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April 2019 Luncheon: "How Financial Crime Investigators Follow The Money For Human Trafficking"

  • April 09, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • HESS Club 5430 Westheimer Rd, Houston TX 77056


  • Members Seat - Only current active members of the Houston Chapter may register a members seat.
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  • Same Day Walk-In Pricing Open to All.

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Presentation: How Financial Crime Investigators Follow The Money For Human Trafficking

Speaker: Joann Alicea, CFCI, CHTI

Joann Alicea, CFCI, CHTI
ACAMS Houston Chapter Board Founding Communications Director
Senior Compliance Officer, JPMorgan Chase

Joann Alicea, Certified Financial Crimes Investigator and Certified Human Trafficking Investigator. Joann is a ACAMS Houston Chapter founding board director. Joann has received commendations for excellent investigative work from the United States Secret Service and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for assisting in domestic and international fraud/money laundering cases. Joann has written several published articles entitled: $5.00 to ruin the life of children, and women: Internet ad sites used to launder money in promoting prostitution/human trafficking, How you can help in the fight against human trafficking and United States Treasury FinCEN SAR Checkbox for Human Trafficking published in the 23rd edition of the SAR Activity Review Trends, Tips and Issues. Joann is also a public speaker on how Financial Crime Investigators fight Human Trafficking; Updating the FinCEN SAR for Human Trafficking and Victim Money Laundering Scams.

She has over 10 years of regulatory compliance Fraud/AML & Risk experience in monitoring bank accounts, merchant, cardholder credit card and prepaid card transactions as an employee of First Data Merchant Services, PreCash, Inc. & JPMorgan Chase. Joann is a recipient of the First Data Leader of the Pack Award & the PreCash Dazzle Award for outstanding work. She is a member of the IAFCI, ACAMS & InfraGard. Joann is the proud sister of an NYPD Detective, New York’s Finest. Joann is one of the Women showcased in ACAMS Today for being influential in AML and Fraud Crime Prevention. Please see link: http://www.acamstoday.org/women-aml-showcase/

Joann is a recipient of the ACFE Houston Chapter 2013 Service Appreciation Award for Fighting Human Trafficking and the JPMorgan Chase Employee of the Quarter Award for going Above and Beyond. Joann has completed 21 marathons including 17 NYC Marathons and is an advocate of children and women’s rights in helping in the fight to end human trafficking.

Please check out Joann’s Interview in ACAMS Today on Human Trafficking/Smuggling: Joann Alicea: The Fight Against Human Trafficking/Smuggling Continues http://www.acamstoday.org/joann-alicea-the-fight-against-human-traffickingsmuggling-continues

Presentation Description:

Human Trafficking is everywhere, and especially in the local Houston area.  Businesses may be assisting or abetting trafficking without realizing that they are doing so.  Investigators who are unraveling the networks of trafficking must ultimately find the financial source.   Learn how financial crime investigators follow the money to identify the source of the trafficking. 

CPE Credits: 1.0 CPE Hours


11:30AM  Registration & Lunch Begins 
11:50AM Chapter Announcements 
12:00PM Speaker Presentation 
1:00PM  Closing & Dismissal 

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand what human trafficking is
  • To understand what the effect human trafficking has on businesses and companies
  • To learn how financial crimes investigators "follow the money" in trafficking investigations

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Additional Information:

Delivery Method: Group-Live
Prerequisites: Working Knowledge of Fraud and Fraud Schemes
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications [Fraud]
Who Should Attend?:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate

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Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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