About Us

The Heartland Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the 2016 ACFE Global Chapter of the Year, is dedicated to the detection and deterrence of fraud. We are a non-profit professional organization comprised of fraud investigators, internal and external auditors, law enforcement, accountants and finance professionals that is dedicated to the education and training of anti-fraud measures.

The Heartland Chapter has approximately 300 members from various companies, organizations, law enforcement agencies, and other public or private firms throughout our territory of the states of Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. The Heartland Chapter has a rich history with much of the success driven by the vision of our board of directors and officers.

We hold bimonthly luncheon chapter meetings on the second Tuesday of the month, in Omaha, Nebraska, in which we have a fraud related topic presented over the lunch hour. The meetings for 2019 will be held at the Scott Conference Center. These meetings provide members with an opportunity to learn about what is new in the fraud world and provides an excellent opportunity to network with other fraud professionals. One hour of continuing professional education (CPE) training is also provided. If you are interested in attending a meeting or becoming a member contact our chapter secretary via email [email protected]  

The Heartland Chapter also holds annually its Fraud Training Seminar, which covers two days of fraud training on various topics from national and international experts. For a very reasonable price, attendees get all materials presented by the fraud experts, networking opportunities, and up to 16 hours of CPE, which can be valuable to ensure professional designations stay current. Typically, the fraud training seminar is held in the Omaha, Nebraska metro area and historically the seminar has annually hosted over 260 attendees. If you are interested to learn more about this year's fraud training seminar please click on the Upcoming Events.  

The Heartland Chapter has also placed an emphasis on giving back to the communities that we serve. The Chapter Board of Directors will designate annually the number of scholarships to be awarded and the amount given. The Chapter currently offers two types of scholarships: The Richard Podlesak Memorial Scholarship is offered to students who desire to educate themselves and pursue careers as an anti-fraud professional and The Dennis Carroll CFE Exam Scholarship is offered to chapter members who through their application demonstrated their desire to pursue the CFE designation to further advance their careers as an anti-fraud professional. To learn more about these scholarships click on the Scholarship Information link.