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OSCPA's Fraud Summit - VIRTUAL

Thursday, August 12, 2021 8:30am - 4:25pm

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Pandemic Update: With all the changes this pandemic has brought, we understand you may have questions and concerns regarding continuing education offered by the Society. The safety of our attendees, discussion leaders and staff is always top of mind and our number one priority is to continue offering CPE options as safely as possible with the same quality and quantity you have come to expect. Please visit our Pandemic and OSCPA CPE: What to Expect page for more information.

Come learn with us at the OSCPA's Fraud Summit - part of the OSCPA Summit Series.

New This Year: We have partnered with ACPEN to assemble a series of topics and national speakers at a price you'll love!

This virtual event is recommended for eight hours of CPE and will cover the following topics:

  • Business Fraud Basics
  • The Very Real Risk of Ransomware
  • Devious Ethics: Dealing with Snakes in Suits 
  • Asset Misappropriations - Let Me Count the Ways


Designed For

CPAs interested in learning more about fraud

Your Price: $350.00

This is your base price and does not reflect any additional session fees, optional add-ons, or guest registrations.

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

8:30am - 10:10am

Learn the basic concepts of fraud committed within organizations. These concepts include the definition of fraud, the types of fraud that are often committed, and how to uncover them. CPAs, finance teams , management are all responsible for bringing fraud risks and allegations of fraud to light. This course is a fundamentals course to get you started.


  • Learn the definition of fraud and the three main business fraud types
  • Discuss theory behind why fraud is committed
  • Begin to learn the red flags of fraud Review real-life case studies of fraud
Credits: Accounting 2
10:25am - 12:05pm

Over the past two years, ransomware has surged as a major threat to individuals and organizations of all sizes. To illustrate the threat ransomware is, its' annual cost to businesses is now estimated at over $8 billion, up from $1 billion in 2016. Against that backdrop, ask yourself "am I at risk?" Of course, the likely answer is "yes". To reduce this risk, you should participate in this session where you will learn how you can avoid becoming yet another victim of ransomware. The survival of your business may depend on it!


  • Define “ransomware” and identify how ransomware is disruptive
  • List the major ways ransomware is transmitted
  • Identify key controls you should implement to reduce your ransomware risk
Credits: Information Technology 2
2:45pm - 4:25pm

According to the ACFE’s 2018 Report to the Nations On Occupational Fraud and Abuse, there are three categories of fraud: Corruption; Asset Misappropriation and Financial Statement Fraud. The cumulative losses due to asset misappropriation dwarfs the losses resulting from corruption and financial statement frauds combined. And the asset the fraudster likes to steal most often ……CASH! Management knows what the fraudster wants and then provides them with the opportunity through weak internal controls to steal it; often without them even being aware of it until it’s too late.


  • Understand how to detect fraud
  • Learn what internal controls help prevent fraud
Credits: Accounting 1, Auditing 1

Saturday, August 21, 2021

12:50pm - 2:30pm

Good people believe everyone else is just like them. They cannot imagine someone could con them or their company and have no guilt or remorse about what they have done. Lack of guilt and empathy are key traits of a psychopath. Most of us envision psychopaths to be cold-blooded serial killers who are locked away in prison. However, experts estimate that 4% of corporate executives are psychopaths who may initially appear to be more normal than the rest of us. Psychopaths may present a convincing picture of virtue while helping themselves to money, status and sex while leaving a path of shattered expectations, empty wallets, and broken hearts in their wake. Learn how to recognize and deal with others who have no conscience.


  • Identify individuals who may be planning to con you or your company and know how to cope with the situation within the guidelines of the accounting profession's standards for resolving ethical conflict
Credits: Behavioral Ethics 2


John L. Daly

John L. Daly, MBA, CPA, CMA, CPIM, is a Chelsea, Michigan-based management consultant specializing in costing, pricing strategy and pricing model development. He has taught continuing professional education courses since 1995. Earlier in his career, John was Chief Financial Officer for a Tier 1 automotive parts supplier, CFO for a large restaurant chain and COO for a window treatments manufacturer and retailing chain. He is the author of Pricing for Profitability, published by Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Dennis F. Dycus

Dennis F. Dycus, CPA, CFE,CGFM recently retired after 39 years with the Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury of the State of Tennessee as the director of the division of municipal audit. His responsibilities included the oversight of the financial audits of all local governments in Tennessee, with the exception of counties and their affiliated units, as well as conducting investigations related to fraud, waste and abuse in local governments. Dennis has developed and/or conducted training programs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, Canada and Europe.

Thomas G. Stephens

Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA, is an associate at K2 Enterprises. After working at BellSouth Corportation Mr. Stephens opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area in 1994. In his practice, Mr. Stephens provided accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses. As part of his practice, he developed a successful consulting practice providing installation and support services on small business accounting software. Additionally, he began writing and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. In 2003, Mr. Stephens affiliated with K2 Enterprises, where he continues to develop and present educational programs to accounting and finance professionals.

Samantha M. Weeks

Samantha Weeks, CFE, received BS (Texas Woman’s University) and MS (University of Texas at Dallas) degrees in accounting and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She has served on the board of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) – Dallas Chapter at both the Director and Vice-President levels. In those roles she curated the speaker lineup for monthly chapter meetings and the chapter’s annual fraud conference. Samantha has been a Featured Member of the ACFE (August 2016) and was published in ACFE Insights in December 2017. Samantha shares her expertise in loyalty programs, account takeover fraud, and occupational fraud basics as a public speaker at numerous conferences and for professional organizations. She has worked with law enforcement to investigate credit card fraud rings and human trafficking. Samantha served in the United States Marine Corps at the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center in Dam Neck, VA. She received a meritorious promotion and was gifted a hand-written letter and Battle Standard of the Marine Corps by General James L. Jones. Samantha has been working in risk and control environments for 10 years and has led the fraud risk management program for a Fortune 200 company. She has expertise in leveraging data analytics for fraud detection, describing compelling narratives from complex data, and communicating effectively with all levels of leadership. Samantha Weeks works as a consultant based in Dallas, Texas. Samantha has worked in military intelligence, retail, internal audit, and fraud risk management. She has performed audits of accounts payable, cash balances, bank reconciliations, fuel, loyalty programs, expenses, procurement and supply chain processes, vendors, inventory, payroll, construction projects, and kick-back schemes. Account takeover fraud is her specialty which predominantly impacts the travel, hospitality, retail, and financial industries.

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