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Southwest Ohio ACFE Chapter

Upcoming events

    • Friday, September 09, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Cincinnati Financial Corporation, 6200 South Gilmore Rd, Fairfield OH 45014
    Register

    Speaker: Shaun Thurston - Special Agent with IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS CI) 

    Topic: Money Laundering Through Digital Currency

    Session Description: In this course, the presenter will provide an overview of how money is laundered through digital currency, using case examples and expertise gained from his work in the IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) Cyber Crimes group.  Since 2014, CI Cyber Crimes has proportionately grown in both resources and results. Beginning with one Cyber Crimes Unit in the Washington, DC area, CI was able to successfully prosecute some of the first known criminal actors in this space (e.g., Liberty Reserve, Silk Road and Btc-e). These investigations set the foundation and framework for future efforts. Soon after, CI established a second Cyber Crimes Unit in the Los Angeles Field Office followed by cyber coordinators across the nation and additional support personnel to provide investigative research and analysis.

    CPE: 1 CPE 

    CPE credits are based on a 50-minute hour.  CPE is offered through the ACFE as well as the Accountancy Board of Ohio (sponsor number CPE.00467).  Attendees must attend 50 minutes of the meeting and answer 3 polling questions during the meeting to validate attendance. 

    Learning ObjectivesPromotion of improved fraud detection and deterrence and through expansion of knowledge in relation to the session's topic.

    Prerequisites: None

    Speaker Bio:

    Shaun Thurston is currently a Special Agent with IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS CI) and has been with IRS CI since 2005.  He has worked in the Chicago, Cincinnati and Philadelphia Field Offices as an Agent and as a Supervisory Special Agent.  His previous work experience in the private sector includes Fifth Third Bank Protection where he was a fraud manager, and MasterCard International Security and Risk Management where he was responsible for fraud audits and investigations.   His previous experience in the public sector is with the New York State Attorney General’s Organized Crime Division.  He holds a BS in Economic Crime Investigation from Utica University (formerly Utica College of Syracuse University) and MS in Economic Crime Management from Utica University (formerly Utica College).  He holds certifications from the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators (IAFCI) as a certified financial crime investigator (CFCI) and the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) as a certified forensic computer examiner (CFCE).  He is the past president and vice president of the Ohio Chapter of the IAFCI.  He also holds Chainalysis Reactor Certification for tracking Bitcoin transactions.  His case experience includes narcotics, child pornography, homicide, political corruption, credit/debit card fraud, counterfeiting, money laundering, and tax violations.

    Active, full-time students majoring in criminal justice, law, or business degrees may attend meetings for free. Email swohacfe@gmail.com to register.

    • Monday, September 12, 2022
    • Cintas Center

    This is not a Southwest Ohio ACFE event, but this additional CPE opportunity is made available so that our members are aware of this event.

    Frank Abagnale (subject of “Catch Me If You Can”) will be speaking on “Cybercrime, Identity Theft and Scams” at the Cintas Center.  This event is sponsored in part by the Cintas Institute for Business Ethics.  1 CPE will be offered.  Registration Link: https://www2.xavier.edu/form-manager/public/embed.cfm?formID=96202372833

    • Friday, October 14, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Cincinnati Financial Corporation, 6200 South Gilmore Rd, Fairfield OH 45014
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    Speaker: Kevin Horan, Co-Founder, Precision Cellular Analysis

    Topic: Fundamentals of Cellular Record Analysis and Geolocation

    Session Description:

    In this session, investigators will learn basic cellular analysis techniques.  Former Special Agents from the elite FBI CAST program will conduct the session which will include:

    • An introductory case example/study of national significance designed to teach the investigator the significance and possibilities of using cell phone data.  (Example - Boston Bombing case, Gabby Petito, etc.)
    • Overview of basic cell phone technology
    • Discussion of why a cell phone selects a cell tower to communicate with, how towers are configured, and how records of communication events are created.  
    • Discussion of cell phone investigative techniques including:
      • Examples of cell site and sector information, timing advance, drive testing (use of a network survey tool), and tower dumps. 
      • Overview of the legal processes used to obtain cell phone data including how the data, once obtained, can be employed to solve crimes.  
    • Preview of evolving data sets and techniques that are providing significant investigative advancements in the civil and criminal arena.  (Examples include Google location and geofence data, vehicle telematics, social media applications.) 

    CPE: 2 CPE 

    CPE credits are based on a 50-minute hour.  CPE is offered through the ACFE as well as the Accountancy Board of Ohio (sponsor number CPE.00467).  Attendees must attend 100 minutes of the meeting and answer 6 polling questions during the meeting to validate attendance. 

    Learning ObjectivesPromotion of improved fraud detection and deterrence and through expansion of knowledge in relation to the session's topic.

    Prerequisites: None

    Speaker Bio:

    After 26 years of government service, Kevin retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Supervisory Special Agent for the Cellular Analysis Survey Team (CAST). He has an undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and a law degree from the University of Dayton. Prior to joining the FBI, Kevin was an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office in Dayton, Ohio. During his time there he gained a unique understanding of the legal system, having worked juvenile crimes, preliminary hearings, grand jury and adult felonies as a criminal trial attorney.  After joining the FBI in 1995, he was assigned to the Cincinnati Division, Columbus Resident Agency where he investigated violent crimes, specializing in fugitives and homicides while serving on several task forces.  Given the tactical nature of his work, he was selected as a FBI SWAT team member and later an Assistant Team Leader, having served in that capacity for 22 years (the longest in division history). In 2006 he was chosen to become a founding member of the CAST unit and became a certified expert in the field of cellular record analysis and live tracking of cell phones.  Since that time he has testified over 110 times in state and federal courts in 22 states and has gained national attention in numerous high profile investigations.  As a certified FBI Instructor, Kevin has taught hundreds of law enforcement officers (both nationally and internationally) how to interpret, analyze and plot cellular records.  As a FBI CAST Supervisor, Kevin managed 26 CAST agents between Ohio and California ensuring that critical, often lifesaving information was provided to police and prosecutors in a timely fashion.  Kevin is the recipient of multiple law enforcement awards and honors, most notably the FBI Director’s Award for Distinguished Service to the Law Enforcement Community

    Active, full-time students majoring in criminal justice, law, or business degrees may attend meetings for free. Email swohacfe@gmail.com to register.

    • Wednesday, November 16, 2022
    • Thursday, November 17, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual

    More Information will be added soon! 

    • Friday, December 09, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Virtual Only
    Register

    Speaker: Greg Dunlavey, Supervising Investigator New York County District Attorney’s Office

    Topic: Cryptocurrency Crime for Non-Techies

    CPE: 2 CPE

    CPE credits are based on a 50-minute hour.  CPE is offered through the ACFE as well as the Accountancy Board of Ohio (sponsor number CPE.00467).  Attendees must attend 50 minutes of the meeting and answer 3 polling questions during the meeting to validate attendance. 

    Learning ObjectivesPromotion of improved fraud detection and deterrence and through expansion of knowledge in relation to the session's topic.

    Prerequisites: None


    Active, full-time students majoring in criminal justice, law, or business degrees may attend meetings for free. Email swohacfe@gmail.com to register.



    • Friday, February 10, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Cincinnati Financial Corporation, 6200 South Gilmore Rd, Fairfield OH 45014

    Speaker: Susan Willeke, Education & Communications Administrator, Ohio Ethics Commission

    Topic: The Ohio Ethics Law: Just the Facts (of Jaw-Dropping Investigations)

    CPE: 2 Ethics CPE (valid for ACFE and Ohio CPAs for PSR/Ethics, pending approval)

    CPE credits are based on a 50-minute hour.  CPE is offered through the ACFE as well as the Accountancy Board of Ohio (sponsor number CPE.00467).  Attendees must attend 100 minutes of the meeting and answer 6 polling questions during the meeting to validate attendance. 

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand how to identify and avoid acting on potential conflicts of interest
    • Understand definition of public contracts and ethics prohibitions related to public   contracts
    • Identify potential post-employment requirements
    • Learn about general assistance available from the Ohio Ethics Commission to understand and comply with the Ohio Ethics Law

    Prerequisites: None

    Speaker Bio:

    Susan Willeke, Education & Communications Administrator, Ohio Ethics Commission

    Susan Willeke is an accomplished government-relations professional with more than 30 years’ experience in public affairs, communication, and public speaking.  Susan joined the Ohio Ethics Commission in 2005 as the Education and Communications Manager where she oversees and conducts educational and communication outreach.  In that position, Susan presents approximately 200 speeches annually, develops information strategies regarding agency programs and represents the Ethics Commission to Ohio citizens, the media, and the Ohio legislature. Prior to joining the Commission, Susan served in the communications office at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and as a legislative aide in the Ohio House of Representatives. 

    Active, full-time students majoring in criminal justice, law, or business degrees may attend meetings for free. Email swohacfe@gmail.com to register.

    • Friday, March 10, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Cincinnati Financial Corporation, 6200 South Gilmore Rd, Fairfield OH 45014

    Speaker: Pending Confirmation

    TopicPending Confirmation

    CPE: 1 CPE 

    CPE credits are based on a 50-minute hour.  CPE is offered through the ACFE as well as the Accountancy Board of Ohio (sponsor number CPE.00467).  Attendees must attend 50 minutes of the meeting and answer 3 polling questions during the meeting to validate attendance. 

    Learning ObjectivesTBD

    Prerequisites: None

    Speaker Bio:

    TBD

    Active, full-time students majoring in criminal justice, law, or business degrees may attend meetings for free. Email swohacfe@gmail.com to register.

    • Friday, April 14, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Cincinnati Financial Corporation, 6200 South Gilmore Rd, Fairfield OH 45014

    Speaker: Pending Confirmation

    TopicPending Confirmation

    CPE: 1 CPE 

    CPE credits are based on a 50-minute hour.  CPE is offered through the ACFE as well as the Accountancy Board of Ohio (sponsor number CPE.00467).  Attendees must attend 50 minutes of the meeting and answer 3 polling questions during the meeting to validate attendance. 

    Learning ObjectivesTBD

    Prerequisites: None

    Speaker Bio:

    TBD

    Active, full-time students majoring in criminal justice, law, or business degrees may attend meetings for free. Email swohacfe@gmail.com to register.

    • Friday, May 12, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Cincinnati Financial Corporation, 6200 South Gilmore Rd, Fairfield OH 45014

    Speaker:  Pierre M. Rivolta, Ph.D., CFE; Associate Professor Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Mount St. Joseph University

    TopicExplaining Fraud and Other Financial Crimes: Can Criminological Theories Help?

    CPE: 1 CPE 

    CPE credits are based on a 50-minute hour.  CPE is offered through the ACFE as well as the Accountancy Board of Ohio (sponsor number CPE.00467).  Attendees must attend 50 minutes of the meeting and answer 3 polling questions during the meeting to validate attendance. 

    Learning ObjectivesPromotion of improved fraud detection and deterrence and through expansion of knowledge in relation to the session's topic.

    Prerequisites: None

    Speaker Bio: 

    Dr. Pierre Rivolta (CFE) is an Associate Professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Mount St. Joseph University. A native of France, Pierre earned a B.S. in Forensic Science and an M.Law in Criminal Justice from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. He holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. Pierre’s primary teaching interests are the administration of justice and economic criminality. His scholarly pursuits center on the evaluation of pre-trial and post-conviction programs for special offender groups. More recently, Pierre has developed research interests in the nexus of fraud examination and education. Pierre currently serves on the ACFE Higher Education Initiative Committee.

    Active, full-time students majoring in criminal justice, law, or business degrees may attend meetings for free. Email swohacfe@gmail.com to register.

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