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Maryland Chapter 21 of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


We are following federal and state guidelines because of the coronavirus outbreak. Consequently our April 27-28, 2020 conference will be postponed until September 14 and 15 2020.

Check back at this page for details as they develop.  We expect to have almost all of the  speakers that had been scheduled for April.  The event will still be held at Martin's West.

Besides this website, those of you who have registered for the April conference will receive an email with details when they become available.

For those who have not registered but would like to, please check back later.  We welcome additional participants and expect to  open our registration portal again in the near future

2020 Maryland Fraud Conference

The Maryland Chapter #21 ACFE is hosting the 18th Annual Maryland Fraud Conference, offering a 2-day, 16-hour CPE training event with an outstanding lineup of dynamic, entertaining presenters of national and international reputations. Join us in Maryland’s Largest Gathering of Anti-Fraud Professionals at Martin’s West September 2020 (previously April 27-28, 2020).


September 14 or 15:

  • Bruce Dorris, JD, CFE, CPA – “Lessons Learned from Fraudsters” - Keynote
  • Kenneth Dieffenbach, CFE – “Grant Fraud: $718 of Hope and Hazard”
  • Bethmara Kessler, CFE – “Fraud Risk Assessment: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You”
  • John J. Hall, CPA – “Leadership, Influence and Collaboration Skills for Auditors”
  • Shawn Henry – “Cybersecurity: Where the Physical and Digital Worlds Collide”

September 14 or 15:

  • Harry Markopolos, CFE – “How Did One Man Lose $64.9 Billion? – Keynote
  • Mark Nigrini, Ph.D. – “The Fingerprints of Fraud Numbers”
  • Tom Caulfield, CFE, CIG, CIGI – “Vulnerabilities in Contracting and Procurement”
  • Tom Hardin – “The Inside Story of Tipper X”

CPE Credits

16 credits (including 2 Behavioral Ethics CPE credits)

Here is the Original (April) Printable Fraud Conference Brochure . It will be revised. ->

Event Policies

  • If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email mdchap21@gmail.com no later than 10 days prior to the event to request a refund and/or to cancel your registration.
  • Cancellations within 10 days of the event will not be eligible for a refund, but substitutions will be accepted. Please request substitutions by emailing mdchap21@gmail.com.
  • The Chapter must confirm event registrations with the venue prior to the event and any changes after this time period can become a financial cost to the Chapter. The Chapter reserves the right to make the final determination on what percentage charge/refund will be returned for cancellations made after the cutoff. The default condition is that cancellations made after cutoff will be charged at 100% and/or no refunds will be allowed. In the event the Chapter determines that partial charges or refunds will be allowed, they will be made on a case by case basis. In the event an attendee does not show up to the event, the registration cost will be forfeited.
  • PHOTOS & PRIVACY-Each attendee grants the Chapter permission to use photographs, video and film of the attendee and recordings of his or her voice taken during the Conference to be reproduced and published by the Chapter for promotional purposes, at no charge to the Chapter. If an attendee does not want such photo, video, film or audio recordings to be taken, the attendee must notify the Chapter on the day of the event at check-in, or during the registration process if applicable. Individuals who are given an identifier to wear as an opt out individual are responsible for wearing the identifier prominently and visibly at all times

Additional Information

  • Delivery Method: Group-Live
  • Prerequisites: Working Knowledge of Fraud and Fraud Schemes
  • Field of Study: Auditing, Specialized Knowledge and Applications, Behavioral Ethics
  • Who Should Attend: Internal and Independent Auditors and Investigators; Accountants; Ethics Professionals; Compliance Professionals; Educators and Students; Legal Professionals; Certified Fraud Examiners; Anti-Fraud Specialists; Criminal Investigators; Prosecutors; Defense Attorneys; Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Officers; Compliance Officers; Regulators; Financial and Risk Professionals
  • Advanced Preparation: None
  • Program Level: Intermediate


  • Maryland ACFE Chapter Members (individual rate) - $400.00 – This registration fee amount is available only to current members of the Maryland ACFE Chapter
  • Group Rate - $400.00 (each person) – Must register as a group of 5 or more
  • Non-Member Rate - $450.00 (individual rate) – This registration is open to anyone. You are not required to be a member of the Maryland Chapter to register
  • Kosher Lunch - If you wish to have a kosher lunch please notify us immediately after your registration is confirmed by sending an email to watchdogcfe@gmail.com.

ponsor No.125230  

 ACFE Maryland Chapter #21 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: www.nasbaregistry.org.

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