Welcome to Greater
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
The Greater Chicago Chapter of the Association of Certified
Fraud Examiners (ACFE) would like to welcome you to our website. Please use it in
your development as an anti-fraud professional.
The national Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
and parent to the Greater Chicago Chapter was established in 1988 and is based
in Austin, Texas. The ACFE is the world's
largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and
education. Together with over 70,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business
fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and
objectivity within the profession. Each
member of the ACFE with a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation has earned
certification after a rigorous qualification process.
Certified Fraud Examiners come from various
professions, including auditors, accountants, finance professionals, fraud
investigators, security and loss prevention specialists, attorneys, educators
and criminologists. CFEs gather evidence, take statements, write reports, and assist in
investigating fraud in its varied forms.CFEs are employed by many major
corporations, government agencies, consulting firms and investigative service
The ACFE sponsors more than 110 local
worldwide. CFEs in over 100 countries on six continents have investigated more
than 1,000,000 suspected cases of civil and criminal fraud.
Criminologist and former FBI agent Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, is Chairman and founder
of the ACFE, as well as an advisory member of the Board of Regents. James D. Ratley, CFE, is President
and Chief Executive Officer of the ACFE. Ratley is also a member of the Board of Advisors for
the Institute for Bank Director Education and Visiting Scholar at the
University of Nebraska in Lincoln.
The ACFE serves its members with a staff of approximately 50
dedicated professionals in Austin, Texas.
The Greater Chicago Chapter of the ACFE chapter holds
meeting and events throughout the year. Please join us to expand your
professional network and learn about the prevention and detection of fraud.
The mission of the Greater Chicago Association of Certified
Fraud Examiners is to promote the increase of knowledge of fraud examination
and maintain the practice standards set forth by the ACFE within the scope of
practice of fraud examiners and prospective fraud examiners through educational
seminars; to provide opportunities to all members to earn Continuing
Professional Education hours required for yearly compliance to maintain the
Fraud Examiner certification; to support and mentor future fraud examiners
wishing to acquire professional certification; by maintaining and administering
The Dan Sprehe Scholarship Fund;
maintain and promote a social as well as a professional organization; and
promote the morale and unity of all Greater Chicago Chapter Association of
Certified Fraud Examiner members.