27th Annual Conference

ACFE, RICFE
Nestled in the Mojave Desert is the Entertainment Capital of the World, but from June 12 toJune 17, 2016, it was Fraud-Fighter central! [caption id="attachment_195" align="alignright" width="300"] View from the back of the exhibit hall at the 27th Global Fraud Conference. Credit: Evan Lemoine[/caption] Over 3,000 anti-fraud professionals from all over the world converged in Las Vegas, for the 27th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference.  It was here where attendees from over 60 countries heard and learned from a very diverse and fabulous group of fraud-fighters.  On Sunday of the conference, JoAnn McEwen, Donna Foresti, and Frank Monteiro, proudly represented the R.I. Chapter at the ACFE Chapter Leaders Meeting.  Almost 80 chapter leaders from around the world shared insight, best practices, and lessons learned on strengthening ACFE local chapters.  It…
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June Training Recap

Newsletter, RICFE
For our June quarterly training session, we were fortunate enough to have Chris Marquet of Marquet International present at our Chapter.  On June 20th, Chris presented "Understanding Employee Theft & Identifying the Warning Signs" to 85 attendees at Chelo's in Warwick.  Many current Rhode Island fraud cases were highlighted in his presentation as well as statistics on the major embezzlement cases in Rhode Island in recent years.  Also highlighted in the presentation were interesting facts about what motivates fraudsters depending upon their geographical location. Whenever available we are e-mailing the presenters' handouts in advance of the training sessions.  Please be on the lookout for the e-mail prior to the presentation date. Here are a few of the comments we received on the evaluation forms: "Interesting topic" "Very knowledgeable" "Good job"…
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New Directors Elected

Newsletter, RICFE
On August 1, the new board of directors took office in accordance with our bylaws. Those re-elected to a two-year term include President Laura Da Fonseca, CFE, CPA, MST, CDFA, CFF; Treasurer Nathan Tamba, CFE, CFSA, MBA; and Director Frank Monteiro, CFE, CRMA, CICA. There was a vacancy in a director serving until the 2017 election. Jean Lehman, CFE, CPA, CFF was elected to serve for a one-year term and is a new director. The board also welcomed three new directors serving until the 2018 election. Those elected are Evan Lemoine, CFE, CPA, CGMA, PRP, MBA; Laina Borowski, CFE, CMI; and Dick Conard, Jr., CFE. Returning to the board are those who are up for election in 2017 and include Vice President JoAnn L. McEwen, CFE; Secretary Nancy Gregory, CFE, MBA; Training Director Todd…
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