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Upcoming events

    • March 06, 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Abel's on the Lake

    Topic: Wine and Fraud

    Speaker: Cecily Raiborn

    McCoy Endowed Chair in Accounting at Texas State University

    Registration Closed
    This is a free event for Chapter members ($10 for non-members) with a suggested donation of two items of canned food.  

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    Program Description: This presentation provides a brief overview of some of the frauds that have taken place in domestic and foreign wineries. Some frauds may involve counterfeiting wine, which is completely outside of the control of the winery. More commonly, frauds are committed by winery employees, suppliers, customers, winery management, and outsource providers. The fraud triangle is still at the heart of the frauds…and the aftermaths are (unfortunately) fairly typical.


    4:00 p.m. Check-in
    4:15 – 5:15 Presentation by Cecily Raiborn (1 hour CPE) - Fraud in the Wine Industry
    5:15 – 6:30 Networking with appetizers and cash bar

    About the Speaker

    Cecily Raiborn

    Cecily Raiborn has a Ph.D. in Accounting from Louisiana State University. She is a CPA, CMA, and CFE. Dr. Raiborn is currently the McCoy Endowed Chair in Accounting at Texas State University, teaching Intermediate Accounting at the undergraduate and Fraud Prevention and Detection at the graduate level. She is a member of numerous professional organizations and has published a wide variety of articles on fraud prevention, business ethics, and accounting as well as making presentations on those topics at local, national, and international meetings.

    Learning Objectives

    • Control weak points in the wine production process
    • Examples of frauds occurring in the winery and its supply chain
    • How winery frauds may be discovered
    • The impact of wine frauds on the wine market
    • Why many wine frauds are never disclosed

    Program Level: Basic
    Prerequisites: None
    Advanced Preparation: None required


    Abel's on the Lake
    3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703


    From MoPac and Lake Austin Blvd, go west on Lake Austin Blvd, drive 1.6 miles.  Abel's will be on your left in the Oyster Landing Marina. Parking is available both in Oyster Landing and up the hill on the right.

    Follow this link for a map to the venue

    Registration Prices

    This is also a community service event.  We will be donating food to the Capital Area Food Bank.  We suggest that everyone who attends bring two items of canned food that will be donated.

    Chapter Members: Free
    Non-Members: $10.00

    Registration includes appetizers and snacks

    Registration is required so that we can have an accurate head-count for food.  Registration will end earlier than usual for this event, so please register early!

    The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is a non-profit organization formed in the State of Texas and registered as a 501 (C) (6) Organization with the IRS.

    The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 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 its website:

    Cancellation Policy and No Shows

    If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email no later than 5 days prior to the event, unless otherwise indicated in specific event policies, to request a refund and/or cancel your registration. The Chapter must confirm event registrations with the venue within 5 days of the event and any changes after this time period can become a financial cost to the Chapter. Cancellations received less than 5 days prior to events will not be refunded except for exigent circumstances.

    In the event an attendee does not show up to the event, the registration cost will be forfeited. If payment at the door was the selected method, then the attendee will be billed for the full cost of the event. The Chapter reserves the right to bar for future registration any attendees who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.

    • April 03, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Maggiano's at the Domain

    Save the date.  

    April 3, 2017 is the date for our April lunch seminar.  More information coming soon about our speaker!

    • May 15, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Maggiano's at the Domain

    Save the date.  

    May 15, 2017 is the date for our Spring/Summer 8-hour CPE event.  More information coming soon about our program!

Past events

February 06, 2017 February Lunch-N-Learn
January 09, 2017 January Lunch-N-Learn
December 12, 2016 2016 Fall Seminar
December 05, 2016 ACFE - Principles of Fraud Examination
November 13, 2016 International Fraud Awareness Week
November 07, 2016 November Lunch-N-Learn
October 03, 2016 October Lunch-N-Learn
September 12, 2016 September Lunch-N-Learn

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