Canada AG and Best-Selling Author to Keynote ACFE Canadian Fraud Conference



Mandy Moody

ACFE Social Media Specialist

Auto insurance scams, accounting fraud and immigration fraud have all been hot topics in the news this year in Canada, but what are the latest developments with those working to prevent, detect and investigate these crimes? The 2012 ACFE Canadian Fraud Conference heads to Ottawa, Oct. 28-31 and will offer anti-fraud professionals the opportunity to network with these industry leaders and discuss the latest trends specific to Canada. Along with more than 10 breakout sessions addressing issues like Canada’s new tort of privacy, third-party risk management and anti-money laundering laws, the keynote presentations will surely be icing on the cake. They are:

  • Hon. Robert Nicholson, P.C., Q.P., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
  • Nicholson was named Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada in 2007 after a career of practicing law and being involved in local politics. He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1984, and has since served in many capacities. Nicholson will impart his knowledge of Canada’s current fraud climate and its challenges.
  • Pamela Meyer, CFE, Best-Selling Author of Liespotting
  • Meyer recently relayed at the 23rd Annual ACFE Fraud Conference in Orlando, Fla., how to detect deception and spot dishonest behaviors by seemingly charming and adept professionals. "The most-important fact may be hiding in the least-exciting place associated with the least-charismatic person one is investigating. It takes a certain mental discipline to stay focused on those facts and not get taken in by larger-than-life personalities," she said.
  • James D. Ratley, CFE, ACFE President and CEO
  • Ratley will return to Canada this year to speak on how to proactively spot fraud before the damage has been done in his opening session, “Fraud Indicators for Risk Management Professionals.”
  • John Sliter,Royal Canadian Mounted Police Director Field Services
  • Using police information for private sector and regulatory purposes has always been a contentious issue, and it continues to evolve. Sliter will give attendees the tips and information they need when forming relationships with employees, vendors and business partners.
  • Justin Paperny, Convicted Fraudster
  • Paperny will relay his fall from grace as a former investment executive and top-earning stockbroker who later pleaded guilty to violating securities laws and served an 18-month sentence at Taft Federal Prison Camp.

Read more about the 2012 ACFE Canadian Fraud Conference agenda, speakers and sessions at Also, register by Sept. 28 to guarantee your spot - and save CAD 100.