New York Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

The New York Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners sponsors events for our members and guests to help foster the goals of the chapter by educating members and raising awareness of fraud detection and fraud elimination.  Attendees can earn valuable CPE Credits for participating in some of these educational events sponsored by the Chapter.


NYCFE September 17th, Virtual Event 2 CPEs


September 17, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Virtual Event


The NYCFE is pleased to welcome James Tunkey, COO of I-OnAsia, as he presents:

Finding That Needle in the Haystack- Recent Experiences with Physical Evidence 

A fraud examiner walks into a victim’s home and sees piles of papers stacked to the ceiling on the dining room table.  In another case, the starting point for a fraud examination is a large pile of garbage bags that are full of seized documents that have gone moldy sitting in a storage unit.  Where to begin?  In this presentation, we will look at lessons learned in two recent fraud investigations cases.  

The first case study will walk through a $2 million embezzlement by a property manager.  The fraud caused a larger $10 million loss by investors.  We will focus on the trove of physical documents that were relied upon to ultimately make a case, and how they were handled and used to inform interviews, fieldwork, and computer forensics.  The characteristics of this type of real estate fraud and lessons for investors will be discussed.

The second case study will walk through a US$90 million bogus investment scheme.  We will again look at how a cache of materials that had been collected by the victim himself were collated and analyzed.  Key clues will be discussed, including leads to documents that were missing from that initial cache.  Colorful twists and turns of the case will be discussed in detail.


Attendees will learn:

An approach to structuring documents in proper chronological or thematic order, to better understand the available evidence.

How to recognize fraud clues in what may be absent or missing from a cache of materials.

Practical methods for investigating two types of real estate and investment frauds. 


Attendees will be entitled to 2 CPE credits!




NYCFE Members: $30.00

Non-NYCFE Members: $50.00


5:45 PM - Webinar will open for pre-registrants to sign-in


Please note:  Once you register through our chapter, you will be emailed instructions, and be required to register through the Webinar provider. 


 Presentation - 6:00-8:00 PM


James Tunkey’s Bio 

James Tunkey CFE is the New York office head and Chief Operating Officer of I-OnAsia, a global risk management consultancy.  James’s team in the Americas has handled 5,000 assignments since 2004 in critical areas of Due Diligence, Crisis Management, Security Services, Corporate Investigations, and Litigation Support.  James holds a TRIUM MBA, jointly conferred by NYU Stern, the London School of Economics, and HEC Paris.   James has been a Certified Fraud Examiner since 2003.  His fraud investigation work builds on his international experience and skills as an analyst of large and complex data sets.  James has always enjoyed “following the paper trail”.  Very early in his career, James clipped articles for the Asian Wall Street Journal, managing its Beijing bureau’s library.  In the mid-1990s, when James was a director at Kroll Associates, he worked with a key source to turn a trove of local newspaper clippings into one of the most successful asset recoveries in history, recovering over US$2 billion that had been siphoned out of a country by its dictator. 


We continue our 2020 NYCFE raffle.  NYCFE Chapter Members who attend four or more NYCFE chapter events will qualify to be entered to win a FREE ACFE Conference registration ticket of their choice.  


 (NYCFE is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.)


$30.00 Member Ticket

$50.00 Non-Member Ticket