The Workplace Dishonesty Expert

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Passion. Experience. Diligence.

About Kelly Paxton

Hi, I’m Kelly Paxton. I’m known most as the Pink Collar Crime lady but that's not all I speak about. I love speaking and training. Cheesy life-long learner here but there is nothing better than planning a presentation and delivering it in the most relevant and meaningful way.  

I didn’t start out in law enforcement but that’s where I have spent most of my career. While working at a financial services firm, a client was arrested on wire fraud charges. This ended up leading me to a new, much more exciting career as a special agent for US Customs. I was able to work all types of cases including white collar fraud, money laundering and narcotics cases. I was used to investigating “bad guys.”

I have worked in the public and private sector. My cases have included embezzlement, conflict of interest, intellectual property, Open Source Intelligence and fraud. My most recent position was at Nike where I was recruited for my expertise in Open Source Intelligence and being a Certified Fraud Examiner. 

I also was a contract investigator for the Department of Homeland Security doing background investigations. I have performed hundreds of top secret clearance background investigations for the federal government. (Not Edward Snowden's though!)

From 2007-2009 I was the fraud analyst at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Fraud and Identity Theft Enforcement team. I was responsible for preparing cases for prosecution. This included testifying before Grand Jury.

From 2009-2014 I had my own firm, Financial CaseWorks LLC, which specialized in financial and workplace investigations. I worked criminal defense cases which gave me a new and broader perspective on investigations. 

In 2014 I went to work at Nike in their Operational Resilience division. I investigated high level conflict of interest, intellectual property, sexual harassment, embezzlement and theft cases.

I would love to speak for your group.  They won't be disappointed.  

 

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Selected Presentations

  • Oregon Government Finance Officers Association Annual Conference March, 2018 Honestly Dishonest: A Fraud Examiner's Perspective and Who's Your Fraudster
  • Middle Tennessee ACFE Annual Fraud Conference March, 2018 - Non-profit Fraud: Not a Philanthropic Cause
  • American Association State and Local History February, 2018 Webinar - Fraud at the Museum
  • IIA/ACFE San Diego January, 2018 - Catch Her If You Can: Today’s Pink Collar Criminal and Honestly Dishonest: A Fraud Examiner's Perspective
  • Pacific Northwest License Tax and Fraud Association, January, 2018 - Catch Her If You Can: Today’s Pink Collar Criminal and Honestly Dishonest: A Fraud Examiner's Perspective
  • West Coast IIA, December, 2017 — Catch Her If You Can: Today’s Pink Collar Criminal and Honestly Dishonest: A Fraud Examiner's Perspective
  • YPO, November, 2017 - Honestly Dishonest: A Fraud Examiner's Perspective
  • Houston ACFE, October, 2017 — Catch Her If You Can: Today’s Pink Collar Criminal
  • Oregon Fire Service Administrators, October, 2017 - Fraud and Embezzlement in the Fire Districts
  • Bank Security Conference, October, 2017— Catch Her If You Can: Today’s Pink Collar Criminal
  • Portland IIA Chapter, September, 2017 Catch Her If You Can: Today’s Pink Collar Criminal
  • Montana State CPA Society, September, 2017 Catch Her If You Can: Today’s Pink Collar Criminal
  • Indianapolis Chapter ACFE, September, 2017 — Catch Her If You Can: Today’s Pink Collar Criminal
  • Central Carolina Chapter ACFE, August, 2017 — Catch Her If You Can: Today’s Pink Collar Criminal
  • Prosperident Annual Training, August, 2017 - The Psychology of An Embezzler
  • Oregon Chapter ACFE, May 2017 — Honestly Dishonest: A Fraud Examiner’s Perspective
  • Chicago Chapter ACFE, April 2017 — Catch Her If You Can: Today’s Pink Collar Criminal
  • Philadelphia Chapter IIA, April 2017 — Catch Her If You Can: Today’s Pink Collar Criminal
  • University of Portland Beta Alpha Psi Chapter, March 2017 — Catch Her If You Can: Today’s Pink Collar Criminal
  • Pacific Northwest Intergovernmental Audit Forum, March 2017 — Catch Her If You Can: Today’s Pink Collar Criminal
  • Spokane Chapter ACFE Annual Fraud Conference, October 2016 — Catch Her If You Can: Today’s Pink Collar Criminal
  • City University Seattle, May 2016 — Catch Her If You Can: Today’s Pink Collar Criminal
  • Willamette University Executive MBA Class, February 2016 — Catch Her If You Can: Today’s Pink Collar Criminal
  • Nike Operational Resilience Offsite, March 2015 — Advanced Internet Intelligence
  • Association of Government Accountants, May 2014 — Catch Her If You Can: Today’s Pink Collar Criminal
  • Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN), May 2014 — Elder Financial Abuse
  • Oregon Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Spring Conference, May 2014 — Elder Fraud
  • Financial Crimes and Digital Evidence, September 2013 — Pink Collar Crime: Women Embezzlers in the Workplace
  • iovation Fraud Force Summit, Portland, Oregon, September 2013 — Pink Collar Crime: Women Embezzlers in the Workplace
  • Guardian and Conservator Association of Oregon, September 2013 — Financial Exploitation of the Elderly and Abused
  • Vancouver BC Chapter ACFE, May 2013 — Pink Collar Crime: Women Embezzlers in the Workplace
  • Institute of Internal Auditors, May 2013 — Pink Collar Crime: Women Embezzlers in the Workplace
  • Your HR Resource, May 2013 — Fraud in the Workplace
  • Institute of Management Accountants, April 2013 — Who’s Your Fraudster?
  • Institute of Management Accountants, March 2013 — Pink Collar Crime: Women Embezzlers in the Workplace
  • Special Districts Association of Oregon, February 2013 — Pink Collar Crime: Women Embezzlers in the Workplace
  • Oregon Chapter ACFE, November 2012 — Pink Collar Crime: Women Embezzlers in the Workplace
  • American Association for State and Local History, October 2012 — CEO Forum on Fraud and Canaries In Our Mine: Embezzlement at History Organizations
  • Oregon State Bar, July 2012 — Workplace Fraud and Forensics: Ferreting Out the Facts
  • Oregon Risk Management Society, June 2012 — E-Day Fraud and Employee Theft with Nancy Cooper
  • Salem Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors, January 2012 — Background Investigations
  • PI's Declassified Radio Show, September 2010 — Elder Financial Fraud
  • Alten Sakai & Company LLP, December 2009 — Background Investigations
  • Senior Provider Information Network, November 2009 — Elder Financial Fraud
  • Money Wise Women, November 2009 — CSI Fraud