About the Richmond Virginia ACFE Chapter

Who we are….

This blog is an on-going  exploration of the topics of fraud, waste and abuse conducted by the members of the Central Virginia Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)…as such it is open to anyone who cares to add value and dedicated to all those who tirelessly struggle against these three sad categories of human folly.

The ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 60,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud world-wide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.

Based in Austin, Texas, the ACFE was founded in 1988 by preeminent fraud expert and author, Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA. Dr. Wells’ insight as an accountant-turned-FBI agent led to the formation of a common body of knowledge known today as fraud examination.

The Central Virginia Chapter is one of the Association’s oldest, having been founded in June, 1990 and having approximately 100 certified members and associate members.

The ACFE Mission

The mission of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is to reduce the incidence of fraud and white-collar crime and to assist the Membership in fraud detection and deterrence.

To accomplish our mission, the ACFE:

Provides bona fide qualifications for Certified Fraud Examiners through administration of the CFE Examination

Sets high standards for admission, including demonstrated competence through mandatory continuing professional education

Requires Certified Fraud Examiners to adhere to a strict code of professional conduct and ethics

Serves as the international representative for Certified Fraud Examiners to business, government and academic institutions

Provides leadership to inspire public confidence in the integrity, objectivity, and professionalism of Certified Fraud Examiners

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