Fraud Conference

8th Annual Fraud and Forensic Accounting Education Conference

Hyatt Regency
2 W. Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31401

May 15 – 16, 2014

Thank you to all who attended the conference.


Click here to see the full agenda.

Speaker/Organization Topic
Breakfast Keynote, Day 1
Robert Coghlan, Former Managing Director and Head of Corporate Governance and Controls for North America at BNP Paribas
Combating Global Fraud
Breakfast Keynote, Day 2
Charles A. Intriago, President and Co-Founder, Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists
Building Expertise in Financial Crime Investigations
Lunch Keynote, Day 1 
J. R. Helmig, Founder and CEO
Leveraged Outcomes
The Fight to Counter Illicit Finance
Lunch Keynote, Day 2
Jim Bischoff, Former SOCOM CTF (Special Operations Command Counter Threat Finance) Lead/Now Liaison Officer
Sustaining National Security Through Counter Threat Finance
Eric Buchanan
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
U.S. Customs & Border Protection: International Trade Facilitation &
Enforcement in the Port of Savannah
Thomas Buckhoff, PhD, CPA/CFF, CFE
Georgia Southern University
Why Internal Controls Fail
Terry Clark, Retired CIO
ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Dept.)
Intel Led Analysis: Applying a Proven Approach to Your Challenge
Lynn Clements
Florida Southern College
The Impact of Value Preferences on Ethical Decisions Made by Professional Accountants
Jonna Depugh
Ohio University At Chillicothe
From Buried to Blackboard: Developing Online and Blended Instruction From ACFE Materials
Cindy Durtschi
DePaul University
Arson or Accident
Burke Files
FE&E, Inc.
A New Way Forward for Asset Recovery
Matthew Harris
University of Maryland
Traits of Effective Inspectors General
Sherry Harriss
Retired FBI Special Agent and currently Private Investigator and Polygraph Examiner
Do You Listen or Do You Wait to Talk?
Angela Hrdlicka
Executive Director, Inspector General Criminal Investigator Academy
The Role of the Inspector General in Preventing and Detecting Fraud
Richard Hurley
University of Connecticut
Randall Valentine
Georgia Southwestern State University
“Best” of Frauds in 2013
Chuo-Hsuan Lee
University of New York at Plattsburgh
A Protocol for “Accounting Irregularities” Using the Linguistic Inquiry Word Count Program
Frank Lazzara
FTI Consulting
A CFE’s Role in  Arbitration of M&A Disputes
Daniel W. Levy,
Former Federal Prosecutor, now with McKool Smith
Recent White Collar Cases and Forecasts for the Future
Kevin Lothridge
CEO, National Forensic Science Technology Center
Beyond the Books: CSI for Forensic Accountants
Rande Matteson
St. Leo University
Phil Robertson
Aceris Financial Group (Retired Federal Agent, FDIC)
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and its Application to
Transnational Economic Crime in the 21st Century
Mike Miller
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
Corporate Internal Fraud Detection and Prevention Structure and a Case Study to Highlight the Effectiveness
Jim Neighbors
Former U.S. Air Force CIO
Cyber Assaults
Kevin O’Connor
Ernst and Young
Keeping Good Company – Third Party Due Diligence
Gerald Smith and Joel Pike
University of Northern Iowa
Has Sarbanes-Oxley Affected Auditor’s Professional Skepticism?
Dan Stone
University of Kentucky
Alexei Nikitkov
Brock University
Mystery Auctions: Innocent Game or Trendy Con?
Dave Tinsley, CEO
5 Stones Intelligence
Recognizing the Global Reach of Local Fraud Transactions
Ivy Walker
Helios Digital Learning
The Power of Digital Storytelling in the Classroom and Beyond
John Walsh, CEO
SightSpan, Inc.
Omni Direction Cyber Threats
Michael Wiggins
Georgia Southern University
Situational Ethics
Valerie Williams and Bob Kollar
Duquesne University
Effective Interviewing Techniques for Students