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April Houston ACFE Virtual Luncheon Training, "Case Studies in AML and Fraud Investigations in the Insurance Industry"

  • April 13, 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.   


Speakers: Todd Horning, CFE, CAMS and Kerri Bashore CAMS, CFE, ALMI, Nationwide Insurance

Title: "Case Studies in AML and Fraud Investigations in the Insurance Industry"

Description:   Money laundering and fraud investigation have typically been in the realms of banks and financial institutions.  Drug traffickers, organized crime organizations, and other entities who engage in money laundering and fraud in the media and the press seem to show that this type of activity is limited to the financial sector.  However, money laundering and fraud is many other industries.  In this session, we are going to talk about real case studies involving money laundering and financial crimes investigations that have happened within the insurance industry within the past few years, the complexities of these investigations, the tools and people who have conducted these investigations.   We will also explore the real human effects of the frauds committed, including conspiracy to commit murder and abuse against the elderly, that have occurred in the insurance investigations presented by these speakers. 

Bio:  Within Nationwide’s Financial Crimes and Sanctions Compliance team, Todd Horning manages a group that investigates fraud and money laundering incidents involving Nationwide Financial products.  Todd is responsible for all SAR, state fraud filings and APS filings for Nationwide Financial. He manages a team of highly skilled investigators who complete detailed investigations and is responsible to review every filing before it is sent to law enforcement.

Todd’s experience includes three years active duty with the U.S. Army’s Intelligence and Security Command, and 22 years in law enforcement, with a majority of his career spent as a fraud detective and digital forensic examiner, including assignments with the Ohio Attorney Generals Counterfeit Check Task Force, the Secret Service Organized Crime Task Force, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, S.W.A.T. and Honor Guard.  Todd retired from law enforcement and worked as an Anti-Money Laundering investigator for a regional bank prior to joining Nationwide in 2016.  His career at Nationwide started as a Quality Assurance auditor for SIU, moved to FCSC as an AML/Fraud investigator, and then FCSC manager in the Office of Compliance and Ethics. 

Todd is a graduate of the Ohio State University and has a B.A. in Criminology.  He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). 

Acronyms: SIU: Special Investigation Unit, FCSC: Financial Crimes and Sanctions Compliance, SAR: Suspicious Activity Reporting, APS: Adult Protective Services

Kerri Bashore is the strategic leader of the AML/BSA Compliance program at Nationwide Insurance. This includes compliance oversight responsibilities for four life companies, three broker-dealers, a mutual funds group and a trust company (and previously the bank and mortgage company). She is also the leader for the enterprise wide Elder Financial Exploitation program, as well as the annual state regulatory fraud filings and fraud training for the enterprise. Before coming to Nationwide, Kerri started worked as a Regulatory Risk Consultant for a large public accounting firm, traveling the US and Europe conducting both financial and operational audits. From working in public accounting, she was able to gain knowledge about many different industries such as banking, energy, telecommunications, oil and gas industry, government, non-profit, etc.

 In 2018, Kerri was nominated by the FBI to participate in the FBI Citizens Academy program, which is an 8-week course that helps foster a greater understanding of the role of federal law enforcement in the community through frank discussion and education. Through this program, she was able to visit the FBI Headquarters, Quantico and the FBI Crime Lab. She is now an active member of the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify questionable behavior and suspicious occurrences in the day-to-day occurrences of a financial company
  • Define money laundering within the insurance/financial industry
  • Recognize when the need for reporting suspect behavior per regulations is occurring


11:50 am Presentation Opened by Audimation

11:55 am Houston ACFE President Remarks

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Speakers Begin

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


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

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

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