TRAINING DATE AND TOPICS

NoCo Chapter Registration & Training Session – 2 Hours CPE

Topic – Conducting Internal Investigations for Large Corporations

Date:  May 18, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m MST

Location:  Zoom

All participants  who are streaming live will need to have a valid Zoom account in order to participate in the webinars.

Topic – Conducting Internal Investigations for Large Corporations

Date – May 18, 2022

Speaker(s): Jacque Riordonand Kevin Hyland

Class information

Wednesday May 18, 2022 – 9:00 a.m to 121:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time

To be updated shortly

Biographies

Jacque Riordanand has over 35 years investigative experience.  She served as a Special Agent, Supervisory Special Agent, Assistant Special Agent in Charge and Director of Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation for 29 years.  Upon retiring from the federal government, she started Riordon Consulting a litigation support and consulting firm.  She served five years as an Internal Investigator at TIAA Financial Services and is currently a Manager, Enterprise Risk Officer at TIAA.  She holds a BA from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from Utica University.

Kevin Hyland has more than 20 years of experience in investigations, law enforcement, auditing and accounting. As a Senior Investigator with TIAA he performs skilled investigative work across the enterprise often with respect complex and higher impact investigative cases that involve significant losses or loss potential, elevated reputational risk, employee integrity issues and sophisticated fraud schemes.

Prior to joining TIAA Kevin had experience working as an Agent with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and was assigned to the Identity Theft/Fraud Unit. As an Agent, Kevin specialized in investigating white-collar crimes and complex organized criminal activity, involving money laundering, mortgage fraud, false tax returns, securities fraud, organized identity theft groups and business identity theft. He also developed training curriculum and provided training for hundreds of officers throughout the State.

Kevin also served as the Chief Financial Officer for the CBI and has worked for other organizations as both an external and internal auditor. 

Kevin is a graduate of University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, with a B.S. degree in business administration, a graduate of The University of Denver, with a Master of Taxation. In addition to being a CPA, Kevin is a Certified Fraud Examiner.

NoCo Chapter Registration & Training Session – 8 Hours CPE

Topic – Money Laundering Basics

Date: In-Person Training August 26, 2022

Location:  In person – Fort Collins Police Services

This training is in-person only. Seats are limited to 70.

Topic – Money Laundering Basics

Date – 08/26/2022

Speaker: Chris Constantin

“Money Laundering Basics” is an interactive and entertaining eight-hour block of training applicable to almost any investigative field.  The course will provide both new and experienced investigators the necessary skills to follow the money.  You will have a valuable tool to add to your arsenal of investigative techniques.

 Presented by San Dimas California City Manager Chris Constantin

Chris Constantin is serving as City Manager for San Dimas, California in Los Angeles County.  Chris has served over 24 years in government. Chris improved city operations gaining efficiency and effectiveness in curtailing internal fraud, waste and abuse.

He has 20 years in education as an elected official over two colleges in the Silicon Valley and most recently as a regional accreditor of 135 colleges in California, Hawaii and the Pacific.  He currently serves as a volunteer, fully sworn police lieutenant with the City of Hayward, CA, is an active defensive tactics/use of force instructor and served as an adjunct instructor for the National White-Collar Crime Center.

Chris graduated from San Jose State University with a B.S in Industrial and Systems Engineering and from Syracuse University with a Master of Public Administration.  Chris is one of a handful of Accredited California Economic Developers, a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Internal Auditor, and a Certified Economic Crime Forensic Examiner.

Previous Training Meetings

Topic – Small Business Fraud and Internal Controls

Date – March 16, 2022

Speaker(s): Julie Aydlott, CFE and Nichole Rodriguez, CFE

Class information

Wednesday March 16, 2022 – 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time

9:00 a.m.– Julie Aydlott, CFE

10:20 – Guest speaker (Business owner victim)

10:40 – Nichole Rodriguez, CFE

11:45 – Additional Questions

The course portion entitled: Small business fraud is a great eye opener for CFE’s and accounting professionals who can see the impacts that fraud has on the smaller business. As a refresher to ACFE studies on fraud as it relates to smaller organizations, it goes over newsworthy case studies, the most common fraud schemes along with prevention measures and ends with a case study from the speaker discussing a criminal payroll tax evasion case where the business owner was a victim of employee embezzlement.  The business owner will end this section as guest speaker and will answer questions.

The course portion entitled:  Small business internal controls, will help piece together simple to follow internal controls and the use of control forms so that smaller organizations can lower their risks of occupational fraud.

Biographies

Julie Mucha-Aydlott is a Certified Fraud Examiner and the owner of Aydlott Fraud Examinations. She is the current president of the Northern Colorado Area Chapter of the ACFE. Julie started her career in 1989 working for a small printing company in San Diego where she moved up to be an assistant controller for a large commercial and residential real estate developer. In 1994 she opened her own accounting and bookkeeping service and in January 2007 she became a Certified Fraud Examiner where she changed direction to focus on fraud.  Julie specializes in fraud and financial investigations, tax violations, employee embezzlement and internal controls in small to medium sized businesses.

Nichole Rodriguez is a Certified Fraud Examiner and owner of All About You Accounting located in Northern Colorado. She is the current Vice President and Treasurer for the Northern Colorado Area Chapter of the ACFE.  Nichole has over 15 years of experience in accounting, along with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Business, organizing businesses and streamline processes is her specialty.  Ms. Rodriguez became a Certified Fraud Examiner in October 2017 and specializes in small businesses and internal controls.

Topic – Managing Audit and Fraud Investigation Expectations

Tuesday, May 11th , 2021 – 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Mountain Time

Speaker: Pete Parillo
Vice President | Risk Assurance

South Jersey Industries, Inc. (SJI)

Topic – Fraud Claims Against CPA’s

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 – 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Mountain Time

Speaker

Duncan Will
Loss Prevention Manager & Accounting Auditing Specialist

CAMICO Mutual Insurance

Fraud Claims Against CPAs –  and steps CPAs can take to protect clients and themselves from fraudsters and related allegations.

 

Topic – Doxing

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 – 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Speaker

Cayley Chiodo, CFE
Criminal Investigator II

Weld County District Attorney’s Office

Doxing is a term used to describe the collection of personal information and the presentation of it on social media. Individuals may collect your information and post it online for anyone to see, but larger corporations and entities do this as well. Unbeknownst to some, your information is readily available online for anyone who searches your name or information. This creates a huge security issue for people and leaves us susceptible to fraud and ID theft.

The good news is that there are some things that can be done to reduce the amount of information online about us. This course is designed to walk you through the steps of getting your information off the internet and other ways of protecting your personally sensitive information.

 

Topic – Investigating Fraud Using CAATs

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 – 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Speaker

Richard Cascarino
MBA, CIA, CRMA, CFE, CISM

Richard Cascarino & Associates (Audit Training & Consulting)

This important Webinar will provide expert insight into how non-investigators inside your organization can help to find out exactly how a fraud happens and who the perpetrator was. The webinar will include:

  • What is Fraud Detection?
  • What’s Different about IT Fraud?
  • What are IT Forensics?
  • Fraud Symptoms. Red Flags and Indicators
  • Common Data Fraud Areas
  • Common Mistakes
  • An Example

Members and Non-Members Receive 2 CPE Credits.

Topic – Who they are and how they work

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 – 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Speaker

Linda Rivera
Assistant Special Agent in Charge

Social Security Administration

Office of the Inspector General

 

 


Topic – Full Day Class “The Words Have It”

This course provides the new or experienced investigator with insight into how specific words are used in statements and ways the investigator can analyze the words in assessing the veracity of the statement.  By the end of the course the student will have tangible skills to help assess veracity and glean motivations from the subject’s words.  A valuable tool in an investigator’s arsenal of investigative techniques.

This course is a full eight-hour class and is designed to give the student or experienced investigator a working knowledge and practical skills they can apply to their daily work.

For the Rocky Mountain Association of Special Investigation Units, Joe will present a 1 hour and 45 minute overview of the training with some case studies and examples of this technique in use. As this is a highly condensed version of the actual training class the members can expect to go away with an overall sense of the concept, practical applications for their investigations and the ability to contact Joe if they are interested in a full length course for their companies or for private consultation on specific individual cases.

We will be available following the presentation to answer questions or provide additional information on the class and our other services.

Members and Non-Members Receive 6 to 8 CPE Credits. (CPE credits are currently being determined by the ACFE and will be 6 to 8 credits)

Speaker

Joe DeAngelo, Criminal Investigator
Weld County District Attorney

Joe DeAngelo, a 28-year law enforcement professional who currently works as a criminal investigator for the Weld County District Attorney’s Office.  Previous to DeAngelo’s current assignment he worked as a criminal investigator for the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and as chief investigator for the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office (NW Colorado).  Mr. DeAngelo specialized in public corruption, child sex abuse investigations and crimes against the elderly and disabled.  Mr. DeAngelo has two master’s degrees and a graduate certificate in Human Development (forensic psychology research emphasis), Criminal psychology, and Child sex offender behavioral characteristics.  He is currently working towards a masters degree in criminal justice.

Mr.  DeAngelo has also been an adjunct professor at Regis University where he instructed numerous graduate level courses related to criminal/forensic psychology along with scores of presentations at local, state and national conferences related to all manner and variety of training topics within the field of criminal investigations.

The course entitled:  The Words Have It, is not only applicable to almost any field of investigations, it is a highly entertaining block of training that can be used in nearly all aspects of life. The course is presented in either half or full-day blocks. He has presented to numerous investigative groups including:

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Colorado Homicide Investigators Association

Colorado State Adult Protective Services

Denver Department of Human Services

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Officers

Regis University Graduate Students

Rocky Mountain Association of Special Investigation, along with several others.

 

 


Topic – Elder Theft

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Accomplished speaker, writer, Forensic Accountant and CFE, Don Rudisuhle, provides financial investigative services to victims of elder financial exploitation.  Don’s experience and skills come from enforcing financial integrity while working international foreign aid projects.  Don’s passion is manifested in designing methodologies and tools to:

  • Stop instances of theft from vulnerable adults

  • Recover lost assets

  • Hold perpetrators accountable

Mr. Rudisuhle will cover elder theft providing valuable investigative techniques, victim and family interaction and trial exhibit preparation.

 

 

Topic – The Words Have It

This course provides the new or experienced investigator with insight into how specific words are used in statements and ways the investigator can analyze the words in assessing the veracity of the statement.  By the end of the course the student will have tangible skills to help assess veracity and glean motivations from the subject’s words.  A valuable tool in an investigator’s arsenal of investigative techniques.

This course is normally offered in a four or eight-hour block depending on the level of depth desired by the student.  Both courses are designed to give the student or experienced investigator a working knowledge and practical skills they can apply to their daily work.

For the Rocky Mountain Association of Special Investigation Units, Joe will present a 1 hour and 45 minute overview of the training with some case studies and examples of this technique in use. As this is a highly condensed version of the actual training class the members can expect to go away with an overall sense of the concept, practical applications for their investigations and the ability to contact Joe if they are interested in a full length course for their companies or for private consultation on specific individual cases.

We will be available following the presentation to answer questions or provide additional information on the class and our other services.

Members and Non-Members Receive 2 CPE Credits.

Speaker

Joe DeAngelo, Criminal Investigator
Weld County District Attorney

Joe DeAngelo, a 28-year law enforcement professional who currently works as a criminal investigator for the Weld County District Attorney’s Office.  Previous to DeAngelo’s current assignment he worked as a criminal investigator for the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and as chief investigator for the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office (NW Colorado).  Mr. DeAngelo specialized in public corruption, child sex abuse investigations and crimes against the elderly and disabled.  Mr. DeAngelo has two master’s degrees and a graduate certificate in Human Development (forensic psychology research emphasis), Criminal psychology, and Child sex offender behavioral characteristics.  He is currently working towards a masters degree in criminal justice.

Mr.  DeAngelo has also been an adjunct professor at Regis University where he instructed numerous graduate level courses related to criminal/forensic psychology along with scores of presentations at local, state and national conferences related to all manner and variety of training topics within the field of criminal investigations.

The course entitled:  The Words Have It, is not only applicable to almost any field of investigations, it is a highly entertaining block of training that can be used in nearly all aspects of life. The course is presented in either half or full-day blocks. He has presented to numerous investigative groups including:

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Colorado Homicide Investigators Association

Colorado State Adult Protective Services

Denver Department of Human Services

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Officers

Regis University Graduate Students

Rocky Mountain Association of Special Investigation, along with several others.


Topic – Digital Forensics for the Fraud Professional

In your career, have you ever been faced with the loss of electronically stored information; ESI?  The statistics are familiar: 93% of new corporate data is electronic and 70% will never be printed.  The implications are enough to make even the most hardened discovery veteran shudder.  However, this is only part of the story.  Truly important data – perhaps the smoking gun that makes or saves a case – may exist entirely outside this large volume of active data.

This class will teach you the basics of computer forensics as they relate to electronically stored information (“ESI”) along with the ethical considerations you, as a fraud examination professional, may have when dealing with electronically stored information.  It is crucially important that all CFE’s keep up with this rapidly changing landscape.  Are you ready?

Members and Non-Members Receive 2 CPE Credits.

Speakers

Robert Kelso, Chief Executive Officer
EnCE, CHFI, ACE, and AME

Melinda Redenius, Chief Business Officer, Forensic Analyst
ACE

Visit the Forensic Pursuit website, http://www.forensicpursuit.com


Topic – Ethics

The foundation of ethical decision making

Case discussions

Members and Non-Members Receive 2 CPE Credits on Ethics

Speakers

Dr. Keiko Krahnke, Department Chair, Management Department UNC

co-presenting with Gabe Dickey CPA, Accounting Department Professor, UNC