Fraud Conference

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Event Details

Thursday, September 6 – Friday, September 7, 2018

8:00am – 4:00pm
(Registration: 7:30am)


Best Western Great Northern Hotel

835 Great Northern Blvd

Helena, MT 59601


CPE Credit

16 hours CPE credit

Course Code


Level of Knowledge



Montana Society of CPAs


Day 1

Dawn Temple - Dawn serves as the Agency Information Security Officer (ISO) for the MT Dept. of Justice (DOJ) and is responsible for the internal security operations for DOJ. 

Attorney Generals Office will present on our aging population and the frauds they face, IRS fraud, construction fraud and lottery fraud.

and more to come . . .

Day 2

The Healthsouth Fraud: A Case of Ethical Malpractice
Weston Smith is a former CPA and CFO of Healthsouth Corporation, a NYSE traded company at which a $3 Billion dollar financial statement fraud occurred. The multi-year fraud was undetected by auditors and the SEC, until Mr. Smith exposed the fraud and accepted the consequences of his own actions. Were there red flags of ethical misconduct? Yes, many. Then why wasn’t the fraud discovered? In hindsight, the red flags were stiff in the wind. Weston will review the Healthsouth case as a starting point and will describe the corporate culture that allowed the fraud to develop. He will describe red flags of unethical behavior that, left unchecked, could potentially destroy any business. Most importantly, Weston makes a strong case for ethical conduct within the business world, when he describes what it means to step over the line for the very first time.

Why Good People Do Bad Things
Bret Hood, 21st Century Learning & Consulting LLC
It seems that many organizations suffer losses from actions taken by some of their best people. In many fraud and embezzlement cases, people are left wondering why a person they believed to be honest was led to commit a criminal act. Participants will explore the psychological processes of how good people end up doing bad things. After this presentation, participants will be able to describe the process of ethical fading, explain the psychological processes that allow people to rationalize unethical behavior, define ethical amnesia, define framing and explain why framing problems in a certain way can lead to unethical behavior.

More to be announced . . .

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