Public Announcements


Summer Fraud Training Opportunity!

Check out this opportunity for upcoming virtual-based fraud training!  Your local chapter is partnering with the Kansas City ACFE Chapter to bring you access to a virtual half-day Summer 2020 workshop, for which CPE credits will be issued.   This is a great solution for earning fraud training hours and CPE credits at a discounted price without traveling; especially since we do not know when we will be able to resume meeting in person.  Please see details below for important registration information.  

Note:  You must use the link noted below to register via KC Chapters website by the deadline, Thursday, July 16, 2020.   

Event Date:  Tuesday July 21st, 2020 
10:00 am – 2:00 pm CST

Registration closes Thursday, July 16th, 2020 at 11:59pm

Speaker Kelly Paxton will present two sessions during this half-day event:  

Catch Me If You Can: Today’s Pink Collar Criminal (2 CPE's)

  • What is the difference between White Collar Crime and Pink Collar Crime?
  • Why is Pink Collar Crime growing?
  • Who is the "typical" Pink Collar Criminal?
  • How to identify "pink flags"
  • Tips and tricks for investigating and interviewing a Pink Collar Criminal


Honestly Dishonest: A Fraud Examiner’s Perspective (2CPE's)

  • How important Tone at the Top is for any size organization
  • How inexpensive or free tweaks may defer fraud
  • How people justify their behavior and look at themselves at the end of the day
  • How money can be replaced but trust is much more difficult to regain

Registration Instructions: 
Please use the Greater Kansas City Area Chapter website to register for this event:

  • Click on the "Continue as Guest" button and enter your contact information.
  • Choose Des Moines ACFE Member for your discounted ticket price - $45.00.


*Due to the nature of this event, all registrations will need to be paid by credit card prior to the event. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to [email protected]

Prior to the event, an email will be sent with instructions on how to join the live virtual training and test your machine. 

 About the Guest Speaker:
Kelly Paxton, CFE, PI
Speaker and Fraud Consultant

Kelly Paxton has more than 13 years of law enforcement experience. Kelly is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Private Investigator and Social Media Intelligence Analyst.  Ms. Paxton started her career in law enforcement as a Special Agent for the US Customs Office of Investigations in 1993. Ms. Paxton was recruited by US Customs for her expertise in finance. She worked white-collar fraud, money laundering and narcotics cases. She also was responsible for the district’s undercover operations and financial reporting of these operations. Kelly worked as a contract investigator doing over 1000 security background investigations for the Office of Personnel Management and Department of Homeland Security.

Kelly has worked in the public and private sectors. Most recently she worked as an investigator for Nike. Her investigations include embezzlement, conflict of interest, intellectual property, Open Source Intelligence and fraud. Kelly is also the proud owner of, a passion of hers about embezzlers in the workplace.


COVID-19 Meeting Information

Due to the unprecedented circumstances of COVID-19, our May luncheon meeting scheduled for Friday, May 8th, has been cancelled.  We will work to re-schedule our guest speakers for the Fall. Your board is looking forward to the time when we can all be together again.  


March 13th Meeting Cancelled!

The March meeting scheduled for Friday, March 13th, has been cancelled until further notice due to new COVID-19 restrictions just added to the venue.  We apologize for the late notice and inconvenience.   If you registered for this meeting, you will not be charged a cancellation fee.  We will keep everyone posted of the latest developments!  Stay healthy!