Boise Fall Conference

Fall Conference Sign Up


  • Nov 8, 2018 – Nov 9, 2018
  • Sign In: 7:30am (Mountain Time)
  • Day 1: 8:00am – 4:25pm (Mountain Time)
  • Day 2: 8:00am – 4:25pm (Mountain Time)


  • Boise Police Department
    333 N Mark Stall Place
    BoiseID 83704


According to a recent ACFE Report to the Nations, fraud perpetrators tended to display behavioral warning signs when they were engaged in their crimes. The most common red flags were living beyond means, financial difficulties, unusually close association with a vendor or customer, excessive control issues, a general “wheeler-dealer” attitude involving unscrupulous behavior, and recent divorce or family problems. At least one of these red flags was exhibited during the fraud in 78.9% of cases.

The report goes on to say that is estimated that the typical organization loses 5% of revenues in a given year as a result of fraud. Join us for the ISCPA & ACFE Boise Chapter Annual Fraud conference and sharpen your skills to detect and prevent fraud in your organization.

Designed For

  • Attorneys, legal professionals and law enforcement personnel
  • Controllers and corporate managers
  • Detectives and private investigators
  • Forensic and management accountants
  • Internal and external auditors
  • Loss prevention and security professionals
  • Certified Fraud Examiners and other anti-fraud professionals


November 8th – Kelly Paxton

  • 8:00 – 11:40 am – Catch Her If You Can
  • 11:45 am – 12:30 pm – catered lunch
  • 12:40 – 2:35 pm – Honestly Dishonest
  • 2:40 – 4:20 pm – The Story of Rita Crundwell – Largest Municipal Fraud
  • 4:20 – 4:25 pm – Wrap up

November 9th – Duncan Will & Jim Burns

  • 8:00 – 11:40 am – Fraud is Everywhere
  • 11:45 am – 12:30 pm – catered lunch
  • 12:40 – 4:20 pm – What Are Cryptocurrencies Really?
  • 4:20 – 4:25 pm – Wrap up


November 8th

Kelly Paxton is a nationally recognized expert on Pink Collar Crime. Kelly has investigated hundreds of cases ranging from money laundering to conflict of interest to embezzlement. Her hands-on investigative experience for the government and private sector along with research into criminal behavior and investigating for both the prosecution and defense provides real-life, practical information.

Cath Her if You Can – Today’s Pink Collar Criminal

Everyone knows the term White Collar Crime. Many people immediately think of Bernie Madoff or Charles Ponzi. But most people can’t relate to those crimes. Unfortunately, they can recall a story of the local PTA, youth sports club, non-profit, or even a local government agency that has been a victim of a long-term trusted employee who embezzled from them. These embezzlers live amongst us. They are mothers, sisters, grandmas, and wives.

Join Kelly and gain a deeper understanding of this growing demographic. She will show you what to look for in our business to make sure your most trusted employee is not a Pink Collar Criminal.

      • What is the difference between White Collar Crime and Pink Collar Crime?
      • Why is Pink Collar Crime growing?
      • Who is the “typical” Pink Collar Criminal?
      • How to identify “pink flags”
      • Tips and tricks for investigating and interviewing a Pink Collar Criminal
      • And more…

Honestly Dishonest – A Fraud Examiner’s Perspective

Why do good people make bad decisions? This ethics presentation will change your ideas of how honest people behave. Using behavioral economics (think Dan Ariely and Richard Thaler), neuroscience, and videos this interactive presentation will have you rethinking what you thought you knew about people.

      • How important Tone at the Top is for any size organization
      • How inexpensive or free tweaks may deter fraud
      • How people justify their behavior and look at themselves at the end of the day
      • How money can be replaced but trust is much more difficult to regain
      • And more…

The Story of Rita Crundwell – Largest Municipal Fraud

An intriguing presentation about the $53.7 million theft from the City of Dixon Illinois.  Rita Crundwell started working for the City of Dixon in high school and rose to be the controller.  She stole $53.7 million over a 20 year period.  This case is not just about the money that was stolen.  The residents, city employees, and many others have been affected by not only the loss of funds but the trust in government.

November 9th

Fraud is Everywhere

Duncan Will, CPA/ABV/CFF – Camico Loss Prevention Manager / Accounting & Auditing Specialist

Details coming soon

What Are Cryptocurrencies Really?

Jim Burns, Idaho Department of Finance Securities Bureau Chief

“Virtual currencies, perhaps most notably Bitcoin, have captured the imagination of some, struck fear among others, and confused the heck out of the rest of us.” Thomas Carper, US-Senator

Beyond the noise and the press releases, the overwhelming majority of people have a very limited knowledge about cryptocurrencies. Join Jim for a discussion about what you don’t know you don’t know when it comes to crypto-currency.

    Topics will include:

  • What is a virtual currency
  • History of changes and developments since the advent of bitcoin
  • Virtual currencies and the regulatory developments (state money remitter laws, FinCEN guidance, CFTC, SEC, state securities regulators, IRS)
  • Virtual currencies in the money laundering / illicit activities space
  • Initial Coin Offerings – multi billions in offerings in past two years with significant capital – fraud risks?
  • Smart Contract implications

Advanced Prep

None – manuals will be provided onsight; lunch provided both days


James Burns

Jim Burns, Securities Bureau Chief for the Idaho Department of Finance Securities Bureau.

Burns manages a bureau of financial professionals who provide regulatory oversight for the more than 100,000 entities and individuals who are licensed or registered to offer securities and financial services to Idaho residents.

Burns has been associated with the financial services industry for more than three decades, serving in both industry and regulatory roles. Prior to his appointment, Burns served as the Securities Bureau Investigations Chief and Money Transmitter Program Manager for the Department and has extensive experience in the detection and investigation of financial fraud.

Burns has a BBA and MBA from Boise State University, is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional.

Duncan Will

Duncan B. Will, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE — Loss Prevention Manager / Accounting & Auditing Specialist

Mr. Will leverages his more than 30 years of experience in accounting, including public accounting, forensic accounting, consulting, and audit and tax compliance, to deliver to policyholders the high-touch, high-quality CAMICO experience. He works closely with the Loss Prevention Specialists to manage the department’s efforts to deliver policyholder service. Will’s specialties are accounting and auditing and business valuation-related risk management. He advises policyholders through the CAMICO Loss Prevention Hotline, speaks to CPA groups, and writes articles on a wide range of topics. Topics of particular interest include complying with the AICPA’s Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services, doubts about an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern, cyber-security, and serving clients in the cannabis industry.

Will began his accounting career in 1979 as a staff accountant in the Washington, D.C. area and spent most of his public accounting career in California and Florida. He earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Maryland and is Accredited in Business Valuation and Certified in Financial Forensics. A Certified Fraud Examiner, Will is an active member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; has supplemented his education with college courses at the University of Baltimore, Golden Gate University, and Florida Atlantic University; and welcomes opportunities to expand his knowledge over a broad spectrum of accounting-related curricula.

Kelly Paxton

Kelly Paxton is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Private Investigator and Social Media Intelligence Analyst. Embezzlement by trusted employees, workplace investigations, background investigations of employees, due diligence, open source intelligence, and civil matters involving litigation support are all types of cases Kelly Paxton has experience with.

Kelly also has the website which is devoted to information regarding the female embezzler. She speaks regularly on women and embezzlement. Kelly is known as the Pink Collar Crime expert. She regularly blogs on pink collar crime.

Prior to starting Financial CaseWorks LLC she worked as an analyst for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Fraud Identity Theft Enforcement Team (FITE).

Before joining the FITE team she performed background investigations for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. She also has 7 years of experience as a contract special investigator for the Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Homeland Security.

Ms. Paxton was a Special Agent for US Customs Office of Investigations from 1993-1998. During this time she was assigned to the money laundering and white collar crime unit.

She has prior financial industry experience which included stock broker’s license (Series 7) and commodity broker’s license (Series 3).