Our chapter hosted a Fraud Behavioral Science Think Tank during June 2019. Several intriguing message and design combinations were identified, but after some spirited deliberations, the Central Ohio ACFE Chapter Board selected the Little White Lies…LEAD TO BIG CONSEQUENCES campaign as the event’s winner. Our chapter then planned and executed a 8 week public awareness campaign through Fraud Awareness Week. Learn more at


Join the elite group of international anti-fraud professionals by earning your Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential. Central Ohio is home to more than 400 CFEs and more than 30 individuals earned their CFE credential in 2019.

If interested in learning more about the CFE credential, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s (ACFE’s) website has information for your reference. Also, if you are interested in discussing either the ACFE or one of our board members would be happy to discuss with you. You can contact the ACFE at (800) 245-3321 (Monday – Friday, 7:30 – 6:00 Central Time) or or our board at


The ACFE has self service search capability to find CFEs across the globe on their website. If you don’t find what you are looking for there and are seeking a referral for a local CFE member with a specific specialty, feel free to also reach out to our board at


The ACFE gathers top fraud headlines from across the world on a regular basis. Visit the ACFE’s website to view these fraud headlines linked to articles.


Report to the Nations is the largest global study on occupational fraud. More than 2,500 cases provided by CFEs were studied for the ACFE’s upcoming 2020 Report to the Nations.


Our members can post and find career opportunities within our LinkedIn group. You are welcome to post and/or email our board to request an opportunity to be posted.

The ACFE also has a career center on their website where you can find jobs, advice, tips and more. Find customized resources to help you at each step of your professional journey.

Other Resources

These links and associated information are not vetted or verified, nor are they maintained by our chapter. Individuals requiring additional information should contact the source directly.

Court Cases & Legal Information



Legal Dictionary
PACER – Court Cases
Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations
U. S. Department of Justice – Agencies
United States Sentencing Commission


Insurance & Health Care Fraud



Attorney General of Ohio – Consumer Protection
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Coalition Against Insurance Fraud
Ohio Department of Insurance Fraud Unit

Law Enforcement Information



Law Enforcement Information Sharing Environment
National White Collar Crime Center
The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Library

People Search, Public Records, Telephone, Email and Address Look-up




Black Book Online – Browse county offices by State


Melissa Data – Phone lookup (free)

Open Corporates – The Open Database Of The Corporate World

People Search – Pipl

People Search –

Phone Number and Reverse Phone Search

Phone Validator – Cell or Land Line (free)

Republic of Panama Public Records

Search Systems – Public Records Directory

SEC Filings

Social Security Death Index


Tools and References

Including search engines, news and information, maps & satellite photos


Audit Library:  Fraud and Investigator Resources
Best Practices in Ethics Hotlines
CFO Network by Price/Waterhouse Coopers
Computer Crime Research Center
Consumer Frauds and Scams
Deep web search engines
Economic Crime Intelligence
FedEx Customer Protection Center- Defending Against Fraud
Fighting Identity Theft:  A Guide
FileXT – File extension database
Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
Financial Scandals – Links to Resources
Geo – Google Earth
Geo – TerraFly – Maps and Satellite
Geo – TerraServer
Global Witness | Grave Secrecy
Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)
Columbus Dispatch
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Major Money Laundering Countries and the 2016 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR)
TechNewsWorld – Technology News
Wayback machine – official site
White Papers on risk

U.S. Government Agencies & Organizations



FBI – Common Fraud Schemes

FBI – Cyber Crime

FBI – Identity Theft

FDIC – Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCen) – U.S. Department of the Treasury

IRS – Internal Revenue Service

U.S. Dept. of Commerce – Census Bureau

U.S. Department Of Justice – Identity Theft and Identity Fraud

U.S. Department of Justice – Identity Theft and Identity Fraud – FCPA quick link

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) – U.S. Department of the Treasury

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission