Kelly Paxton is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Licensed Private Investigator, and holds a B.A. in International Studies with an emphasis in Economics. In 1992, she was recruited by the U.S. Customs Service for her financial industry expertise in commodities, securities and insurance investments and spent five years there assigned to the Money Laundering, Currency, and Narcotics Group. Kelly has over seven years' experience performing background investigations and security clearances at the federal and local level. As a financial analyst for the Washington County Fraud Identity Theft Enforcement Team, she provided investigative and analytical support for numerous embezzlement, elder-abuse and identity-theft cases. Kelly is a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority National Public Arbitrator. She is past Membership Director and a Director At Large for the Oregon Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.