HUNTING THE GHOST!  Exposing, Investigating  and Prosecuting Fraudsters

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HUNTING THE GHOST! Exposing, Investigating and Prosecuting Fraudsters

Expose, investigate and prosecute fraudsters through proper techniques, triage of case load and arming investigators with tools of the trade

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Financial crimes are the number one crime of the 21st century. Law enforcement agencies across the U.S. and around the World are inundated with fraud cases. Most law enforcement agencies do not have investigators designated to just investigating frauds, leaving fraud cases on the back burner.

Most investigators do not like financial crimes because these investigations are voluminous and time consuming. Investigators can spend countless hours investigating these cases only to have their cases no-filed at the State level. Even more frustrating is watching fraudsters receive little to no jail time, and continuing on to the next victim.

The purpose of this class is to assist participants to expose, investigate and prosecute fraudsters through proper organization techniques, triage of case load and arming investigators with tools of the trade. This unique instruction to fraud investigations will result in a higher number of cases closed by arrest with successful prosecutions.


• This interactive 8-hour class will help participants in organizing and investigating all types of fraud investigations from simple frauds to more complex frauds.

• Defining common words used in financial crimes.

• Students will review and learn new tools for investigating and prosecuting frauds.

• This class will go over different Statutes and laws related to fraud.

• This class will discuss interview techniques for locking fraudsters into a statement.

• Students will go over all fraud including unique ones.

• Using Excel during the investigation and prosecution.

• Discussion on frauds that have the appearance of civil cases, but are actually criminal cases.

• There will be a class discussion on how to identify fraudsters in videos and surveillance photographs.

• Discussion and instruction on how to chip-off credit card skimmers. How to read and organize credit card skimmer data (skimmer paper).

• Special attention in investigating complex cases (Box Cases), Money Laundering and R.I.C.O. cases.

• Case studies will be introduced to aid in the understanding of different fraud investigations.

• Students will receive handout materials showing step-by-step tools to make complex investigations easy.

INSTRUCTOR: Sergeant Jacqueline Lee Hearon is supervisor of the Economic Crime Task Force and Fraud Unit of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office. She heads a multi-agency task force and conducts fraud training classes. She instructed for ten (10) years at the Brevard Community College Police Academy. Currently, Sergeant Hearon is a member of the ACFE and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Financial Crimes Investigator (CFCI.)

TARGET AUDIENCE: All members of the criminal justice community (sworn or non-sworn).


Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 9:00am until 5:00pm (Eastern Time)

One hour for lunch

COST: $199.00 per person, ($3.00 registation fee)


• You will be sent a Zoom Link one week prior to the class

• We will send out the class materials electronically (via e-mail)


• Check made payable to:

TRAINING FORCE USA, 3681 Loma Farm Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309

• Purchase Order

• Credit Card payment made online

Cancellations and Substitutions:

• Upon submission of this registration, participants are responsible for payment of this course. Please note that if you do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.

• Substitutions may be made at any time by phone, e-mail or online at the registration site.

QUESTIONS: Phone: 850-251-1223 E-mail: