century’s Largest Corruption Investigation" (Breakout)
    • Fernando Cevallos, CFE –“Fraud Investigation US and Mexico” (Breakout)
    • Salmin Jadajavi, CFE, CAMS – “Fraud and Money Laundering: What’s the connection” (Breakout)
    • Ken Bensinger –  Journalist and Author: “Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World's Biggest Sports Scandal” (General)

    October 11, 2019:

    • Kelly Paxton, CFE, PI – "Honestly Dishonest: A Fraud Examiner's Perspective" (General)
    • Meredith Williams-Range – “Social Media: Ethics and Compliance Considerations in Today's World” (Breakout)
    • Michael Bret Hood, CFE– "The Brendan Dassey Confession:  Lessons on What and What Not To Do for Interviewers" (Breakout)
    • Melissa Annis, JD, Assistant US Attorney, "Congressman Steve Stockman Fraud Investigation"
    • Sheila A. Enriquez CPA, JD, CFF, CVA and Halen Phan, GCFA, GASF, "From Data to Damages: Case Studies of Cost and Time Efficiencies Created by Digital Forensics and Data Analytics"

    • Matthew Hennessy, JD & David Gerger, JD, "We Know What You Really Meant!  Inside the Mind of the White Collar Criminal – And his Accuser.”
    Evening Reception October 10:  All Houston area ACFE and IIA Chapter members are invited to the free Fall Networking Reception from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Norris Conference Center, so networking opportunities are available. (Separate registration is required for this reception - see ACFE Houston website for details)

    CPE Credits: 16 credits (including 2 ethics CPE 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. Please request substitutions by emailing fraudconference@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 fraudconference@houstonacfe.org.

    Additional Information:

    • Delivery Method:  Group-Live
    • Prerequisites:  Working Knowledge of Fraud and Fraud Schemes
    • Field of Study:  Specialized Knowledge and Applications [Fraud, Ethics]
    • Who Should Attend?:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
    • Advanced Preparation:  None
    • Program Level:  Intermediate
    • Houston ACFE Chapter Members – $600.00 This registration fee amount is open only to current members of the Houston ACFE Chapter
    • Member Group Rate – $540.00  = Must register a group

      10% discount for ACFE Members, as part of a Group of 5 or more.

    • Law Enforcement, Students & Educators – $500.00  To register under this reduced rate you will be need to provide evidence of your eligibility. For more information on qualifying please see the Terms and Conditions located under Events. Please contact events@houstonacfe.org for more information. 
    • Professional Guests & Non-Members – $700.00

      This registration is open to anyone. You do not need to be a member of the local ACFE Chapter to register.

    • Non Member Group Discount Rate (5 or More) – $630.00

      10% discount as part of group rate

    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 the 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 website: www.learningmarket.org.



    • October 10, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Norris Conference Center - Magnolia Room

    The Houston ACFE and Houston Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Chapters would like to invite all current chapter members to a free

    Members Only Fall 2019 Networking Reception

    This is a great opportunity to meet fellow fraud examiners, anti-fraud, and internal audit professionals and conference sponsors from our Houston ACFE, IIA chapters, and conference attendees.  The Houston ACFE will be providing hors d'oeuvres and beverages at the Norris Conference Center in Houston's City Center, immediately after our first day at the conference!

    As an added perk, PARKING IS FREE in the Norris Conference Center Garage!  No parking validation is needed.

    Not a member of either Chapter?  That's ok!  You can join the Houston ACFE online and pay your dues today to become eligible/  www.houstonacfe.org. 

    Houston ACFE and IIA Chapter Members wanting to attend MUST RSVP.

    Limited space is available!  Register today!

    • October 15, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • UH Main Campus

    Speakers: Catherine Manyoma, Gabriella Marshall, Diarra Boye

    Topic: Fraud Examination and Professional Experiences


    • November 06, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Huntsville Campus

    Speaker: Al Mitchell

    Topic: Fraud Investigation Tools

    Allen Mitchell, Director of Security Compliance Programs at Waste Management, Inc., will speak to SHSU ACFE Student Chapter.  Mr. Mitchell has been with Waste Management for 15 years. Prior to his role with Waste Management, Allen served the FBI as Supervisory Senior Resident Agent for 22 years.  Mr. Mitchell holds a BS in Accounting from Central Connecticut State University and MSM from University of Houston-Downtown.


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Past events

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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