April 2019 Meeting
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 (5:30pm-8:30pm)
@ Ontario Airport Hotel & Convention Center
*(Formally Known as Hilton Ontario Airport)
700 N Haven Avenue
Ontario, CA 91764
Topic: Managing Fraud Investigations
Understanding/proving knowledge and intent in Fraud Investigations.
Fraud Investigation seems complicated but can easily be investigated with understanding of knowledge, intent and materiality/relevance. I will present easy “hacks” to zero in on the best evidence and methods of presenting your Investigation to juries and/or decision makers.
Organized crime identity theft and loan fraud operations: how they work and how to prevent being a victim.
Identity theft and credit fraud are an unfortunate externality of a global, internet-based economy. This presentation will explore how trans-national criminal organizations obtain and exploit stolen identity and credit information in order to commit a number of fraudulent schemes.
Speaker: Colin Schmitt, Special Agent, FBI
Special Agent Colin L. Schmitt is 22-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He started his career in Milwaukee, Wisconsin working violent crime and gang investigations. Agent Schmitt has been assigned in Riverside, California since 2003. Agent Schmitt supervised the white collar crime/public corruption squad in Riverside for 6 years. He is currently assigned to same squad investigating a variety of criminal violations. Agent Schmitt has successfully investigated/prosecuted cases involving embezzlement, bankruptcy fraud and health care fraud. Agent Schmitt has bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Missouri as well as MBA from Northeastern University. Agent Schmitt is a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Speaker: Bud Spencer, Special Agent, FBI
Bud Spencer is a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is an FBI certified crisis negotiator, defensive tactics instructor and firearms instructor. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and a Juris Doctorate.
SA Spencer has investigated transnational criminal enterprises for over twenty years. Violations investigated include: Patent and copyright infringement; Manufacture and distribution of counterfeit United States currency; Narcotics trafficking; Homeowner equity loan fraud; Identity theft; Money laundering and International military weapons trafficking. SA Spencer has provided lectures and training to law enforcement concerning case studies and organized crime trends since 2001.
SA Spencer has received the Department of Justice Director’s Award for Outstanding Litigation, four United States Attorney’s Awards for Investigative Excellence and was featured in the FBI Headquarters’ historical museum, Washington D.C.