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 3rd Annual Fraud Conference Northwest Metro Chapter

5/30/2014 8:00 AM
5/30/2014 4:30 PM
Sears Holdings, Hoffman Estates, IL | Illinois



MAY 30, 2014


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Seating is Limited. Register Now

Individual  ($199 individual)

 Group  ($175 per person groups of 3+)

$100 students/retirees/unemployed​



About the Event: Join a room full of leading fraud experts and professionals for this all day event which also includes breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. From the informative and inspiring sessions to the networking opportunities, you'll walk away with skills, contacts, and 8 CPE credits.

Networking Opportunities: Make contacts and exchange ideas with peers and industry leaders during several dedicated networking breaks. 

Anti-Fraud Exhibitors: Tour the event conference room where industry vendors will be there to answer your questions.

Come Join us at this Tremendous Event!!

Date & Location
The Third Annual Fraud Conference & Exhibition will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014, in the Main Event Room at the Headquarters of Sears Holding Corporation in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.  Please park in the “Visitors” parking lot and enter through the “Main Entrance”.

Sears Corporate Office & Headquarters
3333 Beverly Road
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60179


Exhibitors and Sponsors (please request the Exhibitor/Sponsor Form)

Exhibitor Package: includes a 6’ skirted table and three chairs located in the same room as the event.  

Event Sponsorship: for non-exhibitors, various sponsorship opportunities are available (i.e. sponsorship of a speaker, sponsorship of the event breakfast, lunch or afternoon snack, etc.)

Important Event Terms and Conditions

Early Bird Pricing: will be available through March 31, 2014 unless otherwise noted.

Direct Billing for Groups: Payment by direct billing (mailed invoice) is available in special situations (i.e. government entities, large groups, sponsors) and is subject to our refund policy.
Walk-Ins: allowed space permitting, but only checks or cash in the exact amount will be accepted. 

Refund Policy for Attendees (Strict No Refund Policy -- Please Read) 
The conference is a planned and catered event with limited seating.
Refunds will be granted until 30 days prior to the event less any applicable processing fees.

Event Contact Information
For any event questions, including being an event exhibitor or sponsor, please contact:

Guest Speakers 


Patrick MurphyDirector of Forensic, Investigative & Dispute Services, Grant Thornton - Former FBI Agent​​

Presentation: “Investigating Public Corruption: The Blagojevich Case” 

Pat Murphy, former special agent and supervisory special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is director at Grant Thornton LLP in the firm’s Forensic, Investigative and Dispute Services practice, based in Chicago. Murphy served as the public corruption coordinator for the Chicago office of the FBI, and was co-lead investigator and later supervisor of the long-term public corruption investigation, code named Board Games. The investigation resulted in the conviction of 15 individuals, including former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. He also led the investigation of Michael Segal and his company Near North Insurance Brokerage, which resulted in the conviction of Segal and his company on fraud charges as well as a $15 million forfeiture.

Murphy has extensive experience investigating and supervising complex white-collar crime, including financial institution fraud, corporate fraud, bankruptcy fraud, embezzlements, securities fraud, investment fraud, mortgage fraud, antitrust and public corruption. He also has testified before federal grand juries and in federal court. His career includes assignments in California, Michigan and Illinois as well as Iraq, where he investigated fraud and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters. He has successfully worked with numerous federal, state and local agencies and has also worked with international law enforcement. Murphy received many awards and letters of commendation during his career with the FBI. He was the recipient of the prestigious FBI Director’s Award for Outstanding Investigation and the U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service.  Murphy’s experience enables him to assist his clients in assessing and resolving a wide range of internal and external threats, including fraud, theft, and corruption, as well as implementing preventative programs.


Rebecca Busch - CEO & Founder, Medical Business Associates

 Presentation: “Healthcare Fraud”​

Rebecca S. Busch, CEO and founder of Medical Business Associates, Inc. Ms. Busch is a highly regarded national healthcare expert who has made a career of taking complex healthcare financial problems and finding simple, implementable solutions. Rebecca’s problem solving abilities have enabled her to find money on the table, reduce costs, decrease risk, identify and mitigate healthcare fraud schemes, operational breakdowns, and medical and financial errors.

Rebecca is also an accomplished author and educator. With over 200 publications and presentations, Rebecca has presented to universities, large corporations, government entities, associations, financial institutions, and small businesses. Her passion – to create educated, conscientious healthcare consumers – is reflected in her works, including her latest book Personal Healthcare Portfolio – a survival guide to the complex healthcare market.

She has also authored two other books: Healthcare Fraud: An Auditing and Detection Guide and Electronic Health Records: An Audit and Internal Control Guide. Her board appointments include: Community Health, Latinos in Information Science & Technology Association (LISTA), Association of Internal Auditors (AHIA) editorial committee, and Vice President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Chicago where she is also the newsletter editor.

​​​​​Ryan Murphy - Partner, PWC

Presentation: "Recent Trends in fraud"

Ryan Murphy, CFF, CFE, CPA is a Partner and helps manage and lead PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Forensics Services practice throughout the Midwest.  Ryan specializes in fraud investigations, forensic accounting engagements, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback, FCPA and anti-bribery matters, compliance investigations, remediation efforts, compliance program build and implementation, arbitration matters and litigation support services for a diverse group of both public and private multi-national clients, not-for profits and state and local governments

Additionally, Ryan has extensive experience preparing evidence packages for both prosecution and litigations matters.  Ryan’s case experience has emphasized applying financial, economic, accounting and general business expertise in the context of commercial litigation and other business disputes. This experience includes financial and economic analysis, financial and forensic accounting investigative work, lost profit analysis, disgorgement calculations and the evaluation of proper accounting treatment. Ryan's skills and experience have been applied in support of expert witnesses and as a consultant in the context of legal proceedings before various triers of fact, including Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Office of Inspector General (OIG), other international regulators as well as regulator appointed monitors. 


James Holzrichter - Whistleblower and Author 

Presentation: “A Whistleblower’s Story: Challenge & Triumph”


The life experience and professional paths of James H. Holzrichter, Sr. are in many ways typical of those who are challenged to become or who are designated with the label of "whistleblower." His basic efforts at problem solving in his workplace took on a life of its own that very nearly destroyed his own life and that of his family - taking them from enjoying the beginnings of the American Dream to living in homeless shelters for a time and having to find their way back to any kind of life on the other side of a nearly two decade long battle for basic survival.


As a result of his decidedly unique and active participation in his own seventeen year long and precedent setting Qui Tam case (filed in tandem with the Department of Justice of the United States) and subsequent involvement with organizations like Tax Payers Against Fraud, James Holzrichter has a acquired a somewhat singular perspective of what works and what is needed at all levels. He understands and helps put a face on what survival for individuals and their families looks and feels like at ground level, while  his analytic skills enables him to contribute to both active and proactive problem solving at higher levels. 


His path and perspective however are anything but typical in many ways that yield a vision of hope and practical strategies for those who find themselves at risk or in overt conflict with employers because of knowledge they possess and/or any concerns that have been or may be expressed, Just as importantly, he possesses the skills and perspectives suited for supporting the myriad professionals and resources that will come in contact with them in handling legal issues, providing emotional and material support, or in advocacy and legislative attempts to proactively prevent such problems in the future. 


Attendees will receive a free copy and Mr. Holzrichter will be available to sign his book

“A Just Cause: A True Story of Courage, Hope & the Integrity of the American Dream.”



Janine Driver (aka The Lyin’ Tamer)

President & Founder, Body Language Institute

Best Selling Author & Media Personality

 Presentation: “Interviewing: Body Language & Statement Analysis”

JANINE DRIVER is the New York Times Best Selling author of YOU SAY MORE THAN YOU THINK (Random House), and most recently YOU CAN'T LIE TO ME (HarperOne), popular keynote speaker, media expert for NBC's TODAY Show, 20/20, CNN, Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, and the Dr. Oz Show, and she's the founder, president, and lead instructor for the Body Language Institute (BLI). BLI is an elite certification program that offers award-winning advanced communications training that help executives, finance industry, sales people, and other professionals build executive presence, explode their selling skills, and create and deliver business presentations that win new business. Janine and her team of the world's most sought after subject matter experts have helped clients become the total leader, which ultimately led them to win millions of dollars in new business contracts. 

Janine's background includes being a federal law enforcement officer within the United States Department of Justice for fifteen years, where she trained over 60,000 lawyers, judges, and law enforcement officers within the ATF, CIA, FBI, and the Netherlands Police how to read body language and detect deception. Each week, Janine travels the country providing communications training to her clients, who include such companies and associations as AOL, Coca-Cola, Proctor and Gamble, Lockheed Martin, The Hard Rock Hotels, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Meeting Professionals International, ABC Supply, and the Certified Contractors Network - just to name a few! In addition, Janine is an approved speaker for Vistage, a worldwide leadership company that help senior executives, who make over ten million dollars, take their careers-and their companies-to a higher level!​


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