7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Medicaid/Medicare Fraud
The co-presenters will use real case examples to identify the Medicaid/Medicare programs that are most at risk for fraud and the agencies responsible for protecting each of the respective trusts. Presenters: Andrea L. Stone and Matthew B. Lawhon
Andrea L. Stone is a forensic financial analyst with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. Prior to joining the Tarrant County DA’s Office, she worked at the Texas Office of Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) as a criminal investigative analyst.
Matthew B. Lawhon, a criminal investigator with the Texas MFCU, has 15 years of combined law
enforcement and investigative experience. He has experience with a broad spectrum of health care fraud schemes.
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. - Break
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. - Mortgage Fraud
The co-presenters will examine a real-life case study to discuss the detection, investigation and applicable state statutes used in a mortgage fraud prosecution. The presenters will also discuss other types of property frauds. Presenters: Pressley Darnell and Brad Wheeler
Pressley Darnell served as supervisory special agent of the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS Fort Worth field office and is currently co-anchor of the Tarrant County District Attorney’s economic crimes section.
Brad Wheeler is the other co-anchor for the Tarrant County District Attorney’s economic crimes section. Before joining the Tarrant County District Attorney’s office, he was the head of the white-collar crime division of the FBI’s Fort Worth field office.
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. - Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. - War Profiteering
This session will examine fraud in the defense industry. Presenter: Greg Gullion, Ph.D.
Dr. Gullion serves as associate professor of criminal justice and sociology at Texas Wesleyan University. He also works in an advisory position for Interpol, studying international gangs.
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. - Lunch
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Mobile Communication Devices and Fraud
This session will present how unscrupulous individuals are using the ubiquitous cell phone and other digital devices to commit crimes. Presenter: Jeff Shaffer
Jeff Shaffer has been a senior special agent with the U. S. Secret Service for 23 years and has spent the
majority of his career in the area of electronic crimes. He currently is a group leader for the North Texas
Electronic Crimes Task Force and manager of their digital forensics lab.
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. - Break
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. - Money Laundering
Numerous real-life cases will be used to examine the various issues associated with money laundering schemes. Presenter: Max Wayman
Max Wayman is president of Max M.Wayman & Associates and has been directly involved with financial investigations for more than 38 years. He also served as a special agent with the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service..
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. - Break
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Fraud and the Legal Environment
This session will review relevant state and federal criminal statutes in the fight against fraud and theft. Presenter: Lori Burks
Lori Burks, CPA, JD, serves as an assistant district attorney in the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. She is lead attorney for the Economic and Computer Crime Unit and also serves as coordinator of the Internet Fraud/Crime Complaint Project.
5:00 p.m. - Concluding Remarks/Dismissal
Cancellation: Full refunds will be accepted on or before the program date. Individuals who “ no show” at the conference will forfeit the entire registration fee. Substitutions are welcome.
Parking: Parking is free to conference participants. Handicap parking and access are provided.
Cellular Phones: Please turn off cellular phones while the conference is in session.
Recording Devices: All audio and video recording devices are prohibited at the conference without prior written permission from Texas Wesleyan University.
Smoking: Lou Baker Pavilion is a “smoke-free” facility.