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Prologue. Part One: The Apprentice. Chapter 1: Learning the Ropes. Chapter 2: My Earliest Years. Part Two: Journeyman. Chapter 3: Busting More Crooks in Gotham. Chapter 4: Jackson, Here I Come! Part Three: My Own Master. Chapter 5: A New Start. Chapter 6: Self-Directed: Wells & Associates. Part Four: Founding a Profession. Chapter 7: Vision of a New Breed of Fraud Fighter. Chapter 8: Looking Back and Looking Ahead. Part Five: The Global Fight against Fraud. Chapter 9: Forging Alliances. Acknowledgments. Index.
Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CPA, CFE, is the founder and Chairman of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and a former adjunct professor of fraud examination at the University of Texas at Austin. He writes, researches, and lectures to business and professional groups on fraud-related issues and is frequently quoted in the media. He has won top writing awards from both Internal Auditor and the Journal of Accountancy magazines, and is a winner of the Innovation in Accounting Education Award presented by the American Accounting Association. For his landmark research in fraud detection and deterrence, Dr. Wells has been inducted into the American Institute of CPAs Business and Industry Hall of Fame and named to Accounting Today's list of top 100 most influential people for nine years in a row.
"This is an autobiography of a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent who found his way in life, from poor beginnings to creating a world-class organization dedicated to educating fraud fighters. The 289-page book is a quick, fascinating read." (Securitymanagement.com, June 2012) "Dr. Wells' decisions ultimately led to the founding of an association that has given anti-fraud tools and training to thousands. And he had a lot of fun doing it." ( Fraud Magazine , April 2011)