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July 23, 2012

ULM assistant professor earns CFE credential

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and leading provider of anti-fraud training and education, awarded Dr. Melissa V. Melancon, assistant professor of finance at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, the globally preferred Certified Fraud Examiner credential.

In order to become a CFE, Melancon met a stringent set of criteria and passed a rigorous exam administered by the ACFE.

According to the ACFE, Melancon 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.

Melancon joins the ranks of business and government professionals worldwide who have also earned the CFE certification.

CFEs have 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. 

About the ACFE
The ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education.

Together with more than 60,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud world-wide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.

Identified as “the premier financial sleuthing organization” by The Wall Street Journal, the ACFE has captured national and international media attention.

For more information about the ACFE visit

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