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 All-Day Fraud Seminar

Speaker Presentation
1/11/2017 11:30 AM
1/11/2017 1:30 PM
Marina Village 1936 Quivira Way San Diego, CA 92109, Starboard Room | California

Join the IIA and ACFE - San Diego Chapters for a Fraud Investigation Seminar on January 11, 2017. This all-day seminar will include a Mystery Fraud interactive training with a working lunch where you will participate in evaluating evidence, interviewing suspects, and working on a case resolution with live actors!
This seminar will also include a discussion of embezzlement case studies with an Economic Crimes prosecutor, strategies for improved forensic interviews, and forensic analysis skills using Microsoft Excel.  
Click here to register.
Location: Marina Village 1936 Quivira Way San Diego, CA 92109, Starboard Room
Learning objectives: After completing this session, participants will be able to:
  • Identify mechanisms to prevent and detect Embezzlement scams.
  • Formulate strategies to identify dishonesty during interviews and investigations.
  • Use Microsoft Excel tools and functions for forensic analysis including preparing data sets, calculations, and reports for easy interpretation.
  • Practice Fraud evidence evaluation, interview skills, and data analysis in a live training format.
Field of Study
7:30 - 8:00 AM
8:00 – 8:10 AM
Chapter Announcements
IIA President
8:10 – 9:00 AM
A Prosecutor’s Perspective: Preventing and Identifying Embezzlement Scams
Rebecca F. Zipp, Deputy District Attorney
Auditing - Technical
9:00 – 9:10 AM
9:10 – 10:00 AM
Deceit Detection Strategies
Dalene Bartholomew, CFE, CIFI
Auditing - Technical
10:00 – 10:10 AM
10:10 – 11:50 AM
Using Excel for Forensic Analysis
Jim Colville, CFE, CPA
Accounting - Technical
11:50AM – 12:25 PM
12:25 – 2:55 PM
Mystery Fraud
Tim Hungerford, CPA, CFE, CIA, CMA, CISA, CGAP, CGMA
Auditing – Technical
2:55 – 3:10 PM
3:10 – 4:00 PM
Mystery Fraud
Tim Hungerford, CPA, CFE, CIA, CMA, CISA, CGAP, CGMA
Auditing – Technical
Instructional delivery methods: Group-Live
Field of Study: Accounting – Technical and Auditing – Technical
CPE credit: 8 CPEs
Prerequisites: None
Advanced preparation: None
Program level: Basic
Course registration requirements: To register for this event, click here.
Program description: This seminar will cover:
  • Embezzlement case studies and mechanisms to prevent and detect embezzlement scams.
  • Deceit detection strategies to identify dishonesty during interviews and investigations, including detecting inappropriate emotional signs to enhance your ability to quickly detect deceit including verbal and non-verbal indicators.
  • Building on existing knowledge of Microsoft Excel, learn valuable  tools and functions to assist with forensic analysis when using large data sets that are not “Excel ready” or contain inconsistent data to create better reports of results and save time while doing so.    
  • Interactive case study in which participants are involved in evaluating evidence, interviewing suspects, and working on a live case to resolution during a working lunch.
Speaker Bio:
Rebecca F. Zipp
Rebecca is a Deputy District Attorney for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office with over eight years of experience. She has prosecuted over forty trials to jury verdict. Ms. Zipp currently practices in her office’s Economic Crimes division where she handles a variety of real estate fraud, identity theft and securities fraud cases. She graduated from New York University School of Law.
Dalene Bartholonew, CFE, CIFI
Dalene is an insurance fraud specialist, investigative training expert, recognized speaker and author. Dalene is Vice President with Probe Information Services, Inc., a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Insurance Fraud Investigator, and licensed investigator. A specialist interview techniques and deceit detection, she has leveraged her expertise throughout an 18- year career as she conducted thousands of insurance claim interviews, witness statements, internal/external investigations, jury selection and court testimony. Dalene was awarded the inaugural “Fraud Fighter of the Year” by the Northern California Fraud Investigators’ Association and is an author, including “Insurance Fraud Casebook-Paying a Premium for Crime”. Dalene has been a distinguished presenter at numerous industry associations including National WC and Disability Conference, PARMA, CAJPA, CCWC, CCC Annual Conference, CA SIG Annual Conference, Employer’s Fraud Task Force, NCFIA Fraud Alliance Conference and CSIA Annual Conference.
Jim Colville, CFE, CPA
Jim has over 40 years’ experience as a CPA offering traditional CPA services. A key segment of his practice is working with both simple and complex data sets. Jim has developed a wide variety of powerful Excel-based financial statement and tax templates and has been doing so since the first version of Lotus 1-2-3. He believes that program such as Excel, when used properly, can be extremely valuable tools and huge time savers. Jim will be presenting the techniques used in his CPA practice and ley forensic accounting projects both as a CPA and CFE.
Tim Hungerford, CPA, CIA, CFE, CMA, CISA, CGAP, CGMA
Tim has 25 years of experience in accounting, auditing, and financial systems. This includes four years in public accounting, eight years with Eastman Kodak in various financial positions including internal audit, and sixteen years as owner of Hungerford Vinton, LLC. Tim is a member on the Board of Governors for the Rochester, NY Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors. He serves as a board member of the Rochester Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. Tim has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Niagara University of Niagara Falls, NY, and a MBA in finance and international business from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. In addition, he is adjunct professor in the master’s forensic accounting program at the State University of New York at Brockport.
We hope that you will join us at this event. If you have any questions, please reply to this email or contact Dan Ebert at or Michelle Ludwick at
Refund Policy: Registered participants who give a cancellation notice less than three (3) business days in advance of an event, or who do not attend the event, will be charged the full price of the event. It is acceptable to have a substitute attend the event on behalf of the registered participant. In addition, for luncheon events only, the participant may request to apply their payment to the following month’s luncheon event. The option to apply payments to future events does not apply to seminars.
The chapter will process and issue any eligible refunds the week after the event. Please contact Dan Ebert or the Seminar Planning Chairperson, listed on our website, for additional details related to refunds, complaints, or cancellation policies.
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