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Neil Evans

Neil Evans Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Portland

Neil Evans has been an AUSA for almost 30 years, starting in the District of Alaska where he handled both criminal and civil matters before moving to Oregon in 1990.  He spent a number of years in the white collar crime unit before transitioning to civil fraud work.  He is also responsible for environmental matters, […]

Tim Nord

Tim Nord Sr. Assistant Attorney General, Oregon Department of Justice

Tim Nord has been with the Oregon Department of Justice for over 20 years after starting in private practice as a business and commercial litigation attorney.  His practice at the Department has covered a diverse spectrum of civil litigation, enforcement actions and investigations.  Mr. Nord served as the Assistant Attorney-in-Charge of Antitrust and False claims, […]

Cynthia L Woldridge

Cynthia L Woldridge Investigative Auditor, Oregon Department of Justice, Medicaid Fraud Unit

Cynthia’s experience includes thirteen years as an independent general contractor and commercial beekeeper (yes, beekeeper, not bookkeeper); six years as the country director for a humanitarian foundation in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Kosovo, where she worked in all areas of development, implementation and administration of all projects/programs, including grant acquisition and administration; four years as Systems […]

Tippi Pearse

Tippi Pearse Financial Enforcement Officer/Attorney, Division of Financial Regulation

Tippi Pearse is a Financial Enforcement Officer/Attorney with the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation.  She received her undergraduate degree from USC and her law degree from the University of Oregon.  Ms. Pearse has been a member of the Division’s trial team for various prosecutions of securities crimes.

Caroline Smith

Caroline Smith Financial Enforcement Officer/Attorney, Division of Financial Regulation

Caroline Smith is a Financial Enforcement Officer/Attorney with the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation.  She received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Oregon.  Ms. Smith has testified as an expert witness regarding the Oregon Securities Law.  She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar’s Securities Regulation Section.

Helen Cooper

Helen Cooper Special Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorneys Office, Portland

Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Helen was in private practice for more than 20 years, primarily doing criminal defense work.  In 2009 the Social Security Administration hired her to prosecute fraud crimes related to the programs administered by that agency.  In 2012 Helen and her team of Social Security fraud prosecutors were awarded a Commissioner’s […]

Joe LaMonica

Joe LaMonica FBI Agent, Retired

Joe spent 25 years in Portland working for the FBI before retiring in March of 2016.  Joe has worked on the FBI’s Violent Crimes and Major Offenders Squad, the FBI’s Multi-Agency Drug Task Force and the White Collar Crime Squad.  Joe spent the last 20 years of his career working a variety of Fraud cases, […]

Elizabeth Ballard

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

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

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

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

Peter R. Bale Real Estate Investigator/Auditor

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, and retired from the Agency in August 2016.  In 2015 Peter was awarded the Investigator of […]

Rachel Royston

Rachel Royston Enforcement Investigator, Division of Financial Regulation

Rachel Royston is an Enforcement Investigator with the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation (DFR).  Prior to DFR, she spent three years as a Tax Auditor for the Oregon Department of Revenue and four years with the Oregon Department of Justice.  Ms. Royston received her undergraduate degree in Accounting and is currently pursuing her CFE Certification.  […]

Carole Byrum

Carole Byrum Retired, Wells Fargo

Carole Byrum recently retired from Wells Fargo Bank as a Vice President and Senior Investigator after 21 years.  She conducted numerous types of both external and internal fraud investigations including ring related, elder abuse, telemarketing, forgery, theft, credit card, embezzlements and many other types of fraud cases.  Prior to joining Wells Fargo Bank, Carole worked […]

Jay Pentheny

Jay Pentheny Detective, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

Detective Jay Pentheny is a 22 year veteran of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and is assigned to the Multnomah County Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST).  He has been investigating crimes against the elderly for several years and in that capacity he investigates and arrests suspects who financially exploit and abuse elderly and vulnerable adults. […]

Doug Prince

Doug Prince Deputy District Attorney, Marion County District Attorney’s Office

Doug Prince is a Deputy District Attorney at the Marion County DA’s Office and, although he has prosecuted all types of offenses, he has handled mostly major fraud, property and arson cases since he came to the office in 2007.  Having been a Deputy DA since 1995, he has also worked in Yamhill and Linn […]

Leslie A. Goemaat

Leslie A. Goemaat Trial Attorney, Department of Justice, Tax Division, Criminal Western Enforcement Section

Leslie Goemaat is a trial attorney with the Western Criminal Enforcement Section of the Department of Justice, Tax Division, in Washington, D.C.  She joined the Tax Division in 2010 after clerking on the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit for the Honorable Ruggero J. Aldisert.  Leslie received a BA in Mathematics from Carleton College […]

Chris Forsythe

Chris Forsythe Sr. Risk Management Analyst, Visa, Global Risk

Chris Forsythe is a Sr. Risk Management Analyst at Visa in the Global Risk group specializing in payment systems risk.  He has dedicated his career to investigating crimes in the payment ecosystem including ATM skimming, employee skimming, PIN/POS tampering, ID theft, ATO and dark web activities including carding sites.

George Chamberlin

George Chamberlin Supervisory Special Agent, FBI

Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) George Chamberlin leads the Cyber Program and the Oregon Cyber Task Force for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Portland Field Office.  He investigated transnational organized crime for the FBI from 1999-2005 and has investigated criminal computer intrusions and cyber national security matters since 2006.  SSA Chamberlin served as a Cyber […]

Hayley McCormick

Hayley McCormick Investigations Manager, Corporate Security Investigations, Bank of the West

Hayley McCormick is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Corporate Security Investigations Manager for Bank of the West.  She leads a team of investigators located in California, Oklahoma, and North Dakota who are responsible for investigation of crimes such as identity theft, insider threats, bank robberies, financial elder abuse, and cybercrime which are committed against Bank […]

Laura Peterson

Laura Peterson Digital Investigative Analyst, Cybercrime Lab, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, U.S. Department of Justice

Laura Peterson is a Digital Investigative Analyst in the Cybercrime Lab within the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where she supports DOJ attorneys investigating and prosecuting computer crime as well as fraud and other related cases.  She has been with the lab since April 2015.  […]