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Joe Desmond Earns CFE Credential

Posted January 14, 2013 in Community Web Exclusives, Norwalk

Austin, TX – January 14, 2013 — The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and leading provider of anti-fraud training and education, is pleased to award Joe Desmond of Norwalk, Iowa, the globally preferred Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential. The ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with nearly 65,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud world-wide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. Identified as “the premier financial sleuthing organization” by The Wall Street Journal, the ACFE has captured national and international media attention. For more information about the ACFE visit

In order to become a CFE, Joe had to meet a stringent set of criteria and passed a rigorous exam administered by the ACFE.  He has successfully met the ACFE’s character, experience and education requirements for the CFE credential, and has demonstrated knowledge in four areas critical to the fight against fraud: Fraudulent Financial Transactions, Fraud Prevention and Deterrence, Legal Elements of Fraud and Fraud Investigation.  Joe joins the ranks of business and government professionals worldwide who have also earned the CFE certification.

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; testify at trial; understand the law as it relates to fraud and fraud investigations; and identify the underlying factors that motivate individuals to commit fraud. CFEs on six continents have investigated more than 1 million suspected cases of civil and criminal fraud.

Joe is a CPA with the firm of Brooks Lodden, P.C. located in West Des Moines, Iowa.

He also has a bachelor of science in accounting and a master of business administration.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants, The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), is currently the president of the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce and serves as chairman of the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants Exempt Conference Committee. Joe can be reached at

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