Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Professor achieves designation as certified fraud examiner

KINGSVILLE - February 14, 2007

Contact: Julie Navejar
kajam03@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

One of only eight in Corpus Christi area

KINGSVILLE (February 14, 2007) — Dr. Neal R. VanZante, accounting and computer information systems professor in the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, has received the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

VanZante adds this certification to others he holds including Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado, Certified Financial Manager (CFM) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

This honor is unique in South Texas with VanZante being one of only eight in the Corpus Christi area. He joins the ranks of over 16,000 business and government professionals worldwide who also have earned this certification.

CFEs are knowledgeable in four areas critical to the fight against fraud: fraudulent financial transactions, criminology and ethics, legal elements of fraud and fraud investigation.

In order to achieve this certification, VanZante had to meet a stringent set of criteria, which included character, experience and a series of examinations.

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 and testify at trial, be well-versed in the law as it relates to fraud and fraud investigations and understand the underlying factors that motivate individuals to commit fraud.


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