90-Day CFE Exam Challenge Success Story: Doug Dodge

90-Day CFE Exam Challenge Success Story: Doug Dodge

Doug Dodge, CFE, served 10 years in the U.S. Army and has been in law enforcement for more than two decades. In April of this year, Doug signed up to join the 90-Day CFE Exam Challenge. He’d dabbled in fraud investigations through his work as a police officer but wanted to pass the CFE Exam and earn his CFE credential so that he could transfer more fully to this line of work. He was one of the most engaged members of the group, posting 44 times throughout the challenge and rarely missing the opportunity to cheer his fellow challenge participants on along the way. If you’re considering joining our upcoming challenge, here’s some advice from Doug on how to make the most of it.

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Member Spotlight: Elizabeth Branney-Gant, CFE, Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Member Spotlight: Elizabeth Branney-Gant, CFE, Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Elizabeth Branney-Gant, CFE, is an IT Auditor-Advanced for the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services. In 2017, Branney-Gant was selected to receive a scholarship from the ACFE’s Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program. Each year the ACFE awards scholarships to students who display academic achievement in accounting, finance, business administration or criminal justice, and who also desire to pursue a career in the anti-fraud profession. Since being awarded the scholarship, Branney-Gant has gone on to lead a fascinating career.

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3 Areas of Focus To Build Rapport With an Interview Subject

3 Areas of Focus To Build Rapport With an Interview Subject

Conducting an effective interview is a key activity during a fraud examination, and an interview is simply a conversation with a specific purpose. A common thread to all interviews is the need to build rapport with the interviewee. There are three specific areas I focus on to build real rapport with an interview subject, foster open communication and achieve my interview goals. These three areas of focus are trust, respect and empathy. 

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Join the 90-Day CFE Exam Challenge!

Join the 90-Day CFE Exam Challenge!

The ACFE invites you to sign up for the upcoming 90-Day CFE Exam Challenge to earn your Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential by December 31, 2019. The challenge is designed to help you work through the CFE Exam Prep Course and Prep Toolkit materials to successfully complete the exam in three months.

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Member Spotlight: Dhara Bhatt, CFE, CPA

Member Spotlight: Dhara Bhatt, CFE, CPA

Dhara Bhatt, CFE, CPA, is a manager of compliance and monitoring at Sage Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As a biotechnology compliance professional, Bhatt strives to create a comprehensive compliance program that can navigate the intricacies of the industry. To do this, Bhatt relies on her love of problem-solving to come up with unique compliance solutions. Always with an eye toward the future, Bhatt looks forward to the work that each new day will bring.

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