Please join us for a full day of training on case studies, ethics, and more! Session includes the following presentations:
Identity Theft: A Fraud Against Individuals, Businesses, and Government
Speaker: Steven Toporoff, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
Program Description: This session will explore the basics of identity theft: what it is, how it happens, its impact, and tools to address it. Specifically, we will discuss how identity theft defrauds individuals; businesses and their customers and employees; and government agencies. We will also explore how identity theft impacts vulnerable groups, such as children and older Americans; prevalent types of identity theft, such as tax refund fraud; and new spinoff schemes, such as government imposter frauds.
The U.S. vs. Nader Modanlo
Speaker: Adam Eaton, DCIS
Program Description: A federal jury has convicted Nader Modanlo, a/k/a Nader Modanlou, a/k/a Nader Modanlu, age 52, of Potomac, Maryland, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Iran, of charges arising from a conspiracy to illegally provide satellite related services to Iran in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, money laundering and obstruction of bankruptcy proceedings. As a result of the conspiracy, an Iranian earth observation satellite equipped with a camera was launched into space from Russia on October 27, 2005. The launch was the first-ever Iranian satellite put into orbit.
Overview of Actual Fraud Cases in Employee Benefit Plans
Speaker: Lawrence J. Hoffman, MAcc, CPA, CFF, CGMA, CVA, CFE, Senior Partner, Forensic Accounting Services, Raffa P.C.
Program Description: A review of actual fraud cases involving employee benefit plans, including several that the presenter has personally investigated. The session will emphasize “what went wrong” and “lessons learned” in providing the participants practical takeaways to help prevent and detect fraud involving employee benefit plans.
Adventures in Bank Fraud
Speaker: Michael Pocalyko, Managing Director and CEO, Monticello Capital LLC
Program Description: A case study of an intriguing and elegant bank fraud at a small West Virginia bank. Learn how the fraudster committed his crime, how investigators unraveled the case, and the final disposition.
Ethics, Critical Thinking, and Fraud
Speaker: Matt Ryan, CPA, CFE
Program Description: Explore the basic tenets of ethical behavior through case studies exploring ethical dilemmas in various companies and organizations. Examine what went wrong with the behavior of others, and learn how critical thinking errors can give rise to ethical dilemmas.
Learning Objectives: Participants will understand and be apply to apply lessons learned from numerous real-life fraud cases investigated by experts in the field. Participants will also learn how to use critical thinking techniques to handle ethical conflicts
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications [Fraud-Related]; Behavioral Ethics
CPE Credits: 8 (6 Specialized Knowledge, 2 Behavioral Ethics)
Delivery Method: Group Live
Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation is needed for this course.
Cancellation Policy: If this course must be cancelled, all registrants will receive an email indicating the course is being cancelled and providing a rescheduled training date.
Complaint Resolution Policy: All participants are required to submit an evaluation of the course to receive CPE credit. Any course issues should be addressed in the evaluation and/or directed to the DC-ACFE prior to the end of the course.
Contact Information: Contact the chapter at Chapter@ACFEDC.org
Materials Needed: None. Course materials will be provided prior to the course date, if applicable.