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2017 Spring Seminar

  • May 15, 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (CST)
  • Maggiano's at the Domain


  • Member pricing is only available for Austin Chapter members in good standing.

SPRING Seminar  

Join us for our Spring Seminar at Maggiano's in Austin and earn 8 hours of CPE. We have also included two hours of ethics so you can meet the ACFE's ethics requirement for the year!


Non-Profit Fraud: Some Case Studies

Frank Stover & Michele Heyman

In this session, case studies will be used to illustrate factors that have led to fraud in not for profit entities.


Garry White

Security overview; new technologies; new threats; case studies of past breaches (including Target) 



Marcus Felson

Crimes of specialized access represent one of four ways an offender can get to a target to commit a crime. This conceptualizes white-collar crime as part of larger routine activity theory, which thinks about how offenders use routine activities to embed illegal activities. Several categories of specialized access are diagramed. Not all of them are financial in nature, since certain types of sexual abuse and harassment also take advantage of specialized access.

Ethics and the Mindset of the Fraudster

Allan Bachman 

Fraud and ethics are inextricably linked. In this case that means fraudsters usually display a lack of ethics in some form or other. Listening to the very words of convicted fraudsters helps to understand the mindset that ends in committing some form of fraudulent act. In this session you will hear from both subject matter experts and white collar criminals who will discuss where and in some cases why they made the poor ethical choice which cost them their careers and changed them forever.


  • 8:00 - 8:30 - Registration

  • 8:30 - 10:10 - Non-Profit Fraud: Some Case Studies
  • 10:10 - 10:20 - Break
  • 10:20 - 12:00 - Cyber Crisis: Issues of Concern 
  • 12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch served by Maggiano's
  • 1:00 - 2:40 - Crimes of Specialized Access
  • 2:40 - 2:50 - Break
  • 2:50 - 4:30 - Ethics 

Registration Prices

Chapter Members: $150.00
Non-Members: $200.00
Registration includes a lunch service.

About the Speakers

Garry White

Garry White is an Associate Professor at Texas State University. He has a Master's and PhD in computer science and holds two professional certifications in information security. He is a founding member and past president of the San Antonio Chapter of International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2. Research has been in the area of information security, privacy, and why security breaches occur.

Marcus Felson

Dr. Marcus Felson has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan. He is currently a Professor in the Criminal Justice Department at Texas State University. His teaching and research interests are in crime demography and crime geography. He originated the routine activity approach to crime rate analysis and his work is used to understand, among other things, organized crime and street gangs.

Frank Stover, CPA, CFE

Frank Stover has been at Atchley & Associates, LLP since the beginning of 2007 and has spent over 40 years in the accounting profession. He earned his B.A. in Accounting and Business Management from Michigan State University.

During his career, before joining Atchley & Associates, LLP, Frank has been a part of McKinnon & Associates, PC, Wikoff Combs & Company, LLC, a partner of Hopkins, Stover and Kruse and a sole proprietor.

Frank’s practice concentration is in auditing, internal control assessment, fraud deterrence and litigation support. In addition, he performs consulting for individuals, businesses, governmental and non-profit organizations. Frank’s keen ability to anticipate clients’ needs and generate effective solutions is what makes him a great asset.

He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), he holds the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designations from the American Institute of CPAs and the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

Throughout his career, Frank has always been an active member in the community. Currently, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) , the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), including the Austin Chapter, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Frank also served as the President of the Austin Chapter of the Michigan State University Alumni Association, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Austin Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association.  Frank also currently serves as a Commissioner on the Georgetown Housing Authority.

Michele Heyman, CPA/CFF, CVA, CFE

Michele has over 20 years of experience in public accounting. In that time she has created long-lasting relationships with her clients and in the Austin community. Her experience has led to the establishment of her own practice specializing in Tax Planning and Preparation, Business Advisory Services, Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting.

Allan Bachman, CFE

Allan’s fraud investigation experience extends back to his first job out of college in the early 70’s. He has an MBA in information systems technology specializing in computer and data security. Allan has been a CFE since 1993.

Previously Allan has worked or has consulted for retail, real estate, manufacturing and has extensive consulting experience for small to medium businesses. In each of these he has actively worked fraud cases.

Allan has taught college courses in accounting/auditing and information systems security. He now regularly conducts training sessions and speaks for national organizations at their annual and regional events on a variety of anti-fraud and fraud related topics, including Investigating on the Internet using Social Media, how and why Ponzi schemes continue to flourish, the ACFE’s biannual Report to the Nations and Ethics and the Mindset of the Fraudster.

Prior to joining the ACFE Allan worked in Higher Education as director of internal audit where he also managed IT projects specializing in information and access security. His largest fraud investigation, well into seven figures, was conducted during this time.

Allan is responsible for the educational content of all ACFE domestic and international conferences, new seminar development and online learning.

Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None required


Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant
10910 Domain Dr #100, Austin, TX 78759


From MoPac and Braker Lane, turn East on Braker Lane, drive 0.4 miles to Domain Drive on the left. In 0.1 miles, turn left onto Feathergrass Court, and park in the D2 South Parking Garage (free parking) on the right. Walk East about 400 feet to Maggiano's restaurant.

The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is a non-profit organization formed in the State of Texas and registered as a 501 (C) (6) Organization with the IRS.

The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Cancellation Policy and No Shows

If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email no later than 5 days prior to the event, unless otherwise indicated in specific event policies, to request a refund and/or cancel your registration. The Chapter must confirm event registrations with the venue within 5 days of the event and any changes after this time period can become a financial cost to the Chapter. Cancellations received less than 5 days prior to events will not be refunded except for exigent circumstances.

In the event an attendee does not show up to the event, the registration cost will be forfeited. If payment at the door was the selected method, then the attendee will be billed for the full cost of the event. The Chapter reserves the right to bar for future registration any attendees who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.

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