Welcome to the 2018 Financial Crimes & Digital Evidence Conference web site.  For the eighteenth consecutive year, this unique financial crimes conference will be held in Oregon.  It brings together law enforcement investigators and prosecutors who handle financial crimes, and private-sector personnel who assist them in doing so, to learn how to apply the most recent technology to combat financial fraud.

The conference is unique in that investigators and prosecutors, and private-sector personnel who assist them, all learn together in the same place at the same time, facilitating the formation of networks which foster cooperation throughout the greater law enforcement team.  The conference is open to all city, county, state, and federal law enforcement officers and prosecutors; internal auditors for public agencies; fraud investigators and security officers for financial institutions; and other private-sector personnel who assist law enforcement in the investigation of finance crimes.  Financial fraud results in billions of dollars of losses annually in the United States but law enforcement officers who attend this conference are determined to reduce the harm to consumers, and to hold more offenders accountable.

The conference was created to provide the most relevant and timely training for investigators and prosecutors to assist them in the detection, investigation and prosecution of fraud, and the acquisition, preservation and use of digital evidence.  The conference has always been accessible to any public sector investigator or prosecutor, regardless of their respective agency’s ability to pay.  For this purpose, a scholarship account exists to defray the registration costs for public sector employees.  The conference has always provided education on the most recent trends in fraud, best practices in the acquisition and use of digital evidence, and incisive search and seizure legal updates.  The constant theme throughout the years is that through teamwork – the collective utilization of our scare resources – we accomplish much more – and make our communities safer for our citizens.