Alani Mundie, CFE, International Law Enforcement Liaison
The ACFE is honored to welcome two new members to the ACFE Law Enforcement Partnership: the U.S. Marshals Service and the Office of the District Attorney of Orange County, California. These agencies recently joined the ranks of the numerous federal, state and local government and law enforcement agencies (including the FBI, SEC, the IRS Criminal Investigations Division and many others) that receive various benefits to help grow their anti-fraud programs through the recognition of the CFE credential for hiring and promotional purposes.
Founded in 1789, the U.S. Marshals Service is the oldest federal law enforcement agency in the nation. Comprised of more than 3,340 deputy U.S. marshals and criminal investigators, the agency oversees the apprehension of federal fugitives, protection of the federal judiciary, operation of the Witness Security Program, and seizure of property acquired by criminals through illegal activities. In addition, the U.S. Marshals Service handles a variety of fraud-related cases.
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office contributes to the success of the district attorney’s fraud prosecution programs by endorsing the CFE credential for senior forensic accounting positions. “Our accountants regularly testify in court as experts and one of the credentials they each maintain is the CFE,” said Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Henderson. “One of the hiring requirements for forensic accounting positions in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office is the CFE. We recommend and endorse this credential as an important component for forensic accountants in the area.”
The ACFE Law Enforcement Partnership was founded on the idea that the best way to combat fraud is through the mutual cooperation of the public and private sectors.