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ACFE Greater Chicago Chapter
15774 S. LaGrange Rd. #222
Orland Park, IL 60462

Welcome 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. 

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 organizations.

The ACFE sponsors more than 170 local chapters 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.  


Local Chapter Events
Securities Regulation: What it Means for the Regulated and Investors
Friday, December 18, 2015
at Maggiano’s Little Italy Chicago
The Greater Chicago Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is pleased to welcome Ms. Tanya Solov, Director of the Illinois Securities Department who will address the current state of securities regulation and what it means for broker dealers, investment advisers, and investors. The basics of state and federal securities and investment adviser laws, including examples of what constitutes the sale of a security and the offering of investment advice will be discussed. This topic will also detail how securities regulators handle cases, from the initial investor complaint or regulatory audit to a final administrative or criminal action.
National Events
Protecting Against Data Breaches and Cyber Fraud
April 25-26, 2016
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL - 16 hrs CPE
Losing data to fraud can be more costly than the loss of cash and other assets. To ensure data security, safeguard intellectual property and protect against cyberfraud, fraud examiners must stay informed of rapidly advancing technologies, emerging business trends and the methods employed by increasingly sophisticated information thieves.

This 2-day, instructor-led course will clarify these issues while guiding you through the crucial strategies needed to mitigate the threat of malicious data theft and minimize the risk of inadvertent data loss. You will also learn useful steps for the creation of data security policies and related internal controls.
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