State Auditor Brian Colon Obtains Certified Fraud Examiner Credential



State Auditor Brian Colón has successfully obtained the distinguished Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential by completing international requirements and passing a rigorous four-part exam covering a body of knowledge that includes: financial transactions and fraud schemes, law, investigation, and fraud prevention and deterrence.

“In obtaining this credential I am upholding my promise to New Mexicans to combat waste, fraud, and abuse and to work every toward accountability, transparency, and excellence at all levels of government,” said Auditor Colón. “The ACFE is the world’s largest and most well-respected anti-fraud organization and it is my duty as State Auditor to ensure I am equipped with the tools and education necessary to protect New Mexican taxpayers. I am proud to join the prestigious ranks of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners as a Certified Fraud Examiner.”

Auditor Colón joins his predecessors the Honorable Tim Keller and the Honorable Hector Balderas in becoming a CFE while serving as the State Auditor. Currently, the Office of the State Auditor boasts six CFE credentialed team members, including Auditor Colón, they are: Director of the Government Accountability Office, Stephanie W. Telles, MBA, CFE; Director of the Special Investigations Division (SID), Shawn Beck, CFE; and Audit Supervisors, David Mora, CFE,  Alanna Goodman, CFE, and Darla Brewer, CFE.

New Mexicans concerned about potential instances of fraud, waste, and abuse should contact the Office of the State auditor. Reports may be made anonymously through our website at or by calling 1-866-OSA-FRAUD. You may also speak to an investigator by calling 505-476-3800.