How to Get Your Fraud Case Prosecuted

How to Get Your Fraud Case Prosecuted
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Understanding the components necessary for successfully prosecuting a fraud case is crucial in both state and federal courts. This session explores the complexities surrounding getting a case accepted for prosecution and ways to ensure your investigations are completed effectively. 
In this session, you will gain insights into the intricacies of fraud prosecution. You will be equipped with the knowledge and techniques required to effectively establish elements essential for prosecution, learn to assess evidence quality and present it convincingly, and explore the “why” behind prosecution decisions related to loss calculations and aggravating factors.  



You Will Learn How To:

Assess the quality of a fraud case based upon the “rule of threes.”

Determine the “why” behind cases that are accepted or rejected for prosecution.

Identify basic elements of fraud for state and federal prosecution.

Implement best practices for admission seeking interviews.

Master the steps involved in gathering fraud evidence.

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 1.5
NASBA Information: Business Law
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: May 2024
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


Colin Schmitt, CFE - Speaker

Shmitt Colin

Chronos Investigations

Colin Schmitt, CFE, retired after a 25-year career as an FBI Special Agent. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with extensive financial crime investigative experience in successfully prosecuting cases of embezzlement, bank/wire fraud, health care fraud, COVID-19 fraud, money laundering and terrorism financing. Schmitt spent several years as the Supervisory Special Agent of the FBI Inland Empire Financial Crimes squad. He was also a criminal behaviorist in the FBI's Profiler Program, a former SWAT Operator, FBI agent auditor, assistant inspector and adjunct instructor.  


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