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About The Central Ohio ACFE

central-ohio-chapter_highresWe are the Central Ohio Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (COACFE), the official local chapter of the ACFE®.

COACFE was founded in 1992 and has a membership of about 100 members. Our members work in a variety of industries including finance, government, insurance, security and academic. We also have a good representation of students at various local universities interested in pursuing anti-fraud careers.

In addition to regularly scheduled luncheons with insightful and engaging speakers, the Chapter co-sponsors the annual 2-day Emerging Trends in Fraud Investigation and Prevention conference held in Columbus, Ohio. The 2018 Conference drew more than 660 attendees from around the region.

The Chapter donated over $10,000 to the ACFE Foundation for scholarships during 2018 and previously donated approximately $10,000 in equipment to the fraud divisions of local police departments through Chapter community service projects.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is to reduce the incidence of fraud and white-collar crime and to assist the Membership in fraud detection and deterrence. To accomplish our mission, the ACFE:

  • Provides bona fide qualifications for Certified Fraud Examiners through administration of the CFE Examination
  • Sets high standards for admission, including demonstrated competence through mandatory continuing professional education
  • Requires Certified Fraud Examiners to adhere to a strict code of professional conduct and ethics
  • Serves as the international representative for Certified Fraud Examiners to business, government and academic institutions
  • Provides leadership to inspire public confidence in the integrity, objectivity, and professionalism of Certified Fraud Examiners

COACFE Chapter Leadership

President
James Rumph, CFE, CPA, CIA, CAMS, ALMI

Nationwide Insurance
rumphj1@nationwide.com

Vice President
Danny Case, CFE, CPA

American Electric Power Service Corporation
5047 Cashion Drive
Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-716-1153
dlcase@aep.com

Secretary
Melissa Butsko, CFE

Global Security & Investigations
JPMorgan Chase & Co
melissa.c.butsko@jpmchase.com

Treasurer
Nate Radabaugh, CFE, CPA

Nationwide Insurance
radabn1@nationwide.com

Board Member 
David K. Dennis, PhD, CPA, CFE

Consulting
Phone: 614.260.4938
davidkdennis1@gmail.com

Board Member 
Daniel Herb

Nationwide Insurance

Herbd1@nationwide.com

Board Member
Yufei M. Mao, CFE, CPA

L Brands, Inc.
ymao@lb.com

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Board Member
Chuck “Charles” Pierano

sendchuckpmail@yahoo.com

President Emeritus/Training Coordinator
Melissa Smart, CFE, MS

Director of Corporate Investigations
Huntington National Bank

Melissa.Smart@huntington.com