Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Feb 06 2007

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Mr. Thomas C. Shelton, CFE, CMA, CPA Earns CFE Designation

Athens, W.Va. - The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the world’s leading provider of anti-fraud training and education, recently awarded Concord University Assistant Professor of Accounting, Mr. Thomas C. Shelton, CFE, CMA, CPA the globally preferred “Certified Fraud Examiner” (CFE) designation. CFEs are knowledgeable in four areas critical to the fight against fraud: fraudulent financial transactions, criminology and ethics, legal elements of fraud, and fraud investigation.

The ACFE’s Board of Regents awards this designation only to select professionals who meet a stringent set of criteria, including character, experience, and education. Mr. Shelton has successfully met these criteria and now joins the ranks of over 16,000 business and government professionals worldwide who have also earned the CFE certification.

CFEs have the ability to perform the following tasks: Examine data and records to detect and trace fraudulent transactions; interview suspects to obtain information and confessions; write investigation reports, advise clients as to their findings and testify at trial; be well-versed in the law as it relates to fraud and fraud investigations; and understand the underlying factors that motivate individuals to commit fraud. Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) on six continents have investigated more than 1 million suspected cases of civil and criminal fraud.

About the ACFE
The ACFE, the world’s premier provider of training and education for fraud detection and deterrence, has over 37,000 members, sponsors more than 103 chapters worldwide, and provides anti-fraud educational materials to over 100 universities. Identified as “the premier financial sleuthing organization” by The Wall Street Journal, the ACFE has captured national and international media attention. For more information about the ACFE visit www.ACFE.com.

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