JLEC Advisory Attorney Earns CFE Credential

JLEC Ethics Advisory Attorney, Jennifer Lockwood, was recently awarded the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and provider of anti-fraud training and education. In order to become a CFE, Lockwood met a stringent set of criteria and passed a rigorous exam administered by the ACFE.

Lockwood successfully met the ACFE’s character, experience and education requirements for the CFE credential, and has demonstrated knowledge in four areas critical to the fight against fraud: Fraudulent Financial Transactions, Fraud Prevention and Deterrence, Legal Elements of Fraud and Fraud Investigation.

CFEs have the ability to: examine data and records to detect and trace fraudulent transactions; conduct interviews to obtain information and confessions; write investigation reports; advise clients as to their findings; testify at trial; understand the law as it relates to fraud and fraud investigations; and identify the underlying factors that motivate individuals to commit wrongful acts or omissions. CFEs on six continents have investigated more than 1 million suspected cases of civil and criminal fraud.

Lockwood’s training and accreditation as a Certified Fraud Examiner provides the Office of the Legislative Inspector General and the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee with a valuable additional resource in preventing and identifying wrongful acts or omissions.