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Maryland Chapter 21 of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

MD Chapter of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Welcome to AFCE MD Chapter 21

ACFE Maryland Chapter #21 is the primary nonprofit resource for fraud awareness training in our state. Members in our area share an interest in the detection and deterrence of fraud. In Maryland the Chapter acts as the local representative of the ACFE, the the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Find out more about the ACFE and certified fraud examiners at their website.




Breakfast Speaker on Anti-Fraud Topics

Please return to this section for information on our next breakfast meeting..

The meetings at Martin's West begin with breakfast at 7:30 AM, followed by a speaker at 8 AM.

Upcoming events

  • Expect information on a Chapter training session providing NASBA continuing education credit later this year. Also, see details about ACFE's Global conference in June at ACFE.com.


Please remember that annual membership began January 1 and  there's still time to enjoy most of the Chapter's year. This Chapter has some of the most reasonable membership fees in the nation. If you wish to become a member or to renew membership, please examine our fee schedule and a link to the membership process at the bottom of this web page. CFEs, associates, and education and student affiliates are welcome.

Volunteer OpportunitY

Investigate Allegations of Financial Exploitation 

The Office of Adult Services - Social Services Administration of the Maryland Department of Human Services is asking for assistance. Social Workers located throughout Maryland’s 23 jurisdictions conduct Adult Protective Services investigations involving allegations of financial exploitation involving seniors/vulnerable adults. On the occasions when they are able to secure bank and other financial records in the course of an investigation, they are sometimes in need of expertise in analyzing these records. For information about this volunteer opportunity, please contact:

Cathy A. Dryden, Esq. Assistant Attorney General

Saratoga State Center

311 West Saratoga Street,

Suite 1015 Baltimore, Maryland 20101

Ph: 410-767-7726

Email: cathy.dryden@maryland.gov


FBI Career Opportunity for CFEs

Position:Forensic Accountant
Location: Nationwide
Preferred Certifications:CPA, CFE, CFF
Duration:Full Time / Permanent

See FBIjobs.gov

The first Virtual Maryland Fraud Conference was historic. Thank you to those who attended in September 2020.

Fraud Magazine Features Our Former Chapter President

Alan E. Small, Ex Officio-Immediate Past President of the Maryland Chapter, ACFE, and Assistant Director, Internal Audit & Management Review, Morgan State University, is featured in the latest issue of Fraud Magazine. Read the interview by the editor-in-chief of ACFE’s January-February 2021 publication. The magazine is one of the perks of ACFE membership. Also, the Chapter's membership year started January 1, 2021. It's not too late to join or rejoin our dynamic team now.

Fraud Related Bills Introduced in the Maryland Legislature

The Maryland Legislature adjourns April 12. A sample of the fraud related bills introduced during the session follows below. More related bills are at Maryland General Assembly Search.


HB0756 (SB0922)

Office of Legislative Audits – Acceptance and Investigation of Allegations of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse


HB0804 (SB0916)

Whistleblower Reward Program and Statute of Limitations for Tax Collections.



Civil Actions - Financial Exploitation of Susceptible Adults and Older Adults (Maryland SAFE Act)

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