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Fraud: A Never-Ending Story

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Partner Produced |  Accounting and Auditing
Marlene Beach, CPA, CFE, CVA |  Chris Peterson, CPA, CFE
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1 Hour
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They say only two things in life are certain, death and taxes. However, maybe we need to add fraud to that list. Fraudsters always seem to be two-steps ahead of the latest fraud prevention techniques. Join in for this informative session on fraud and forensic accounting for the latest information on this saga.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Understand significant aspects and provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), including the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF).
  • Gain knowledge of the connection between unprecedented government stimulus/economic recovery grants and opportunities for fraudsters.
  • Understand how to apply this knowledge to specific audit risk assessments and general audit planning for current engagements.

Major Subjects
  • Fraud and the COVID-19 Crisis
  • Recent headlines
  • American Rescue Plan Act – SLFRF (aka ARPA)
  • 2021 Attest Engagements – The Perfect Storm

Course Materials


Marlene Beach, CPA, CFE, CVA Related seminars and products

Marlene Beach is a member of the Audit and Assurance Department and the firm’s National Government Practice, where she plays a key role in developing practices and procedures to improve the delivery of professional services to governmental entities.

Marlene has extensive experience in governmental accounting and auditing. She provides accounting system evaluations and internal control assessments and assists in the development and review of policy and procedures and review and evaluation of internal control procedures.

Marlene is a licensed CPA in Texas and Michigan. She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), and a former adjunct professor at Davenport University. She has authored and administered several successful federal and local grants and is an instructor of governmental auditing seminars for the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and has published numerous articles. In 2018, she was recognized in Crain’s Detroit Business as a “Notable Women in Finance.”

Chris Peterson, CPA, CFE Related seminars and products

Chris Peterson is a leading member of the firm’s National Government Practice. Chris joined the firm in 1998 and has extensive experience with financial statement audits and other attest engagements. He is a skilled advisor in accounting and auditing matters. Additionally, he is experienced in financial risk and internal control assessments, including fraud prevention projects for public, privately held, and municipal entities, and is a consulting and testifying expert in numerous litigation matters concerning financial disputes.

Chris is a frequent lecturer at MICPA continuing education seminars on the subjects of fraud risk and auditing malpractice concerns, and a frequent speaker at other professional conferences for banking, labor/employment, and legal associations.


Wed, May 25, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm CDT
Mon, Jun 13, 2022 - 08:00am to 09:00am CDT
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am CDT
Thu, Aug 04, 2022 - 02:00pm to 03:00pm CDT
Fri, Sep 23, 2022 - 09:00am to 10:00am CDT
Sat, Oct 22, 2022 - 12:00pm to 01:00pm CDT
Wed, Nov 02, 2022 - 01:00pm to 02:00pm CDT
Tue, Dec 13, 2022 - 08:30am to 09:30am CST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information



Advanced Preparation


Designed For

Accounting professionals who have an interest in or work with the specialized area of fraud detection and prevention.

Original Recording Date


Yellow Book


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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

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