The Centre for Counter Fraud Studies (CCFS) / Portsmouth Business School Accounting Group (PBSAG) annual conference was held on Tuesday 3 June, 2014 in Eldon Building at the University of Portsmouth. 

A unique event in the calendar of fraud conferences, this event combined invited speakers with papers by practitioners, academics and researchers to share innovative ideas with peers in the sector. Subjects covered included:

  • forensic accounting
  • technology and countering fraud
  • psychology, fraud and corruption,
  • sport and corruption.


  • Welcome:
    Professor Lisa Jack, University of Portsmouth & Professor Graham Galbraith, Vice Chancellor, University of Portsmouth
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  • International Fraud – Is the Law Keeping Up?
    Mark Surguy, Partner, Eversheds, Fraud & Investigations Group
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  • Counter Fraud 2020: A twelve point plan for the future.
    Jim Gee, Chair of the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies and Director of Counter Fraud Services BDO LLP
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  • Private Prosecutions for Fraud.
    Tamlyn Edmonds & Kate McMahon, Directors at Edmonds Marshall McMahon
  • Presentation of ACFTech Certificates to University of Portsmouth students by Paul Tiffen, Vice Chair of CFPAB.
  • The Role of ICPC in Countering Corruption in Nigeria.
    Mrs Onugo, Director Legal Department
  • “The Specialist Fraud Division: Fraudsters Beware” Session One: Benefit Fraud & Fraud Against the NHS & Session Two: Corruption, Money Laundering & Fraudulent Trading.
    Ben Reid, Prosecution Lawyer and Rakesh Somaia, Senior Prosecutor, CPS
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  • It is not a rocket science: Defrauding banks' customers by phone.
    Audrius Sapola, Head of Security, Lithuania Financial Services
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  • Mandating the measurement of fraud: Legislating for loss.
    Dr Martin Tunley, Senior Lecturer in Counter Fraud Studies, University of Portsmouth
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  • Risk modelling of food fraud temptation: the “Outsmart” intelligent risk model.
    Professor Lisa Jack, University of Portsmouth
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  • Bridge Fraud - “Why cheat?”
    Nicholas Davidson QC, Barrister, Lincoln’s Inn
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  • Pension liberation fraud.
    Steve Hyndman, Head of Financial Crime Prevention & MLRO at The Phoenix Group
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  • “Organizational losses due to corruption: Empirical analysis of predictors”
    Yuriy Timofeyev, Candidate of Economic Sciences, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  • ‘The 'Picasso of Con Artists' and ‘The Woman who stole the most in the world that got caught.’
    Joyti Waswani. Director of Development and Fundraising at the Royal London Society.
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  • Accounting for crimes – an examination of the motivations, rationality and afterthoughts of convicted fraudsters.
    Dr Janice Goldstraw-White, Independent Criminologist
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  • Female fraudsters – a breed apart?
    Dr Janice Goldstraw-White, Independent Criminologist
  • Cheats at work: consequences of a weak response to red flags.
    David Shepherd, PhD Student, University of Portsmouth
  • Current developments in the fight against serious fraud.
    Julian Parker, Former SFO
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  • Mortgage fraud - “Cheating the lender.”
    Nicholas Davidson QC, Barrister, Lincoln’s Inn
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  • Information Asymmetry in the fight against motor insurance fraud.
    Stephen Evans
  • ‘How to get an insurance fraudster to give up their bogus claim.’
    Jo Vasey, Senior Investigation Team, VFM Services Ltd
  • “Reported and Prosecuted Crime v. Actual Crime.”
    Kay Linnell, Forensic Accountant
  • Fraud Prevention and Detection: The role of internal auditors.
    Ishaya Tambari
  • The Relevance Of Forensic Accounting In Mitigating The Audit Expectation Gap.
    Ifedapo Awolowo, MRES Student at Sheffield Hallam University
  • Not so thin blue line after all? Assessing the police economic crime capacity.
    Professor Mark Button, Director of the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies & Dean Blackbourn, Research Fellow, University of Portsmouth
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  • ‘Art Fraud in Comparative International Perspective.’
    Dr Saskia Hufnagel, Lecturer in Criminal Law, Queen Mary University, London
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  • “They’re not alone”: The value of volunteers in providing support to fraud victims.
    Dr Cassandra Cross, Lecturer, School of Justice, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology
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  • Conference close:
    Professor Mark Button, University of Portsmouth

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