Meet Kelly Paxton

What started out as a research project, “Why Are The Majority Of The Embezzlement Suspects Women?”, became her passion.  While working at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in the Fraud Identity Theft Enforcement group, Kelly found the definition of Pink Collar Crime (Kathleen Daly, 1989).  Kelly started to research and not only investigates cases where a women are the suspects but also speaks regularly on the topic.  Women steal differently than men and interviewing female suspects requires a different approach than that used on their male counterparts.  Using academic research and her own investigative experience, Kelly is at the forefront of a growing population of people who commit frauds.

Kelly has more than 13 years of law enforcement experience and is the Principal for Financial CaseWorks LLC, a private investigative firm. She started her career in law enforcement as a Special Agent for US Customs Office of Investigations in 1993, where she worked white collar fraud, money laundering and narcotics cases. She also was responsible for the district’s undercover operations and financial reporting of these operations. She testified at Grand Jury in the Western District of Washington.

Prior to her law enforcement career Kelly was a licensed stockbroker at Dean Witter and Piper Jaffray. She also was a trader/contract negotiator at Morley Capital Management. Kelly started her career at the Chicago Board of Trade in 1985.

With her background in the financial services industry Kelly has combined the two fields into Financial CaseWorks LLC. She specializes in financial investigations starting from the initial background interview to the tracing of funds in embezzlement, elder abuse, mortgage fraud and misappropriation of assets.

Pink Collar Crime: Today’s Woman Embezzler is an educational, fun and important presentation topic.  Kelly speaks on:

  • Pink Collar Crime and Current Cases
  • White Collar Crime
  • Small Business Embezzlements and Theft
  • Fraud Investigations

See all of our speakers at 500 Pearl Street.

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