Fraud Discussion with the Pink Collar Crime Lady

When:  Dec 10, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Long Island Chapter

kelly-paxton-about-pcc.jpgOur Presenter:

Hi, I'm Kelly Paxton. I'm known most as the Pink Collar Crime lady.

No, I didn't commit pink collar crime but I investigate and study pink collar crime. I didn't start out in law enforcement but that's where I have spent most of my career. I was recruited by US Customs Office of Investigations in 1993 because of my background in finance. I was able to work all types of cases including white collar fraud, money laundering and narcotics cases. I was used to investigating "bad guys."

I have worked in the public and private sector. My cases have included embezzlement, conflict of interest, intellectual property, Open Source Intelligence and fraud. My most recent position was at Nike where I was recruited for my expertise in Open Source Intelligence and being a Certified Fraud Examiner.

What started out as a research project, why are the majority of embezzlement suspects women, became my passion. I was working at the Washington County Sheriff's Office in the Fraud Identity Theft Enforcement group and found the definition of Pink Collar Crime (Kathleen Daly, Criminology Magazine 1989).

Women steal differently than men. Interviewing a woman requires a different mindset in many cases. Using not only anecdotal evidence but academic studies, Kelly is able to combine this knowledge into a complete investigation. Kelly speaks nationally on the topic. She is considered to be a subject matter expert.

Kelly travels throughout the United States speaking about Pink Collar Crime. She also speaks on other fraud topics including ethics and non-profit fraud.


Amy-Abrie_01.jpgAmy Abrie, CPA

Amy Abrie, CPA is the CFO for Almar Plumbing & Heating Corp, Almar Contracting Corp (an ESOP Company) and other real estate entities. Almar Plumbing & Heating Corp. is a commercial plumbing contractor working in the New York Metropolitan area. Currently employing over 300 tradespeople, Almar performs work in many areas of construction including high-end residential, recreational facilities, hospitals, hotels and other commercial work.

Since 1995, Amy has provided strategic leadership across many aspects of the organization including, overseeing day to day financial operations, long term & succession planning, policy review and creation. Amy has managed the real estate investments for several entities including acting as a management agent and supporting sales transactions.

Amy started her career in public accounting on Long Island and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from LIU-Post and an MBA from Baruch College. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Past President of the Long Island Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants and has held or currently holds board positions for other locally based Not-for-Profits.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Cocktails & Networking: 6:00 pm
Program: 7:00 pm
Where: Westbury Manor, 1100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury

CPE Credits: 1

Price: $65 Members, $85 Non-members
*Note: There will be a $10 walk-in fee for registration and payment at the door.

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Westbury Manor
1100 Jericho Turnpike
Westbury, NY 11590