Donaldsonville native, legacy earns CFE Credential

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

DONALDSONVILLE – The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and leading provider of anti-fraud training and education, announced on Sept. 4 that it has awarded Tamiko Francis Garrison its globally-preferred Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential.

     In order to become a CFE, Francis Garrison has met a stringent set of criteria and passed a rigorous exam administered by the ACFE, a release said. She has 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.

     Francis Garrison joins the ranks of business and government professionals worldwide who have also earned the CFE certification which provides the holder with the ability to 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; testify at trial; understand the law as it relates to fraud and fraud investigations; and identify the underlying factors that motivate individuals to commit fraud. CFEs on six continents have investigated more than 1 million suspected cases of civil and criminal fraud. 

Founded in 1988, the ACFE is celebrating its 25th anniversary as the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with nearly 75,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.