8. Fighting Fraud in the Field
Strategic Leadership for Special Investigative Units (SIU)
Monday 10:20 - 11:40 a.m.
Do you aspire to be a strong leader who can develop great teams, manage crises and set the vision and goals for a dynamic group? The focus of this presentation is to provide the attendee with the understanding that just wanting to be in a position of leadership is simply not enough. Whether you seek to pick up a few tips for refining your current skill set, or are in the process of climbing the ladder to a leadership position, you will gain expert career advice here.
Not-For-Profit Entities — A Special Set of Risks and Techniques
Monday 1:40 - 3:00 p.m.
This session explores the nuances of investigating and preventing fraud in Not-For-Profit entities. It covers several areas including an overview and history of several major not-for-profit frauds. Attendees will be provided insight into why these types of entities are particularly vulnerable to employee fraud and abuse. We’ll also cover special circumstances to be considered when investigating fraud in a Not-for-Profit entity.
Deterring, Detecting and Dealing with Small Business Fraud Issues
Monday 3:30 - 4:50 p.m.
Not enough people to effectively segregate duties? No internal audit department? Limited funds? Accounting software packages with limited resources? These are just a few of the unique challenges facing small businesses. Whether you’re running, working or consulting for a small business, learn how to meet these challenges.
Tuesday 10:20 - 11:40 a.m.
Fraud in the securities industry affects all of society. One need only remember WorldCom, Enron and others to realize how fraud can be hidden from individuals. Investigators’ knowledge of securities fraud is essential since national and multi-national corporations rely on investors to operate.
Government Fraud: An ATM for Thieves
Tuesday 1:40 - 3:00 p.m
From the largest federal agencies to the smallest of school districts, fraudsters have taxpayer funds under siege. Rather than being proactive, government executives spend thousands of dollars on attorneys and investigators after the fact to find out what went wrong. In this session, learn about real world government fraud cases and their common traits. Also discussed will be how to identify fraud warning signs, as well as practical tips for preventing fraud.
Combating Mortgage Fraud
Tuesday 3:30 - 4:50 p.m. / Wednesday 8:30 - 9:50 a.m.
Mortgage fraud is one of the fastest growing white-collar crimes. Today, highly organized schemes involving multiple loans are being perpetrated by criminals with the sole intent to defraud lenders of funds. This session will provide you with the information and updates on mortgage fraud that will make you more effective in the prevention, detection and investigation of a mortgage fraud.
Is That Drug You’re Taking Real, Counterfeit or Adulterated?
Wednesday 10:10 - 11:30 a.m.
Listen to a panel of investigators who worked to uncover a $33 million bad medicine fraud ring resulting in over 60 arrests. This panel will present their story from discovery to investigation to prosecution of one of the highest profile cases involving counterfeit drugs in the U.S. This story is the current subject of a book entitled “Dangerous Doses: A True Story of Cops, counterfeiters, and the Contamination of America’s Drug Supply”.
There will be 2 Pre-Conference Courses:
The main conference will have 9 parallel tracks.
- Fraud Investigation: Tools, Tips and Techniques
- Fraud Fighting Proactively: Prevention and Deterrence
- Emerging Trends, Current Issues & International Incidents
- Auditing for Fraud
- Using Technology in the Detection of Fraud
- Risk Management
- Legal, Ethics and Compliance Issues
- Fighting Fraud in the Field
- Best Practices and Case Studies