• CPE: 1.5

    Level: Basic

    Recommended Prerequisites: None

    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

    Financial exploitation is the fastest growing form of elder abuse in the U.S. Studies have shown that only approximately 2-4% of cases are reported to authorities. But even when these cases are reported, first responders and their investigative counterparts lack the skills and experience to effectively investigate them. New initiatives and funding sources to combat financial exploitation are becoming available across the globe. This session will discuss elder abuse schemes and you can assist with everything from investigation support to expert witness testimony.

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Identify various forms of elder abuse and prevalence rates
    • Recognize financial exploitation and its impact on victims and families
    • Ascertain the growing collaboration among government agencies, financial institutions, and community partners to address financial exploitation
    • Identify key contacts in your community to start a conversation on how you can help

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    Karen Webber, CFE, CPA

    President, Webber CPA, PLLC

    Karen Webber is a forensic accountant, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) in Rochester, New York. She has worked on financial exploitation cases for older and vulnerable adults for the last 10 years. She and her staff at Webber CPA, PLLC, consult with law enforcement, attorneys, government agencies, and other service organizations to provide financial evidence and expert witness testimony on elder exploitation cases. Webber plays an integral role in the expansion of elder exploitation multi-disciplinary teams across New York, and travels nationally to provide training and education on the important role of forensic accountants in financial exploitation investigations.

  • kwebber headshot
    Karen Webber, CFE, CPA

    President, Webber CPA, PLLC

    Karen Webber is a forensic accountant, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) in Rochester, New York. She has worked on financial exploitation cases for older and vulnerable adults for the last 10 years. She and her staff at Webber CPA, PLLC, consult with law enforcement, attorneys, government agencies, and other service organizations to provide financial evidence and expert witness testimony on elder exploitation cases. Webber plays an integral role in the expansion of elder exploitation multi-disciplinary teams across New York, and travels nationally to provide training and education on the important role of forensic accountants in financial exploitation investigations.

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