March 2019 Dinner Meeting
IEACFE March 2019 Dinner Meeting
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 (5:30pm-8:30pm)
@ Ontario Airport Hotel & Convention Center
*(Formally Known as Hilton Ontario Airport)
700 N Haven Avenue
Ontario, CA 91764
Topic: The Realities of Pursuing Fraud and Elder Financial Abuse
Frail minds and bodies leave elders vulnerable to caretakers, advisers, scamsters and greedy family members who overrule their wishes. Two cases will be used to illustrate how elders are preyed upon and isolated, and their families and loved ones are left in the limbo between the law and reality. Detecting and unraveling elder exploitation is at the heart of this discussion of what happens at the most basic and personal level…care of a family member or loved one.
Two case studies will be presented:
- The cost-benefit of pursuing an elder financial abuse case, including a discussion of the time, financial and human cost
- Who “wins” depends on many variables, in addition to the merits:
- Ethics and support of trustworthy, reliable and knowledgeable professionals
- A rock-solid personal support system
- The hidden factor: professional “gangs” that prey on elders
Speaker: Olivia Robinson
Olivia Robinson investigates fraud and white collar crime. She has conducted critical, time-sensitive investigations since 1982. Ms. Robinson heads up a licensed private investigative agency comprised of a multidisciplinary team of investigators who are uniquely able to provide actionable results, using a combination of investigative techniques.
She has helped clients discover and recover from cases involving Ponzi schemes, complex financial fraud, insider trading, industry-wide fraud scams, global cyber-crime, municipal fraud, identity theft, hedge fund and investment scams.
She has lectured widely and written on the subject of fraud, white collar crime, and developing winning strategies for the recovery from both.
Her book on Elder Financial Exploitation: Where Money and Age Meet will be published soon. It addresses the rapidly growing reality of exploitation schemes in which caretakers, advisers, scamsters and greedy family members prey on elders, often overriding their wishes.
Ms. Robinson has held positions on the boards of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Association for Corporate Growth, and the Association of Strategic Planning. She is an active member of the California Receivers Forum, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Women’s White Collar Defense Association, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and other professional organizations.
Speaker: Mike Wakshull
Mike Wakshull is a court-qualified forensic document examiner located in Temecula, CA. He partners with attorney clients to deliver results that often lead to early settlements. He applies his technical and science training to present a science-based approach to his opinions—a court requirement. Mike has authored three books on the topic of forensic document examination. He has presented at several international forensics conferences. A member of several industry-related associations, he serves on the board of two including the IE Chapter of ACFE. Mike has had forensic document examination cases from twenty states.