We are happy to announce that the 14th Annual Financial Crimes & Digital Evidence Conference will once again be held at the Salem Convention Center and The Grand Hotel in Salem, Oregon. Check back here for updates, or SIGN UP to receive occasional (1-3) email updates from our Admin under the Contact Us page.
Surveillance, Wigs, Identity Fraud & Tattoos: The SWIFT Network at Work
A case study of how SWIFT (South Willamette Investigative Fraud Team) members in retail, banking, and law enforcement shared information that assisted in recognizing fraud, identifying multiple suspects who concealed their identities, and the significant sentences that were achieved. This session will 1) highlight the importance of networking to solve financial crimes, particularly over multi-jurisdictions, 2) show examples of how everyone can have a significant piece of the puzzle to contribute to the case, 3) point out some of the difficulties that come from sharing and re-sharing information when developing a criminal case and preparing for prosecution, and 4) share how technology from cell phones to club cards can assist in locating suspects. View the FULL AGENDA HERE.
Counterfeit Credit Cards in the Northwest
During the last few years there has been an increase of counterfeit credit card cases in the NW. This will be a case study emphasizing the collaborative efforts between LE, merchants, financial intuitions. We will provide an overview of counterfeit credit cards, how to take a proactive approach to this type of crime, and share a recent investigation. View the FULL AGENDA HERE.
Facts and Figures: Results of a Statewide Financial Exploitation Study
Our 2014 agenda is in DRAFT form. We want you to know the many amazing presentations that are being finalized, and encourage you to review out draft agenda here! View the FULL AGENDA HERE
Legal and Legislative Updates
Deputy District Attorney, Marion County District Attorney’s Office
Doug Prince is a Deputy District Attorney at the Marion County DA’s Office.
Helen Cooper is a Special Assistant United States Attorney based in the Portland U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Detective, Beaverton Police Department
Jason Buelt is a Detective, assigned to the Beaverton Police Department Criminal Investigations Division in the Pro Active Section.
Director, Office of Adult Abuse Prevention & Investigations
Marie Cervantes is the Director of the Office of Adult Abuse Prevention & Investigations for the Oregon Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority.
Attorney in Charge, Financial Fraud Section
Jonathan Groux is the Attorney in Charge of the Financial Fraud Section for the Oregon Department of Justice.