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February ACFE Virtual Luncheon Training, "Embezzlement: How to Prevent, Detect and Investigate Pink-Collar Crime"

  • February 09, 2021
  • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual Link to be sent after registration - see reminder emails


  • You must be a student chapter member to register at this rate.

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The Houston ACFE is happy to partner with Audimation Services to host a virtual seminar in lieu of the monthly training luncheon.   

 Speaker: Kelly Paxton, CFE

Title: "Embezzlement: How to Prevent, Detect and Investigate Pink-Collar Crime"

Description:   You hire good people and you pay them good wages. Why would they steal? Human behavior is incredibly complex and we can never know all the motivations behind bad behavior. Most business owners don’t have a degree in psychology, sociology, or criminology. This presentation will have you looking at risk differently and change your ideas of how honest people behave and why they might steal from you. Attend Honest People Steal and learn that: Prevention is cheaper and much more important than recovering after the fact. Optimism bias affects most successful business owners. Businesses of all sizes and types are victims—you are not alone. Money can be replaced but trust is much more difficult to regain.

Bio:  Kelly Paxton has more than 20 years of investigative experience. Kelly is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Private Investigator, author, and podcast host-founder of Great Women in Fraud.

 Ms. Paxton started her career in law enforcement as a Special Agent for US Customs Office of Investigations in 1993.  Ms. Paxton was recruited by US Customs for her expertise in finance.  She worked white collar fraud, money laundering and narcotics cases.  She also was responsible for the district’s undercover operations and financial reporting of these operations. Kelly worked as a contract investigator doing over 1000 security background investigations for the Office of Personnel Management and Department of Homeland Security.

Kelly has worked in the public and private sector.  Most recently she worked as an investigator for Nike. Her investigations include embezzlement, conflict of interest, intellectual property, Open Source Intelligence and fraud. Kelly is also the proud owner of pinkcollarcrime.com, a passion of hers about embezzlers in the workplace.  She founded Great Women in Fraud in August, 2020.  Her book, Embezzlement How to Prevent, Detect and Investigate Pink-Collar Crime, was published in December, 2020.  An Amazon link for the book is here: https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B08QDP94KR&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_w3jeGbA3GMH5M

Learning Objectives:

  • To identify human behaviors and motives behind fraud and larceny
  • Ways that criminal behavior differs from internal sources and external actors
  • Methods of fraud prevention for employers and owners who directly interact with employees and contractors
11:45 am
Sign into Webinar opens
11:50 am
ACFE Houston President Remarks
12:00 pm
Speaker Presentation
1:00 pm
Presentation Ends

Recommended CPE hours: 1.0 credits.  You must attend the full session plus answer three polling questions to qualify for the CPE credit.

Note:  Any CPE hours for credits are not applicable for Ethics for CPAs. 


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 Internet Based
Prerequisites: Not Applicable
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Who Should Attend:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic

NASBA Sponsor No.  105047

Audimation Services, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of the continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have 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: nasbaregistry.org

For concerns regarding course offerings, certifications or complaints, please contact: Jennifer Ellison, Training Services Manager JenniferE@audimation.com 832-327-2067

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

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