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Southwest Ohio ACFE Chapter

Upcoming events

    • Friday, December 09, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Virtual Only
    Register

    Speaker: Greg Dunlavey, Supervising Investigator New York County District Attorney’s Office

    Topic: Cryptocurrency Crime for Non-Techies

    This class is a tech-light overview of the cryptocurrency world. We’ll discuss how Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Decentralized Finance work, and how they open (and close!) avenues for fraud. We’ll include case studies of dark web drug markets, illicit mining, and NFT thefts. Finally, we’ll have a word or two about FTX and the ongoing crypto industry solvency crisis.

    CPE: 2 CPE

    CPE credits are based on a 50-minute hour.  CPE is offered through the ACFE as well as the Accountancy Board of Ohio (sponsor number CPE.00467).  Attendees must attend 100 minutes of the meeting and answer 6 polling questions during the meeting to validate attendance. 

    Learning ObjectivesPromotion of improved fraud detection and deterrence and through expansion of knowledge in relation to the session's topic.

    Prerequisites: None

    Speaker Bio: Greg Dunlavey is a Supervising Investigator for the New York County District Attorney. Assigned to the Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau, his squad investigates sim swaps, DeFI exploits, and NFT thefts, as well as identity theft, business email compromise schemes, and cyberstalking. He has been an Investigator for 12 years, previously serving in the Major Economic Crimes Bureau, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. He formerly taught the Secret Service NCFI Digital Currency Course and is a certified instructor in firearms and defensive tactics. He graduated from Colgate University in 2007.


    Active, full-time students majoring in criminal justice, law, or business degrees may attend meetings for free. Email swohacfe@gmail.com to register.



    • Friday, February 10, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Cincinnati Financial Corporation, 6200 South Gilmore Rd, Fairfield OH 45014

    Speaker: Susan Willeke, Education & Communications Administrator, Ohio Ethics Commission

    Topic: The Ohio Ethics Law: Just the Facts (of Jaw-Dropping Investigations)

    CPE: 2 Ethics CPE (valid for ACFE and Ohio CPAs for PSR/Ethics, pending approval)

    CPE credits are based on a 50-minute hour.  CPE is offered through the ACFE as well as the Accountancy Board of Ohio (sponsor number CPE.00467).  Attendees must attend 100 minutes of the meeting and answer 6 polling questions during the meeting to validate attendance. 

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand how to identify and avoid acting on potential conflicts of interest
    • Understand definition of public contracts and ethics prohibitions related to public   contracts
    • Identify potential post-employment requirements
    • Learn about general assistance available from the Ohio Ethics Commission to understand and comply with the Ohio Ethics Law

    Prerequisites: None

    Speaker Bio:

    Susan Willeke, Education & Communications Administrator, Ohio Ethics Commission

    Susan Willeke is an accomplished government-relations professional with more than 30 years’ experience in public affairs, communication, and public speaking.  Susan joined the Ohio Ethics Commission in 2005 as the Education and Communications Manager where she oversees and conducts educational and communication outreach.  In that position, Susan presents approximately 200 speeches annually, develops information strategies regarding agency programs and represents the Ethics Commission to Ohio citizens, the media, and the Ohio legislature. Prior to joining the Commission, Susan served in the communications office at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and as a legislative aide in the Ohio House of Representatives. 

    Active, full-time students majoring in criminal justice, law, or business degrees may attend meetings for free. Email swohacfe@gmail.com to register.

    • Friday, March 10, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Cincinnati Financial Corporation, 6200 South Gilmore Rd, Fairfield OH 45014

    SpeakerJohn Wichmann, Chief Strategy Officer Photofax Inc.; co-presenter Julie Kostecki 

    TopicPretext & Privacy in Investigations

    This course will provide you with the definition and use of pretexting as it applies to insurance investigations. You will learn about the Federal and State Laws that protect sensitive and confidential information, as well as case law examples that find pretexting to be invasive, case law examples that find pretexting to be allowable, and examples of company policies regarding pretexting and ethical concerns.

    CPE: 1 CPE 

    CPE credits are based on a 50-minute hour.  CPE is offered through the ACFE as well as the Accountancy Board of Ohio (sponsor number CPE.00467).  Attendees must attend 50 minutes of the meeting and answer 3 polling questions during the meeting to validate attendance. 

    Learning ObjectivesPromotion of improved fraud detection and deterrence and through expansion of knowledge in relation to the session's topic.

    Prerequisites: None

    Speaker Bio:

    John is the Chief Strategy Officer at PhotoFax, Inc. which is a woman owned national private investigation company.  He has been in the industry for over 12 years and hosts the Fraud Fighting Podcast. 

    Active, full-time students majoring in criminal justice, law, or business degrees may attend meetings for free. Email swohacfe@gmail.com to register.

    • Friday, April 14, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Cincinnati Financial Corporation, 6200 South Gilmore Rd, Fairfield OH 45014

    Speaker: Pending Confirmation

    TopicPending Confirmation

    CPE: 1 CPE 

    CPE credits are based on a 50-minute hour.  CPE is offered through the ACFE as well as the Accountancy Board of Ohio (sponsor number CPE.00467).  Attendees must attend 50 minutes of the meeting and answer 3 polling questions during the meeting to validate attendance. 

    Learning ObjectivesTBD

    Prerequisites: None

    Speaker Bio:

    TBD

    Active, full-time students majoring in criminal justice, law, or business degrees may attend meetings for free. Email swohacfe@gmail.com to register.

    • Friday, May 12, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Cincinnati Financial Corporation, 6200 South Gilmore Rd, Fairfield OH 45014

    Speaker:  Pierre M. Rivolta, Ph.D., CFE; Associate Professor Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Mount St. Joseph University

    TopicExplaining Fraud and Other Financial Crimes: Can Criminological Theories Help?

    CPE: 1 CPE 

    CPE credits are based on a 50-minute hour.  CPE is offered through the ACFE as well as the Accountancy Board of Ohio (sponsor number CPE.00467).  Attendees must attend 50 minutes of the meeting and answer 3 polling questions during the meeting to validate attendance. 

    Learning ObjectivesPromotion of improved fraud detection and deterrence and through expansion of knowledge in relation to the session's topic.

    Prerequisites: None

    Speaker Bio: 

    Dr. Pierre Rivolta (CFE) is an Associate Professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Mount St. Joseph University. A native of France, Pierre earned a B.S. in Forensic Science and an M.Law in Criminal Justice from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. He holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. Pierre’s primary teaching interests are the administration of justice and economic criminality. His scholarly pursuits center on the evaluation of pre-trial and post-conviction programs for special offender groups. More recently, Pierre has developed research interests in the nexus of fraud examination and education. Pierre currently serves on the ACFE Higher Education Initiative Committee.

    Active, full-time students majoring in criminal justice, law, or business degrees may attend meetings for free. Email swohacfe@gmail.com to register.

Past events

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Nov 2022 Virtual - Dayton Fraud, Cyber & Ethics Conference (8 CPEs)
Friday, October 14, 2022 Oct 2022 In-Person or Zoom: Fundamentals of Cellular Record Analysis and Geolocation
Monday, September 12, 2022 Other CPE Opportunity: Cybercrime, Identity Theft and Scams
Friday, September 09, 2022 Sept 2022 In-Person or Zoom: Money Laundering Through Digital Currency
Friday, May 13, 2022 May Meeting (Virtual) - How to Lose $300m in One Click (Ransomware)
Friday, April 08, 2022 April Meeting (Virtual) - Ethics - Why Good People Do Bad Things
Friday, March 11, 2022 March Meeting (Virtual) - Fraud and White-Collar Crime Research Digest
Friday, February 11, 2022 February Meeting (Virtual) - Protecting Yourself While Conducting Internet-Based Investigations
Friday, December 10, 2021 December Meeting - Internal Control Matters
Friday, November 12, 2021 November Meeting (Virtual)
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3rd Annual Dayton Fraud, Cyber & Ethics Conference
Friday, September 10, 2021 September Meeting: Investigating the Sensitive Application Warning System: A Secret, 20-year Program at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Friday, May 07, 2021 Anatomy of a Cyber Security Incident: Types of Threats and How to Respond
Friday, April 09, 2021 Walking the Walk: Modeling the ACFE Codes of Conduct
Friday, March 12, 2021 Using Social Media in Investigations
Friday, February 12, 2021 Fraud and White-Collar Crime Research Digest: Summarizing the Latest Academic Research and Providing Practical Implications for Practitioners
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