CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION FOR FRAUD FIGHTING PROFESSIONALS
OUR MAY-JUNE 2019 LECTURE IS ‘UNDERSTANDING EMPLOYEE FRAUD’ FOR 2 CPE CREDITS!
CHAPTER OFFICERS FOR THE CHAPTER YEAR 2018
Charles W. Lawver, CFE – President & Webmaster
Rumbi Bwerinofa – CFE – Vice – President
Marlyn Jones – CPA – Secretary – Treasurer
Jerry Hall – CFE – Training & Special Events Coordinator
May-June 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.
PLEASE REGISTER AS A USER ON OUR CHAPTER’S WEBSITE!
Our Chapter website and supporting domain is http://www.cvacfes.com, so mark it as a favorite in your browser.
Please register as a user of the site. Open the MyAccount link at the top of the homepage and register by using your email address as the user name and a password of your choice. Make sure to make note of your password (if you do forget it, the new site has a feature that will allow you to set a new one).
This month’s lecture for Chapter Members
This month’s lecture is UNDERSTANDING EMPLOYEE FRAUD for two CPE credits.
The ACFE has told us for decades that organizations in the United States lose billions of dollars per year to fraud. The problem is so large that every year many companies fail because of fraud, and some companies do not even realize that fraud caused their undoing. Fraud takes so many forms, that it is impossible to even list every possible type.
Much of what is known about fraud is from anecdotal experiences and scattered newspaper reports. Many experts believe that most frauds against organizations are never reported to law enforcement authorities to avoid negative publicity and legal liability. Few companies want newspaper and magazine stories published about how their accountants manipulated their accounts receivable, overbilled their customers, and then wired the absconded funds to some secret bank account in the Cayman Islands. Enjoy!
Our LinkedIn Page
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.”