October 14 - 15, 2021

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 DAY 1

OCTOBER 14, 2021

Welcome, Pledge of Allegiance 

8:00:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Sean Clifford First Assistant Attorney General/Financial Fraud Unit, Colorado Department of Law Keynote Speaker 8:15:00 AM - 8:30 AM
J. Michael Skiba J. Michael Skiba and Associates Psychology of Fraud - This session is founded on the presenter's newly released book entitled, “The Psychology of Fraud”. This session will explore what motivates people (how honest are you??) as this is the basis for psychological and criminological research. Furthermore, attendees will gain an understanding of criminological theory and why fraudsters commit crime. These theories will be explored and applied in a fraud context which will assist with developing highly effective counter fraud strategies. Preventative efforts based on these theories will also be explored. Attend if you dare to get into the mind of a fraudster.

PsychTech - Psychology of Technology. Technology is engulfing our society, from the IoT, social media, robotics, ML and AI. Learn how this technology is affecting human behavior and how companies are at increased risk. The session will begin by exploring how technology is growing at an incredible rate, putting more data and information into circulation than ever before. The session will then dive into psychological and criminological concepts focusing on how human behavior is changing as a result of technology. Attendees will then explore the mind of a fraudster and how scammers have also evolved tactics in this new tech era. Finally, different tactics to fight the new age criminal will be presented, providing attendees with valuable take-aways for application in their respective companies.

Corporate and Internal Fraud - Corporate and internal fraud is predicted to become one of the largest threats to companies and agencies in the upcoming year. Facing this internal threat requires a unique approach to counter-fraud, an approach that must be unique to that particular institution. In this very interactive session, learn specifics on schemes, detection methods, and strategies that can be taken away for immediate application. Furthermore, delve into the mind of the corporate fraudster and how their unique make-up requires equally unique tactics.
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
J. Michael Skiba J. Michael Skiba and Associates Ethics - We are faced with ethical challenges each day on a personal and corporate level. This course provides an overview of ethics and focuses on ethical thought, core values, and the application to ethical reasoning. The following core ethical topics will be covered: Ethics and Professional Conduct, Ethical Practice in Business, Personal Ethics, Ethical Decision-making, and Corporate Ethics. These topics will be explored in-depth in order for attendees to develop a stronger knowledge base of ethics and ethical reasoning. 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Jon Block Division of Securities Securities Fraud, Part 1 of 2 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Carolyn O'Hara Jeffco DA Securities Fraud, Part 2 of 2 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Bret Hood 21st Century Learning Confirmation Bias 3:00 PM - 5:00PM



OCTOBER 15, 2021

Steve Beltz NICB Metadata in Documents - In the current world of digital media, every user-created file has the potential of containing metadata. This metadata can be useful when investigating claims and can help provide leads as well as support interviews or EUO’s. Using real case examples, we will learn how investigators have used metadata to assist with their claims. In the end, we will learn how to obtain, view, and document metadata found in photos and other files, such as Word, Excel, and PDF files as well as how metadata can and can’t be used in civil and criminal investigations.

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Ralph Gagliardi, Agent In-Charge CBI Business ID Theft & Business Email Compromise 10:00 AM-11:00am
Bradley Sargent, Nick Storter, T. Markus Funk, Tamera D. Westerberg Sargent Consulting Group, LLC, Perkins Coie LLP, and Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP Panel Discussion: Conducting Post-COVID Investigations 11am-12:15pm
Tracy Coenen Sequence Inc Forensic Account & Fooling an Auditor Part 1 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
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Tracy Coenen Sequence Inc Forensic Account & Fooling an Auditor Part 2 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Robert Brown and Sarah Domke Colorado Attorney General's Office Case updates and new fraud trends 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Glen Watson DCIS HQ Healthcare Fraud Investigation Case Study – United States v. Saffron Gustafson – This session will discuss the multi-agency investigation of Saffron Gustafson, who operated multiple durable medical equipment (DME) storefronts on the West coast. She utilized her knowledge of the DME industry and her businesses to defraud the government and private health insurance plans. 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    Raffle & Closing

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM





Colorado Chapter of ACFE

ACFE Colorado Chapter
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