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DEI and Fraud Examination: What’s the Why for DEI?

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is a term that is often tossed around within companies and organizations, but what does it mean? The formal definition of DEI is “a conceptual framework that promotes the fair treatment and full participation of all people, especially in the workplace, including populations who have historically been underrepresented or subject to discrimination because of their background, identity, disability, etc.” It’s often used to describe policies and programs put in place to highlight and recognize the representation and participation of different groups of individuals. Why Does DEI Matter in Fraud Examination?Anti-fraud professionals and fraudsters come from many diverse backgrounds and  experiences. As a result, we each have an individual lens through which to view the world. This lens shapes our experiences and exposure and deeply impacts…
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Apply today for the Richie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship!

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The Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship provides an opportunity for students to advance their education and anti-fraud career paths. Additionally, it supports their anti-fraud interests by providing a full year of ACFE membership. Award amounts are $10,000, $7,500, $5,000 and $2,000 and are paid directly to the recipient’s university or college.Eligibility RequirementsThe current application period is still open and provides scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year. Interested students must demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in fraud examination or similar anti-fraud profession and:Have a declared major or minor in accounting, business administration, finance, criminal justice or other fraud-related discipline.   Be enrolled full-time at an accredited, four-year college or university through the 2023-2024 academic year.Undergraduates must be enrolled in nine semester hours (or equivalent) per term and must be a junior, senior…
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Member Spotlight: Frank Dara, CFE

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Frank Dara, CFE worked his way up from a Loss Prevention in-store Detective to becoming the North America Investigations Manager for Nike after years of fraud fighting. This is his story in his own words.How did you become passionate about fighting fraud?After graduating from the University of South Florida with my Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, I obtained my first role as a store loss prevention detective. Being on the front line of theft and fraud, I quickly saw the impact that fraud and crime can have, not only against corporations, but against people. For me, it’s all about your impact on people and society. Retail workers must execute a business’ strategy to be profitable while executing multiple responsibilities for an organization. When you see others taking advantage of profits…
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