The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and leading provider of anti-fraud training and education, is pleased to award Nina Braun of Rapid City, SD, the globally preferred Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential. In order to become a CFE, Braun has met a stringent set of criteria and passed a rigorous exam administered by the ACFE.

Braun has successfully met the ACFE’s character, experience and education requirements for the CFE credential, and has demonstrated knowledge in four areas critical to the fight against fraud: Fraudulent Financial Transactions, Fraud Prevention and Deterrence, Legal Elements of Fraud and Fraud Investigation.

Braun joins the ranks of business and government professionals worldwide who have also earned the CFE certification. Braun is currently a Partner at Ketel Thorstenson, LLP which has office locations in Rapid City, Spearfish, Custer, SD, and Williston, ND.

CFEs have the ability to: examine data and records to detect and trace fraudulent transactions; interview suspects to obtain information and confessions; write investigation reports; advise clients as to their findings; testify at trial; understand the law as it relates to fraud and fraud investigations; and identify the underlying factors that motivate individuals to commit fraud. CFEs on six continents have investigated more than 1 million suspected cases of civil and criminal fraud.

The ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 55,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud world-wide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. Identified as “the premier financial sleuthing organization” by The Wall Street Journal, the ACFE has captured national and international media attention. For more information about the ACFE visit

Ketel Thorstenson, LLP, Certified Public Accountants, has over 50 CPA’s on staff and has been serving clients across South Dakota since 1936. The firm offers many services including: tax planning and return preparation, audit services, QuickBooks, bookkeeping, payroll, business valuation, litigation support and estate planning.