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  • November 24, 2020 7:32 PM | Krystin Mitchell (Administrator)

    We are accepting nominations for the 2020

    Educator, Fraud Fighter and Houston Area CFE

     of the Year Awards!

    Deadline 11/30/2020


     


     Do You Know The Next   Award Recipient?



    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, 2020. 
    • 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 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 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.

    Download the Fraud Fighter Nomination Form 2020.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. 

            Download the Educator Nomination Form 2020.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. 

    Download the Houston Area CFE Nomination Form 2020.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 krystinlmitchell@gmail.com 

    Completed application forms are due by November 30, 2020

    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.


  • November 20, 2020 6:00 AM | Krystin Mitchell (Administrator)

    As we conclude our Fraud Week campaign, please take the time to reach out to someone to educate them about fraud. Need help on getting started? Visit the fraud week website for Fraud Resources including videos, posters, articles and handouts. 

  • November 19, 2020 8:57 AM | Krystin Mitchell (Administrator)
    Today is day 5 of the global fraud week campaign and we are excited about today's activity for engagement. Anyone recall watching the television show called Jeopardy and answering the questions as if you were right there along with the contestant? If so, we have great alternative for you. Gather your family or virtually connect with your coworkers or just a small group of friends for a Fraud Week Jeo-party
  • November 18, 2020 10:58 AM | Krystin Mitchell (Administrator)

    Show your Fraud Week support using your social media page whether it be Linked-in, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Help us bring awareness to Fraud Week by posting the official fraud week supporter badge to show your support for fraud week and be sure to add our hash tag to your post (#ACFE-HoustonFraudWeek). 


  • November 17, 2020 1:44 PM | Krystin Mitchell (Administrator)
    Did you know that fraud costs organizations worldwide an estimated 5 percent of their annual revenues, according to a study conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE 2020 Report to the Nations)?

    Whether you are a business owner or an employee, its especially important to take a moment to assess your business/work processes to determine your risk to fraud.  Click here https://www.fraudweek.com/fraudweek/resources to use the checklist under “guides” to determine the effectiveness of your fraud measures today.


  • November 16, 2020 8:02 AM | Krystin Mitchell (Administrator)

    In honor of fraud week, we invite you to test your fraud knowledge by taking the fraud quiz posted by fraudweek.com. Click here to get started https://www.fraudweek.com/fraudweek/2020-trivia-quiz

  • November 15, 2020 12:52 PM | Krystin Mitchell (Administrator)
    Show your support for the 2020 Fraud Week Global Campaign by signing up to be a fraud week supporter. You can sign-up to be a supporter at www.fraudweek.com or by accessing the Fraud Week Supporter Form
  • November 15, 2020 12:48 PM | Krystin Mitchell (Administrator)

    Houston Area Chapter of the Association of Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Joins Movement to Shine a Spotlight on Fraud

    International Fraud Awareness Week kicks off Nov. 15, 2020 worldwide

    Fraud costs organizations worldwide an estimated 5 percent of their annual revenues, according to a study conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). The ACFE’s 2020 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse can be found at www.fraudweek.com.

    The seriousness of the global fraud problem is why Houston Area Chapter of the ACFE announced that it will be participating in the International Fraud Awareness Week, Nov. 15-21, 2020, as an official supporter to promote anti-fraud awareness and education. The movement, commonly referred to as Fraud Week, champions the need to proactively fight fraud and help safeguard business and investments from the growing fraud problem.

    The Houston Area Chapter of the ACFE joins hundreds of organizations who have partnered with the ACFE, the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education, for the yearly Fraud Week campaign.

    During Fraud Week, official supporters will engage in various activities, including: hosting fraud awareness training for employees and/or the community, conducting employee surveys to assess levels of fraud awareness within their organization, posting articles on company websites and in newsletters and teaming up with local media to highlight the problem of fraud.

    The Houston ACFE invites you to engage your family, friends, and colleagues to join us as we bring awareness to fraud this week, by participating in the activities we post each day.

    For more information about increasing awareness and reducing the risk of fraud during International Fraud Awareness Week, visit FraudWeek.com.

  • February 27, 2020 11:59 AM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

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    More information about the Senior Auditor position is available at https://careers.nrgenergy.com/job/Houston-SENIOR-AUDITOR-TX-77001/620581300/?locale=en_US


  • February 01, 2020 12:56 PM | Krystin Mitchell (Administrator)

    Are you looking for a way to be more involved with the Houston ACFE Chapter?

    Volunteer to be one of our awards committee members!!! Deadline 11/17/20

    Do you know the next greater Houston area fraud fighter, educator or CFE of the year that deserves recognition? The Greater Houston ACFE Chapter is looking for volunteers to help identifying anti-fraud professionals who have made significant contributions to the Anti-fraud profession and voting on the award recipients. 

    2020 Awards:

    Houston Area Fraud Fighter of the Year

    Houston Area ACFE Educator of the Year

    Houston Area CFE of the Year


    The awards will be presented annually in December of each year.


    If interested in joining our team, send Krystin Mitchell an email at krystinlmitchell@gmail.com 


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