The members of the American Board of Forensic Accounting, the advisory board behind the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute’s Certified Forensic Accountant credential, have unanimously resigned amid questions about the legitimacy of the credential and the organization behind it.

During a 45-minute conference call last Thursday, the members of the board decided to resign after learning that the founder of the ACFEI, Dr. Robert O’Block, had been negotiating to sell the Springfield, Mo.-based organization without the knowledge of the board members.

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