Thanks to all that attended FraudFest this
year. The Programs Committee (Emmy,
Choi, Ted, Dwight and Aury) did an awesome job in getting the speakers as well
as putting on the event. Each year it is
just different enough to keep you coming back.
Special thanks to Roger Frank who gets the IIA Academy Award for
portraying Casey Portage, a salty, bow tie wearing, cigar wielding, Water
Department Executive, who ultimately was guilty of fraud. Actors from UF were outstanding as well. Toby Groves shared his research as well as he
personal fraud tragedies. We also
learned more about identify theft from 2 IRS agents and a great presentation
from Tatiana Melnick. I do not want to
go up against her any lawsuits. We had 29
members and 15 non-members in attendance
between the 2 days.
You get the month of April off—but in May we will
have a roundtable on COSO and implementing the new 17 principles. This is required for at least for public
companies by December.