Author Archives: ACFE Hawaii

2017 November Luncheon

Michael Miranda shared his insights on Cybersecurity for the Modern Hawaii Professional: Mobile, Cloud and Home Offices in his capacity as principal consultant with Spartix at our November luncheon.  He is also an Assistant Professor of Information Security at the … Continue reading

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2017 September Luncheon

Our members learned about U.S. Customs and Border Protection and its duties related to fraud, through presentations by Watch Commander George Minamishin and Supervisory CBP Officer Scott Kikkawa. With more than 60,000 employees, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, CBP, is … Continue reading

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2017 July Luncheon

For the past nine years Justin Geer has worked as an Immigration Officer at the Honolulu Field Office of the USCIS, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security. Justin works to enhance the integrity of the legal immigration system … Continue reading

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2017 May Luncheon

Kupuna Alert Partners Our members were treated to several speakers in June, courtesy of Kupuna Alert Partners, a multi-agency partnership presentation covering Medicare Fraud Prevention, Securities Fraud Prevention and Prescription Drug Misuse. Charlie Pang, Dept. of Public Safety, Narcotics Enforcement … Continue reading

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2017 March Luncheon

Our luncheon speaker was one of our own board members, Margie Sasaki, who currently works as a consultant for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Special Investigation Unit. Prior to going into business for herself, she worked at HMSA for … Continue reading

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2016 November Luncheon

The U.S. Probation Office monitors those who are released from federal prison. Derek Kim is one of 24 federal probation officers here in the state and supervises federal offenders on probation or supervised release. He has been with U.S. Probation … Continue reading

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2016 September Lucheon

Cybersecurity consultant Chris Duque lends his expertise to the Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office following a one-year grant as an investigator in its white collar crime unit in 2013. These days, he lends his expertise on a wide range of issues, typically … Continue reading

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2016 July Luncheon

U.S. Marshals are responsible for the protection of the federal judiciary and conduct special missions during security crisis events, and national emergencies. The U.S. Marshal Service is the premier agency focused on fugitive apprehension, and coordinate Asset Forfeiture-Equitable Sharing Programs … Continue reading

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2016 May Luncheon

Addie Lui, AVP and Information Security Officer at Hawaii National Bank discussed the latest in Electronic Scams and Fraud Trends, such as the most used tactics by hackers, which include the following: Phishing is a type of scam that often … Continue reading

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2016 March Luncheon

Our luncheon featured speakers from the FBI, who discussed their recent fraud investigations: A $26 million Ponzi scheme called “The Parking Lot” perpetrated by former Maui residents George Lindell and his daughter Holly Hoaeae associated with their mortgage and insurance … Continue reading

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