Meeting/Event Information


October 17, 2017

October 2017 - 4 Hour Training Session
October 17, 2017
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Industrial Commission of Arizona
800 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
October Meeting with 2 Hours of Ethics CPE

$25.00 Member

$50.00 Guest

$25.00 Southern Arizona ACFE Chapter Member

Please join us for our meeting on October 17, 2017


Investigative Techniques and Charging Considerations when Prosecuting Fraud Cases

Four Warning Signs of a Weak Ethical Culture

Jamaican Lottery Fraud


AUSA, Andrew Stone

Special Agent, Jeremy Denhof

TWI CEO, David Braaten, PhD

U.S. Postal Inspector, Elizabeth Davis

Agenda: The event will run from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

  • Sign-in: 8:00 AM

  • Program: 8:30 AM – 1 PM

  • Breaks: 9:30-9:45, 11:45-12:00


Industrial Commission of Arizona

800 W. Washington St.

Phoenix, AZ 85007


Parking: Free, on the top level of the garage just west of the building

Cost: $25 for current chapter members; $50 all others.

Registration Information: Pre-registration is required for all attendees for this event. Registration is open through October 16, 2017, or until all seats are filled. Register online at You may pay your admission fee with a credit card online at the time of registration. Alternately, cash and checks only are accepted at the door.

Refund Policy: Email to cancel. To be eligible for a refund, cancellations must be received by the 3rd business day prior to the meeting (for example, by Thursday at 5 pm before a Tuesday meeting). Credit card payments will be refunded to the credit card. Cash or check payments will be refunded by check.

Complaint Resolution: Please contact the Training Director at


Charity Event

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Arizona Chapter is teaming up with The Society of St. Vincent de Paul for a new sock donation drive. With our Arizona winter coming, it’s essential for members of the community to stay clean and warm. Join us in donating new socks for this worthy drive. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is dedicated to feeding, clothing, housing and healing individuals and families in our community who have nowhere else to turn for help. As important, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides meaningful opportunities for volunteers to serve their neighbors in need with love and compassion.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been serving our community throughout central and northern Arizona since 1946. Programs include:

• Services for the homeless.

• Medical and dental care for the working poor.

• Charity dining rooms that serve thousands each day.

• Food boxes for hungry families.

• Thrift stores throughout the region.

• A bridge housing shelter.

• General assistance for individuals in need.


Program Description

AUSA Andy Stone and FBI Special Agent Jeremy Denhof will present on investigative techniques and charging considerations when prosecuting fraud cases. AUSA Stone and SA Denhof have worked together to prosecute a number of fraud cases in the past two years, including, embezzlement, securities, and Ponzi schemes. Their presentation will cover how these types of cases are investigated, how charging decisions are made, and challenges that may arise throughout the various stages of the case.

David Braaten, PhD, will discuss the Four Warning Signs of a Weak Ethical Culture, why this is important to fraud examiners, and what can be done to build a strong ethics program where ethics lives in hearts, minds and actions.

U.S. Postal Inspector, Liz Davis will be discussing Jamaican Lottery Fraud, from the devastating financial effect on elderly Americans, to the way the island itself views the scam, and what Postal Inspectors and their law enforcement partners are doing about it. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service works hard to educate the masses on foreign lottery frauds so everyone can be vigilant and watch out for the elderly in their lives.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain the appropriate methods of investigating and prosecuting fraud cases

  • Identify the attributes of a strong ethical culture and the causes of a weak ethical culture

  • Apply the methods of building/contributing to a strong ethical culture to your organization

  • Discuss the impact of Jamaican Lottery Fraud and how it has impacted elderly Americans

Program Information

  • Delivery Method: Group Live

  • Recommended Field of Study: Administrative Practice, Behavioral Ethics, Regulatory Ethics

  • Recommended CPE Credits: 4

    • CPE Certificates will be emailed within 10 business days to those who attend the entire program and sign in on the attendance sheet.

  • Level: Basic

  • Prerequisites: None

  • Advance Preparation: None

Presenter Information

Andrew Stone, AUSA

Andy Stone is an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Arizona. He’s been with the office for three years and has worked as a white collar prosecutor for the past two years. He has prosecuted fraud cases in many different areas, including: tax, healthcare, securities, social security, embezzlements, and Ponzi schemes.

Mr. Stone graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University. Before becoming an AUSA, he spent six years at Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P., where he practiced in the areas of commercial litigation and criminal defense.

Jeremy Denhof, Special Agent

Jeremy Denhof is a Special Agent with the Phoenix Division of the FBI. He’s been with the FBI for seven years, working the past three years as a Special Agent and previously as a forensic accountant. Mr. Denhof is currently assigned to a white collar squad and has investigated Ponzi schemes, securities fraud, mortgage fraud, and embezzlements.

Mr. Denhof received an MBA from Old Dominion University and an undergraduate degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois. Mr. Denhof is a licensed CPA. Before joining the FBI, he spent five years working in public accounting.

David Braaten, The Williams Institute for Ethics and Management (TWI)

David brings an expertise to Communication training that covers a span of over 35 years as teacher,

trainer and public speaker. With three degrees in Communication, and various practical professional

work experiences, he brings a real-world, hands-on approach to training on the subject. David is the

President of the Williams Institute for Ethics and Management and also is a part of the training team,

focusing on STC certified classes. Prior to TWI, he was in higher education as both professor and

administrator. In addition, he was involved in executive education, corporate training and consulting, as

well as served as a business college dean. His consulting and training has been in the areas of

Communication, Ethics, Leadership and Cross-cultural issues. With these experiences, and a background

as a marriage and family therapist, he has a multifaceted understanding of the importance of

communication and ethics as the foundation to building a successful and effective workplace culture.

Dr. Braaten has a Ph.D., and a post Doctorate MFT certificate, from the University of Southern California,

Master of Divinity from Luther Theological Seminary, and received both his M.S. and B.S. from Arizona

State University.


Elizabeth Davis, U.S. Postal Inspector


Liz Davis has been a fraud investigator for over 17 years. Prior to transferring to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Davis was a Special Agent with the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations division for 15 years in San Diego, California. Inspector Davis was born and raised in Arizona and is an Arizona State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Besides being an inspector on the Phoenix Fraud Team, Inspector Davis is also the Phoenix Division’s Public Information Officer.


NASBA Statement

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Arizona Chapter is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:


Future Meetings

November 20, 2018

November 2018 - 4 Hour Training Session

November 20, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Industrial Commission of Arizona
800 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007

November Meeting with 2 hours of Ethics CPE