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Join us, as we take on fraud in Tarrant County.

The 9th Annual Texas Wesleyan Fraud Conference is coming up shortly! Co-hosted by the Fort Worth ACFE Chapter, the event takes place on Friday, April 3, 2020 at Texas Wesleyan's new Nick and Lou Martin Campus Center. As this event attracts professionals from around Tarrant County involved in identify, preventing and detecting fraud, this event offers an unparalleled opportunity to connect with decision-makers and influencers in the anti-fraud world. 

Registration for the 9th Annual Texas Wesleyan Fraud Conference can be found on the home page of the FW ACFE website.

Speaker Sessions

Guest Speaker: Bret Hood, CFE, Director 21st Century Learning and Consulting

Biography: After serving 25 years as a special agent in the FBI, Michael “Bret” Hood became a member of the ACFE faculty, as well as an adjunct professor of forensic accounting for the University of Virginia and Mt. St. Mary’s University. During his tenure with the FBI, Mr. Hood worked many complex financial crime, money laundering, corruption and major cases, such as the 9/11 terrorist attack, the HealthSouth fraud and the Maricopa Investments case. 

Since 2000, Mr. Hood has been a master facilitator and traveled the world teaching public- and private-sector employees how to develop effective anti-fraud, anti-bribery, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering programs. Mr. Hood has published articles in Fraud Magazine, Compliance and Ethics Professional Magazine and ACAMS Today

Mr. Hood is a federal-court certified expert in money laundering and financial crimes. He is also the author of "Eat More Ice Cream: A Succinct Leadership Lesson for Each Week of the Year" and "Get Off Your Horse! 52 Succinct Leadership Lessons from U.S. Presidents.

Currently, Mr. Hood serves as an instructor, investigative consultant and expert witness for 21st Century Learning & Consulting LLC

Topic: Detecting Deception: The Body Tells a Story, But the Chances of Reading it Accurately are Problematic

Speaker: Keegan Martin, U.S. Postal Inspector

Topic: TBD

Speaker: Brian D. Poe, Attorney at Law

Topic: What are they up to now? Trends and case   studies on IRS criminal tax prosecutions

Speaker: Jeff Roberts, Financial Crimes Detective, Tyler Police Department

Topic: Electronic Intrusion - Pain at the Gas Pump

Speaker: Lori Varnell, Assistant District Attorney for the                              Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office

Topic: Cyber crime, money laundering and the elderly: a                    case study


This is a great event for local businesses to exhibit and/or sponsor to help accomplish their sales and marketing goals. We are still accepting sponsors for this annual event. If you would like to be a sponsor at the 8th Annual Texas Wesleyan Fraud Conference, please contact Dr. Tom Tolleson at 817-531-4840.

2020 Sponsorship Levels

Platinum Level - $1,500

  • Large logo of company/firm on email attachments and website
  • Company logo fading in/out on presentation screen before conference officially begins, during lunch and during all breaks
  • Representatives from platinum level sponsors are introduced by master of ceremonies (MC), greet the audience and introduce the speaker for a session. If applicable, a representative from a platinum level sponsor may also present a topic during one of our sessions
  • Wesleyan notes on University Fraud Conference website that conference is underwritten in part by company/firm
  • Separate handout sheet listing our sponsors included with each registration packet
  • Platinum sponsor also allowed to place a company/firm brochure in each registration packet

Gold Level - $1,000

  • Medium logo of company/firm on website;
  • Representative from company/firm is introduced by MC and greets attendees before conference luncheon
  • Wesleyan notes on website that conference is underwritten in part by company/firm

Silver Level - $500

  • Small logo of company/firm on website
  • MC acknowledges support of company/firm during one of the “morning” or “afternoon” breaks

Bronze Level - $250

  • MC at end of conference acknowledges all of our sponsors, including bronze level

Conference Policies


Individuals who "no show" at the conference will forfeit the entire registration fee. Substitutions are welcome.


Parking is free to conference participants. Handicap parking and access are provided.

Cellular Phones

Please silence all cellular phones while the conference is in session.

Recording Devices

All audio and video recording devices are prohibited at the conference without prior written permission from Texas Wesleyan University.


Texas Wesleyan University is a tobacco-free campus.

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