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Get Rich Quick: How to embezzle from a government agency

  • 08/18/2023
  • 8:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wolferts Roost Country Club


  • Current 2023 member of the Albany Chapter of the ACFE.
  • Not a current 2023 member of the Albany Chapter of the ACFE.

Program Description

The Marzieh Abedin Embezzlement Case Study Presented by Rick Roybal 

During the COVID epidemic Marzieh quickly and adeptly stole identities and set up fake third parties to bilk the Oregon Health Authority of $1.5 million.

  • Enumerate why vendor fraud and embezzlement threaten our organizations
  • Identify methods used to commit financial fraud
  • Recognize the warning signs of embezzlement
  • Develop a deeper understanding of financial fraud by studying an actual fraud case
  • Implement essential controls to mitigate embezzlement and vendor fraud at all levels of an organization

Event Details

  • Cost: $10 for members, $35 for non-members, Free for student members
  • CPEs: 3 
  • Times: Check-in & buffet breakfast begins at 8:15AM with presentation beginning promptly at 9:00 AM. The presentation will end at Noon.
  • Location: Wolferts Roost Country Club 120 Van Rensselaer Blvd, Albany, NY 12204. There is no virtual option for this event.

Registration will be open until 5:00 pm on Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Cancellations are accepted through Monday, August 14, 2023

If you have any questions please email the AlbanyACFE@aol.com.

Speaker Bio

Rick Roybal, CFE, CISA

 Vendor Management “activist,” auditor, author and speaker Rick Roybal has worked in the oil and gas industry for almost two decades. Today, Rick works for Matador Resources where he ensures vendor compliance with the company’s accounting and policies and procedures as well as the accuracy and validity of its billing processes. He has earned the degrees BA in  Russian, MA in Linguistics, and an MBA in Finance & Accounting. His published works include articles in "COPAS ACCOUNTS," ACFE's FRAUD magazine and IIA's Internal Auditor magazine. Rick is also the President and Chair of the Oil & Gas Vendor Roundtable.

Internal & Vendor Audit Career

  • Matador Resources –2022 -Present
  • Martindale Consultants 2020 –2022
  • Discovery Natural Resources 2013 –2020
  • Bass Companies 2006 –2012
  • PwC 2005 -2006

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