Meeting/Event Information


May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019 - Financial Crimes Conference
May 21, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
1500 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Join us May 21, 2019 for our full-day Financial Crimes conference held at PSECU in Harrisburg. This training will feature an in depth look at several aspects of financial crimes.

$89.00 Groups of 5 or More

$99.00 Member Registration

$119.00 Guest Registration

Join us May 21, 2019 for our full-day Financial Crimes conference held at PSECU in Harrisburg. This training will feature an in depth look at several aspects of financial crimes, including:


Case Studies in Successful Criminal Prosecutions

Joseph Terz | Assistant U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Pennsylvania

In this course, well-respected Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Terz will discuss the investigation and prosecution of complex white-collar fraud cases and the role the importance of Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) in federal criminal cases. SARs are often the catalyst that lead to the initiation of a Federal criminal case and they optimize the U.S. Attorney's Office’s ability to investigate and prosecute money laundering, illegal money transmitters, illegal structuring of currency deposits, tax offenses, and all other criminal activity.


The Many Facets of a Criminal Defense

Sarah Hyser-Staub, Attorney At Law | Associate, McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC

The methodology undertaken to defend a client against fraud charges varies from case-to-case but can generally be distilled into a series of phases.  In this course, our speaker will provide insight into the realm of criminal defense, including the initial assessment of a case, weighing the pros and cons of cooperation, impact of a conspiracy charge, use of investigative reports, the relevancy of the magnitude of a crime and its related losses, and the impact of these and other issues on sentencing.  

Attorney Hyser-Staub provides litigation counsel for McNees in white-collar defense and internal investigation. Her experience includes, litigating complex commercial disputes, defending public and private entities in civil rights cases, representing clients before the grand jury, conducting internal investigations and providing guidance on internal corporate compliance, representing public officials before the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission, and defending clients against complex commercial fraud charges.

Previously, attorney Hyser-Staub was a law clerk for The Honorable William W. Caldwell of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and during law school interned at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, where she assisted in the prosecution of federal criminal matters.


Quality SAR Completion and Follow Up

Zachary Miller, BSA Officer | Mid Penn Bank

Suspicious activity monitoring and reporting is the primary focus of a financial institution’s Bank Secrecy Act /Anti-Money Laundering program. All other processes completed within the function are designed to help the institution detect and report the appropriate information to law enforcement. This course will focus on optimizing the quality SAR investigations, narrative writing, and the related follow-up with law enforcement that occurs after the fact.

Zach Miller is First Vice President and BSA/AML/OFAC Officer at Mid Penn Bank (Millersburg, PA) and is responsible for all aspects of the BSA compliance program including risk assessments, policy/procedure, managing the AML investigations, suspicious activity reporting, enhanced due diligence (EDD), currency transaction reporting, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) operations and AML business system areas which includes providing oversight, direction and guidance to the bank’s BSA/AML team and interacting with law enforcement, as well as regulatory and audit personnel. Zach is also responsible for the bank’s AML training efforts, which he facilitates through various types of delivery methods which reach the entire organization. A graduate of York College of Pennsylvania, Zach has been involved in the AML field since 2009. Prior to his current role, he has previously served as an AML analyst, quality control specialist, and deputy AML officer at Metro Bank in Harrisburg, PA. During his tenure with Metro Bank, Zach was part of a team that successfully remediated a regulatory consent order.  Zach obtained his CAMS designation in 2011 and the CAMS-FCI credential in 2014 as part of the inaugural class. In addition to working with ACAMS and other organizations as a speaker and author on AML topics, Zach also assists in leading an independently organized AML peer group in central Pennsylvania which currently maintains over 100 members from various financial institutions, consulting firms, and law enforcement agencies from the surrounding areas.


Criminal Charges Arising from Government Auditor Findings

Renee Flasher, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor, Penn State Harrisburg

To charge or not to charge? In this course, our speaker will examine the reality of governmental audit findings and highlight the types of entities with current procedures and environments most likely to result in criminal prosecution. This course will provide insights into proactive recommendations that auditors can establish to make it easier to pursue civil or criminal charges.

Dr. Renee Flasher joined the faculty of Penn State Harrisburg after spending time at Ball State University. She teaches governmental/non-profit accounting and forensic accounting. She has prior work experience in external auditing for a Big 4 accounting firm and internal auditing for two multinational companies. She is a certified public accountant (PA licensed), certified internal auditor, certified management accountant and certified fraud examiner. Dr. Flasher has published articles in practitioner and academic journals including Journal of Business Ethics, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting, Research in Accounting Regulation, and Fraud Magazine.


Attendees will be awarded 8 CPEs for attending the full conference.  Anyone working in the financial services industry, government, or investigative roles will not want to miss this training opportunity.


Note: PSECU is a smoke-free campus.  All visitors will be required to show a valid, photo identification to receive a Visitor Tag. Appropriate photo identification must show individual’s name and photo, and must be current. Appropriate photo identification may be any of the following: Driver’s License, State-issued photo identification card, Passport, other photo identification

Future Meetings

October 01, 2019

PACFE 12th Annual Conference

October 01, 2019
7:45 AM - 4:30 PM

Hershey Lodge
325 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

The PACFE will host its 12th Annual Conference on Tuesday October 1, 2019 at the Hershey Lodge. A total of 8 hours of CPE will be awarded for this conference, including 3 hours of ethics. Please register by September 24, 2019 to attend.