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Maryland Chapter 21 of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

MD Chapter of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Welcome to ACFE 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.


Upcoming events

  • Nov. 18 Mary Breslin on Root Cause Analysis

 Mark Your Calendar!

Nov. 18, 2022

Live at Martin's West and On-Line

Root Cause Analysis: Getting to Know the Root of the Matter

Mary Breslin, CFE, CIA

Mary Breslin is the founder of Verracy, formerly Em-
power Audit Training & Consulting, and specializes in
internal audit transformation, operational and financial auditing, fraud auditing & investigations, and corporate


Registration begins August 15

Members and others on our mailing list will also receive an email notification.Four hours of CPEs will be provided for $25. See details at our November Meeting web page.


The Maryland Office of the Inspector General for Education (OIGE) is seeking an Investigative Auditor/Administrator V. Desired or preferred qualification includes possession of a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification. The position announcement closes August 15. Details at https://www.jobapscloud.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=22&R2=006296&R3=0004


Chapter Leaders Elected in 2022

Officers and Board Members to begin new term      

The following Chapter members volunteered to serve in 2022. Running unopposed as a slate, the vote of the electorate (CFE and Associate Members) was a 96.67% favorability rating with a vote count of 32 to 1. About 16% of the electorate voted between May 27 and June 3. 

The new leadership team consists of the following:


President: Frank Abel

Vice President: Dan Semick

Treasurer: Robert Cantor

Secretary: Stacy Lewis

Training Director: Regina Miante



Jessica Gay

Ken Demianchik

Laura Tucholski

Deborah Pasto

Bruce Hall

The Chapter appreciates the work of Alan Small, Chapter President Ex-officio, for joining the election committee along with the Secretary, Dan Semick.  Also, the Chapter appreciates the efforts of three Board Members who have served the Chapter for several years and who chose not to run for re-election. Such thanks goes to Robert Hauf,  Heather McLaughlin, and Todd Sheffer.

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     Monthly Fraud Talk Podcast

    Listen to ACFE's monthly podcast where they break down case studies, talk with the industry's leading experts, and provide tools to spot, fight and prevent fraud. Available at ACFE's web site, in the latest episode: Crossed Wires: Unraveling the Relationship Between Cybersecurity and Fraud

    Advantages of Chapter membership include the following:

    • Gain valuable training, continuing education credits, and networking at meetings and the Chapter's annual conference. 
    • Support Maryland students in higher education studying fraud prevention and detection. 
    • Help develop fraud awareness in Maryland.

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    Certified or Associate or Affiliate Member

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    A Chapter of the Year Award Winner!

    The ACFE annually presents the Chapter of the Year Award to the chapter that has gone above and beyond to grow and serve its membership. The Maryland Chapter received the award in 2015. We continue to strive at that mission.

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