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.

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October 5th, 2017 • 11:30 am
Lunch & Learn

Insider Trading

Charles Gray, PhD, CPA (BIO)

Dr. Gray will present a concise summary of insider trading, including SEC rules, what makes insider trading illegal, SEC Rule 105, filing requirements for reporting insider trading activities and case studies of significant cases like Martha Stewart, Scott Walker, WSJ reporter R. Foster Winans and others. Dr. Gray will also discuss the recent Equifax data breach.

Dr. Charles Gray is now retired, but most recently worked as an Accounting Instructor at the University of Central Oklahoma.  He also worked at Eide Bailly, Murrel, Hall, McIntosh & Co. PLLP, and Arthur Anderson.  In 1972, he was a founding partner in Gray & Northcutt, a firm which specialized in consulting for the oil and gas industry.  He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma.  He received his MBA from the University of Central Oklahoma, and his PhD from Northcentral University.  He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1970.  He was a member of the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accounts and past president of the Oklahoma City Chapter of the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants.  His publications included serving on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Accountancy, publishing a research paper, and coauthoring articles for the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants CPA Focus Magazine.  He also tutored two Whiz Kids and was an adult literacy instructor.

Juniors • 2601 NW Expressway • Oklahoma City, OK 73112

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October 26th-27th, 2017 • 8:30am-4:30pm

Annual Conference

Credit Union House • 631 E Hill Street • Oklahoma City, OK 73105  (MAP)
      
Parking is to the west of the building

16 Hours of ACFE CPE, includes 2 hours ethics
8 Hours of NASBA CPE, includes 2 hours ethics

Case Studies from the United States Secret Service
Auditing State and Local Governments
Internal Controls and Fraud
Fraud and Professional Skepticism
Anatomy of an Interview
Conducting Internal Investigations

Registration will be from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. each day. Sessions will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.  Thirty minutes will be provided for lunch. Price for two days includes 16 hours of CPE, including two hours of ethics.  A continental breakfast, box lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided on both days.  Thursday includes 8 hours of ACFE CPE and Friday includes 8 hours of ACFE and NASBA CPE, including 2 hours of ethics.

Members of the Oklahoma City and Northeast Oklahoma (Tulsa) chapters are eligible for a further discount. If you do not have the discount code before you register, please contact Cathy Minns by phone at (267) 252-1286 or by e-mail to president_okacfe@4securemail.com.

Case Studies from the United States Secret Service
(2 hours CPE)

William Wind, Senior Special Agent, Oklahoma City Field Office-Oklahoma City Economic and Identity Crimes Task Force, and
Lantz Stuart, Senior Special Agent, Oklahoma City Field Office-Liaison Agent, Eastern District of Oklahoma

SSA Stuart and SSA Wind will present detailed overviews and in-depth case studies of:

  • Counterfeit money curret trends & effects
  • Financial criminal activity including credit card schemes, transnational crimes and business check schemes
  • Computer crimes including Hacking/IT faults, Business E-mail Compromises and account takeover
  • Identity takeover affecting businesses and inviduals

SSA Wind and SSA Stuart will also review protection considerations, including security of self and security of office.

A native of Henryetta, OK, SSA William Wind began his Secret Service career in 1997 as a special agent assigned to the Tulsa (OK) Resident Agency.  He worked there until 2001 when he was reassigned to the Forensic Services Division as a polygraph examiner in the Houston (TX) Field Office.  In 2006, Wind was transferred to the Dignitary Protective Division in Washington, D.C., where he was assigned to the Secretary of Treasury detail.  Later that same year, he was reassigned to the Vice Presidential Protective Division.  In August 2010, Wind was reassigned to the Human Resources and Training – Recruiting Division in Washington, D.C.  In 2015, SSA Wind was reassigned to the Oklahoma City Field Office where he is currently assigned to the Oklahoma City Economic and Identity Crimes Task Force.

Since January 2010, Wind has been serving as the Special Emphasis Program Manager for American Indians/Alaska Natives in the Secret Service which is a collateral duty.  In this position, his goal is to increase the number of Native Americans entering the various ranks of the Secret Service.  In addition to his daily work activities, Wind is the current Sergeant-at-Arms for the National Native American Law Enforcement Association. 

William Wind is a 1993 graduate of Eureka College where he majored in chemistry and minored in biology.  He also earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from Oklahoma City University in 1999. 

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SSA Lantz Stuart was born and raised in Tulsa, OK and began his law enforcement career with the Tulsa Police Department.  During his six year tenure with the Tulsa Police Department, SSA Stuart was assigned to patrol the Gilcrease Division and at the Street Crimes Unit at the Riverside Division.

In 2002, SA Stuart accepted an appointment as a Special Agent with the US Secret Service.  After completing 22 weeks of training, SA Stuart was assigned to the Tulsa Resident Office where he conducted numerous investigations relating to counterfeit money, financial crimes, bank fraud, identity theft/takeover, and protective intelligence. 

In 2009, SSA Stuart was reassigned to the Vice Presidential Protective Division where he was assigned to the Second Lady Division as well as conducted numerous domestic and international protective advances for Vice President Joseph Biden. 

After completing his tour on the Vice Presidential Protective Division, SSA Stuart was reassigned to the Washington Field Office where he served on the National Capital Region Economics Crimes Task Force until being transferred to the Oklahoma City Field Office in 2016.

SSA Stuart is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.  He is married with one son.  

Auditing State and Local Governments
(2 hours CPE)

Brenda Holt, CPA, Audit Manager, Special Investigative Unit, Oklahoma State Auditor & Inspector’s Office
Cindy Byrd, CPA, Deputy State Auditor,  Oklahoma State Auditor & Inspector’s Office

Brenda Holt’s presentation on “Internal Controls and Fraud” reviews cases which highlight the investigations of a checks-for-cash simple fraud, a simple fraud with large consequences regarding a Chamber of Commerce and a large fraud in a small town. Each case review walks through the scheme, the participants, the controls that should have been in place but weren’t and how each case was resolved.

“Fraud and Professional Skepticism” presented by Cindy Byrd briefly describes the State Auditor’s Office and then launches into case studies about audits in some Oklahoma Counties, how they came about, how the frauds were discovered and a description of audit procedures employed. Bryd also presents the value of professional skepticism.

Brenda Holt, CPA

Brenda Holt, CPA, is the Audit Manager for the Special Investigative Unit for the Oklahoma State Auditor & Inspector, with almost 17 years of governmental auditing experience. Brenda graduated from East Central University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1987. During her tenure with the State Auditor’s Office, Brenda conducted county audits; college and university audits; state agency audits; and special audits of municipalities, school districts and other government entities. She works closely with prosecutors, governing boards, and the public in identifying fraud and waste of public funds by gathering the facts necessary to support the successful prosecution of wrongdoers.

Cindy Byrd, CPA

Cindy Byrd, CPA, was named Deputy State Auditor & Inspector for Local Government Services in January, 2013, after having served as Director of Local Government Audits beginning in July, 2011. A graduate of East Central University, Cindy earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree and is a Certified Public Accountant with 20 years of local governmental auditing experience. Her public service includes planning and conducting county audits, district attorney audits, emergency medical services district audits, and investigative audits. During her career with the State Auditor’s Office, Cindy has held the positions of Audit Supervisor, Audit Manager, and Division Director. As Director of County Audits, Cindy developed and implemented training programs to assist county officials in their preparation of annual financial statements, a county commissioner district’s schedule of expenditures of federal awards, and in identifying weaknesses in a county’s system of checks and balances that could result in fraud, waste, or abuse of taxpayer funds. Cindy’s role in overseeing and guiding the process of eliminating the five-year backlog of county audits that existed at the time of her appointment to Director cannot be understated. Now, as Deputy State Auditor for Local Government Services, Cindy and her dedicated team of auditing professionals are refocusing their energy and efforts to provide Emergency Medical Service District administrators and financial office personnel the same type of training which proved so effective at the county government level. The State Auditor & Inspector’s primary function is to safeguard public assets. Cindy is at the forefront of this mission by striving to identify wasteful spending, assisting elected officials in fully understanding their fiduciary responsibility to preserve the public trust, effectively administering government auditing standards to be utilized as tools to create more responsive government at every level, and improving the efficient delivery of government services.

Anatomy of an Interview
(4 hours CPE)

Steven Patterson, CFE

A comprehensive interview skills refresher course that also presents the real world anatomy of an approximately $4OM fraud investigation from allegation to prosecution. Patterson also outlines how interview and communication skills made the investigation a success.

 

Steven Patterson, CFE

Steven Patterson is a CFE, accomplished investigator and analyst with 16 years of investigative, internal audit and managerial experience. He has given presentations around the country on topics ranging from fraud investigation, recording of interviews and fraud investigations and techniques. He has worked in support of state and federal law enforcement in the successful completion and prosecution of fraud investigations.

 

Conducting Internal Investigations
(8 hours ACFE and NASBA CPE, includes 2 hours ethics)

Allen Brown, CPA, CFE

Allen Brown will prepare you for every step of an internal investigation into potential fraud, from receiving the initial allegation to testifying as a witness. You will learn how to lead an internal investigation with accuracy and confidence by gaining knowledge about various topics, such as relevant legal aspects of internal investigations, using computers in an investigation, collecting and analyzing internal and external information, interviewing witnesses and writing reports. This course includes a relevant practical problem, which you will work through from beginning to end that will give you practical experience you can apply in your own work.

Allen Brown, CPA, CFE

Allen Brown, a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, is now retired, but most recently was Assistant Legislative Auditor for the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office. In this position, he oversaw investigations and matters related to local government audits and issues. Brown spent 21 years with the Legislative Auditor’s Office and has participated in more than 250 investigative audits. Brown’s experience also includes 8½ years as Director of Internal Audit for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, consisting of 49 campuses throughout the state. Previously, Brown was Practice Leader for Forensic and Investigative Services for the international firm of Deloitte & Touche, where he directed projects in the continental United States, Hawaii, Mexico, Bermuda, Morocco and the United Kingdom. Brown also worked with one of the major U.S. law firms in three major lawsuits involving the tobacco industry.

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All attendees must register on-line.

Networking:
Your name, company name, telephone number and e-mail address will be distributed to the attendees at the conference. Any questions or comments should be directed to Cathy Minns by phone at (267) 252-1286 or by e-mail at president_okacfe@4securemail.com.
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Cancellation policy:
Cancellation on or before October 19th will result in a refund of your registration fee, less a $25 fee. Cancellation between October 20th – 24th will result in a refund of 50% of the registration fee. Registration fees for cancellations on or after October 25th will not be refunded.  In the event that a registrant is unable to attend, his or her registration can be transferred to another person.  If the event is cancelled, the registration price will be refunded. Call Cathy Minns at (267) 252-1286 for cancellations after October 20th.
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Payments, if you don’t pay online when registering:
To pay by check after registering, please mail your payment to Susan Edwards, Treasurer, PO Box 12237, Oklahoma City, OK  73157 on or before October 20th. If you are with a governmental agency in the state of Oklahoma and require an invoice, please choose “Check Payment” when you register online for the event and send a copy of the purchase order to Cathy Minns at president_okcacfe@4securemail.com.
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Credit Union House • 631 E Hill Street • Oklahoma City, OK 73105

December 14th, 2017 • 11:30 am
Lunch & Learn

Bankruptcy and Tax Fraud

Mark A. Patzkowski, Attorney-at Law, CFE
Patzkowski Law Group

Joint meeting with IIA

Ted’s • 2836 NW 68th Street • Oklahoma City, OK 73116

January 4th, 2018 • 11:30 am
Lunch & Learn

Juniors • 2601 NW Expressway • Oklahoma City, OK 73112

February 1st, 2018 • 11:30 am
Lunch & Learn

Juniors • 2601 NW Expressway • Oklahoma City, OK 73112

March 1st, 2018 • 11:30 am
Lunch & Learn

Juniors • 2601 NW Expressway • Oklahoma City, OK 73112

April 24th, 2018 • 11:30 am
Lunch & Learn

Joint meeting with AFWA

Ted’s • 2836 NW 68th Street • Oklahoma City, OK 73116

May 17th, 2018 • 11:30 am
Lunch & Learn

Juniors • 2601 NW Expressway • Oklahoma City, OK 73112