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Conference Circuit: Fraud Prevention

By / Jun 11, 2015 (iStock/Thinkstock)

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ 26th Annual Global Fraud Conference kicks off in Baltimore early next week.

Anti-fraud professionals will soon make their way to Baltimore to learn the latest trends and techniques to protect their companies and clients from fraud threats.

Association: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Conference: 26th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference

Venue: Baltimore Convention Center

The ACFE Global Fraud Conference will open on Sunday with four-hour preconference workshops. Topics will include the way alternative currencies, including bitcoin, are changing the money-laundering landscape and how to build an effective ethics program. Three other details worth noting:

Track stars. This year’s conference will feature 13 parallel educational tracks covering all levels and learning styles. Included among them are Fraud Investigation & Remediation: Closing Steps, Big Data Does Not Mean Big Headaches: Fraud and Data Analytics, and Best Practices and What Is Working in the Field.

Living history. For the seventh year, the traveling exhibit of the ACFE Fraud Museum will be on hand to bring historic frauds to life, from the famous to the obscure. Visitors will learn how the early pioneers of fraud set the stage for today’s more sophisticated money laundering, forgery, false accounting, and investment scams. It will also feature a number of the collection’s newest pieces.

Inside story. The meeting will close out with convicted fraudster Nathan Mueller. A former accountant, Mueller began embezzling money to pay off personal debt and fund a passion for gambling, which quickly spiraled into an $8.5 million fraud over four years. After being caught, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 97 months in federal prison before his release in September 2014.

Stay connected to the conference by visiting Twitter (#FraudConf) and Facebook—or you can read its Fraud Conference News Blog.

Samantha Whitehorne

Samantha Whitehorne is editorial director of Associations Now. More »

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