The Houston Chapter of the ACFE announces its 2016 Fraud Fighter of the Year Award Winner – Detective Scott Lanham, MBA, CFE
Scott Lanham led an investigation regarding complaints of the theft and sale of offense reports to a third party. He was diligent in his efforts to secure justice as he collaborated with the National Insurance Crime Bureau regarding his suspicions of a larger fraud. Scott Lanham solved a case involving organized criminal activity predicated on Insurance Fraud, barrartry, and bribery. During this case, Scott collaborated with Houston Police Department Officers, Major Fraud Unit at the Harris County District Attorney Office, Texas Department of Insurance, the Texas Attorney General's Office, investigators from the IRS and DEA the Texas Chiropractic Board. The case resulted in 19 indictments and the total estimate of the fraud currently stands over $500,000.
Detective Scott C. Lanham, MBA, CFE is a police officer assigned to the Houston Police Department’s Financial Crimes Unit. He investigates a full range of financial crimes. Officer Lanham has investigated, charged, and convicted identity thieves, corporate embezzlers, money launderers, members of criminal organizations, and human traffickers. Officer Lanham’s previous assignments include patrol, crime scene investigation, and SWAT.
Because of his work on this case, he was selected by the Houston ACFE Board of Directors as the 2016 Fraud Fighter of the Year Award winner and one of our guest speakers at the December 13, 2016 luncheon.
The Houston Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners issues the Greater Houston Fraud Fighter of the Year award annually to the investigator, public or private, whose investigation exemplifies determination, perseverance, and commitment in the fight against fraud. The fraud fighter must have played an important role in a significant fraud matter. In the spirit of the Houston Chapter slogan United Locally to Fight Fraud Globally, the winner must reside in the Greater Houston area.