Join us for our 15th Anniversary!!!
September 15th to 17th, 2015

Just $175 to attend the 2015 Financial Crimes & Digital Evidence Conference! We are happy to announce that the 15th 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.



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Conference Sessions

View the 2015 FULL AGENDA HERE

Our 2015 Agenda is an outstanding cast of state and locally recognized experts bringing you the very best of training, for rock-bottom prices. We will be returning to the Salem Convention Center for our 2015 Conference, from September 15th through the 17th. View the 2015 FULL AGENDA HERE

Are You Sure You Really Want to Take That? Fourth Amendment Issues Related to the Search and Seizure of Digital Evidence

This session will provide an overview of the legal and practical issues related to the search and seizure of digital evidence.

Accounting Aid for Fraud Victims

This presentation covers the new Oregon non-profit started by Bill Douglas in 2014 to assist law enforcement in the investigation and prosecution of financial exploitation cases. Bill will discuss the mission of the nonprofit, who will benefit from it, and what you can do to help. There may also be an officer or DDA who has worked with AAFFV to discuss how it works in practice.

Legal and Legislative Updates

Our annual and ever popular closing update on the latest Oregon Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court rulings that impact financial and digital investigations. This session will also include an update on relevant bills and laws from the 2015 Oregon Legislative Session.

Effective Use of Excel in Financial Investigations

This presentation focuses on how to organize and extrapolate usable and understandable data from bank statements and other accounting records. Attendees will learn how to import and cleanse data from Adobe Acrobat PDF format, calculation tricks, how to deal with large amounts of data, as well as sending, presenting, and printing data. They will also learn how to perform important tests on their data as well as new statistical techniques. This presentation is designed for people with some Excel knowledge. Law enforcement, attorneys, legal assistants, analysts, and accountants will benefit most from this information. Learning these tricks will save hours on your next investigation or project.

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Mike Hanada

Detective & Computer Forensic Examiner, Beaverton Police Department & NWRCFL

Michael Hanada was born in Portland and worked as a website developer while attending Lewis & Clark College.

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Katie Lorenz

Assistant United States Attorney and Asset Recovery & Money Laundering Division Chief

Katie Lorenz is an Assistant United States Attorney and serves as the Chief of the Asset Recovery & Money Laundering Division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Portland.

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Kellie Johnson
Kellie Johnson

Assistant Disciplinary Counsel

Kellie Johnson has served as an Assistant Disciplinary Counsel with the Oregon State Bar since 2010.

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Bill Douglas
Bill Douglas

President, Cost Advisors, Inc. and Accounting Aid for Fraud Victims

Bill Douglas has over 24 years of accounting experience. He is the president and founder of Cost Advisors, Inc., a consulting firm focused on Accounting Investigation & Forensics.

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Cara Steele

Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Kaiser Police Department

Cara Steele is a Criminal Intelligence Analyst, assigned to the Keizer Police Detectives Unit.

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