Certified Fraud Examiners and Certified Public Accountants qualify for one hour of CPE for each regular meeting attended and up to 16 hours by attending annual seminars.

The Oklahoma City Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners promotes an enhanced awareness of fraud prevention, detection and investigation techniques among its membership and within the business and law enforcement communities through our educational programs and seminars.

The Chapter provides members and attendees opportunities to earn the continuing education credits required to maintain certifications and nurtures networking among a diverse group of professionals in related fields.

Chapter membership offers great benefits, including:

  • Connecting and collaborating with other fraud fighters in the Oklahoma City area
  • Earn quality, affordable continuing professional education credits by attending chapter meetings and local seminars without having to pay travel expenses.
  • Chapter members range from anti-fraud specialists with minimal experience to those with a wealth of knowledge.  If you are new, this is a way to learn from the best; and if you are a seasoned professional, an opportunity to mentor the next generation of anti-fraud professionals.
  • Enhance and refine your leadership skills by serving on your chapter Board of Directors.
  • Opportunities to promote the importance of fraud prevention and detection and address the fraud-related needs of your community.

Upcoming

May 5th, 2016 – 11:30am
Chapter meeting

Location: Junior’s • 2601 NW Expressway • Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Panel discussion: “Current Issues in Fraud in Various Industries”

Panelists:

David Rhoades, CFE, CFC, CTP, is the Managing Director of Fraud & Forensic Investigations, LLC, a firm dedicated to providing clients with the services of discovery, evidentiary analysis, general accounting forensics, expert testimony, and litigation support. Mr. Rhoades is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Turnaround Professional, and a Certified Forensic Consultant. Additionally, Mr. Rhoades is the Managing Director of Turnaround Professionals, LLC, which offers businesses the services of court-appointed oversight (receiver, special master, special administrator, or examiner), assistance in interim crisis corporate governance and general management consulting. Mr. Rhoades is an adjunct professor of Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination at Oklahoma City University. Mr. Rhoades is the inaugural recipient of the 2014 Beacon Award from the Northeast Oklahoma Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners for his contribution to the fields of fraud deterrence, detection, investigation and education.

Beverly Osmus, CFCI, is Vice President and Director of Fraud and Account Process and MidFirst Bank in Oklahoma City. She leads a team at MidFirst that focuses on preventing fraud losses from counterfeit or fraudulent items and social engineering attacks. She previously worked at JP Morgan Chase Bank as a Branch Manager and at Bank of Oklahoma as a Consumer Banker. Ms. Osmus attained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management at Oklahoma State University and her master of science in Criminology at Oklahoma City University. She holds the designation of Certified Financial Crimes Investigator (CFCI), is 1st VP of the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators, and is a member of ACFE, Bank Fraud Investigators Group, and Metro Area Fraud Investigators Association.

Terra Shamas Bonnell, CFE, is an Enforcement Attorney for the Oklahoma Department of Securities in Oklahoma City. She represents the Department in civil and administrative actions to enforce state securities laws; investigates suspected violations of state securities laws; and assists in the prosecution of criminal cases. She previously worked at the University of Phoenix, AmeriTrust Corporation, and Charles Schwab and Company Incorporated. She earned her Juris Doctor, with distinction, from Education University of Oklahoma College of Law Norman, OK and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Westminster College Fulton, MO. She also studied at the University of Sunderland in Sunderland, England.

Bill Pendergraft, CFE, is the Directory of Security at Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores. He handles both employee dishonesty and customer issues.


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