The Workplace Dishonesty Expert


The Workplace Dishonesty Expert


I'm an expert on dishonesty in the workplace. I want to talk to you about how good people can make bad choices.

For over 20 years, I've worked all types of investigations: money laundering, embezzlement, conflict of interest, FCPA and criminal defense work. I have worked in the public and private sector. My clients have been government agencies, publicly traded companies, non-profits, medical offices and gaming.

They all hired me because they needed to uncover the truth and take action to fix the problem.

And it all starts with tone at the top.


For fifteen thousand years, fraud and short sighted thinking has never, ever worked. Not once. Eventually you get caught, things go south. When the hell did we forget all that?
— Mark Baum, The Big Short


Speaking Topics

Catch ME If You Can:
Today's Pink Collar Criminal

Join renowned Pink Collar Crime expert Kelly Paxton for 60 minutes of tips you can use to identify a Pink Collar Criminal. This topic is Kelly’s most widely requested due to the recent increase in embezzlement and fraud. Kelly will show you what to look for in your business to make sure your most trusted employee is not a pink collar criminal.

Who's your fraudster?

Who is the typical embezzler? What are the red flags? Are you aware that most embezzlements are not detected by your accountant or auditor? In this presentation audience members will come away with the cold, hard facts about embezzlement today. They also will learn about how best to protect your business from embezzlers.

Non-Profits and Fraud:
Not a Philanthropic Cause

Non-profits are one of the areas hit hardest by fraud. Why is this? In this up-to-date presentation, Kelly will give you the tools to ensure that fraud will be less likely to happen in your organization and provide you with resources to educate your employees on ethics and red flags of fraud.

Honestly Dishonest:
a fraud examiner's perspective

Good people make bad choices and bad people make good choices. Using behavioral economics (think Dan Ariely and Richard Thaler), neuroscience, anecdotes and real-life examples, learn how important tone at the top is and how it can affect your employees' behaviors.

fraud in the workplace

Based on current research, white papers and news stories, this presentation provides an overview of fraud and business. Statistics, anecdotes and ongoing research provide the audience with an overview of the various types of fraud in the workplace. Participants will leave with an understanding and tools to prevent fraud.


Let's talk.

Use the form below to contact Kelly regarding your speaking inquiry. You may also email or call (503) 521-6167 if that is better for you.

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