Wayne Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Communications and former chief investigative reporter for Houston’s KTRK TV, has been named the winner of the inaugural Greater Houston Fraud Impact Award by the Houston Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Dolcefino’s investigation of Harris County Precinct 6 Constable Victor Trevino uncovered a failure to report cash campaign contributions, diversion of money from the Constable’s youth charity and improper use of deputies in the serving of eviction notices. All of these matters contributed to the indictment of Constable Trevino on four felony charges including misapplication of fiduciary property, abuse of official capacity and two counts of tampering with government records. Upon learning of the award, Mr. Dolcefino stated “It is a huge honor to be thanked for my life’s passion, fighting the bad guys. It is especially rewarding because it comes from the real investigative heroes, the Certified Fraud Examiners who work to expose waste and fraud every day for their clients all over the Houston area.”
Each year the Houston Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners will issue the Greater Houston Fraud Impact Award to the individual who made outstanding, significant contributions to the worldwide effort to prevent, deter or detect fraud. In the spirit of the Houston Chapter’s slogan United Locally to Fight Fraud Globally, the winner must reside in the Greater Houston area. Mr. Dolcefino will be presented his award at the June 11 meeting of the Houston Chapter of the ACFE at The Hess Club at 5430 Westheimer Road.
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) bill itself as the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. It claims more than 65,000 members.