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A Case Study in Vendor Fraud

Total Credits: 1 including 1 Behavioral Ethics - Non-technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Ethics
Samantha M. Weeks, CFE
Course Levels:
1 hr



This course is a case study of a vendor fraud uncovered by an allegation of a kick-back scheme. This scenario is designed to give the viewer a specific example of what to look for when investigating vendor fraud. We will observe anomalies in invoicing, discuss the red flags of vendor fraud, and talk about what you can do within your organization should you uncover this type of fraud.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Learn what to look for when reviewing vendor contracts and invoices
  • Know the red flags of vendor fraud
  • Gain insight on responding to vendor fraud

Major Subjects
  • vendor fraud
  • invoice auditing
  • red flags

Course Materials


Samantha M. Weeks, CFE's Profile

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Certified Fraud Examiner

Samantha received BS (Texas Woman’s University) and MS (University of Texas at Dallas) degrees in accounting and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She has served on the board of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) – Dallas Chapter at both the Director and Vice-President levels. In those roles she curated the speaker lineup for monthly chapter meetings and the chapter’s annual fraud conference. Samantha has been a Featured Member of the ACFE (August 2016) and was published in ACFE Insights in December 2017.
Samantha shares her expertise in loyalty programs, account takeover fraud, and occupational fraud basics as a public speaker at numerous conferences and for professional organizations. She has worked with law enforcement to investigate credit card fraud rings and human trafficking. Samantha served in the United States Marine Corps at the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center in Dam Neck, VA. She received a meritorious promotion and was gifted a hand-written letter and Battle Standard of the Marine Corps by General James L. Jones.
Samantha has been working in risk and control environments for 10 years and has led the fraud risk management program for a Fortune 200 company. She has expertise in leveraging data analytics for fraud detection, describing compelling narratives from complex data, and communicating effectively with all levels of leadership. 
Samantha Weeks works as a consultant based in Dallas, Texas. Samantha has worked in military intelligence, retail, internal audit, and fraud risk management. She has performed audits of accounts payable, cash balances, bank reconciliations, fuel, loyalty programs, expenses, procurement and supply chain processes, vendors, inventory, payroll, construction projects, and kick-back schemes. Account takeover fraud is her specialty which predominantly impacts the travel, hospitality, retail, and financial industries.

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For All
Course Developer Samantha M. Weeks, CFE
Yellow Book No
Original Recording Date 12/2020
Date Added to Catalog 12/2020

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
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Course Registration Requirements Online Registration



Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 64


Mason S - Indianola, Iowa

"This is a solid hour-long webinar. Highly engaging and interesting. I am happy I registered. "

Ivan M - El Paso, Texas

"I will look for this instructor on other courses."

Lori Franckowiak L

"Excellent, Samantha provided so much information in only one hour. Her red flags and examples should be helpful for all, industry or public accountants."

Jo Ellen J

"Ms. Weeks presentation was excellent. Found her thoughts on the Fraud Triangle particularly insightful."

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