ACFE Central Indiana Chapter

The purpose of the Central Indiana ACFE Chapter'a Professional Development Conference is to provide a live educational and networking opportunities for private and public sector personnel engaged in the investigation of and defense against fraud. Our objective is to provide high quality speakers in the Indianapolis area so that our members may avoid the expense and time involved in traveling and lodging out-of-state.  

You may attend either day of the conference depending on space availability.  For those wishing to attend either the Sept. 15th or the Sept. 16th program, contact chapter President Greg Wright, chapter Treasurer, David Fink or chapter Secretary and PDC Chairperson, Dean Mucha. 

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 notified 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:

Chapter member costs for the two-day program is $295.  Non chapter member rate is $395.  Contact Greg Wright or David Fink for government employee group discount or single day rates and availability.  Early Bird $100 discount is available and expires on July 15th.  
2020 Professional Development Conference - 16.0 CPE
Registration is now opened - September 15-16, 2020

John Gill, JD, CFE Criminology and the Psychology of Fraud 
What drives fraudsters to lie, cheat and swindle? Understanding the path a fraudster takes from employee to criminal can provide valuable insight that can help strengthen your anti-fraud initiatives and make your fraud examinations more successful.Take a fascinating look inside the mind of a fraudster during this 1-day ACFE course and you will gain a deeper understanding of motivations and personality traits common to many fraudsters.

John Gill is ACFE 's VP of Education. He oversees the production and development of all the books, manuals, self-study courses and seminar and conference materials produced by the ACFE. He is a co-author of the Fraud Examiners Manual and serves as the editor-in-chief for the CFE Exam.- Sept 15 speaker 8.0 hours CPE.

Steve Dawson, CFE, CPA - The Construction Process of Fraud Prevention. Help designing an organization’s Anti-Fraud Program. No organization is exempt from the increasing occurrences of internal fraud. This session focuses on recent, recurring frauds and why the same types of fraud are happening repeatedly. This session addresses what can be done now to address this trend – the development and implementation of an efficient, effective anti-fraud program.

Steve Dawson has over 35 years experience performed forensic investigations and providing forensic training services. He has and continues to work closely with the U.S. SEC, the FBI, and other regulatory agencies. His book “Internal Control/Anti-Fraud Program Design for the Small Business” was published by Wiley. Sept. 16 speaker 4.0 hrs CPE

Rick Rusch, CPA, CITP - A Practical Guide to Cyber Security 
Cyber security is challenging due to the constant changing and evolving threats and risks caused by the development of technology. However, it is important to take cyber security seriously as more and more important documents and data are stored digitally. Government, corporate, military, and medical organizations need to protect sensitive data that could cause a crisis if stolen or published. We’ll explore a depth in defense strategy that never stops changing as the attack vectors are in constant motion.

Rick has labeled himself as a Cybersecurity Evangelist entertaining groups while educating them on being digitally safe in the Internet age.  Rick has degrees in accounting and computer science. In addition to being a CPA, he is a Certified Information Technology Professional, Charter Global Management Accountant, Sophos Certified Engineer, and Sophos Certified Architect. Sept. 16 speaker 4.0 hrs CPE

Non-Chapter Members:  $395
Chapter Members:          $295
Early Bird Discount:        $100 (until August 15)
Staff Discount                 $100

Learning objective - specialized knowledge
Delivery method: Virtual
Prerequisites - none 
Program level: Intermediate
No advanced preparation required
Location: Virtual
NASBA #139412.
John Gill
Steve Dawson
​Rick Rusch
Registration Closed