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ACFE-GTA Chapter Partners with Rotman School of Management and CPE Studios on a Special Film Event

Monday, January 22, 2024 10:55 AM | Kyle Kanstein (Administrator)

The ACFE-GTA Chapter, in partnership with CPE Studios and the Rotman School of Management, is pleased to announce a Special Chapter Film Event on February 1, 2024. The ACFE-GTA Chapter is committed to providing high quality and affordable training for its membership. Strategic partnerships like this only strengthen our Chapter's ability to fulfill its mission.

This 90-minute documentary film screening and panel discussion will include a certificate of completion from the Rotman School of Management for 1.8 ethics CPE recognized by the ACFE-GTA and the Law Society of Ontario (LSO). 

Active ACFE-GTA Chapter Members will receive a 25% off coupon code via email on January 26, 2024 to register at the event website. Please note, registration is done directly through Eventbrite and registrants must use the ACFE GTA-Chapter coupon code to receive a certificate of completion. 

Event Synopsis:

My Wall Street Heist: The Gary Foster Story is a compelling 20-minute documentary by Garrick Apollon that delves into the intricacies of the fraud case involving Gary Foster, a former vice president at Citigroup who illicitly siphoned off more than $22 million. The film sheds light on the multifaceted layers of corporate culture, trust, and inadequate auditing processes that inadvertently contributed to Foster's financial crimes.

Navigating the labyrinth of Wall Street, the documentary unveils the complex dynamics that allowed Foster to ascend from modest beginnings to a senior executive role. However, as the story unfolds, it becomes evident that Foster's journey is a cautionary tale of how even the most successful individuals can stray.

Through Foster's firsthand account, the documentary delves into the emotional drivers behind employee theft, underscoring the critical importance of implementing robust fraud prevention and detection controls. Beyond this, the film also underscores the significance of cultivating a corporate environment characterized by integrity, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Foster's tale serves as a poignant reminder of the potential consequences when these essential elements are overlooked, emphasizing the need for a holistic approach to safeguarding against financial malfeasance.

My Wall Street Embezzlement is not merely a chronicle of white-collar crime; it's a narrative that prompts reflection on the broader implications of corporate structures and their impact on individuals from diverse backgrounds. As the documentary unfolds, it prompts the audience to consider the ways in which fostering a culture of ethical conduct and inclusivity can be instrumental in preventing similar lapses in the future.

The film will be followed by a panel conversation featuring Gary Foster, filmmaker and lawyer Garrick Apollon, Rotman School accounting professor Aida Sijamic Wahid, and moderated by Brett Hendrie.

A CPE Studios Original Documentary, produced in association with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).


Garrick Apollon, Founder, CPE Studios
Gary Foster, Convicted Fraudster, Former Wall St. Banker & Anti-Fraud Trainer
Aida Sijamic Wahid, Associate Professor of Accounting, Rotman School and University of Toronto Scarborough

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