Upcoming Webinar Oct. 20, 2022 Embezzlement and Procurement Fraud in the Public Sector: A Case Study

The next installment of the City and County of San Francisco’s Fraud Hotline Webinar Series will air on Thursday, October 20 from 10 to 11 a.m. Pacific Time.
October 06, 2022
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Embezzlement and Procurement Fraud in the Public Sector: A Case Study

Hear how a former employee at a large public university in Texas ended up facing felony charges as a result of running an elaborate financial scheme that ended up costing the university nearly $1.6 million. This case study will walk you through a real-life criminal fraud investigation. We will discuss how the scheme began, and how it grew into multi-million-dollar embezzlement. We will also discuss the system failures that led to the fraud, how it was detected, and how it was ultimately prosecuted.


Jason Zirkle, Training Director

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Jason Zirkle is the Training Director for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). He conducts training presentations around the world and assists in updating ACFE curriculum.

Before joining the ACFE, Mr. Zirkle was a financial crime analyst with the Texas Ranger division of the Texas Department of Public Safety, where he served as a subject matter expert on financial crime investigations. Working alongside Texas Rangers, he supported cases involving complex fraud and money laundering, public corruption, embezzling, identity theft, illegal gambling, and other white-collar crimes. He also provided financial expertise to non-financial criminal investigations, including multiple murder investigations, human trafficking, narcotics, and missing persons. He has testified in multiple criminal trials and grand juries.

Prior to working with the Texas Rangers, Mr. Zirkle was an intelligence analyst for eight years in the U.S. Army, with combat deployments to Iraq and Kosovo.

Mr. Zirkle graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Central Texas Chapter of ACAMS, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.  



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