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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.




Listen to ACFE's monthly podcast where the organization breaks down case studies, talks with the industry's leading experts, and provides tools to prevent, spot, and fight fraud. Available at ACFE's web site. In the latest episode:

The Art and Ethics of Social Engineering

Fraud Legislation

Two fraud-related bills are pending in the Maryland legislature during the 445th session.

Department of Human Services - Electronic Benefits Transfer Cards - Fraud (Prevent Electronic Benefits Theft Act of 2023);  HB0502 (SB0002)

Requiring the Department of Human Services to reimburse a beneficiary for any benefits lost due to the fraudulent use of the beneficiary's Electronic Benefits Transfer card; requiring the State to give preference to certain vendors in the procurement process for electronic benefits distribution or administration; requiring the Department to establish a certain point of contact for investigating and identifying electronic benefits fraud; applying certain provisions of the Act retroactively; etc.

Workplace Fraud and Prevailing Wage - Violations - Penalties and Referrals; HB1261 (SB0838)

Establishing certain criminal penalties for employers knowingly failing to properly classify individuals as employees and contractors and subcontractors knowingly violating State prevailing wage laws; and requiring the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to refer to the Comptroller certain complaints that allege a violation of certain tax laws under certain circumstances.

The legislative session ends April 10.

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    Big Number at our last meeting

    Chapter President R. Frank Abel introduced Mary Breslin, CFE, CIA, founder of Verracy, for her training session on root cause analysis, Nov. 18, 2022

    Almost 800 fraud fighters attended the Chapter's session online and in-person in November 2022. Why so many participants? Our Chapter is known for providing valuable programs with quality speakers.

    This year by mid-March, more than 500 fraud fighters signed up for our April 2023 conference.  Will you join them?

    You can register today for our 20th annual conference. Remember the conference begins April 24, but the registration period will close before that date. We look forward to seeing you in person or hearing your questions and comments when you join us online. Before registering, make sure to check out our Fraud Conference page and brochure for details.


    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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    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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