12-14-13: Money is the Root: Investigating Financial Crimes - Jan Burke Interviews Andrea Jacobsen of the Alaska State Troopers

BIO: Andrea Jacobsen is an investigator with the Financial Crimes Unit of the Alaska Bureau of Investigations, part of the Alaska State Troopers. Learn how financial crimes and violent crimes are often interlinked, about the damage done through financial crimes, and some of the fraudsters methods. Learn how they are caught, and what you can do to protect yourself from them.



Protect yourself and others from fraud:

 Department of Justice site with videos on financial crime:

FinCEN (U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network):

Financial Crimes and Scams:

FBI Financial Crimes Stats:

FTC Credit Card Fraud Advice:

ABC News Story: Massive Credit Card Fraud Steals $200M:

FBI: Common Fraud Scams:

FBI Internet Fraud Scams:

Charity Fraud:

FTC Consumer Advice on Charity Scams:

Interesting Financial Crime Cases:

Washington Post on Embezzlement from non-profits:

Ephonia Green Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement of $5.1 million from Association of American Medical Colleges:

Former Town Treasurer of Brimfield, Massachusetts arraigned on charges of embezzling over $80,000:

Former Seattle ATF supervisor indicted in embezzlement case:

The former president of a Daly City charity pleaded no contest to felony embezzlement for reportedly taking approximately $68,000 and gambling it away betting on horse races:

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