Northwood Professor John Gustincic Earns Certified Fraud Examiner Credential

John Gustincic

Northwood University Professor John Gustincic has been awarded the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). A stringent set of criteria and the passing of a rigorous exam are required by the association.

ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and leading provider of anti-fraud training and education. ACFE guidelines encompass character, experience and education with knowledge in four critical areas—fraudulent financial transactions, fraud prevention and deterrence, legal elements of fraud and fraud investigation. CFEs have the capability to examine data and records, interview suspects, write investigation reports, advise clients, testify at trial, understand the law, and identify underlying factors that motive individuals to commit fraud.

Gustincic is an adjunct professor in Northwood University’s accounting department and teaches accounting, fraud examination and business law courses. Gustincic earned a bachelor of arts degree from Saginaw Valley State University and a juris doctorate from Michigan State University.


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