Boise Monthly Meetings

Date:  September 26th, 2018, Wednesday

Time:  11:45 AM to 12:00 PM Chapter Business Meeting

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM  Speaker

Title: The Forensic Files: A Case Study of Forensic Expertise Used in a Murder Trial

Presenter: Craig Fawley, Meridian Police Department, and Denise McClure, CPA, CFE

Course Description: Solving a recent murder required the special skills and abilities of several disciplines: fingerprinting experts, blood stain experts, document examiners, crime scene photographers and forensic accounting. For this case study Detective Craig Fawley, Meridian Police Department, and Denise McClure, CPA, CFE will examine the role of the various disciplines involved and their impact on solving the case.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the disciplines required to solve a complex crime like murder.
  2. Understand the role of financial experts in a murder investigation.
  3. Understand the investigation process for a murder investigation

Speaker Bio: Det. Craig Fawley is a graduate of Calvin College and has been with the Meridian Police Department since 1996. In his prior life he was a middle school science teacher. His past assignments include patrol, community policing, school resource officer and general detective. He has training in financial crimes, crime scene investigation and photography and sexual assault. Det. Fawley has been a CFE since 2010.

Denise McClure, CPA, CFE is a forensic accountant who specializes in embezzlement investigations, partnership disputes, divorce litigation, elder financial abuse and other types of litigation that involve “following the money”. She also performs internal control assessments for the rare business or government entity that wants to be proactive about internal controls.

Craig and Denise have collaborated on a number of cases in the past. And they always win!

Prerequisites: None

Level of Knowledge Required: Basic

Advance Preparation: None

CPE Credit: 1.0 hour


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