Kelly Paxton has more than 20 years of investigative experience. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Private Investigator, author and podcast host-founder of Fraudish, a podcast to help those working in fraud. Kelly started her career in law enforcement as a Special Agent for US Customs Office of Investigations in 1993. She was recruited by US Customs for her expertise in finance. Kelly 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 sector. 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 pinkcollarcrime.com, a passion of hers about embezzlers in the workplace. She founded Great Women in Fraud in August, 2020. Her book Embezzlement How to Prevent, Detect and Investigate Pink-Collar Crime, was published in December, 2020.
Honestly Dishonest: A Fraud Examiner’s Perspective
Why do good people make bad decisions? This ethics presentation will change your ideas of how honest people behave. Using behavioral economics (think Dan Ariely and Richard Thaler), neuroscience, anecdotes and real life examples, listen to how important tone at the top is and how it can affect your employees’ behaviors. This is not your regular boring ethics presentation. Kelly won’t say “it depends!” In this session you will also learn how inexpensive or free tweaks may deter fraud, how people justify their behavior and look at themselves at the end of the day and how money can be replaced but trust is much more difficult to regain.