Author Archives: ACFE Hawaii

November 2013

Cyber Crimes Investigator Chris Duque – a 30-year veteran of the Honolulu Police Department and now with the White Collar Crime Section at the City & County of Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney – shared what he has seen … Continue reading

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September 2013

At our luncheon on September 19, Lt. John McCarthy gave attendees an update on Financial Crime Trends that he has seen this year. Some examples were: Green Dot cards: A type of advance payment scheme in which victims receive what … Continue reading

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July 2013

Aloha Termite owner Shawn Murray gave our luncheon attendees a rare public discussion from a victim of fraud.  His former office manager, JoAnn Rodrigues, a longtime friend and his son’s godmother, stole close to $1 million over a three-year period.  … Continue reading

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May 2013

We were honored to have two guests at our previous luncheon: City & County of Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro, and Scott Spallina, Supervisor of the Elder Abuse Justice Unit.  Attorney Kaneshiro noted some of the reasons the elderly are … Continue reading

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March 2013

At our March luncheon, we welcomed IRS Special Agent Derek Tubania, who shared examples of cases he has worked on, including techniques used to discover and investigate fraud.  He graduated from the University of Hawaii and has been an IRS … Continue reading

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January 2013

Our January luncheon featured Bill Kauppila, who talked about Fraud and Forensic Accounting. An adjunct professor at Chaminade University, he teaches Forensic Accounting & Fraud during the winter quarter (January to March). He spends the rest of the year in … Continue reading

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