December 14, 2013 Money is the Root: Investigating Financial Crimes – Jan Burke Interviews Andrea Jacobsen of the Alaska State Troopers

Andrea Jacobsen is an investigator with the Financial Crimes Unit of the Alaska Bureau of Investigations, part of the Alaska State Troopers. Learn how financial crimes and violent crimes are often interlinked, about the damage done through financial crimes, and some of the fraudsters’ methods. Learn how they are caught and what you can do to protect yourself from them.

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Some links that may be of interest:
Protect yourself and others from fraud

Department of Justice site with videos on financial crime

FinCEN (U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network)

Financial Crimes and Scams –

FBI’s Financial Crimes Report to the Public for 2010-2011

Protecting Yourself Against Credit Card Fraud (FTC Consumer Advice)

ABC News Story: “Massive Credit Card Fraud Steals $200M”

FBI: Common Fraud Scams

FBI: Internet Fraud Scams

FTC Consumer Advice on Charity Scams How do I protect my company against embezzlement?

News stories:

Nonprofit groups often seek restitution, not prosecution, when money goes missing

Ephonia Green Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement of $5.1 million from Association of American Medical Colleges

Former Town Treasurer of Brimfield, Massachusetts arraigned on charges of embezzling over $80,000

Former Seattle ATF supervisor indicted in embezzlement case

“The former president of a Daly City charity pleaded no contest to felony embezzlement for reportedly taking approximately $68,000 and gambling it away betting on horse races.”

Image above: “Business Fraud” © Bora Ucak |

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