TRAINING AND EVENTS

  

CURRENT EVENTS

 

DINNER MEETINGS   2018/2019

Each year the Tampabay Chapter hosts six Chapter Dinner Meetings.  Each dinner meeting qualifies for one hour of CPE.  The dinner will include one entrée, salad, vegetable, dessert, tea and coffee.  The price for one hour of continuing professional education and the dinner is as follows:

Chapter Members and their first time Guests $35.00 If registered and paid in advance
Chapter Members - At the dinner meeting $40.00
Non-Chapter Members $40.00
Student $25.00

The dinner meetings will be held at:  

Location:   Four Points Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore   4400 West Cypress Street , Tampa, Florida 33607 813-357-6103.

Registration and social begin at 6:00 PM, followed by the buffet dinner at 6:30 PM and the presentation at 7:00 PM.  Note: The Chapter has gone "green" so certificates will be emailed to those who complete the survey sent to them after the dinner meeting. 

 

 2018/2019 Dinner Meeting Schedule

Date/Time
Speaker
Topic
9/11/2018   TBD
10/9/2018   TBD
1/8/2019   TBD
2/12/2019   TBD
3/12/2019   TBD
4/16/2019   TBD
May 2019 Annual Fraud & Computer Crimes Seminar
20th Annual May Seminar
Annual Fraud & Computer Crimes Seminar
 
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19th ANNUAL FRAUD & COMPUTER CRIMES SEMINAR

COMPUTER AND CRIMES SEMINAR (TWO DAYS!) 

The Tampa Bay Chapter members and fellow anti-fraud professionals will come together this year for The 19th Annual Fraud & Computer Crimes Seminar, held in Tampa, FL, on May 3 & 4, 2018 at Safety Harbor Resort. The speakers are experts in their fields and will cover a variety of topics. This seminar will inform you, and provide excellent opportunities for peer to peer connections. You will also receive 16 CPE credits! This is a great opportunity and excellent value!

CPE Credits: Now 16!  14 (includes 2 hours of Ethics)

 

 


DAY ONE - MAY 3TH

Date/Time
Speaker
Topic
 7:30-8:15am
Registration Breakfast Pastries
8:00-8:15am

Opening Remarks

Lisa Tillman, President ACFE TampaBay Chapter

Color Guard and Presentation of the Nation's Colors.

 

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8:20 -8:50 

KeyNote Speaker 

Eric Miller

 

Chief Inspector General

State of Florida

 

Keynote Speaker 

 

  

 8:50 - 10:30

Beth Dippolito, CIA CRMA

Senior Manager

Raymond James Financial Operations Risk Management

 

10:30-10:45

Break

 
 10:45-12:00

Bruce Yasukochi,

Director of Forensic and Litigation Services

Cherry Bekaert,LLP

 

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Presenting a Defense Case on Food Stamp Fraud

 This presentation will cover the nuances of Food Stamp Fraud.  Mr. Yasukochi will review a recent case of Food Stamp Fraud.  

 
12:00-1:00 

 LUNCH

Buffet Luncheon

1:00-2:30 
 

Bruce Yasukochi,

Director of Forensic and Litigation Services

Cherry Bekaert,LLP

 

Topic Title: Why the PI?  The CPA as a Private Investigator

Topic Summary: Learn the legal and professional requirements for obtaining a private investigator’s license in the State of Florida, and explore issues specific to “white collar” criminal investigations. Understand the differences between the “practice of accounting” under the CPA rules and a “private investigation” under the PI rules. Gain insights into the preparation of case matters for possible criminal prosecution.

 

2:30-2:45

Break

 
2:45-4:30

Jeremy Geisel, Investigator

Capital One Bank

 
 Credit Card Fraud: Trends, Tools, Tactics, and Takedowns
 
Topic Summary:  With Credit Card fraud and Identity theft on the rise this presentation is geared to provide Law Enforcement, Retail, and Bank Investigators with and overview of current credit card fraud trends here in the state of Florida as well as nationwide from the perspective of a national top five issuer.  The presentation will provide an overview of Capital One’s credit card fraud department and how it is structured to help prevent fraud.  We will discuss different tactics and tools that we utilize to help equip us in the constant fight against credit card fraud.  We will finish with an overview of a recent case study or two showing the importance of not only establishing working relationships with law enforcement but also overview how bank/retail investigation departments can utilize these arrests to justify their department’s existence.
 

 

  DAY TWO - MAY 4th

Date/Time
Speaker
Topic
 7:30-8:00am
Registration Breakfast Pastries
8:00-8:15am

Opening Remarks

 

Lisa Tillman, President ACFE TampaBay Chapter

8:15-10:05 

John Dumas, 

Group Supervisor, Financial Investigations

Homeland Security Investigations

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 Visa Fraud
 
Topic Summary:  This topic will cover the intricate nature of VISA Fraud.  He will discuss the responsibilities of his division and the challenges they face in their investigations.  He will utilize case studies to share his expertise and experiences, as well as the coordination it takes with the various groups involved with these investigations.  

 

  Break  
10:15-11:55 

Ethics - CFE

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 Ethics Hotlines and Related Procedures From a Corporate Perspective

 

As identity theft and other frauds are on the rise, businesses are becoming more reliant on hotlines as a defense mechanism to protect their business, clients and employees.  It has been proven that hotlines are a good business practice and can be effective ways to identify and correct wrongdoing, as well as serving as a deterrent. 

  This session will include implementation issues such as getting funding, setting up intake protocols, marketing the new hotline, building employee trust, and ensuring your governance structure has effective policies to protect against retaliation.

This session will also discuss the pitfall and perils of reviewing complaints from the time of receipt to final resolution. This will include a discussion of how to handle management, external auditors, and public requests for information stored within the hotline, as well as the legal and reputational risks and rewards involved in the process.  It will provide an in depth look of what challenges Corporations face in this ever changing environment and how to remain proactive vs. reactive.

 
11:55-12:55 

Lunch

Buffet Luncheon

 12:55-2:10

Richard Dean, Special Agent

U.S. Secret Service

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Business Email Compromise - Facts, Threats and Countermeasures

 

 The Cybersecurity expert from the U.S. Secret will be sharing his experiences and expertise around Business Email Compromise (BEC).  BEC has become a significant threat to U.S. businesses and individuals.  He will discuss why you should be concerned and you can protect you, your companies and your clients against becoming the next victims.

 

 

Break

 
 2:25-4:30

 

Ron Cave, Director

Florida Lottery Division of Security

 

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Lottery Scams Alert - How to Recognize Them and What To Do If You Receive One

 
 
We will cover the overview of the Division mission and objective and to educate the attendees the awareness on questionable transactions related to lottery scams.

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Note the details of the seminar are subject to change in speaker, title and potentially topic.  If a change needs to be made the ACFE Tampa Bay Chapter will do everything possible to maintain the topic covered.

Rates           Chapter Member        Non-Member

One Day               $200                  $235

Two Day               $275                   $335

SKA/TB=11.5  ,   A&A=2.5 ,  Ethics (cfe, not cpa) =2   TOTAL= 16 CPE hours.

  

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DINNER MEETINGS   2017/2018

Each year the Tampabay Chapter hosts six Chapter Dinner Meetings.  Each dinner meeting qualifies for one hour of CPE.  The dinner will include one entrée, salad, vegetable, dessert, tea and coffee.  The price for one hour of continuing professional education and the dinner is as follows:

Chapter Members and their first time Guests $35.00 If registered and paid in advance
Chapter Members - At the dinner meeting $40.00
Non-Chapter Members $40.00
Student $25.00

The dinner meetings will be held at:  

Location:   Four Points Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore   4400 West Cypress Street , Tampa, Florida 33607 813-357-6103.

Registration and social begin at 6:00 PM, followed by the buffet dinner at 6:30 PM and the presentation at 7:00 PM.  Note: The Chapter has gone "green" so certificates will be emailed to those who complete the survey sent to them after the dinner meeting. 

 

 2017/2018 Dinner Meeting Schedule

Date
Speaker
Topic

CANCELED

9/12/2017

 

Canceled Due to Hurricane 
 10/10/2017
 

Mary Lou Turnbull, CFE, CCA, Owner, Steeple Accounting Services.

 

A Hole in the Offering Plate: Fraud Prevention in the Church

This month's topic covers non-profit fraud prevention and detection with a special emphasis on religious institutions. Our speaker, Mary Lou Turnbull has spent over 20 years in the church environment and 5 years ago successfully launched Steeple Accounting. Her specialty is assisting churches with internal controls, challenging bookkeeping/accounting situations and rebuilding accounting records after a fraud has occurred. Her presentation will educate corporate fraud specialists on recognizing the unique challenges in preventing and detecting fraud in the non-profit world.

 
 1/9/2018

 Sylint Group Inc.

 

The Invisible Fraudster: Why Cybersecurity Professionals Need Fraud Examiners

Traditional cybersecurity defenses rely on identifying potential threats by comparing their network traffic to known malicious files or defined signatures that are attempting to exploit know system or network vulnerabilities.  Unfortunately, the threat has evolved to focus on human vulnerabilities as well.  This session will address the cybersecurity professional’s worst threat scenario and explore how fraud examiners can thwart this tatic.

 2/13/2018

     600x338_steve_andrew.png  Steve Andrews, 

8 On Your Side Senior Investigative Reporter

 

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Challenges and Triumphs of a

Senior Investigative Report and his team

Mr. Andrews will share information about his expertise and the challenges and triumphs faced by his team on a daily basis.  This presentation will give our members and guests insight into what it takes to be an investigative reporter and what their roles are in the fight we all share against fraud.  Mr. Andrews will highlight key trends in a variety of frauds that our citizens face in our community and how his team helps them resolve these issues.  He will also review a few recent investigations to provide a demonstration of the process they go through in opening, researching and investigating a complaint.

3/13/2018

Kimball Adams, Chief Financial Officer for City of Largo

Kimball Adams, CPA

 

"The things that keep me up at night." 

The roles of Chief Financial Officer are pertaining to internal controls to detect fraud and to protect assets.

Fraud prevention and detection are a major part of every Chief Financial Officer's duties.  Internal accounting controls must be developed, implemented, reviewed and updated; however, no amount of Internal Accounting Controls can prevent and detect all fraud, because most are implemented by people.  This presentation will focus on the main areas that cause all Chief Financial Officers to lose sleep and what can be done to reduce the amount of lost sleep, including:  cash handling, purchasing card usage, payroll processing, investments and an ever-increasing number of electronic funds transactions.

  4/10/2017

Alexis C. Bell, MS, CFE, PI

International Antifraud Consultant 

Alexis C. Bell

 Chief Executive Officer,  Fraud Doctor LLC

Chair for the ACFE Board of Regents

"Data Analysis for Fraud Using Spreadsheets"

This introduces participants to data quality assessment methodology which is required prior to analyzing any dataset. Definitions, examples, and exercises are given to provide participants with an understanding of the steps performed to ensure quality of the data is optimal for analysis. 

 

May 3rd & 4th 2018

 

 
 
19th Annual May Seminar
Annual Fraud & Computer Crimes Seminar
 
 
 19th Annual May Seminar
Annual Fraud & Computer Crimes Seminar
 
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18th ANNUAL FRAUD & COMPUTER CRIMES SEMINAR

COMPUTER AND CRIMES SEMINAR (TWO DAYS!)

 

Another Successful Event, Congratulations Tampa Bay!!! This years seminar was a great success!  The Tampa Bay Chapter members and fellow anti-fraud professionals at the 18th Annual Fraud & Computer Crimes Seminar, held in Tampa, FL, on May 11-12, 2017 was one of the best. The speakers are experts in their fields and covered a variety of topics. We were very honored to have our Keynote speaker Mr. James Ratley, President ACFE speak to us!

 

    

 

May 11th 
and 
May 12th
  
18th Annual
Computer and Crimes Seminar
 
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18th Annual Computer and Crimes Seminar!
 
The Tampa Bay Chapter members and fellow anti-fraud professionals will come together this year for The 18th Annual Fraud & Computer Crimes Seminar, held in Tampa, FL, on May 11-12, 2017 at Safety Harbor Resort. The speakers are experts in their fields and will cover a variety of topics. This seminar will inform you, and provide excellent opportunities for peer to peer connections. You will also receive 16 CPE credits! This is a great opportunity and excellent value!
 
 
16 cpe hours
$275 
 
 
more details and  information below...

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May 11th & 12th  2017 !

The Tampa Bay Chapter members and fellow anti-fraud professionals will come together this year for The 18th Annual Fraud & Computer Crimes Seminar, held in Tampa, FL, on May 11-12, 2017 at Safety Harbor Resort. The speakers are experts in their fields and will cover a variety of topics. This seminar will inform you, and provide excellent opportunities for peer to peer connections. You will also receive 16 CPE credits! This is a great opportunity and excellent value!

 

DAY ONE - MAY 11TH

Date/Time
Speaker
Topic
 7:30-8:15am
Registration Breakfast Pastries
8:00-8:15am
Opening Remarks Kjell Purnell, President ACFE TampaBay Chapter
 

KeyNote Speaker 

James D. Ratley, CFE

President

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 

 

Keynote Speaker 

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER !

(WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS SPEAKER)!

James D. Ratley, CFE

President

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

 

The ACFE Roles and Responsibilities   

  

 

 Ben Brady, CISA, CISM

Owner/Director, White Mile Consulting Group

We are compliant but are we "Secure"

 

 LUNCH

Buffet Luncheon

 
 

 Ben Brady, CISA, CISM

Owner/Director, White Mile Consulting Group

Our most valuable /vulnerable assets.  What are the hackers up to?

 

Santiago Ayala

Owner  and founding partner, ATX Forensics LLC

and

Aaron Weiss

 Owner of Forensic Recovery, LLC

Digital Forensics - What you need to Know as an Examiner and Expert Witness

 

 

  DAY TWO - MAY 12th

Date/Time
Speaker
Topic
 7:30-8:00am
Registration Breakfast Pastries
8:00-8:10am
Opening Remarks Kjell Purnell, President ACFE TampaBay Chapter
 

Mike Deeson

Senior Investigative Report, WTSP News

Holding the powerful accountable!

 
Kate Head, CPA, CISA, CFE, CIG, Associate Director, USF Audit & Compliance Asst. Director and Jeff Muir, MPA, JD, Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer,USF System

Managing the risk of implementing a hotline and responding to hotline complaints

 

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Lunch

Buffet Luncheon

 

Major Michael Byrne

Florida Dept. of Financial Services Division of Insurance Fraud  

Current Trends in  Insurance Fraud Florida with Case Study examples

 

Thomas Murdock, Supervisory Special Agent, Tampa Field Office - Internal Revenue Service   

Christina Prowie, Special Agent, Tampa Field Office - Internal Revenue Service  

 Fraud and Taxes

Note the details of the seminar are subject to change in speaker, title and potentially topic.  If a change needs to be made the ACFE Tampa Bay Chapter will do everything possible to maintain the topic covered.

Rates           Chapter Member        Non-Member

One Day               $200                  $235

Two Day               $275                   $335

SKA/TB=9.5  ,   A&A=4.5 ,  Ethics (cfe, not cpa) =2   TOTAL= 16 CPE hours.

 

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 Annual ACFE Global Faud Conference

FOR MORE INFORMATION      <<< CLICK HERE >>>      www.FraudConference.com

 

                                          

 

 

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DINNER MEETINGS   2016/2017

Each year the Tampabay Chapter hosts six Chapter Dinner Meetings.  Each dinner meeting qualifies for one hour of CPE.  The dinner will include one entrée, salad, vegetable, dessert, tea and coffee.  The price for one hour of continuing professional education and the dinner is as follows:

Chapter Members and their first time Guests $35.00 If registered and paid in advance
Chapter Members - At the dinner meeting $40.00
Non-Chapter Members $40.00
Student $25.00

The dinner meetings will be held at:    Location:   Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore                  4400 West Cypress Street , Tampa, Florida 33607  813-357-6103. Registration and social begin at 6:00 PM, followed by the buffet dinner at 6:30 PM and the presentation at 7:00 PM.                                                   Note: The Chapter has gone "green" so certificates will be emailed to those who complete the survey sent to them after the dinner meeting. 

 

 

 

Date
Speaker
Topic
     
May 11th 
and 
May 12th
 
 
18th Annual
Computer and Crimes Seminar
 
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Sign up now! 
18th Annual Computer and Crimes Seminar!
 
The Tampa Bay Chapter members and fellow anti-fraud professionals will come together this year for The 18th Annual Fraud & Computer Crimes Seminar, held in Tampa, FL, on May 11-12, 2017 at Safety Harbor Resort. The speakers are experts in their fields and will cover a variety of topics. This seminar will inform you, and provide excellent opportunities for peer to peer connections. You will also receive 16 CPE credits! This is a great opportunity and excellent value!
 
 
16 cpe hours
$275
 
 
 
more details and  information below...

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2016/2017 Dinner Meeting Schedule

Date
Speaker
Topic

 9/13/2016

Suzanne Diaz     Senior Vice President, Treasury Management Market ManagerPNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

 "A perspective on Current Statistics & Recommended Practices in Reducing Payment Fraud"
Suzanne will be presenting a perspective on current statistics and recommended practices in reducing the risks of payment fraud.  This topic will encompass statistics and best practices using the tools provided by financial institutions to reduce ACH and check fraud for corporates. 

 
10/11/2016

Detective Vincent Leto,

Criminal Bureau Intelligence, Tampa

 

"Fraudsters still clone credit cards"

Keep your plastic in your pocket. 

 
 
1/10/2017

Luise Odenheimer 

 Manager – Property Audit,

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

 
"Casinos Don't Gamble with Fraud !" 
  • Potential Fraud areas
  • Gaming Regulations and Statutes
  • Slot History & Scams and Cheating Devices
  • Slot Play Theft (and Loyalty Points)
  • Table Games (SOP’s)
  • Count Rooms (and Internal Controls)  
 
 
2/7/2017

Chris Stone,
Arson Investigator
 
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Is it fraud or accident?  Arson investigation is an analysis of fire related incident. Utilizing forensic evidence to reconstruct crime scene 

  • Where and how the fire started ?
  • Recover and identify accelerants
  • Utilizing forensic evidence to reconstruct crime scene 
3/14/2017

Will Rodriguez, CPA/ABV,CVA    Valuation Advisory Services, Inc.

Founder and President of Valuation Advisory Services, Inc 

Will Rodriguez 

 
"How Fraud can Destroy Value in a
Closely-Held Business'   
 
 
  4/11/2017

Debra T. Sinclair, PhD, CVA, CMA

Assistant Professor of Accounting
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Kate Tiedemann College of Business
University of South Florida St. Petersburg


 

 "Perceptions and biases"

Could you have biases that may affect your judgement?

 

(Announcements: Chapter Election Results, and Scholarship winners!)

 

 

May 11-12, 2017

 

18th Annual May Seminar
Annual Fraud & Computer Crimes Seminar
 
 
 
 
18th Annual May Seminar
Annual Fraud & Computer Crimes Seminar
 
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PAST EVENTS

Very Successful Event !!!

17th ANNUAL FRAUD & COMPUTER CRIMES SEMINAR

May 12th & 13th  2016 !

The Tampa Bay Chapter members and fellow anti-fraud professionals will come together this year for he 17th Annual Fraud & Computer Crimes Seminar, held in Tampa, FL, on May 12-13, 2016. The speakers are experts in their fields and will cover a variety of topics. This seminar will inform you, and provide excellent opportunities for peer to peer connections. You will also receive CPE credits! This is a great opportunity and excellent value!

                                                                                                                             

                                                       

                                               CPE Credits: Now 16!  14 (includes 2 hours of Ethics) 

 

 

 DAY ONE - MAY 12TH

Date/Time
Speaker
Topic
 7:30-8:15am
Registration Breakfast Pastries
8:00-8:15am
Opening Remarks Kjell Purnell, President ACFE TampaBay Chapter
8:15-10:00 am

KeyNote Speaker

 

Robert (Mike) Hill, CPA

 Chief Auditor Office of the Attorney General,

Pam Bondi Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

Keynote Speaker 

 Robert (Mike) Hill, CPA

 

 

 "The Medicaid Fraud Program and the Unit Roles & Responsibilities, discussion and analysis of Medicaid fraud cases"

 

10:15-11:55

Alan Guiterrez Arana, QSA,PCIP,CISA,CRISC

Director of Security & Privacy, RSM, US LLP

"The Evolution of the data breaches: new targets for a new market"

11:55-12:55

 LUNCH

Buffet Luncheon

12:55-2:35

William Blend, CPA

Shareholder, Moore,Stephens,Lovelace, CPAs & Advisers

"Fraud in Government"

2:50-4:30

Giselle Rodriguez 

State Outreach coordinator, Pinellas/Pasco

CLC Representative, Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking  

"Human Trafficking, what you need to know ...What you can do!" 

 

 

  DAY TWO - MAY 13th

Date/Time
Speaker
Topic
 7:30-8:00am
Registration Breakfast Pastries
8:00-8:10am
Opening Remarks Kjell Purnell, President ACFE TampaBay Chapter
8:10-9:50am

William (Bill) Geiger, JD.,FLMI, ARC

Retired Corporate Counsel and Group VP-Compliance, Transacmerica, part of the Aegon group

"Essential Elements of an Effective Compliance and Ethics System"

10:05-12:00

Matthew Mueller of Counsel  and

Jared Perez, Shareholder

Wiand Guerra King, Law Firm

 

“The Role of the Certified Fraud Examiner in Criminal and Civil Fraud Litigation"

 

 

12:00-1:00

Lunch

Buffet Luncheon

1:00-2:00

Martin Zinaich, 

CISSP,CISM,CISA,CRISC,

CSSLP,C/EH,CNE,MCP,CC

Information Security Officer, City of Tampa

"The State of Information Security"

 
 
2:15-4:20
 
 
 
 

Martin Zinaich, 

CISSP,CISM,CISA,CRISC,

CSSLP,C/EH,CNE,MCP,CC

Information Security Officer, City of Tampa

"How I Hack U"


 

 

 

 

 DINNER MEETINGS 

 

Date/Time
Speaker
Topic
1/12/16 Susan M. Ireland “OFAC and Sanctions – An Inter-agency Process.”
2/9/16  Alison Jimenez "Securities Fraud and Case Studies" 
3/8/16 Rodney S. Fischer "False Payments, Billing for work not performed, Fraud in the Construction life cycle"
4/5/16 Suzanne Diaz  "A perspective on Current Statistics & Recommended Practices in Reducing Payment Fraud"
5/12/16 & 5/13/16 CPE Credits 

17th Annual Fraud & Computer Crimes Seminar

(details in section below)

 

Date
Speaker
Topic

 May 12-13, 2016

Two Days

Seminar

17th Annual Fraud & Computer Crimes Seminar

(details listed below in next section)

 

Seminar Sign up: << Click Here >>

 

 

Sept 8  2015

Christine Glover,   CIA, CFE, CGAP

 Audit Director, City of Tampa


Tone at the Top “Creating an Ethical Organization”

This presentation will discuss how to create an ethical work environment and what determines ethical behavior. It will also detail common types of ethical violations within organizations, and describe the components of both a positive and negative work environment. It will tie in the 2014 ACFE Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse and recent articles from the Internal Auditor magazine published by the Institute of Internal Auditors relating to ethical environments. 

 
 
Oct 13  2015
 

  John Schlemmer

  Detective,Tampa Police Department

 

"Interviews and Body Language"

This discussion will cover interview and interrogation techniques used to establish truthfulness and detect deception during interviews. The discussion will cover how to conduct a thorough interview, how to get past “sticking points”, and how body language speaks volumes. 

John Schlemmer is a Detective with the Tampa Police Department. Detective Schlemmer has been in Law Enforcement since 1987. He has worked in all aspects of Law Enforcement and is currently assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Bureau.

Detective Schlemmer has received advanced training in Interview and Interrogation Techniques from the Institute in Police Technology and Management and from the Bureau of Justice Administration’s State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training Program.

Detective Schlemmer has obtained confessions in hundreds of cases over his career and is often called upon to conduct interviews in sensitive cases.

 January 12, 2016

Susan M. Ireland, CFE, CAMS

CEO, 

N-tegrity Solutions, LLC, 

 

 

 

 
 

“OFAC and Sanctions – An Inter-agency Process.”

 

Susan M. Ireland, retired from government service in December 2014 with over 20 years of anti-money laundering and terrorist financing experience. Susan was hired by FinCEN as an Intelligence Analyst, where she analyzed financial data to identify possible targets in support of criminal and civil investigations involving violations of money laundering laws. Susan worked in FinCEN’s International Programs Division where she expanded her experience in global AML/CFT efforts.  She served as the Assistant Director for Global Liaison supervising the 14 members of the International Programs Division and served as the Vice-Chair of the Egmont training working group of Financial Intelligence Units.,. From 2010-2014, Susan served as the subject matter expert who advised Flag Officers and interagency partners on Counter Threat Finance operational activities in the European region.

N-tegrity Solutions, LLC, where she is currently working with international partners to develop an anti-corruption course in ethics, law, leadership and business practices for school age youth under the auspices of the UN Convention against Corruption Article 13(c).

 

 Feb 09th 2016   Alison Jimenez , President DSA

 

 "Securities Fraud and Case Studies"   

Alison Jimenez, president and founder of DSA, specializes in securities litigation economic analysis and anti-money laundering consulting. She has far-reaching experience in account analysis, damage analysis, market comparisons, hypothetical models and tracing funds. Ms. Jimenez is recognized as an expert witness in matters involving the economic analysis of securities accounts as well as compliance with anti-money laundering regulations.

Ms. Jimenez has a well-rounded background in the securities arena. As a financial examiner/analyst with the Florida Department of Banking and Finance, Division of Securities, she was responsible for investigating consumer complaints and inquiries, performing routine and for-cause audits, and investigating unregistered securities. Immediately prior to founding DSA, Ms. Jimenez oversaw litigation economic analysis for Raymond James Financial, and during her employment there, earned her Series 7 and 24 licenses.

Ms. Jimenez graduated from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in International Studies. She also holds a Masters in Business Economics from the University of South Florida. Ms. Jimenez is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and is a frequent speaker on AML issues.

 

Mar 08th 2016 

Rodney S. Fischer

Executive Director

Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board

 

"False Payments, Billing for work not performed, Fraud in the Construction life cycle"

 

Mr. Rodney Fisher is the Executive Director of the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board (PCCLB). In addition, he serves as President of the Construction Licensing Officials Association ofFlorida; President of the Florida Association of Local Housing Finance Authorities; and for the past 35 years has served as the Chairman of the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County.

 
 April 05th 2016 

Suzanne Diaz     Senior Vice President, Treasury Management Market Manager

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

 
 "A perspective on Current Statistics & Recommended Practices in Reducing Payment Fraud"

Suzanne will be presenting a perspective on current statistics and recommended practices in reducing the risks of payment fraud.  This topic will encompass statistics and best practices using the tools provided by financial institutions to reduce ACH and check fraud for corporates.  Suzanne will provide some examples of fraudulent transactions and fraud tools able to help mitigate those fraudulent attempts by internal and external sources.
     

 

   

16th ANNUAL FRAUD & COMPUTER CRIMES SEMINAR

Successful Event !

May 7th & 8th  2015

This years seminar was a great success!  The Tampa Bay Chapter members and fellow anti-fraud professionals at the 16th Annual Fraud & Computer Crimes Seminar, held in Tampa, FL, on May 7-8, 2015 was one of the best. The speakers are experts in their fields and covered a variety of topics.

                               

                               CPE Credits:  14 (includes 2 hours of Ethics)

 

 DAY ONE - MAY 7TH

Date/Time
Speaker
Topic
 7:30-8:15am
Registration Breakfast Pastries
8:00-8:15am
Opening Remarks Kjell Purnell, President ACFE TampaBay Chapter
8:15-10:20am

KeyNote Speaker

 

FBI Special Agent  David E. Nelson

FBI Special Agent Supervisor,         Andrew Sekela  

 

Keynote Speakers

 

 FBI Special Agent David E. Nelson

 FBI Cyber Crime Unit / Cyber Crime Trends

 

 FBI Special Agent Supervisor, Andrew Sekela 

White Collar Crime, Fraud and you

 

10:30-12:20

Rudy Wolter,

Director of North America CitiGroup Security & Investigations

BioMetric Utilization &

Command Center Support for Fraud Investigations

12:30-1:30

 LUNCH

Buffet Luncheon

1:30-2:20

Director Simon Blank,

Florida Dept. of Financial Services Division of Insurance Fraud

Current Trends in Florida  

2:30-4:30

Kate Head, 

CPA,CISA,CFE, CIG  

Associate Director USF Audit and Compliance  

Fishing for Fraud: Using Data Analytics to Find Fraud Risk and Fraudulent Transactions 

 

 

  DAY TWO - MAY 8th

Date/Time
Speaker
Topic
 7:30-8:15am
Registration Breakfast Pastries
8:00-8:15am
Opening Remarks Kjell Purnell, President ACFE TampaBay Chapter
8:15-10:20am

Special Agent Jamila Davis, CFE 

US Dept. of HUD OIG

An overview of the HUDOIG office and a case study:

Identification and Discussion Public Corruption & Embezzlement Schemes in Public Housing.

Reverse Mortgage Fraud:  Dual Victimization - The Elderly and HUD

10:30-12:20

Dr. Dan Verreault, CPA, CVA 

Associate Professor – Accounting Department

Co-director – Center for Ethics

The University of Tampa

 

“Knowledge, Ethics, and Narcissism in College Students”

“Overall Trends in Workplace Ethics”

 

(Ethics CPE)

12:30-1:30

Lunch

Buffet Luncheon

1:30-2:20

Carl Pacini,

Phd,JD,CPA,CFF

USF St. Petersburg Associate Professor of Accounting

Asset Tracing Recovery

2:30-4:30

Shane Hartman,

Specter Labs

“Android Malware and Analysis”


 

 


 2014 DINNER MEETINGS

Each year the Tampabay Chapter hosts six Chapter Dinner Meetings.  Each dinner meeting qualifies for one hour of CPE.   

  

Date
Speaker
Topic

05-07-2015 05-08-2015

See Above 

16th ANNUAL FRAUD & COMPUTER CRIMES SEMINAR

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04-07-2015
 
Special Agent
Christopher Giusti 
US Secret Service  

United States Secret Service 

  • Origins of the USSS
  • Counterfeit Currency
  • Skimming
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Bank Fraud
 
 03-10-2015
 

Anthony S. Phillips, CPA*/ ABV / CFF TBD

Litigation Partner

 

 

 

Litigation Support - Fraud, Forensics, & Business Valuation  "What you need to know"

The presentation will provide insight to what is involved in litigation support through an analysis of a case study.  The case study will integrate how the CFE designation and experience assists clients with a variety of potential pitfalls and situations that may be encountered.  The speaker will share best practices when providing litigation support services as well. 

 

 
02-10-2015 
 

Mark Kolman, CIA, CPA, CISA, CFE

Audit Manager County Audit, Clerk of the Circuit Court – Hillsborough County 

 "What Fraud Statistics Say and What They Indicate"

Fraud is a risk for every organization, from the Church to large corporations. Fraud has historically been a risk that most everyone knows is there and most don’t want to acknowledge. 

The ACFE, AICPA, IIA, public accounting firms, consultants, and other organizations that believe in alerting all of us to the reality of fraud risks and creating a sense of fraud awareness, publish a variety of statistics about where fraud happens, why it happens, and how it is detected.

In this presentation we’ll look at what these statistics say and mean, and also talk about how well they represent the real dangers that fraud creates.

 

 

 
01-13-2015 
 

Hector Collazo, JR.  Pinellas County Inspector General,  Chief Audit Executive

 

 

"A Case review of two surprise audits" ... Pcards and Fuel…

The Presentation will give you an insight to the duties of an Inspector General/Chief Audit Executive and the types of cases and audits they work on.  Specific cases and audits will be reviewed to show how the IG tested areas for potential issues of fraud, waste, and abuse. 

Mr. Collazo has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas with over 29 years of professional experience in government and non-profit organizations, and over 22 years of investigating and auditing experience. Mr. Collazo joined the Pinellas County Division of Inspector General Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller in 2005.

 
  10-14-2014   Clark J Bolton,
CFE, MA, AHFI, CHC

 

"Working with defense attorneys 101" 

This presentation will cover best practices and the pitfalls to avoid while working with defense attorneys, and we'll focus on the legal, ethical and practical aspects to providing professional and effective litigation support to defense attorneys. A portion of the presentation will delve into "Myth Busting," since Hollywood and the media often paint an unrealistic image.

 9-9-2014   Kevin M. Gilpin, Executive Director,  National Crime Stop Program

 National Crime Stop Program

The 1-Hour “How Not To Become The Victim of a Crime” workshop that he developed focuses on “crime from a criminal's perspective” and details simple, practical and effective techniques to deter the crime before it happens. 

To make your reservation, please click the link above.  Reservations must be submitted by 12:00 NOON the Friday before the meeting. Reservations will not be accepted after 12:00 NOON on Friday. Walk-ups are always welcome, but will only be accommodated if space is available. 

 


 CALL FOR SPEAKERS

We are always looking for talented speakers to present on fraud prevention and investigation techniques in all industries. If you are interested in presenting, please email Christine Dever Homack  your name, contact information, resume or short biography, and an outline of your presentation for consideration in our future events.

 


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15th ANNUAL FRAUD & COMPUTER CRIMES SEMINAR

May 1st - 2nd 2014

"Excellent Seminar"....We were joined by more than 130  ACFE Tampa Bay Chapter members and fellow anti-fraud professionals at the 15th Annual Fraud & Computer Crimes Seminar, held in Tampa, FL, on May 1-2, 2014. We had participants from all over the country. Our speakers are experts in their fields and cover a variety of topics. The seminar in the ethics presentation qualifies toward your ACFE ethics requirement. Our format is a highly interactive learning experience with something for professionals from every industry. You may contact the presenters directly to request a copy of their presentations, or you can email your request to us by clicking here  <Request Here>

                             

 

 


 

2013 Dinner Meetings

 

Date
Speaker
Topic

 

 

 

 
4-8-2014
 Santiago Ayala
Director, Forensics Solutions
The Sylint Group
Cyber Security, eDiscovery & Forensics

Digital Evidence &  Preservation of Evidence

 Mr. Santiago Ayala and Mr. John Jorgensen will be presenting concepts concerning Digital Evidence as well real life stories that bring each point to life.

 

 
3-11-2014
 
Dr. Lynn H. Clements,
CPA CFE Cr.FA CMA CFM
 
 
"Did He Start the Fire? –
an interactive case study”


Join Dr. Lynn Clements as we explore a real-life case of possible arson. Explore the elements and sources of evidence used by insurance companies in deciding whether or not to deny a claim for loss due to a fire.
 
2-11-2014
 
Lorrie A. Simmons, CGFO
City of Tampa
Accounting and Grants Supervisor
“How to mitigate audit risk in Financial Reporting during an ERP Transition”
In this presentation you will learn how the internal control components of an organization interact with the operations, financial reporting, and compliance with Governmental and Financial Accounting Standards. 
1-14-2014
Latour "LT" Lafferty

 
"White Collar Crime, the Legal Perspective
and Case Analysis" 
 
 
 
10-8-2013
 
Timothy A. Mowery
 Special Agent, Investigations, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Office of Inspector General
  
"The Underlying Cause of the Financial Crisis, Mortgage Fraud". The presentation will cover the Financial Crisis, FHFA-OIG's mission, the Mortgage Process and Key Documents, including Red Flags, Common and Emerging Fraud Schemes, and useful Investigative tools. Special Agent Edwin Bonano and Special Agent Mowery will discuss actual investigations conducted. Both will discuss the schemes identified and the investigative tools used to identify perpetrators.
 
9-10-2013
 
Kevin Connell
Chairman of AccuScreen.com and DateProtection.com 
Internet Dating Fraud