to Greater Chicago Chapter
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 75,000 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.
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 organizations.
The ACFE sponsors more than
chapters worldwide. CFEs in over 100 countries on six
continents have investigated more than 1,000,000 suspected cases of civil and
Criminologist and former FBI
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.
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.