Meeting/Event Information


May 19, 2017

Annual Seminar
May 19, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Manship Restaurant
1200 N State Street #100
Jackson, MS 39202
Dr. Billy Morehead & Weston Smith

Attention CFE Members:

The Central Mississippi Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners would like to present the 2017 Annual Fraud Seminar on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 8:00 to 5:00 at the Manship Restaurant in Jackson, MS featuring 2 parts: 

Ethics & Indigestion (4 CPE hours ethics approved by MS Board of Public Accountancy) by Billy Morehead, Ph.D., CPA, CCFM, CGMA &

The Inside Story of the Multi-billion Dollar Healthsouth Fraudby Weston Smith


Cost: $195 thru May 5th, $215 thru May 18th, $225 at the door


8 hours of CPE including 4 hours of approved ethics


Please register on-line by May 5, 2017


Billy Morehead's Biography:

Billy Morehead was born and raised a Mississippian.  He grew up in the Mississippi Delta and graduated from Delta State University with a BBA degree in Accountancy in 1984.  He then completed a Master of Accountancy from Millsaps in 1995 and a Ph.D. in International Development from University of Southern Mississippi in 2007.

Dr. Morehead worked for 27 years as an auditor and government financial manager employed by the State of Mississippi.  He began his career with the State Auditor's Office in 1984.  He worked with the Mississippi Dept. of Finance and Administration and the Dept. of Mental Health and then concluded his state career with the 11 years at Delta State University.  He then retired from the state in 2011 and began his career at Mississippi College.

Dr. Morehead has been an active member of the Association of Government Accountants for almost 30 years.  During this time, he served the Jackson Mississippi Chapter faithfully in numerous roles including Chapter President.  He has also served at the national level on many committees and board and have served as National Treasurer, Senior Vice President and National President.

Weston Smith's Biography:

Weston Smith began his career as a CPA with Ernst & Young, specializing in audit and healthcare consulting. He was hired by Healthsouth during it’s infancy, and ultimately became CFO of the company with over 2,000 locations in all 50 states and five countries. However, underneath the persona of success, Mr. Smith was a participant in a financial statement fraud that ran for over 15 years, with an earnings overstatement of over Three Billion dollars. Weston eventually voluntarily exposed the fraud, and accepted the consequences of his former actions.

Today, in addition to working as an accountant for small businesses, Mr. Smith is a guest lecturer with an emphasis on fraud prevention and ethical conduct. He has been published in Issues in Accounting Education, and has spoken at over 50 universities and numerous professional groups across the country and internationally. He has also appeared on CNBC, Fox Business Network, and other media outlets.



Chapter meetings begin in January and occur bi-monthly. Normally, meetings are scheduled on the second Wednesday of the month and are open to the public.  The luncheon-format meetings are held at River Hills Country Club in Jackson, Mississippi from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.  The cost of the luncheon is $25.00. Advance reservations with the Chapter are required.  Each meeting provides an opportunity to network with fellow professionals and has a speaker or a program that addresses a topic related to fraud. One hour of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit is available to participants.  

Advance reservations are required by the hosting facility and are guaranteed by the Chapter.  The Chapter bills "no-shows" for the cost of the luncheon.  Reservation substitutions are allowed and encouraged.