Investigating Financial Exploitation of Older and Vulnerable Adults

Investigating Financial Exploitation of Older and Vulnerable Adults
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded on: 2019-03-07
Unit 1 Slide Deck: Investigating Financial Exploitation of Older and Vulnerable Adults
Unit 2 Recording: Investigating Financial Exploitation of Older and Vulnerable Adults

Financial exploitation of older adults is occurring more and more across the United States.  Despite the prevalence of these cases, first responders like police, case workers, and concerned family members still struggle to know just where to start looking for evidence.  Karen Webber, CPA, CFE, a forensic accountant in New York, has spent her career helping law enforcement, prosecutors, adult protective services, and other organizations effectively investigate elder abuse cases.  This webinar will provide actual examples and insightful tips to help participants think like a forensic accountant as they approach financial exploitation cases.  Takeaways include:

  • Recognizing red flags of financial exploitation
  • Locating assets and obtaining documents
  • Identifying and organizing key pieces of evidence
  • Working with multidisciplinary teams and experts


Audience Feedback:

  • “Definitely the list of items we as law enforcement need to ask for when sending bank subpoenas … that was very helpful. The whole webinar was very informative.”  — John
  • “As a new employee, I found this to be invaluable to our arsenal of information. Our agency doesn’t have extensive training regarding this, but we have specialized people within the unit that can handle it.” — Dillon
  • “I am a new APS worker and just learning about the Graham-Leach Bliley Act and getting more than just the bank statement like the deposit slips and other details was good.” — Pam
  • “REALLY appreciated the steps noted in detail regarding financial documents to gather and what to look for specifically. Thank YOU!” — Laurie
  • “Though I come from an extensive law enforcement background, it was interesting to hear a forensic accountant’s perspective and how she/they can be helpful for an investigation.” — Tracie


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