Recommended Prerequisite: An understanding of workplace examinations and establishing predicate in criminal cases
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
This session will explore when and how to collect evidence so potential criminal investigations are not compromised. Topics will include the reasons for maintaining the chain of custody for physical evidence and how to maintain that chain of custody using appropriate logs; what NOT to do with possible evidence; when to back away and call law enforcement; and how to maintain evidence once you’ve seized it. The session will give you guidance about the appropriate times to call in other forensic specialists such as forensic computer experts. At the end of the session, you’ll have the information and tools you need to be confident that appropriate prosecution authorities can pursue criminal charges.
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Managing Partner, McHard Accounting Consulting
Beth A. Mohr joined McHard Accounting Consulting LLC in 2010, and became Managing Partner in January 2011. McHard Accounting Consulting exclusively practices forensic and investigative accounting. Mohr conducts forensic accounting and other complex investigations for the McHard firm all over North America. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Certified Cyber Crimes Investigator (CCCI). She has testified as an expert witness in three states on a variety of matters. Mohr has a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of New Mexico. She is a private investigator licensed by the states of New Mexico, Arizona and California. Mohr has written articles for a variety of publications, including Fraud Magazine, and various bar journals.
Mohr served as an investigator for the City of Albuquerque’s Independent Review Office, where she investigated allegations of police misconduct against the Albuquerque Police Department (APD). Mohr is a retired police officer from the City of San Diego, California. She worked with the Whatcom County (Washington) public defender’s office, investigating international smuggling and white-collar cases, well as conducting cause of death investigations, homicide and death penalty mitigation investigations.
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