Lubbock Christian University

The Perception of Detection: Importance of Internal Controls

Friday, December 8, 2023
1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
Christa Dobbs Center for Business
2108 Colton Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79407

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners states that the perception of detection is the number one internal control that can be implemented to prevent internal fraud. Whether controls are fully established or still developing, if they are perceived to exist, the perception of detection has increased and internal fraud can be prevented. Through education, targeted control processes, effective reporting, the modeling of ethical leadership and the existence of other physical controls, companies can efficiently implement processes that serve to raise the level of fraud awareness.


  • 1:00 to 1:10 - Registration and Introduction
  • 1:10 to 2:25 - Laci Richardson
  • 2:25 to 2:40 - Break
  • 2:40 to 3:55 - Steve Dawson

Room: 104(Rhodes Lecture Hall)

This CPE event qualifies for 3 hours of CPE.  The cost of the seminar is $150.


Steve Dawson

Steve Dawson headshotDawson discovered his passion for Anti-Fraud work through the world of accounting. He built DFG in response to the evident need for dedication to preventing, detecting, and assisting in recovery after the effects of internal fraud. For over 35 years, Dawson has performed forensic investigations and related forensic services for various businesses and agencies, representing industries ranging from federal and state governmental agencies, to financial institutions, non-profit organizations, and a multitude of independently built businesses. He is a nationally recognized speaker in fraud detection, prevention, and internal control design methodologies. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas and holds a certificate as a Certified Fraud Examiner through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Laci Richardson

Laci Richardson headshotDr. Laci Richardson is a life-long Lubbock resident who received her Master of Science degree in accounting in 1997 and her Certified Public Accountant license in 1998. She worked in public accounting for twelve years as an audit manager and then owned her own small business for seven years. She began teaching accounting at Lubbock Christian University in 2017 and completed her PhD in Accounting in 2020. Laci is the Program Coordinator for the undergraduate and graduate accounting programs at LCU.