2014 Annual Fraud Conference

Location:  Crowne Plaza Hotel – 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA  70062
Date & Time:  Friday, November 7th, 2014 – 7am – 4:30pm

CPE Credits:
Approved for 8 hours of CPE.
Session 2 will satisfy the National ACFE Annual Ethics requirement in full.

Conference Cost
Members of the New Orleans ACFE Chapter – $165 standard, $145 early bird*
National ACFE Members & Professional Guests – $195 standard, $175 early bird*

*Early bird rates end Monday, September 15th

Groups of 8 or more should email chapter@neworleansacfe.org for an additional discount.


We can now accept credit card payments at the door!  If you are mailing payment, please send to:

New Orleans ACFE
2701 Airline Highway, Ste. K-129
Metairie, LA  70001

Your registration fee includes:
Breakfast:  Scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, grits, biscuits, assorted muffins/bagels/Danishes, juice, coffee
Morning Break:  Fresh fruit, granola bars
Lunch:  Chef’s Soup of the Day, Tossed Garden Salad, Creole Potato Salad, Baked Tilapia with Lemon Pepper, Roasted Turkey with Dressing and Gravy, Chef’s Selection of Vegetable and Starch, Fresh Rolls and Corn Bread, Assorted Desserts

Afternoon Break:  Mixed Nuts, Freshly Bakes Cookies, Tri-Color Nacho Chips with Queso Dip and Salsa
Beverage Service:  All day coffee, iced tea, hot tea, water, soda assortment
Other:  Parking, WiFi access


Conference Schedule
7-8am – Registration / Breakfast
8-9:45am – Session 1
9:45-10am – Morning Break
10-11:45am – Session 2
11:45-12:45pm – Networking Lunch
12:45-2:30pm – Session 3
2:30-2:45pm – Afternoon Break
2:45-4:30pm – Session 4

Session Topics:

Session 1:  “The Past, Present and Future of Forensic Accounting”
Speaker:  Tim Louwers, Ph.D.,CPA,CISA,CFF, Jackson E. Ramsey Centennial Chair in Business at James Madison University

Session 2: How Ethical Reasoning Can Prevent or Mitigate Fraud”
Speaker:  Bill Hawk, Professor of Philosophy and Chair of JMU’s Madison Collaborative for Ethical Reasoning at James Madison University

Session 3: “Current Frauds & Schemes Trending in the New Orleans Metro Area”
Speaker:  Detective Stefan Montgomery, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, Investigations West/Financial Crimes, New Orleans ACFE Chapter Member

Session 4:  “Malware and Its Impact on Forensics and Auditing”
Speaker:  Golden Richard III, Ph.D., Professor of Computer Science at the University of New Orleans, GIAC/GCFA Gold Certified Digital Forensics Investigator, Director of Greater New Orleans Center for Information Assurance (GNOCIA)


Speaker Bios & Detailed Session Information:
Session 1:  “The Past, Present and Future of Forensic Accounting”
Speaker Bio: Professor Tim Louwers teaches at James Madison University, where he holds the Jackson E. Ramsey Centennial Chair in Business.  Prior to beginning his academic career, he worked in public accounting with KPMG specializing in financial, governmental, and information systems auditing.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (South Carolina and Virginia), a Certified Information Systems Auditor, and is Certified in Financial Forensics by the AICPA.  He has authored or co-authored 12 books (including one of the best-selling auditing textbooks) and almost 50 articles on a wide range of accounting, auditing, and technology-related topics. Some of his work have been reprinted in both Russian and Chinese.  He has appeared on both local and national television news broadcasts, including MSNBC and CNN news programs.

Presentation: The success or failure of a fraud investigation is dependent on the validity of the evidence presented. Document examination is a specialized form of investigation that applies forensic chemistry, microscopy, psychology and other sciences in order to make determinations as to whether the document is genuine, altered, or forged. In this presentation, participants will examine copies of actual fraudulent or questioned documents in order to increase their awareness of forged, altered, or otherwise fraudulent documents.  These examples are presented in the context of a review of the history of forensic accounting and a look at its future.

Session 2:  “Ethics”

Speaker Bio:  William “Bill” Hawk is professor of philosophy and chair of the Madison Collaborative: Ethical Reasoning in Action a comprehensive, university-wide program in ethical reasoning at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. After receiving his Ph.D. in ethics and political philosophy from Vanderbilt University Bill has taught at several universities, held an endowed chair in humanities, and been vice president of academic affairs at two liberal arts colleges. He is co-author to the Rowman & Littlefield Handbook for Critical Thinking, editor of the James Madison Critical Thinking Course, The Critical Thinking Company, and author of several articles in ethics and political philosophy. Currently he is fully involved in finding ways to use ethical reasoning strategies and other means to make better informed decisions and counter inclinations to cheat.

Presentation: Fraud is a failure of ethics. This presentation will investigate how ethical reasoning can effectively prevent or mitigate fraud. It is not enough to teach ethics or about ethics, adopt codes of ethics, identify principles, clarify concepts, or even talk about integrity.  Needed are ways to interrupt acquired reflexes, counter temptations, and draw upon natural internal forces for cooperation, fairness, and empathy.  We will review recent empirical findings about native human ethical values, when and why we fail in ethics, and what effectively increases ethical conduct and reduces failures. We will introduce the eight key questions that one should ask when facing tough ethical problems.

Session 3: “Current Frauds & Schemes Trending in the New Orleans Metro Area”

Speaker Bio: Detective Stefan Montgomery is a 19 year veteran of law enforcement. He works with the Louisiana Financial Crimes Task Force including the United States Secret Service, Homeland Security Investigations, and the IRS. He is charged with the investigation of bank frauds, embezzlements, and multi-jurisdictional fraud rings routinely working with banks, businesses and corporate asset protection.

Presentation: To help you better protect your organization, Stefan will cover the current frauds and schemes that law enforcements is encountering in the New Orleans Metro Area. He will cover how the scams work and how to identify them.

Session 4:  “Malware and Its Impact on Forensics and Auditing”
Speaker Bio: Golden G. Richard III is an internationally recognized expert in digital forensics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, with over 35 years of experience in computer systems and computer security. He is Professor of Computer Science, University Research Professor, and Director of the Greater New Orelans Center for Information Assurance (GNOCIA) at the University of New Orleans, where he has taught and conducted research for the past 20 years.

Presentation:  Golden will provide a basic intro to forensics, followed by a discussion of malware (spyware, custom, targeted stuff, the Target malware, and others) and the impacts it can have on forensics and auditing would be interesting to the audience.

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