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Houston Virtual Conference Series (Day 2)

  • October 20, 2020
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The Houston ACFE is happy to partner with Audimation Services to host a series of virtual seminars in lieu of our annual in-person conference.  

Presentation 1: Detecting Deception During Interviews

Speaker: Dennis Parker, Instructor, Interviewer at EUO Solutions

DescriptionUnderstanding whether the person you're talking to is being deceptive is critical for interviews.  While most of us walk away with lingering doubts about what has just been said in response to questions, it is difficult to recall the lists of verbal and non-verbal red flag behaviors associated with deception.   This class will help attendees form an understanding why all those verbal and non-verbal behaviors occur when people are being deceptive. Knowing the "why" is much better than memorizing lists of behaviors to look for.   This class explains the physiological reasons an interviewee's behavior changes and how. Interview snippets that illustrate key points will be presented.

Bio: Dennis has more than 18 years of law enforcement experience from the municipal to the federal level. He also graduated from several law enforcement training academies and other training courses designed specifically for police or investigative interviewing. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville Texas.

Dennis also has more than 10 years experience investigating and managing insurance fraud programs. The validity of a suspicious claim is usually determined after in-person interviews or a more structured Examination-Under-Oath (EUO). During those years Dennis conducted more than 1200 EUOs and interviews of claimants suspected of insurance fraud. The majority of those interviews were in the presence of the suspect’s attorney.

Dennis’ work experience includes 5 years as a police officer in and around Houston Texas and 13 years in the United States Air Force as an NCO and Commissioned Officer. As an Air Force OSI special agent, Dennis led a group of federal investigators tasked with investigating felony criminal, major fraud and counter-intelligence cases. His investigations included child abuse and child homicide investigations, one of which is highlighted in his 8 hour course.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand verbal and nonverbal behaviors of interviewees
  • Comprehend why those behaviors matter in detecting deception

Presentation 2: Synthetic Identity Fraud

Speaker: Deshietha Partee-Grier, CFE, CAMS, Assistant Vice President - Financial Crime Investigations Unit at Deutsche Bank

Description Synthetic Identity Fraud is a fast-growing problem for financial institutions causing millions of dollars in losses for many. It involves fraudsters using a combination of fake and stolen identity information to create fraudulent accounts used to obtain credit, deposit accounts, mortgage accounts, and more. The fraud, if not caught at the initiation of an account, can go undetected by financial institutions. During the presentation, Dee will discuss the best risk mitigating practices in combating this type of fraud.

Bio: Deshietha (Dee) Partee-Grier is an Assistant Vice President at Deutsche Bank in  Financial Crime Investigations combating international money laundering via correspondent banking. She has managed teams in the Fraud & AML sector for Deutsche Bank, VyStar Credit Union, and U.S. Bank involving strategic planning, compliance application & adherence, analytics, claims, transaction monitoring, and investigations.

She started her career in the financial services industry in 2009 at JPMorgan Chase in mortgage banking, and transitioned to fighting financial crime at U.S. Bank in 2015. She is certified fraud examiner, certified anti-money laundering specialist, and currently serves as the Jacksonville Florida ACFE Chapter President.

Check out her profile in the 2019 July/August Issue of Fraud Magazine  https://www.fraud-magazine.com/article.aspx?id=4295006278.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to develop a Synthetic Identity Fraud Landscape

  • Learn the difference between Synthetic Identify Fraud vs Identity Theft

  • Learn methods of detection & common red Flags

  • How to develop risk mitigation strategies for synthetic identity fraud

CPE Credits: 2 CPE Credits for CFE certification


2:45 PM
Sign into Webinar opens
2:50 PM
ACFE Houston President Remarks
3:00 PM
First Presentation
3:50 PM
4:00 PM Second Presentation 
4:50 PM Closing Remarks

Event Policies:

If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email events@houstonacfe.org no later than 5 days prior to the event to request a refund and/or cancel your registration.      

For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please visit the Terms & Conditions section of the website, or email us at events@houstonacfe.org.    

Additional Information:

Delivery Method: Group Live (Delivered online due to Covid-19)
Prerequisites: Not Applicable
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: Basic

NASBA Sponsor No. 125230

The Houston Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

Houston Area ACFE Chapter
PO Box 22853
Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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