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Conference Agenda

8th Annual Fraud Conference: Friday, April 12

The objective of the conference is to provide attendees a comprehensive overview of:

  • Conflict of Interest Investigations
  • The Healthsouth Fraud: A Case of Ethical Malpractice
  • Complex Financial Crime Trends
  • Investigating Fraud in Non-Profit and Healthcare
  • Fraudster Profiles

Designed for: Practitioners and financial professionals who want to learn more about how fraudulent activities may impact their firms and/or clients.
Prerequisite: None
Course Level: Basic
CPE Hours: 9

Conference Agenda

7:15-8 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8-9:15 a.m.
SHAZAM: Conflict of Interest Investigations
Co-Presenters: Kelly Moye, CFI and Jamie Wilson, CFE, CIA, CPA

Kelly Moye is Assistant Vice President Security Operations and Investigations, Corporate Security at GM Financial, with responsibility for Physical Security, Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) and Investigations/Forensics. She has 30+ years of experience as a Senior Security and Loss Prevention Manager.

Jamie Wilson, Assistant Vice President of Financial Assurance at GM Financial, is responsible for the annual SOX audit of financial controls as well as the Awareline whistleblower hotline. Jamie has over 10 years of experience in Internal Audit and SOX, as well as 5+ years of experience in internal fraud investigations. Internal Auditor (2015) named her an Emerging Leader. She is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University.

Break from 9:15-9:30 a.m.

9:30-12 p.m.
The Healthsouth Fraud: A Case of Ethical Malpractice
Presenter: Weston Smith, former Healthsouth CFO 

Weston Smith began his career as a CPA with Ernst & Young, specializing in audit and healthcare consulting.  He was hired by Healthsouth Corporation during its infancy and ultimately became CFO of the company, which had over 2,000 locations in all 50 states and five countries.  However, underneath the persona of success, Mr. Smith was a participant in a financial statement fraud that ran for over 15 years, with an earnings overstatement of over Three Billion Dollars.  Despite his own culpability, he voluntarily blew the whistle.

Break from 12-12:15 p.m.

12:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

12:45-2 p.m.
Complex Financial Crime Trends
Presenter: Frank Super, FBI Special Agent

This session will look at Trends in White Collar Crime, Elder Abuse Fraud, Investment Fraud and Bank Fraud, including a discussion of recently investigated and prosecuted white collar cases. 

Frank Super hails from La Habra, California and was a United States Marine Corps member from 1984-1996, (retired from USMC Reserves in 2003).  Agent Super joined the FBI in Fort Worth in 1997 and is presently working Complex Financial Crimes (White Collar Crimes). He is a Wittier College graduate (BA History, 1084) is married with two children.

Break from 2-2:15 p.m.

2:15-3:30 p.m.
Investigating Fraud in the Non-Profit and Healthcare Industries
Presenter: Douglas A. Manhart, CFE

Mr. Manhart will discuss the latest trends regarding fraud in the non-profit and healthcare industries, methods to root out this behavior, and real-life stories of some interesting investigations.

Douglas Manhart is a director in BKD’s Forensics & Valuation Services division and leads its Dallas practice, providing forensic accounting, investigation, litigation support services, and forensic data analytics. Mr. Manhart joined BKD in February 2018 after spending the prior 5+ years at Ernst & Young in their Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services practice. Prior to that Doug was at FTI Consulting in their Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice.

Break from 3-3:45 p.m.

3:45-5 p.m.
Tips from my Fraud Investigations
Presenter: Lori Varnell, CPA, JD

Lori Varnell is the current Chief, Elder Financial Fraud Unit, Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office. Previously she served as Chief Trial Attorney Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of Texas Economic Crime Unit, Trial Attorney Assistant Criminal District Attorney, Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office White Collar Crime Assistant Chief/Computer Crime and Legal Liaison/Trial Attorney Assistant Chief, White Collar Crime, White Collar Crime Unit Felony Trial Attorney, Computer Crime Unit Felony Trial Attorney, and as an Adjunct Professor at Texas Wesleyan University.

5 p.m.
Concluding Remarks/Dismissal

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