Our Purpose and Mission
The Rhode Island Chapter #33 of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (“RICFE”) is a not-for-profit entity organized for the primary purpose of promotion of fraud deterrence and detection, and the fostering of skills in the disciplines of accounting, auditing, criminology, investigation, law, and ethics.
The mission of the RICFE is to promote the education of individuals for the improvement and development of their capabilities relating to the investigation of potential fraud and illegal acts, auditing of and management consulting in the fields of fraud detection, auditing, and investigations, through the expansion of knowledge and the interaction of its members.
About the Rhode Island Chapter
The RICFE was started in 1992 and is one of more than 200 ACFE chapters located in 125 countries around the world. Our chapter membership consists approximately 100 members, with 85 Certified Fraud Examiners and Associate Members, 11 Affiliates, and 10 Students. Chapter training events are held quarterly with an annual meeting at our September meeting.
About the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
The ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 80,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud world-wide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.
The ACFE offers its members the unique opportunity for professional certification (Certified Fraud Examiner). The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential is globally preferred by businesses and government entities around the world and indicates expertise in all areas of fraud prevention and detection. CFEs on six continents have investigated more than one million suspected cases of civil and criminal fraud.
The Original Ten
The Rhode Island Chapter started in 1992 by the petition of ten individuals and has been guided then by a succession of dedicated professionals. Annually, we conduct an Excellence Awards program as a tribute to their effort, vision and leadership.
|Peter G. Barton||Robert F. Huntoon|
|Stephen M. Cooper+||Thomas J. Korzen|
|Clifford J. Coutcher||John R. Reis|
|Shirley M. Egan||Alan B. Stewart|
|John F. Fahey||Norman F. Tancrell|
|1992-95||Steven M. Cooper, CFE+|
|1995||Jack F. Fahey, CFE, EA|
|1996||Peter Fogarty, CFE|
|1997-98||Alan H. Ryder, CFE, CPA|
|1998-00||Lori A. Tellier, CFE, CPA|
|2000-02||Steven J. Ursillo, Jr., CFE, CPA, CIA|
|2002-05||Martha R. McVeigh, CFE|
|2005-07||Victoria S. Escalera, CFE, CPA, CIA|
|2007-09||Alan H. Ryder, CFE, CPA|
|2009-12||Phil Benvenuti, CFE, CIA, FCLS|
|2012-14||Jared B. Wilbur, CFE, CICA|
|2014-18||Laura Da Fonseca, CFE, CPA, MST, CDFA, CFF|
|2018-Present||Evan A. Lemoine, CFE, CPA, CGMA, PRP, MBA|