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Maryland Chapter 21 of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners



Congratulations to John E.Grimes, III, CFE, CFI. John received the Hohenstein Fraud Fighter of the Year Award at the conference. See our Hohenstein Fraud Fighter Award page for details.

 Successful End for the

Mayland Fraud Conference in 2020

<--------- Remember what our conferences were like before social distancing?

We all learned to cope this year. Our first totally online conference ended this month with more than 500 participants attending remotely. Thank you to all who attended.


Our message about the genesis of the first virtual conference is described below.

This year has been a challenge in many respects. The 2020 conference was originally scheduled for April. As you can imagine, it became prudent to reschedule to September 14 and 15, 2020. We are very fortunate and grateful that all of our speakers, except one, were able to reschedule and speak live in September.

By the end of February, we had just over 400 registered attendees. This was prior to knowing what was on the horizon regarding the oncoming coronavirus pandemic. As events unfolded, we temporarily suspended registrations until we had a better understanding of what was to come.

As a result, and with your best interests in mind, we have made a decision to present the conference as a virtual (online-only), NASBA-approved conference with 16 CPE credits.

Beginning from our first conference in 2003, each year you have come to expect a first-rate conference from top-to-bottom. We promise you that this year will be no exception.

This year we will be endeavoring to present a conference as close to a live, in-person experience for you as possible. Most of our speakers will be traveling to Baltimore and they will be presenting live, from Martin's West, at their scheduled times, in real-time.

Having participated in recent online meetings and conferences with various organizations, we have observed that the enthusiasm and energy of speakers do not always translate well when ‘broadcasting’ from an office chair, or from a kitchen table chair via a laptop computer. We want to bring our speakers’ enthusiasm and energy to you.

We have arranged for a professional video company to broadcast all of the presentations live, in real-time. You will be able to enjoy the look and feel of the conference in its entirety from the comforts of your home or office.

For those of you who have already registered, please know how grateful we are for your support during these uncertain times.

If you have been thinking about attending, but have not registered to date, please take a look at what we are offering. You won’t be disappointed.

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:

  • Keynote: Linda S. Miller, Deputy Executive Director, Pandemic Response Accountability Committee-"Oversight of Covered Funds and the Federal Pandemic Response"
  • Kenneth Dieffenbach, CFE – “Grant Fraud: $718 Billion of Hope and Hazard”
  • Bethmara Kessler, CFE – “Fraud Risk Assessment: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You”
  • Tom Caulfield, CFE, CIG, CIGI – “Vulnerabilities in Contracting and Procurement”
  • Shawn Henry – “Cybersecurity: Where the Physical and Digital Worlds Collide”

September 15:

  • Keynote: Harry Markopolos, CFE – “How Did One Man Lose $64.9 Billion?
  • Mark Nigrini, Ph.D. – “The Fingerprints of Fraud Numbers”
  • John J. Hall, CPA – “Leadership, Influence and Collaboration Skills for Auditors”
  • 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.

 Printable Fraud Conference Brochure

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: Virtual- online only
  • 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

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. The ACFE Maryland Chapter contracted with BPN to livestream the event. BPN will be the sponsor of record for NASBA purposes for online attendees.

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