The Houston Chapter of the ACFE announces its 2016 Global Fraud Impact Award Winner - Amy Davis.
Emmy-award winning reporter Amy Davis is passionate about helping people.
Her persistent pursuit of justice has landed scam artists in prison, changed state laws and city ordinances, and has resulted in businesses refunding thousands of dollars owed to customers who couldn't otherwise get their money.
Amy is a native Houstonian and thinks it's pretty cool that she lives just miles from the hospital where she was born. She attended Aldine Senior High School and the University of Houston, where she majored in Journalism and received a minor in Political Science.
Amy is a long-time member of Investigative Reporters & Editors.
Her investigations have won accolades and honors from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters, Society of Professional Journalists, the Houston Press Club, the Harris County Medical Society and the Lone Star Emmy Chapter.
Ms. Davis led an investigation regarding complaints filed with the State Securities Board and the FBI with regard to a potential fraudulent investment scheme orchestrated by AG Cooper & Associates and convicted fraudster Allan Cooper. Victim complaints gained traction with the FBI upon reporting by Ms. Davis and more recently Allan Cooper was arrested in conjunction with the fraud charges. Because of her work on this case, she was selected by the Houston ACFE Board of Directors as the 2016 Fraud Impact Award Winner and our guest speaker at the June luncheon.
The Houston Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Global Fraud Impact Award for 2016 is presented to the individual who made outstanding, significant contributions to the worldwide effort to prevent, deter, or detect 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 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. The outstanding contribution must have taken place during the twelve month period ending April 30, 2016.