ACFE Central Indiana Chapter

Date: 02/13/2020
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 
Location: Ritz Charles, 12156 N Meridian St, Carmel, IN, 46032

Please join ACFE Central Indiana Chapter and the IIA Indianapolis Chapter for our annual collaborative fraud seminar. This year’s scheduled topics and speakers are as follows:

Ethical Accountability- My Jounrey with convicted fraudster Tim Werth (2.0 CPE)
Mr. Werth, the former director of accounting at Adelphia Communications pleaded guilty to criminal charges stemming from the $2.5 billion accounting scandal that pushed the company into bankruptcy. Werth and other executives were found guilty of hiding debt and looting hundreds of millions of dollars from the company. Werth cooperated with prosecutors as they built a criminal case against other Adelphia executives. Werth currently is a Senior Finance Director at Purdue Univ. in West Lafayette, IN.

Second Chance Body Armor Fraud – a Whistleblower’s Experience with Aaron Westrick, PhD (4.0 CPE)
Dr. Westrick was the research director for America’s largest body armor company – Second Chance Body Armor – and was the first official to oppose the sale of bulletproof vests made with Zylon fiber. Based on his whistleblower disclosures, these defective vests were forced off the market, and law enforcement officer's lives were saved. He filed a qui tam action against the manufacturers of the vests and Zylon fiber. It was hotly contested and took 14 years to conclude with all defendants paying to settle allegations. Dr. Westrick has been a featured speaker at national events and received numerous honors.

Emerging Technologies Impacting Auditing with Melanie Swan, PhD (2.0 CPE)
This talk provides an overview of emerging technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence that will impact auditing. Ms. Swan is a technology theorist in the Philosophy Dept. at Purdue Univ. She is an expert on emerging technologies with best-selling books on the subject and the founder of several emerging technology startups.

Corporate Psychopaths with Greg Wright, CFE, CFP (1.0 CPE)
Greg is President of the ACFE Central Indiana Chapter. His interests in psychopaths (Anti-social Personality Disorder) stems from his belief that fraud investigators need to be able to recognize corporate psychopaths and need to minimize their personal risk. Perhaps 40% of white-collar felons are ASPD. He will provide and explain the Hare Psychopath Checklist PCL SV Short Form for law enforcement.  

Group Live
Fields of Study: auditing 
Delivery method: group live
Prerequisites - basic knowledge of accounting and auditing
Program level: Intermediate
No advanced preparation required
NASBA CPE Sponsor ID: 139412

ACFE Central Indiana Chapter Training Programs
Training programs are opened to all Certified Fraud Examiners and their guests. Please register your planned attendance. 
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Refund Policy
After you have enrolled in one of our Continuing Professional Education programs and want to cancel, we will return the fees you paid to us as follows:
(1) 90% will be refunded up to the end of the early bird discount period (if a early bird discount is offered).
(2) 50% will be refunded up to six weeks before the event.
(3) thereafter, nothing will be refunded.
(4) exceptions may be granted in the event of major medical issue or death of an immediate family member subject to the approval of the Chairperson of Conflict Resolution.

Cancellation Policy
In the event that a continuing education program must be cancelled, registered participants will be nitified using the email address provided at registration.  all registration fees will be refunded.

Conflict Resolution
If you are unhappy with a program you have attended and request a price adjustment or refund, please contact our Conflict Resolution Chairperson, Chad Christensen at   

​The ACFE Central Indiana Chapter is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:
May 14, 2020 Luncheon
Speaker: Susan Walsh, PhD 
Presentation: Forensic DNA Phenotyping: The Quest for a Biological Portrait
Location: Maggiano's (Keystone at the Crossing)

DNA phenotyping is designed to generate a DNA-based portrait of a person and use it to solve a forensic and/or anthropological void. Such issues could be the crime scene bio-evidence that does not match to known DNA profiles, to assess and corroborate with an eye-witness account, to aid in a police search of an individual with little personal data or image, or to lend a face to an unidentified deceased or even a previously unmet ancestor.

Susan Welsh developed and forensically validated the IrisPlex and HIrisPlex system for eye and hair color prediction from DNA. Her specialties include: forensic DNA profiling from populations, including statistical prediction modeling of associated traits. Currently she is conducting research on human physical appearance prediction for forensic and anthropological usage.

The luncheon cost is $10 for chapter members and the amount is refunded at the luncheon. If you register and do ot attend, we keep the $10.

NASBA CPE Sponsor ID: 139412 
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Prerequisites - basic knowledge of biology
Program level: Intermediate
No advanced preparation required
Group live.