Our 16th year is 2016!!!
September 20th to 22nd, 2016

Just $175 to attend the 2016 Financial Crimes & Digital Evidence Conference! We are happy to announce that the 16th 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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Program Schedule
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08:30 - 09:00 Welcome & Introductions
  • Presentation of the Colors – Salem Police Department
  • Welcome – Billy J. Williams, United States Attorney and Ellen Rosenblum, Oregon Attorney General
  • Conference Overview – Donna Maddux, AUSA
07:00 - 08:30 Registration in the Foyer
00:00 - 00:00 Legal and Legislative Updates

This session will provide attendees with updates in relevant State and Federal case law and statutory law, and will cover current financial and digital trends in the law. Participants will have an overview of the current state of the law, and a roadmap of what to expect over the following year.

00:00 - 00:00 Partnering with Oregon Department of Human Services Fraud Investigations

This session will cover:
• O.P.A.R. DHS Fraud Investigations: who they are and what they do
• Best practices for partnering with DHS Fraud Investigations
• Case examples

00:00 - 00:00 Insurance Fraud: A Case Study

This presentation will provide attendees with an overview of fraud on insurance agencies and insurance fraud investigative techniques through review of the case of US vs. Lisa Ephrem. The presentation will include the investigation by FBI and two large insurance companies; working with insurance company investigators and lawyers; the related civil litigation and how it affected the criminal case; the challenge of dealing with traditional Roma witnesses; collaboration with SSA-OIG; charging decisions; and sentencing.

Speaker Lineup
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Elizabeth Ballard

Senior Assistant Attorney General, Oregon Department of Justice, Medicaid Fraud Unit

Elizabeth Ballard is a Senior Assistant Attorney General with the Oregon Department of Justice’s Medicaid Fraud Unit, where she focuses on prosecuting cases involving billing fraud and patient abuse.  She has provided training to law enforcement and presented at the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units conference in New York City in October 2012 […]

Colin Benson

Senior Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Oregon DOJ

Colin Benson joined the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor in 2002.  He prosecuted a wide range of cases including financial, domestic violence and elder abuse offenses.  In 2009, he was assigned to serve as counsel for the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team where he served until he joined the Criminal Justice Division of […]

Ryan Cram

Criminal Fraud Investigator, ODHS Fraud Investigations Unit

Ryan Cram is currently a criminal investigator with Fraud Investigations Unit at the Oregon Department of Human Services.  Ryan graduated with a B.S. in Law Enforcement from Western Oregon University.  Ryan has worked with the Douglas County Sheriff’s office, the Douglas County Juvenile Department and worked with DHS for 7 years in the Child Protective […]

Michael Glenn

Lead Criminal Fraud Investigator, ODHS Fraud Investigations Unit

Michael Glenn has over twenty-five years of experience as a Law Enforcement Officer and a Criminal Fraud Investigator and State of Oregon.  In his current role with DHS Fraud Investigations, he investigates allegations of fraud against State and Federal welfare programs and works those cases through litigation in criminal courts or through an administrative process […]

Peter R. Bale

Investigator/Auditor, Oregon Real Estate Agency

Peter Bale, qualified as an accountant in London, England, then worked in Zambia and the UK as a corporate finance officer until 2000.  Having moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2001, Peter joined the Oregon Real Estate Agency in 2011.  In 2015 Peter was awarded the Investigator of the Year award from the international Association […]