Student Volunteer Shares Her Experience at the ACFE Global Fraud Conference

Student Volunteer Shares Her Experience at the ACFE Global Fraud Conference

I eagerly anticipated my second ACFE Global Fraud Conference, knowing this one would be different because this year I'd be attending as a student representative. When we finally landed in Nashville, Tennessee, home of country music venues including the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium, I was met by bands rocking every bar on the Honky Tonk Highway (Broadway Street) and hapless bachelorettes staggering from bar to bar or pedaling down the street on “Nashville’s #1 Party Bikes!” Nashville was definitely hopping and as I observed the debauchery I had to ponder: was this preparing me for a taste of my next four years of college life?

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Investigating Cash Skimming Cases

Investigating Cash Skimming Cases

They are impossible to solve. They are too time consuming. The documents don’t exist. Tiffany Couch, CFE, CPA/CFF, Principal Acuity Forensics, reviewed these three myths surrounding cash skimming schemes to start off her breakout session at the 28th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference.

She shared four case studies to dispel these myths and illustrate a few ideas on how to effectively investigate and prove cash skimming schemes. We’ll take a deeper look at one of them, which she dubbed the “Busy Mom” scheme.

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Convicted Bank Fraudster Thankful to Attendees for Allowing ‘Lex Luthor’ to Talk to the Justice League

Convicted Bank Fraudster Thankful to Attendees for Allowing ‘Lex Luthor’ to Talk to the Justice League

The contrition of convicted fraudsters* who speak to attendees at the end of each ACFE Global Fraud Conference ranges widely. Some are desperately sorry and others are still rationalizing. Former bank executive James Scalzo, who went to prison for bank loan frauds totaling $1.4 million, seemed to want to convince attendees of the full repentance of his crimes.

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