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 28th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference


President’s Message – May 2017

Just a quick update of several recent and upcoming events and activities.

April Special Monthly Meeting – The AZ Chapter hosted the “The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation” at the Arizona State University SkySong facility. This all day course was well attended and provided members with 8 CPE credits. The course was taught by Joseph P. Buckley III, who is a forensic interviewer, detection of deception examiner, lecturer and consultant. This event was a huge success, and illustrates the Board’s commitment to provide AZ Chapter members with high quality and very affordable training throughout each calendar year.

Paws 4 Life donation drive - Many attendees at the April Special Monthly Meeting also brought much needed pet supplies for this non-profit organization, which was started in 2007, serving the community through pets, service dogs, and volunteers working together to bring affordable training, adoptions, a food bank, and unique services to the East Valley. The President of Paws 4 Life thanks all of the Chapter donors for their generosity. 

The May 16, 2017 Monthly Meeting is entitled “You Have Been Hacked – The Forensic Response”. It will be presented by former FBI Special Agent, Robert Meshinsky, d/b/a WGM Information Security Services, LLC. This presentation will discuss how hackers gain entry into your computer system/network, and what evidence is left behind to provide the forensic examiner with clues to help solve the case. The presentation will also present techniques to preserve evidence obtained from original program information.

The Chapter will have the usual break from training courses during the summer months of June, July and August. We will re-start our one hour monthly meeting training in September. The Board is also working on a half day training session in October. The course will provide 4 hours CPE credit, and include a 2 hour ethics block. Details will be forthcoming.

Per our recent announcement to Chapter members, the Arizona Chapter is offering a CFE Exam Completion Incentive Grant to Chapter members who have successfully completed and passed the CFE exam. The reimbursement will allow a newly certified CFE the opportunity to be reimbursed for a portion ($500) of the prep course and exam fee. Applications will be accepted through December 30, 2017. Please see the Chapter website for additional details.

Per our recent announcement to Chapter members, the AZ Chapter will soon be transitioning off several Board positions. (Treasurer and three Director positions, including the Chapter newsletter editor and training Director positions). Nominations will be accepted through midnight on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Ballots will be distributed to members no later than May 26, 2017. Board member time commitments range from less than one hour per week on average, up to several hours per week for the more time-intensive duties. In return, active Board members pay no Chapter dues, and have the opportunity to attend local and national training events for free. Serving on the Board is a wonderful way to network, enhance your resume and also give back to the anti-fraud profession. As you all know, the success of our Chapter relies, in part, on the commitment, experience and skill sets of our Board membership. Please consider running for a Board position, and feel free to contact myself or any other Board member with questions.

Award Letter – The Board announced to Chapter members earlier this year a new program that recognizes individuals (both law enforcement and private sector) for exceptional performance of official duties in the detection and deterrence of fraud. A certificate of achievement is awarded to the recipients at a ceremony amongst their peers. The recipient’s supervisor(s) is also asked to attend. PLEASE contact Board member Chuck Kuchar if you are aware of any qualified recipients at your place of employment, or a qualified individual located within the Phoenix metro area. The Board will greatly appreciate your referrals and input on this.

AZ Chapter ACFE Membershipfees range from $35 to $55 annually (for CFEs and non-CFEs, respectively) and include 8 regular, one-hour accredited presentations and special seasonal multi-hour accredited events at an additional nominal fee, and which are all NASBA certified. Please tell your friends and co-workers about us and ask them to consider joining our Chapter.

For more information, please visit our website:

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you at future Chapter events.


James H. Tendick, CFE

President – Arizona Chapter


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