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LV ACFE All Day Event - Real World Fraud Cases (8 CPEs)

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DeSales University

2755 Station Avenue

Center Valley, PA 18034

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All Day Session (8 hours of CPE) - Real World Fraud Cases


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7:30-8:15 Registration/breakfast/networking/announcements

1) 8:15-9:55am – Investigating the Opioid Epidemic: from Insurance Fraud to Patient Brokering – David Armstrong is a senior reporter at ProPublica, starting there in March 2018. Before that, he was a senior enterprise reporter for STAT, a national publication focused on health and medicine. At STAT, Armstrong reported extensively on the opioid crisis - including corruption in the addiction treatment industry, the rise of Chinese-imported fentanyl and previously secret records related to pharmaceutical marketing of opioid painkillers. David’s presentation will cover fraudulent ACA policy enrollments in the drug/alcohol treatment industry and the opioid industry.

9:55-10:10 am Break

2) 10:15-11:55 am – Social Media Investigations – Michael O’Donoghue LaRusso, Manager of Investigations, will present on Social Media Investigations. Michael joined T&M Protection Resources in April 2014 and his career at T&M began as an investigative analyst in the Business Intelligence & Analysis Division, followed by a promotion to Associate Consultant in the Security Consulting Services Division. Adept at evaluating threats and risks for individuals and institutions, Mr. LaRusso is often called upon to manage travel security assessments for businesses executives and firms. Michael will be joined by Michael J. Mansfield, Senior Vice President of Investigations. Michael joined T&M in November 2011 after a distinguished law enforcement career that spanned more than three decades. Mr. Mansfield had been a prosecutor for 23 years at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office in New York. Throughout his career, he has given many lectures, both in the United States and internationally, on regulatory matters, white collar crime and financial fraud. Their presentation will focus on examples of T&M monitoring open source and social media sites, news outlets, message boards and blog postings to attempt to identify security risks and assess the likelihood of significant physical or reputational threats against a principal or client. Daily monitoring is undertaken with the aim of uncovering the planning activities of individuals or groups, large or small, which may have an interest in disrupting the business activity of a principal or client. T&M also conducts additional investigative research to assess the potential threat posed by certain individuals or groups identified through social media monitoring.

11:55-12:40 Lunch

3) 12:40-2:10 – My Story as a Whistleblower – Blake Percival, from 2001-2011 Blake worked for US Investigation Services (USIS) where he rose through the ranks to the position of Director. USIS was a company contracted by the government to conduct National Security Clearance Background Investigations on prospective and current Federal employees. Blake became a Whistleblower in July 2011, when he exposed that the USIS was billing the U.S. Government for background investigations that had never been completed. Among the clearances not properly completed by USIS were: Edward Snowden, Aaron Alexis and Imran Awan. For 4 ½ years he was not allowed to talk about the case but once it settled in December 2015 that changed, and he was featured on the front page of The Washington Post. He now shares his story and is in the process of releasing a book. He was honored by being named a Giraffe Hero in 2017, for sticking his neck out for the common good.

2:10-2:25 Break

4) 2:25-3:25 – Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain and Fraud – James “Jim” Steele, Senior Director of Corporate Investigations & Digital Forensics will present on digital currencies and the rise of investigations. Jim has a career rich with experience in the security, computer forensics, network development, and management fields. For over 25 years he has played integral roles in public safety and mission-critical systems. Co-Author of five books and currently the Senior Director of Corporate Investigations & Digital Forensics at T-Mobile USA his responsibilities include leading an amazing team of investigators, cases of fraud, employee integrity, and compromised systems. During this session, you’ll learn about Bitcoin and the other crypto currencies that have been in the news constantly and become both an instrument for investing as well as illicit commerce. This talk with discuss Bitcoin and other tokens, blockchain and smart contracts. It will also cover how the tokens are being used in fraud and what avenues are available for investigation.

3:25 – 3:30 Break

5) 3:30-4:30 – PowerQuery in Excel – Matthew Haines, Chief Information Officer for Maillie LLP will be providing an overview and demonstration of some of the features of Microsoft PowerQuery. Matthew has worked in the IT field for over 15 years with focus in areas of systems administration, networking, and security. PowerQuery is available as an addon for Microsoft Excel 2013 but is integrated in Excel 2016. This feature can be used to easily combine data from multiple sources into Excel. You will learn some features that can be immediately used to help you simplify the way you combine, clean, and match data from multiple sources.


Cost:

LV ACFE/IIA Chapter Member - $200

Non Member - $230

Student/Law Enforcement/Retiree & DeSales MBA students/faculty- $25

Payments can be made via PayPal (http://acfelehighvalley.org/allday.php) or checks can be made out to "Lehigh Valley ACFE" and mailed to our Treasurer at the following address:

Lehigh Valley ACFE
PO Box 20601
Lehigh Valley PA 18002-0601

** In the unfortunate event that you'd need to cancel your registration, please email events@acfelehighvalley.org. Registrants are responsible for payment if cancellation is not made by the registration deadline date. **

** In the unfortunate event that you'd need to cancel your registration, please email events@acfelehighvalley.org. Registrants are responsible for payment if cancellation is not made by the registration deadline date (May 3).**

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