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ACFE Houston In PERSON Luncheon "Mail Theft and Its Consequences"

  • March 14, 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Ballroom at Tanglewood (formerly HESS Club), 5430 Westheimer Ct, Houston, TX 77056


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

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Join us for the Houston ACFE Monthly IN PERSON luncheon!  It's on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, so mark your recurring calendars!


United States Postal Inspection Service LogoSpeaker US PIS Postal Inspector Nicholas Underhill

Title: Mail Theft and its Consequences

Note: We will have a drawing for one (in person and virtual) free entry to the Houston ACFE conference October 5-6 and another drawing for one free National virtual conference entry June 12-14 (not in person).  Must be present to win!

Date: Tuesday, March 14. 2023

Time: Lunch 11:30 pm, 12-1 presentation

Description:  Mail theft continues to be an ongoing concern for the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) and the public at large.  Criminal elements have become more sophisticated in carrying out their illegal activities through theft of mail carrier keys, stealing the mail, and using their ill-gotten gains illegally.  This presentation will address the mail theft trends occurring today and what is being done to investigate, stop, and prosecute these crimes.


Bio: Inspector Nicholas Underhill is assigned to the Houston Division Headquarters to the financial crimes team. He became a Postal Inspector with the United States Postal Inspection Service in February 2019 and was assigned to the Big Sky Team in Spokane, Washington. While assigned to the Big Sky Team, he conducted investigations into unlawful use of the United States mail for narcotics trafficking. He transferred to the Houston Division Headquarters in August 2021 and was assigned to the financial crimes team. He currently investigates complex financial crimes that either start with stealing mail or use of the mail stream to facilitate financial crimes.  Inspector Underhill previously worked as an analyst for the National Guard Counterdrug Program and was assigned to the Seattle Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration. He previously instructed threat finance courses for the National Guard Counterdrug Program with a focus on terrorism financing and money laundering. He retired from the Washington National Guard in January 2022.

Learning Objectives:  

  • What types of mail theft are occurring today.
  • Who is behind the mail theft and what illegal activities are being conducted with the stolen mail.
  • What measures are being taken by the USPIS to identify and stop the theft.

Presentation timeline:

11:30 Lunch begins

11:50 am: Houston ACFE Board Remarks

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Presentation

Recommended CPE hours: 1.0 credits.  

Event Policies:

Program Cancellation Policy

If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST cancel online through your account no later than 5 days prior to the event, unless otherwise indicated in specific event policies, to request a refund and/or cancel your registration. The Chapter must confirm event registrations with the venue prior to the event and any changes after this time period can become a financial cost to the Chapter. The Chapter reserves the right to make the final determination on what percentage charge/refund will be returned for cancellations made after the cutoff. The default condition is that cancellations made after cutoff will be charged at 100% and/or no refunds will be allowed. In the event the Chapter determines that partial charges or refunds will be allowed, they will be made on a case by case basis.

In the event of having to cancel one of the events,  the Chapter would immediately send an email blast to all registrants with the emails they used for registration.  The Chapter media relations officer would post on all social media platforms notifying members of the cancellation, and the Chapter webmaster would also post cancellation on the Chapter website.

In the event an attendee does not show up to the event, the registration cost will be forfeited. If payment at the door was the selected method, then the attendee will be billed for the full cost of the event. The Chapter reserves the right to bar future registrations for any attendees who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.  If you have any questions you may email events@houstonacfe.org."

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
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.  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 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 web site: www.nasbaregistry.org

For concerns regarding course offerings, certifications or complaints, please contact:  Sasha Gartman, Training Director at the Houston ACFE.

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

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