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. 6th or the Sept. 7th 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.  
2022 Professional Development Conference – 16.0 CPE
September 6 and 7, 2022

​Dee Studler, CPA, CFA, is the founding and managing member of SDC CPAs, LLC, a global investigation and forensic accounting firm that handles fidelity and crime claims for the insurance adjusting and defense industry. She and her firm investigate fidelity and professional liability insurance claims on behalf of insurance carriers. Studler is an expert forensic accounting witness for all types of claims and litigation and has provided numerous expert reports and given testimony in cases involving banks, credit unions and financial institutions.  Sept. 6 morning speaker.

James D. Nickolas is a member of the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and is a High-Tech Crime Specialist. He has two digital
forensics certifications: Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE)
from the International Association of Computer Investigative
Specialists (IACIS) and Certified Cyber Crime Examiner (3CE) from
NW3C. J.D. has assisted with the development of multiple courses, articles, and training presentations. His current course projects include Advertising ID, Dark Web and Open Source Intelligence, Virtual Currency, Cellular Records Analysis, Basic Digital Forensic Analysis, and Automated Forensic Tools. He has attended and instructed over 5,000 hours of high-tech related training. Sept. 6 afternoon speaker.

Kelly Paxton is known most as the Pink Collar Crime. She didn’t start out in law enforcement but that’s where she has spent most of her career. While working at a financial services firm, a client was arrested on wire fraud charges. This ended up leading her to a new, much more exciting career as a special agent for US Customs. She was able to work all types of cases including white collar fraud, money laundering and narcotics cases. Many of her cases have included embezzlement, conflict of interest, intellectual property, Open Source Intelligence and fraud. Her most recent position was at Nike where I was recruited for my expertise in Open Source Intelligence and being a Certified Fraud Examiner. She was also was a contract investigator for the Department of Homeland Security doing background investigations. She has performed hundreds of top secret clearance background investigations for the federal government.  Sept. 7 morning speaker

James Rumph CFE, CPA, CIA, CAMS, is with Nationwide where he has leadership and consulting responsibilities for fraud risk governance, risk assessment, control consulting and second line of defense monitoring across the enterprise. Rumph joined Nationwide at the beginning of 2016 with a wide range of financial crimes prevention, detection, and response training and experience, including from his time as both an FBI and private forensic accountant, and within an insurance special investigations unit (SIU). Rumph has a master’s of Accounting degree with a concentration in forensics, is serves on the ACFE Chapter Leader’s Committee, serves as President of the Central Ohio ACFE Chapter and on the Emerging Trends in Fraud Investigation & Prevention Conference Planning Committee, and previously served as President and Treasurer of the Des Moines ACFE Chapter. Sept. 7 Speaker.

​Cost for both days: 
Non-Chapter Members:  $395
Chapter Members:          $295
Early Bird Discount:        $100 (until August 1st)
Staff Discount                 $100
Group discounts for gov. groups of five or more.

Learning objective - specialized knowledge
Delivery method: Live and in-person only
Prerequisites - none 
Program level: Intermediate
No advanced preparation required
Location: 4 municipal Dr. 
Fishers In. 46038
Lunch on your own
NASBA #139412.
Bethmara Kessler