DeSales MBA Association – Sponsored Event Announcement!

1 Feb 2013 by Tina Hicks, No Comments »
April 19, 2013 All Day Seminar: Building your Investigative Tool KitMBA Assoc. Fraud

DeSales MBA Association Members – Earn 8 CPEs for only $30!

Event Agenda / Schedule:

7:15 am — 8:00 am – Registration/Breakfast

8:00 am — 4:00 pm – Presentations (Lunch will be served at 12:00 pm)

CPE: 8 CPE credits from the ACFE

Location: DeSales University (2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA)


Topic Abstract:

Vendor Fraud: Overview and red flags of vendor fraud, how to distinguish between real, bogus, and

altered invoices, and data mining.

Admission-Seeking Interviews: Planning the interview, interpreting body language, interview questions,

dealing with objections and lack of responses, and getting the admission.

Internet Search Techniques and Online Intelligence: Internet investigations via auction websites, public

information/open sources, and intelligence operations.

Speakers: Tom Golden, MBA, CPA, CFE and Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM, CFE


Registration Contact:

Please pre-register with Dominic Abruzzese at or via phone at 610-751-3747 .

Advance payment can be sent to Dominic (ACFE Treasurer) at 627 Chestnut Street, Emmaus, PA 18049.

Payment will be accepted at the door, but pre-registration is required by April 12, 2013. Individuals who register but do not attend are responsible for payment if they do not cancel by April 12.

*Please note that if you are registering for the reduced rate, you must specify this at the time of registration.



$225 members/non-members

$30 DeSales MBA Association members/students & faculty/law enforcement/retirees


Speaker Bios:

Tom Golden is a retired PricewaterhouseCoopers partner and former Partner-In-Charge of the Midwest Region Investigations & Forensic Services practice. He resides in the Chicago area.  Tom has a national reputation in forensic accounting and fraud investigations. He has been quoted in a number of major world-wide publications including USA Today and Business Week and he was featured on The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather shortly after the Enron scandal came to light. Tom has extensive experience in testifying and is a frequent presenter for both U.S. and foreign corporations and the Federal government, including the FBI and IRS. Tom was the lead author of the award-winning John Wiley & Sons book A Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigation, now in its 2nd Edition. He is a CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner, former chairman of the Board of Regents for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and has been given the ACFE’s highest honor by being named Regent Emeritus. Tom was an adjunct professor at DePaul University in Chicago after he developed and taught the school’s first Forensic Accounting graduate course in 2002.


Cynthia Hetherington has more than 20 years of experience in research, investigations, and corporate intelligence. She is the founder of Hetherington Group, a consulting, publishing, and training firm focusing on intelligence, security, and investigations. Cynthia most recently was the leader of Aon Consulting’s Corporate Strategic Intelligence group. Cynthia applies her expertise in library science and information systems to provide clients with strategic insight into research and complex investigations. During her career, she has assisted a vast number of clients with Internet investigations related to employee theft and intellectual property loss. Cynthia has also applied her research skills while conducting online and database research to uncover well-hidden relations between fraudulent associates, their assets, and secrets. She has experience overseeing international investigations for Fortune 500 companies and other organizations in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. A widely-published author, Cynthia authored Business Background Investigations (2007) and the Manual to Online Public Records (2008), published by Facts on Demand Press. She is the publisher of Internet & Online Intelligence Newsletter and has co-authored articles on steganography, computer forensics, Internet investigations and other security-focused monographs. She is also recognized for providing corporate security officials, military intelligence units, and Federal, state and local agencies with training on online intelligence practices. In addition, Cynthia is an adjunct faculty member at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, where she teaches a program on cyber counterterrorism investigations.

Want to learn more about the DeSales part-time MBA program? Check out our website


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