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20th Fraud Seminar – Friday, December 13th, 2019 ~ Rutgers and ACFE NJ

December 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

$150.00 – $200.00

20th Fraud Seminar ~ Friday, December 13th, 2019


Welcome to the 20th Fraud Seminar which is being conducted by Rutgers Business School, Newark, New Jersey, in conjunction with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – New Jersey Chapter#9 (“ACFENJ”). Below are directions for attending this event. You will notice that our new online method of registration and payment are being handled directly by ACFENJ. Please bring your event registration ticket so that we can check you in promptly.  Thank you and we will see you there.
This event offers a unique forum to discuss emerging issues in fraudulent activity with experts and an outstanding opportunity to earn reasonable CPE credits in today’s economic times. The event will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019 at the Rutgers Business School located at One Washington Park, Newark, NJ, Room 205, New Jersey, 07102, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. (Breakfast, Luncheon and Light Snacks will be served during this seminar)
Conference attendees will receive an estimated eight (8) CPE credits in Auditing. Attendees must sign in and sign out. Late arrivals and early departures may result in a reduced credit award.



NASBA Sponsor Identification #116231

Rutgers Business School is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through this website: www.NASBAregistry.org.









The cost for the event is as follows:

  • $150 USD for ACFE /ISACA/AGA members with a minimum of 48 hours advanced registration and payment.
  • $175 USD for Non-Members of ACFE/ISACA/AGA with a minimum of 48 hours advanced registration and payment.
  • $175 USD for ACFE/ISACA/AGA members with no prior registration and payment.
  • $200 USD for Non-Member of ACFE/ISACA/AGA with no prior registration and payment.

(NOTE: Deadline for Advanced Registration & Payment is Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 at 11:30pm)


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  • Check made payable & mailed to:” ACFE NJ Chapter#9” 1925 Mountain Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076**

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Date & Time: Friday, December 13th, 2019 from 08:00 am – 04:30 pm

Time and Attendance:   Attendees are required to sign in and sign out. Credits are awarded based on actual time in attendance.

Refund policy:   100% refund, if cancelled at least 48 hours prior to the event with an email to membership.acfenj9@gmail.com.

Complaint Resolution:   Complaints will be resolved by the Rutgers Accounting Research Center (973)-353-5172

Intended Audience:  CPAs, Fraud Examiners, and professionals with an interest in ethics, fraud and computer systems

Program Description:  Professionally-qualified speakers will present ethics and various fraud topics of current interest.

Learning Objectives:  To provide updated information in the following areas:

  • Basic Interviewing
  • Ethics
  • Health Care Fraud and its Impact on Industry
  • Token Accounting and Oracle Assurance: Blockchain from a Forensic and Fraud Perspective

Delivery Method:  Group live

Program Level:  Update

Prerequisites:   None

Advance Preparation:  None

Directions to Rutgers Business School can be found at: http://www.business.rutgers.edu/about-rbs/visit/maps-directions.

Close to public transportation (Broad Street Station, Washington Street, Broad Street Light Rails and several bus stops) Check out NJTransit.com for your closest station.  Parking is easy, affordable and is available at numerous lots at the individual’s expense.

Scheduled Speakers and Topics

Basic Interviewing

Special Agent (SA) Jamie Banko

Special Agent (SA) Jamie Banko , FBI started his law enforcement career by enlisting in the United States Army for a five-year enlistment.  After completion of Basic Training, SA Banko become a soldier in the Military Police and served in Germany, Panama, Kentucky, Cuba and Virginia.

Upon completing his military obligation SA Banko was hired by the Easton Police Department in Easton PA.  During his almost nine years with the Easton Police Department, SA Banko worked uniformed patrol, community policing, VICE narcotics/undercover and ended as a criminal detective.

In 2004, SA Banko was hired by the FBI as a Special Agent, and after completion of the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia he was assigned to the Newark field office in Newark, New Jersey.   While assigned to Newark, SA Banko worked international drug cartels, Innocent Images (online exploitation of children) and is presently a polygraph examiner. SA Banko had several short-term assignments throughout the world to include Iraq, Qatar, Cambodia, Colombia, Peru and Honduras.  Additionally, SA Banko has traveled extensively within the United States on assignments and trainings.

As a current FBI polygraph examiner, SA Banko has conducted over 1,500 polygraphs on applicants, employees, human sources, a wide variety of criminals, and persons wanting to enter the Witness Protection Program.  SA Banko is also a certified FBI instructor and teaches Interview and Interrogation both to FBI employees and at local, county, state, federal level and has taught internationally. SA Banko has an Associate degree from Central Texas College, a Bachelors  from DeSales University, a Masters from Saint Joseph’s University, and a graduate certificate in Psychophysiology from the National Center of Credibility Assessment.

The block of instruction will cover principles related to basic interviewing to include: Preparation, Introduction, Rapport Building, Questions, Verification Questions, Catch-All Questions, Departure and Self Critique.  Additionally, participants will receive instruction on detecting basic signs of deception.  Upon completion of this block, participants will have a better understanding on the structure and purpose of the interview and if implemented properly, going forward will be able to obtain much more relevant information from the person being interviewed.

  1. How to prepare for an interview
  2. Room/Site Preparation
  3. Structure of an Interview
  4. Basic Signs of Deception

Securities Regulation and Fraud

Christopher W. Gerold, Chief of NJ Bureau of Securities

Christopher W. Gerold is the Chief of the New Jersey Bureau of Securities (“Bureau”), Office of the New Jersey Attorney General and President of the North American Securities Administrators Association (“NASAA”).

The primary mission of the Bureau is to protect New Jersey investors.  As Bureau Chief, Mr. Gerold is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the New Jersey Uniform Securities Law and management of the Bureau.  The Bureau fulfills its mission through the registration of the securities offered in New Jersey and those individuals and entities selling them, examination of registrants, enforcement actions against those that violate the Securities Law, and investor education initiatives.

Mr. Gerold started his legal career as a Deputy Attorney General in the Securities Fraud Prosecution Section of the New Jersey Division of Law, where from 2005 to 2010 he represented the Bureau during investigations and as a lead trial attorney in litigated matters. Mr. Gerold represented the Bureau in some of the Bureau’s most complex and contentiously litigated matters, including cases involving suitability, Ponzi schemes, penny stock fraud, failures to supervise, and registration.

Before returning to public service, Mr. Gerold was an attorney with the law firm of Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”).  While at CSG, Mr. Gerold was a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation and Enforcement Group, where he conducted internal investigations for broker-dealers.  Mr. Gerold also represented financial professionals and companies in responding to regulatory investigations and enforcement actions by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), and various state securities regulators.

Mr. Gerold received his J.D. degree from Seton Hall Law and his B.S. degree in finance from Villanova University.  Prior to attending law school, Mr. Gerold was a registered representative, having passed the Series 7 and 63 securities exams.  Mr. Gerold is admitted to the bar in New Jersey and New York.


  1. Evolution and Overview of Securities Regulation
    1. SEC
    2. FINRA
    3. States (Bureau of Securities, NASAA)
  1. How the Bureau of Securities Combats Fraud
    1. Bureau of Securities Authority – exam, enforcement, registration, investor education, regulations
    2. Types of actions filed
    3. Remedies sought and available to Bureau
    4. Cooperation and coordination with State and Federal Regulators and Criminal Authorities
  1. Fraud Update
    1. A review of the types of the top frauds that the Bureau of Securities is currently combatting
    2. Trends in fraud actions


Social-Engineering Fraud Schemes

Stephen Gallagher, Deputy Chief Fort Lee Police Department (NJ)

Stephen Gallagher is a Deputy Chief with the Fort Lee Police Department.  He is a United States Marine Corps veteran of Operation Desert Storm.  In 1993 he began his law enforcement career as a Corrections Officer for the New Jersey State Department of Corrections.  In January of 1994 he joined the Fort Lee Police Department.  During his career in Fort Lee he worked numerous narcotics distribution and money laundering cases.  He currently serves as the Executive Administrator of the Department of Justice and Department of Treasury Asset Forfeiture Programs and oversight of asset forfeiture and expenditures through the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office for the Fort Lee Police Department.

He is an ACAMS Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and an ACFE Certified Fraud Examiner.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from New Jersey City University, a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University and he completed a certificate course in Financial Crimes Investigation from Stockton University.

Chief Gallagher will review the types of Social Engineering schemes being perpetrated against both organizations and individuals today. He will cite both active and solved cases to help understand how these attacks take place and the common devices and tricks these fraudsters use to gain confidence. Finally, the course will illustrate what organizations and individuals can do to protect themselves from social media attacks.

Token Accounting and Oracle Assurance: Blockchain from a Forensic and Fraud Perspective

Deniz Appelbaum, Assistant Professor – Montclair State University

Dr. Deniz Appelbaum ( denizappelbaum@gmail.com ), Assistant Professor of the Department of Accounting and Finance at the Feliciano School of Business of Montclair State University, received her PhD from the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Rutgers Business School, Newark in May 2017. She enriches her academic pursuits with a practical view, after twenty years of experience in operations, credit, and business development in the corporate world.

Dr. Appelbaum has published manuscripts in Accounting Horizons, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, Auditing: Journal of Practice and Theory, and in other academic and practitioner journals, based on her research regarding analytics, big data, and automation in financial auditing and fraud detection. Prior to teaching at Montclair State, her graduate research at Rutgers focused on financial and fraud detection and prevention with automated analytics, transparency of governmental financial reporting, analytical procedures in the external audit process, drones and robotics in auditing and accounting, and blockchain and big data as audit evidence. Dr. Appelbaum continues to emphasize these streams of research with numerous projects and forthcoming publications, and with presentations at accounting organizations and at national and international conferences. Dr. Appelbaum emphasizes the use of data analytics and appropriate software tools in the classroom, to prepare accounting and auditing students for the technically advanced modern business environment. The accounting and auditing professions are currently undergoing huge disruptions due to technical innovations, and Dr. Appelbaum is devoted to assisting her students to prepare for these changes.

With many businesses adopting technologies like blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, fraud examiners will soon need to become familiar with these applications. That is, how to audit these complex technologies?

The focus will be on blockchains:

Blockchain applications have grown tremendously during the last few years and are starting to permeate many areas of business. Forensic accountants and fraud examiners may soon be required to inspect these digital assets and provide assurance. However, these technologies are quite complex conceptually, let alone mathematically.  Interfaces for blockchain applications are not user-friendly. To facilitate understanding, this presentation will discuss Token Accounting – a forensic accounting framework for blockchain transactions. Then a framework for Oracle Assurance is provided, which will aid fraud examiners with searching smart contracts for breaches and collusions. Attendees will attain a greater understanding of how our work as forensic accountants and fraud examiners pertains to blockchain applications.


Karl Dahlberg has retired from Rutgers and from the Department of Defense. He has been involved in numerous contract fraud investigations, the most significant recovered $69 million. He has instructed online and on-site accounting information system courses at graduate and undergraduate level. While in the Department of Defense, he was responsible for all Information Technology Audits at the Northern New Jersey Branch Office of the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), Picatinny, New Jersey.  In that capacity, he supervised the performance of all information system reviews of Defense Contractors in Northern New Jersey.  Responsibilities included Enterprise Resource Planning, Automated Labor Entry and information system control reviews and Year 2000 Compliance reviews. He served in the Marine Corps as a Rifle Platoon Leader in Vietnam where he received a Purple Heart for combat wounds. He is a Past President of the New Jersey Chapter Information Systems Audit and Control Association; Past President, Northern New Jersey Chapter, Association of Government Accountants; Past President, New Jersey Chapter, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants CPA Exam Grader; and Past Commander, American Veterans, Department of New Jersey. He has been awarded the Association of Government Accounts Educator Award for 2016.


Professor Miklos A. Vasarhelyi is the KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accounting Information Systems and serves as Director of the Rutgers Accounting Research Center (RARC) & Continuous Auditing and Reporting Lab (CAR Lab). He is credited with developing the original continuous audit application and is the leading researcher in this field. At Rutgers Business School, Professor Vasarhelyi heads the Continuous Auditing and Reporting Laboratory, which is working on projects for such leading companies as Siemens, KPMG, Proctor & Gamble, D&B, AICPA, CA Technologies, Workiva, Morgan Stanley, and Brazil’s Itau-Unibanco. Vasarhelyi, who received his Ph. D. in Management Information Systems from UCLA, has published more than 200 journal articles, 20 books, and directed over 40 Ph. D. theses. He is the editor of the Artificial Intelligence in Accounting and Auditing series and the Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting (JETA). He has been named the Outstanding Accounting Educator by the AAA in 2013. The professor also has taught executive programs on AIS, audit automation, continuous audit, and electronic commerce to many large international organizations.


December 13, 2019
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
$150.00 – $200.00
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Rutger Business School
ACFE NJ Chapter#9 Board


Rutgers Business School
One Washington Park, Rm 205
Newark, NJ 07102 United States
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