The Enemy Within: Detecting and Investigating Employee Fraud

December 16, 2010
Hosted by Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

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Employee dishonesty and fraud has its cost. Whether goods or services are provided, successful employers recognize that employee fraud is one of the most expensive and harmful challenges they face, one that often cripples a company’s financial resources. During this session, particulars will be offered to assist in identifying suspicious circumstances surrounding these employee missteps as well as the positive steps an employer can take to either thwart or prevent this crime. Eugene Ferraro, Board Certified in Security Management and Human Resources Management and a renowned Certified Fraud Examiner will provide a provocative look at this problem and means by which modern investigators confront it. He will reveal how forensic fraud examination, interviewing and covert surveillance are used to detect fraud and confront it when found. He will also discuss the legal aspects of investigating fraud and the privacy rights of those who commit it.

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Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

Francie Koehler’s career as a licensed private investigator includes cases that have sparked media projects. "Unsolved Mysteries" portrayed one of her missing person cases. British author Val McDermid featured her capital case in "A Suitable Job for A Woman" and true crime writer Ann Rule chronicled a case she investigated involving a missing nightclub owner entitled "In The Name Of Love." Francie drew on her investigative and retail experience to create the 3-part video, "Loss Prevention - The Big Picture." International results included an invitation to Moscow, where she spoke to Russian nationals interested in privatization. Francie is the former two-term president of both the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS) and the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI). Awarded by each organization for her work, she serves as Legislative Chair for both and regularly testifies before the California State Legislature regarding bills of concern to PI’s. Francie has been recognized by her state regulatory agency for outstanding service to her profession. In addition, she holds memberships in the Council for International Investigators, National Association of Legal Investigators, World Association of Detectives, and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Francie also works with the Innocence Project and holds certifications as a Conflict Mediator, Legal Investigator, Professional Investigator and Criminal Defense Investigator.

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