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President’s Message – February 2017

Another year has come and gone. Happy New Year to you all. The Board is looking forward to another productive and successful year in serving our Chapter membership. As always, we encourage your participation in Chapter events, and we will do our best to serve member CFE needs.

Here are the latest updates.

AZ Chapter Polo and T-Shirts – The Board recently approved for Chapter members to purchase official AZ Chapter polo shirts and t-shirts that will have our Chapter logo on them. The shirts have arrived. We will be selling them at our upcoming Chapter meeting events.

Award Letter – Per my prior President’s Message, the Board recently announced to Chapter members a new program that will recognize individuals (both law enforcement and private sector) for exceptional performance of official duties in the detection and deterrence of fraud. A certificate of achievement will be awarded to the recipients amongst their peers. The recipient’s supervisor (s) will be asked to attend to further compliment the recognized recipient. PLEASE let us know if you are aware of any qualified recipients located within the Phoenix metro area. The Board will greatly appreciate your input on this.

You will want to mark your calendars now for the following monthly CPE hour events:

February 21st- Mr. Bill Curd, PhD, CFE, CISSP with Synesys Group - “Internet Investigative Search Techniques” Mr. Curd’s presentation will introduce a variety of Internet investigative search topics for the fraud examiner.  Examples topics: use of general purpose and specialized and meta search engines, protection and anonymity while searching, use of meta data, retrieving deleted web content, leveraging social media, and (time permitting) an introduction to capturing and reporting evidence, searching the dark web, and patterns suggesting disposal of stolen property.

March 21st- Erica Johnson, CEO and Senior Forensics Examiner at Evidence Solutions, Inc. –“Fraud Investigation Techniques”Ms. Johnson’s presentation is designed to help fraud examiners package a case for submittal and trial. It will provide generalized information about what is helpful for prosecutors relative to their evaluation of a case coming into their office.

April 18th – Special Monthly Meeting - The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation Please join us at Arizona State University SkySong for our special monthly training meeting which will focus on interviewing and interrogation techniques. The course will be taught by Joseph P. Buckley III, who is a forensic interviewer, detection of deception examiner, lecturer and consultant. Mr. Buckley is President of John E. Reid and Associates in Chicago, Illinois and has been with the firm since 1971. Mr. Buckley has lectured extensively to law enforcement, government and business groups. The cost for current Chapter members is $125 and non-members $175. This seminar will provide 8 CPE credits. Please check the Chapter website for further details and to register.

AZ ACFE Membership fees range from $35 to $55 annually (for CFEs and non-CFEs, respectively) and include 8 regular, one-hour accredited presentations and special seasonal multi-hour accredited events at an additional nominal fee, and which are all NASBA certified. Please tell your friends and co-workers about us and ask them to consider joining our Chapter.

For more information, please visit our website:

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you at future Chapter events.


James H. Tendick, CFE

President – Arizona Chapter














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