Seminar to show nonprofit executives how to prevent, detect fraud

An FBI agent will join an attorney and forensic-accounting expert on Thursday to advise Charlotte nonprofits how they can avoid losing revenues to fraud.

Sponsored by Charlotte’s GreerWalker accounting firm, the free seminar will focus on how nonprofit executives and board members can detect and deter fraud from within their organizations, according to a news release. Participants will discuss legal issues and common fraudulent schemes.

Nonprofits made up 10 percent of victims in fraud cases reported to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, according to a 2014 report on occupational fraud and abuse.

The program’s speakers include William “Andy” Barbee, director of GreerWalker’s litigation and forensics services practice; Agent Douglas Curran with the Charlotte division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Dianne Chipps Bailey, an attorney with the Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson law firm in Charlotte.

The seminar starts at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Road. Those interested can register by contacting Gunda Knese at, or call 704-377-0239.