When Your Mom Steals Your Identity: Exploring What Happened to the Betz Family and Why
Originally Aired: November 30, 2017
Duration: 100 minutes
CPE Credit: 2
Description: This webinar will explore the familial identity theft case of the Betz family, in which three generations of family members had their identities stolen by a family member. You will walk through what happened, explore relevant family dynamics and social factors that contributed to the identity theft, and analyze the thief’s behavior through the lenses of psychopathy and narcissism.
Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics
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Course Level: Basic
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Format: Group Internet Based
You Will Learn How To:
- Recognize red flags that might indicate psychopathy and/or narcissism
- Identify family dynamics and social factors that might contribute to familial identity theft
- Determine the physical and psychological consequences of familial identity theft on victims and non-perpetrator family members.
Who Should Attend:
- Certified Fraud Examiners and other anti-fraud professionals
- Law enforcement officers and prosecutors
- Private investigators
- C-Suite executives
- Educators and Students
Assistant Professor of Consumer Affairs
South Dakota State University
Axton Betz-Hamilton conducts research on financial abuse within families, including familial identity theft. Her professional interest in familial identity theft is the result of her personal experience as a victim of familial identity theft at the age of 11. Her professional expertise and personal experience have been shared on a variety of media outlets, including CBS, ABC, CNBC and Criminal.
Betz-Hamilton's previous work experience includes faculty appointments at Eastern Illinois University, University of Wyoming and Iowa Central Community College. She also has experience as a financial counselor, serving military members and their families.
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