Together Reducing Fraud Worldwide


The COCFE is proud of the quality of presenters and presentations we have had at our breakfast trainings and seminars.  Below is a sample of our speakers and topics

September 29, 2017 Dr. Steve G. Green A Peek at the DoD Fraud Landscape
July 28, 2017 Special Agent in Charge Steven A. Osborne IRS Current Trends
March 31, 2017, Joint Breakfast Training with IIA Greg Winchell with Pinnacol Insurance  Workman's Comp Fraud
March 6 & 7, 2017 Thomas A. Caulfield, Chief Operating Officer of Procurement Integrity Consulting Services   Contract and Procurement Fraud

January 27, 2017

Dana Chavez, Criminal Investigator with the Colorado Attorney General's Office How Financial Crimes and Auto Theft Crimes are Connected 
December 2, 2016 Sean Sloan with the Colorado State Patrol Human Trafficking and the frauds used to support if in operations across Colorado 
October 27, 2016 and October 28, 2016 Various  2016 COCFE Fraud Conference
September 2016 SSA Jim Gilliam with the National Insurance Crime Lab Overview of the National Insurance Crime Lab Duties and Responsibilities
July 2016 Denver's Auditor, Timothy M. O'Brien, CPA Fraud Aspects at the City
May 2016 Travis Boyd, CPA; Dr. Johnnie Bejarano, DBA, CPA, CFE, CGMA, CGFM; Doug Laufer, CPA Interviewing Techniques for Auditors
March 2016 Christine Kuglin, MPAcc, CFE, EA; Dr. Andrew Holt and Dr. Allen Rosenbaum Fraud & Risk in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.

January 2016


Troy Arnold, Investigator, Office of the CO Attorney General, Environmental Crimes Unit;   Barbara Martin-Worley, MS, Director, Consumer Fraud Protection, Office of the District Attorney, 18th Judicial District;  Jim Milne, Special Agent in Charge at the Colorado Department of Revenue Criminal Tax Enforcement Section;  and Robyn Cafasso, Sr. DDA/Econ Unit


Round Table on Fraud - Stories and Discussions

December 2015 Dave Mowatt, of Mowatt Financial

Fraud and 1031 Exchanges: Pitfalls, Problems and Solutions

October 2015
Various, including: Matthew Garth (Special Agent with the IRS Criminal Investigation Division); Mark J. Nigrini (Faculty at the College of Business & Economics at West Virginia University, Scott W. Storey (Senior Chief Deputy District Attorney First Judicial District Attorney's Office); Lewis Koski (Director, Marijuana Enforcement Division, Colorado Department of Revenue); Elizabeth “Beth” Junell (Partner in EY's Fraud Investigations & Dispute Services; Ramsey Pace (Senior Manager in EY's Fraud Investigations & Dispute Services; and Candace Werth.

Two-day fall conference

Various topics

July 2015

Robyn Cafasso; Sr. DDA/Econ Unit, and Robyn Shaw, CFE

Fraud:  Case Study on the use of a CFE in a large fraud trial.

May 2015

Danny M. Goldberg, Founder of GOLDSRD

Practical Fraud Auditing   [Presentation]

March 2015

Jessica Leto, CFE, Paralegal

Fraud - As Seen Through the Eyes of the Federal Defender's Office

January 2015

Michele Horn, CFE, JD

BP Oil Spill Claims Review

December 2014

Gerald Rome, CDORA, Acting Securities Commissioner

Securities Fraud

October 2014


Two-day fall conference

Sept 2014

Sandy Chrisman and Jeff Chrisman of Bulldog Detectives, and Pete Evans 

Elderly/Religious Affinity Fraud

July 2014

Matthew Dahl, FBI agent (Domestic Counter-Terrorism/ Violent Crime Divisions)

Sovereign Citizens

May 2014

Dr. Hugh Grove, Professor, School of Accountancy, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver

 Identification and Deterrence of Fraudulent Financial Reporting

Click here for presentation materials:  Presentation, China Forensic Paper, Nuremberg Paper, Gold Fraud Calculator

March 2014

Laurie Kelly, CoBank Compliance Officer

Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Fraud Initiatives in Banking

January 2014

Douglas Oliver, FBI Special Agent

White Collar Crime

December 2013

Pamela Durkee, U.S. Postal Inspector, Supervisor

Prosecuting White-Collar Crimes utilizing the federal Mail Fraud Statute

October 2013


Two-day fall conference

July 2013

Special Agents Charlie Schlaufman, CPA and Sondra Pennington of the Colorado Department of Revenue Criminal Tax Enforcement Section

Colorado criminal tax law under CRS 39-21-118, examples of investigations

May 2013

Alissa Gardenswartz Senior Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Fraud Unit

Charity Fraud and the Colorado Charitable Solicitations Act Presentation

March 2013

Scott Smith, Criminal Investigator, Colorado Department of Corrections Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

Conducting Criminal Investigations in a Correctional Setting

January 2013

Todd Faubion, MAS, CPS, CFE:  Operational Security Consultant, Pinnacol Assurance

Assessing Dangerousness in People and Situations During Your Investigation

November 2012

Sean O’Brien Laboratory Director Rocky Mountain RCFL

Digital forensics from a law enforcement perspective

October 2012


Two-day conference "TRENDS IN FRAUD" CDs were handed out with seminar presentations.  The following presentation was not on the CD: Cyber Crime and Check Fraud presentation

Sept 2012

Jason Ezell, Detective with the Lakewood Police Department Internal Affairs Unit

Internal Investigations (Click for presentation)

July 2012

Kent Prose Senior Criminal Investigator, Denver DA's office

Managing large scale cases

May 2012

Mike Melito,prosecutor with the Colorado Attorney

White Collar Crime(click for presentation)

Mar 2012

Rand Gambrell,CPA, CVA, CFE, ABV, CFF

Fraud Can Wreak Havoc

Jan 2012

David Schachter, EsqSherman & Howard

What exactly is intellectual property?

Nov 11

John KuglinSenior Technology Consultant

Cloud computing

Oct 11


Two-day fall seminar

Sept 11

Amanda Rocque,  Affirmative Civil Enforcement Division at the US Attorneys Office

The False Claims Act

July 11

Ralph Gagliardi, Agent-in Charge, Colorado Bureau of Investigation and Kevin Hyland, Agent, Colorado Bureau of Investigation

Corporate Identity Theft

May 11

William TaylorAlex HoldenCyopsis,IT Forensics and Investigation

ACH Fraud

March 11

Mark MagnusonLead Investigator / Investigations Supervisor, Weld County Dept. of Human Services

Welfare Fraud

Jan 11

Jena de Mers Raney and Carol Gialiani, US Dept. of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards

Labor Union Fraud

Nov 10

Special Agent Al Wiesner, US Army

Overview of the Major Procurement Fraud Unit's structure, within the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command

Oct 10


Two-day fall conference

Sept 10

Joel Wade

Fraud Prevention Officer

Colorado Vital Records Office and the Medical Marijuana Registry Colorado,  Department of Public Health & Environment

July 10

Gordon Yale

Goodbye and Good Riddance: How Accounting Magnified the Mortgage Crisis 

May 10

Bob Jaros, Deputy State Controller

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

April 10


ACFE Conference in Denver (Contract procurement)

Mar 10

Ken King and

Kirsten Gregg

Conducting background investigations in a  government, regulatory framework.  

Jan 10

Marion Jenkins

Social Networking-

Business Builder or Business Wrecker?

Nov 09

Joanna Meyer

Healthcare Fraud in a Government Setting

Oct 09

Phil Parrot
Lisa Tennyson
Honorable Judge Gerald J. Rafferty
Pamela Durkee
Linda Kaufman
Andrew Jones
Anthony Scaffidi III
James Morgan

Eugene F. Ferraro, CFE

2 day seminar entitled"Documents Tell the Story"

Sept 09

Arun Kothanath

Data Breaches

July 09

Greg Winchell, CFE, 

The Elements of a Workers’ Compensation False Claim

March 09

Doug Laufer, Ph.D., CFE, CPA

Fraud Examination Education:  Courses and Programs and ACFE Certification Process

Jan 09

Drew T. Durham

Unemployment benefit fraud: Case study in catching government benefit fraud thieves.

Nov 08

Peter Millar

Internal Audit’s Role in Fraud Prevention & Detection (Joint meeting with the IIA)

Oct 08

Don Rabon

2 day seminar entitled Written Discourse Analysis - How to detect deception in written documents.

Sept 08

Cliff Stricklin

Enron and Qwest - Learning from the mistakes of others

July 08

Jeff and Sandy Chrisman
Mark Roggeman

Religious Affinity Fraud

May 08

Wayne Munster

Voter Fraud - State of Colorado, Elections Division

March 08

Eugene Ferraro

Ethical Investigations for CFE's

Jan 08

Barbara Martin-Morely
Robin Finegan

Elder Fraud

Nov 07

Gordon Yale

Case Study - Securities Fraud

Oct 07

Don Rabon

2 day seminar - Detecting Deception in Interpersonal Communication

Sept 07

Cherry Mallard,  CFE

Analyzing Written Statements

- Jon Benet Case Study

July 07

Kevin Hyland

Mortgage Fraud

May 07

Tom McAndrews

Money Laundering

March 07


Jan 07

Paula Frazer

Michael Handy

Application/Resume Fraud

Nov 06

David Milstead

Red Flags for Journalists

Oct 06

Various Speakers

October 2 day seminar

-Fraud, where it starts and where it ends

Sept 06

Melanie Names

To Catch a Thief - Case Study - Harry Kaufman

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