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Educator, Fraud Fighter and CFE of the Year Awards Nomination Deadline November 20, 2018

November 13, 2018 10:43 AM | Krystin Mitchell (Administrator)
The deadline for award nominations has been extended to Tuesday November 20, 2018. 


The Greater Houston Area Fraud Fighter of the Year Award (FFOTY) is presented to the investigator(s), public or private, whose investigation exemplifies determination, perseverance and commitment in the fight against fraud and who is a contributing factor in the issuance of an arrest warrant for a significant fraudster.

FFOTY Award Criteria and Rules

  • The arrest warrant or conviction must have been during the twelve month period ending October 31, 2018.
  • Candidates can either be self-nominated or nominated by a peer, supervisor, fraud victim or other third party.
  • Details of the fraud investigation and arrest warrant must be verified by two third parties, in addition to the nominating party.
  • The fraud must have taken place in the Greater Houston Combined Statistical Area or the investigator/prosecutor must reside in the Greater Houston Area, (defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, Liberty, Waller, Chambers, Austin, San Jacinto, Walker and Matagorda counties).
  • Contest entries should provide written details of the investigation and arrest warrant, with emphasis on the investigator's actions displaying determination, perseverance and commitment. The significance of the fraud should also be emphasized.

Fraud Fighter Nomination Form 2018.pdf

The Greater Houston Area Educator of the Year Award (EOTY) is presented to the educator who has made an outstanding contribution to anti-fraud education within their college or university. This award is open to educators only.

EOTY Award Criteria and Rules

  • Candidates can either be self-nominated or nominated by a peer, supervisor, or other third party.
  • Details of the educator's actions must be verified by two third parties, in addition to the nominating party.
  • The educator must reside in the Houston Combined Statistical Area, defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, Liberty, Waller, Chambers, Austin, San Jacinto, Walker and Matagorda counties.
  • Contest entries should provide written details of the contributions in as much detail as possible.

               Educator Nomination Form 2018.pdf

The Greater Houston Area CFE of the Year Award (COTY) is presented to the CFE who has made any significant impact in the over his or her lifetime whether it be our Houston ACFE chapter, various service projects in the community or in the fight against fraud. All significant contributions will be considered.

COTY Award Criteria and Rules

  • Candidates can either be self-nominated or nominated by a peer, supervisor, or other third party.
  • Details of the CFE's actions must be verified by two third parties, in addition to the nominating party.
  • The CFE must reside in the Houston Combined Statistical Area, defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, Liberty, Waller, Chambers, Austin, San Jacinto, Walker and Matagorda counties.
  • Contest entries should provide written details of the contributions in as much detail as possible.

               Houston Area CFE Nomination Form 2018.pdf 

The Awards Committee of the Houston Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners will be the sole judges to determine the winner of the award. The committee's decision is not subject to appeal. All awards are presented annually in December of each year.

Email the completed form to mailto:krystinlmitchell@gmail.com

Completed application forms are due by November 15, 2018

Note: Journalists are not eligible for the Greater Houston Fraud Fighter of the Year award but they are eligible for the Greater Houston CFE of the Year Award.


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

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