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Fraud at the Museum Feb 22 2018

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Nonprofit organizations are second only to the banking and financial sectors in the occurrence of fraud, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Perhaps you have heard or read about a museum or other nonprofit in your area that suffered financial theft by an employee, volunteer or board member. Or perhaps your organization has been the unfortunate victim of fraud like AASLH was in 2011. While fraud has always been around, it has, in recent years, become all too common at history museums and related organizations.  

Financial fraud can happen to any size history organization from the very large to the smallest of small. But it’s only after they become a victim that the vast majority of organizations take steps to protect themselves against fraud. In this webinar, guest speaker Kelly Paxton discusses the ways fraud is most often committed and then discovered. She offers recommendations for policies and procedures that can not only prevent a devastating financial loss, but protect staff and board members as well. Join us for this interesting and informative webinar that will help your organization avoid becoming another fraud statistic.

Your purchase also includes a copy of AASLH Program Manager Cherie Cook's Top Ten Fraud Red Flag Areas. Cherie's Top Ten Red Flag Fraud Areas is drawn from her personal experience and research. 

Cost: $15 members / $30 non-members

This event was part of AASLH's #NightmareAtTheMuseum Week, which included our Policies and Procedures for Deaccessioning Webinar held on Wednesday 2/21/2018 and our #AASLH Twitter Chat held on Friday 2/23/2018.

About the Instructor:

Kelly Paxton is a certified fraud examiner who has worked in both the public and private sectors. Her investigations include embezzlement, conflict of interest, intellectual property, Open Source Intelligence and fraud. Paxton began her career in law enforcement in 1993 as a Special Agent for the US Customs Office of Investigations. Recruited by US Customs for her expertise in finance, Paxton worked white collar fraud, money laundering and narcotics cases. She was also responsible for the district’s undercover operations as well as being the affiant on numerous search and seizure warrants. Paxton also worked as a contract investigator for the Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Homeland Security, completing over 1000 background investigations. Kelly is widely known for her website about women embezzlers in the workplace, a topic of great interest to her.