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Pacific NW License, Tax & Fraud Association (PNLTFA) 2018 Winter Training:

480-428-2375 and here for Membership renewal

Join us at the South Puget Sound Community College Lacey Campus while we learn about the ongoing trends in fraud and identify theft! We’ll start with current trends in fraud & identify theft, then discuss fraud and exploitation of the elderly and the efforts that are being made to combat it. Finally, we’ll finish out the day with a discussion on financial fraud on the Federal level

First, we will be joined by Nicole Perry, Crime Analyst with the Greater Puget Sound Financial Fraud & Identity Theft Task Force. Those of you investigating financial crimes will recognize her work that started in 2009 combating the ongoing and pervasive frauds being committed in the greater Puget Sound area. Nicole will join us to discuss her work on the Task Force, trends in fraud detection, apprehension and prosecution, and what we can look for as Investigators or Auditors in fighting fraud.

About the Task Force: The Greater Puget Sound Financial Fraud and ID Theft Task Force operates in Pierce, King and Snohomish Counties. The purpose of our Task Force is to streamline and aggregate investigations/cases/prosecution against prolific fraud/identity theft suspects. This often results in stronger sentences for prolific and high-impact offenders. Task Force grant funds provide for a part-time Crime Analyst, dedicated Prosecutors in Pierce, King, and Snohomish Counties, and dedicated Detectives in King and Pierce Counties.

About Nicole:

Nicole Perry is Redmond PD’s Crime Analyst for the Greater Puget Sound Financial Fraud and ID Theft Task Force. A 15.5 year civilian veteran, she started her career in Law Enforcement as a 911 Dispatcher in Roanoke County, VA. Since arriving in Washington in 2006, she has worked as a Dispatcher, Records Support Specialist, and has nearly 6 years’ experience as a Crime Analyst. Nicole has a passion for Fraud Prevention education to help prevent future victims of scams and frauds.

After Nicole’s presentation, we will be joined by Steve Lowe, Senior Director for the Department of Social & Health Services’ Office of Fraud & Accountability. He will be joined by two of his Investigators from Adult Protective Services, who will be discussing efforts to detect and prevent elderly abuse, neglect and abandonment, and discuss aspects of elderly exploitation, especially financial exploitation. This will be a great follow-up from Nicole’s presentation, as identity theft and elderly abuse follow similar patterns and can have overlapping trends, suspects and detection methods.

Finally, we will be joined by Special Agents from the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, who will be providing their input on fighting fraud on the federal level, trends they have seen in tax fraud, and finally discuss their ability to share and work with Investigators and Auditors at the local level.

*Order of Presenters Subject to Change*

*Lunch will be on your own – 11:00am – 12:00pm*