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The Art of the Steal

The Art of the Steal
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Wednesday, June 18 | Noon to 5 p.m.
Ramada Plaza & Suites and Conference Center

Pre-registration is closed. You may register at the door.


Frank Abagnale

Frank Abagnale

Former con artist extraordinaire Frank Abagnale is one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. For more than 30 years, Abagnale has worked with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world.

His exploits and five-year international crime spree inspired the memoir, Catch Me if You Can, which later became a film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Abagnale served time in French, Swedish and U.S. prison systems before being released on the condition that he would help the federal government, without remuneration, by teaching and assisting federal law enforcement agencies.

Abagnale will describe the latest protections against embezzlement, forgery, counterfeit currency, check fraud, identity theft and Internet fraud for institutions, associations and corporations. He will explain the newest crime techniques made easy by technology as well as your organization’s potential liability under the new Uniform Commercial Code.

Abagnale’s presentation will be followed by a panel of law enforcement agents who will review cases studies, all of which have local connections, of successful and attempted fraud schemes that have been conducted against businesses. Businesses that were victims of fraud will not be identified by name, but they range from some of the largest businesses in the area to smaller, one- or two-person businesses and include retailers, law firms, banks, and utilities.

The panel includes:

  • US Attorney’s Office – District of North Dakota.
  • US Department of Homeland Security Investigations.
  • US Postal Inspection Service.
  • Credit Card Fraud Investigators from U.S. Bank.
  • Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division.
  • Moorhead Police Department.
  • Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota.

For sponsorship information, contact Darren at [email protected] or 218.359.0514.

"Abagnale really tells it like it is and gives us something to take back to the office and use."
– North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants

"He kept the audience laughing, crying and amazed and terrified for 60 minutes."
– United States League of Savings Institutions

Registration (includes lunch)
Chamber Members: $49 per person in advance | $59 at the door | Corporate Table Sponsor $650
General Admission: $59 per person in advance | $69 at the door

Seminar Sponsors
Better Business Bureau   TMI Hospitality

Program Sponsors

Bethany Retirement Living   Bremer Bank   Eide Bailly LLC   The Forum   Gate City Bank

Supporting Sponsors

Bell State Bank & Trust
Eventide Senior Living Communities

Hilton Garden Inn Fargo
NetWork Center, Inc.
Starion Financial

Corporate Table Sponsors
Alerus Financial
Border States Electric
BW Insurance Agency, Inc.
Cargill, Inc.
Eide Bailly Technology Consulting
First International Bank & Trust
Globe University
Heartland Trust Company
Hebron Brick Supply Co.
Premier Benefits Group
Record Keepers, L.L.C.
Swanson Health Products
Wallwork Truck Center
Wanzek Construction, Inc.
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6/18/2014 12:00 PM TO 5:00 PM

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