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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.





 September 9, 2021 at Martins West

Cellular Security, Internet Profiling, and Intelligence Gathering

The Chapter will provide 4 NASBA-approved CPEs at a very low cost to you!

Upcoming events

  • Visit the site soon for details on registeriing for the Chapter meeting this September.

Election Postponed in 2021

After seeking comments from the membership, the Board decided to postpone Chapter elections in 2021 due to Covid-19. The election process will resume in the spring of 2022.



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

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 adjourned April 12.  The following fraud-related bills passed both Chambers and were sent to the Governor. All 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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