CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION FOR FRAUD FIGHTING PROFESSIONALS
OUR SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2019 LECTURE IS ‘INTERVIEWING – THE COMMUNICATION FACTOR’ FOR 2 CPE CREDITS!
CHAPTER OFFICERS FOR THE CHAPTER YEAR 2019
Charles W. Lawver, CFE – President & Webmaster
Rumbi Bwerinofa – CFE – Vice – President
Marlyn Jones – CPA – Secretary – Treasurer
Jerry Hall – CFE – Training & Special Events Coordinator
September-October 2019 Message from Charles Lawver, 2019 Richmond Chapter President
WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS!
We are always looking for new members! If you haven’t already done so, please consider joining us … our members, receive 20 to 30 hours of high quality, fraud related CPE annually from on-line and live events for annual dues of just $35.00. Use this link to find out about our Chapter and to pay your dues and If you know of someone you think would like to join us, please encourage them to do so.
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This month’s lecture for Chapter Members
This month’s lecture is INTERVIEWING – THE COMMUNICATIONS FACTOR for two CPE credits.
Interviewing is by far the most common technique used to investigate and resolve fraud. An interview is a question and answer session designed to elicit information. It differs from an ordinary conversation in that it is structured (not free form) and it has a purpose. Interviewing is the systematic questioning of individuals who have knowledge of events, people, and evidence of a case under investigation.
Good interviewers quickly zero in on suspects and elicit admission from guilty parties. The communication process itself and the examiner’s understanding of its mechanisms, strengths and weaknesses is a vital component of the overall system of the interview. A lack of understanding of the fundamentals of that process can doom any interview to failure from the start. Enjoy!
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We encourage all of you to check out the Chapter’s LinkedIn page periodically for announcements about what’s going on with the Chapter and to leave any comments or posts by starting a discussion on the page…if you don’t have a LinkedIn page, it’s easy to set one up for yourself (its free) and then select our ACFE group page to follow.
Also, we are asking all Chapter members to please follow our blog TheInnerAuditor. There you will find blog posts from myself and from guest posters. If any of you would like to share a guest post on any fraud related topic, please send the text to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll see that it gets published on the blog. So, please give us a look periodically at our LinkedIn site and at our blog. As always, I look forward to speaking with any of you with comments or suggestions about how we can all make our Chapter stronger and better. I can be reached at email@example.com.”