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Virtual Summit

The Many Faces of Fraud: The Stories and Lessons We’ve Learned

Total Credits: 6.5 including 6.5 CPE



The Many Faces of Fraud: The Stories and Lessons We’ve Learned

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
8:50am – 3:40pm


  • Sarah Mongeau, President, AGA Boston Chapter
  • Bill Keefe, Assistant Deputy Director, Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC)
  • Elliott Simpson, Senior Consultant, BerryDunn
  • Alexis C Bell, Founder and CEO, and Paul Dunlop, Co-Founder and COO, Šóta Signal Analytics
  • Luke Stahelski, MSA, CFE, PI, Manager, Valuation, Forensic, Litigation, and Investigations, CLA
  • Stephen P. Anzalone, Assistant Director, and Zach Barnhart, Fraud Examiner, Bureau of Special Investigations, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of the State Auditor
  • Greg W. Naviloff, CPA, CFE, ABV, Partner, and Chris Fitzgerald, CFE, CIRA, Manager, Financial Investigations and Dispute Services, RSM US LLP


  • Sarah Mongeau - "President's Welcome" - 8:50 - 8:58 AM
  • Paul Dunlop and Alexis Bell - "Busting Myths about Financial Statement Fraud" - 9:00 - 10:30 AM
  • Luke Stahelski - "Fraud Related to Non-For-Profit Organizations and Professional Services and Police Evidence Audits" - 10:35 - 11:25 AM
  • Steve Anzalone and Zach Barnhart - "Public Benefits Fraud" - 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
  • LUNCH - 12:20 - 1:00 PM
  • Elliott Simpson - "The Challenges of Medicaid Fraud and Lessons Learned" - 1:00 - 1:50 PM
  • Greg W. Naviloff and Chris Fitzgerald - "Recent fraud, waste, and abuse stories - grant management, procurement, and beyond" - 1:55 - 2:45 PM
  • Bill Keefe - "Case Study: The Theft from the Quincy (MA) Retirement System" - 2:50 - 3:40 PM

*Event agenda is subject to change.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Aprel McCabe, Programs and Education Director, AGA Boston Chapter, at

If you have any questions about registering for this event, please contact Jacqueline Wilkinson, Registration Director, AGA Boston Chapter, at


Bill Keefe's Profile

Bill Keefe Related Seminars and Products

Assistant Deputy Director

Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission

Bill Keefe is an Assistant Deputy Director at the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC), which provides regulatory oversight for the state’s 104 public retirement systems. He has responsibility for the Audit, Communications, and Compliance Units in addition to directing Legislative Affairs. 

Prior to PERAC, Bill worked at the State Auditor’s Office for 23 years, leaving as the Director of Audit Planning where he was responsible for a team that created and maintained the audit plan, researched to develop audit scopes, and worked with audit teams as a resource throughout the engagement.

After graduating from Syracuse, Bill started off in journalism. He is the proud father of a daughter and two sons. He doesn’t get enough grief on the job during the week, so he works as a hockey referee on weekends and still plays hockey.

Elliott Simpson's Profile

Elliott Simpson Related Seminars and Products

Senior Consultant


Elliott is a Senior Consultant in BerryDunn’s Government Assurance Practice Group with demonstrated experience in compliance examinations, internal control audits, forensic audits, and fraud review. Elliott also assists clients by monitoring and analyzing regulatory and other legal developments that impact the programs that BerryDunn clients are responsible for administering.

Alexis C Bell's Profile

Alexis C Bell Related Seminars and Products

Founder and CEO

Šóta Signal Analytics

Alexis C Bell brings over two decades of unique experiences solving complex financial crimes problems across different industries and jurisdictions. Alexis has pioneered in-house, industry-first capabilities for enterprises, many shaping the blueprints of leading market providers. Her partnership with Paul Dunlop is sought out by clients and regulators internationally in defining which problems to prioritize and with the shaping of effective solutions. 

As previous speakers at Boston AGA with their professional services firm, Fraud Doctor, Alexis and Paul are speakers today with their analytics product Šóta Signal Analytics. Their altdata SaaS solution performs powerful reviews of corporate financials and produces Šóta Scores that signal the trustworthiness of that financial data. Šóta provides a risk score by fraud scheme for an early warning of financial fraud and mismanagement risk, reducing surprises and increasing confidence in making risk decisions.

Paul Dunlop's Profile

Paul Dunlop Related Seminars and Products

Co-Founder and COO

Šóta Signal Analytics

Paul Dunlop joined Fraud Doctor in 2018. He is a high performing executive with 30-years of diverse experience across the financial crimes domain acquired during roles in Europe and North America with impactful accomplishments in both the financial services industry and law enforcement field. He specializes in making fraud, cyber & financial crimes programs a business competitive advantage, synthesizing complex regulatory requirements and frameworks into integrated value-add strategies, programs, and solutions.

Using advisory expertise, thought leadership and broad collaboration, he has created industry-leading achievements for employers, their partners and clients across fraud, cyber and financial crime risk management. His private industry experience has seen him cycle between both strategic and operational leadership roles, most recently leading Citi’s global fraud management efforts, including the transformation of its fraud management policies and framework, with associated responsibility for the company’s Identity Theft FACTA Program.

Dunlop has held progressive leadership roles across corporate security, investigations and risk management with his early financial services career focused on designing AML, enhanced due diligence, employment background screening, intelligence & analytics, and operations & technology programs in corporate security. He has also conducted major corporate investigations (e.g. “Panama Papers”), and led transformative initiatives as diverse as fraud risk assessment, enterprise case management, cross border privacy, and the adaptation of systemic root cause methodologies for fraud and operational risk.

Dunlop is passionate about the importance of learning and professional development in fraud risk management, having built enterprise training for employees and corporate clients alike, pioneering professional development models for corporate security professionals. He serves on advisory boards at the University of South Florida’s College of Education and MUMA School of Business in the design of cyber education for executives and practitioners.

In addition, Dunlop is an appointed board member for the LexisNexis Fraud Defense Network Advisory Board and an advisor to the Identity Theft Resource Center data breach committee.

Luke Stahelski, MSA, CFE, PI's Profile

Luke Stahelski, MSA, CFE, PI Related Seminars and Products

Manager, Valuation, Forensic, Litigation, and Investigations


Luke specializes in fraud investigations, forensic accounting, and the analysis of economic damages in commercial and intellectual property litigation. Luke has experience assisting companies and attorneys uncovering fraud and the dispute resolution process. 

He has also led teams of forensic accountants as they performed financial restatement investigations, has conducted asset tracing for companies and marital disputes, royalty audits, police evidence audits, risk management assessments and due diligence assignments. Luke is heavily focused and involved in construction contract disputes as well as fraud in the construction field.    

Luke has a Master of Accounting (MSA), is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and is a licensed Private Investigator in the State of Massachusetts.    

Stephen Anzalone's Profile

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Assistant Director

Bureau of Special Investigations for the Office of the State Auditor

Graduated from Northeastern University, College of Criminal Justice.
Started working for the State Auditor’s Office (SAO) in 2008 as a Field Auditor.

In 2009, began working for the Bureau of Special Investigations (BSI) within SAO as a Fraud Examiner. Became a BSI Senior Fraud Examiner in 2017 and a BSI Supervising Fraud Examiner in 2019

Became the Assistant Director of BSI’s Central Processing Unit (CPU) in 2022.
Member of the Personal Care Attendant (PCA) task force.

Actively involved in the community; coaching youth sports and serving as a Board Member.

Currently residing on the Massachusetts' South Shore with his wife and two children.

Zach Barnhart's Profile

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Graduated from Illinois State University in 2018 with a Bachelors in Criminal Justice. 
Worked as an Intern with the Illinois State Police Zone 4 Investigations Unit in 2018.
Worked as a Federal Police Officer with the Department of Defense from 2019 – 2022. 

In 2020, went back to school at Liberty University where I completed a Masters in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security. Started working for the Office of the State Auditor (SAO), Bureau of Special Investigations (BSI) in 2022 as a Fraud Examiner. 

I currently serve as a member of the Personal Care Attendant (PCA) task force with BSI. Completed my Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certificate in September 2023. Currently residing in South Boston with my girlfriend.

Greg Naviloff's Profile

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Greg has over 25 years of audit, forensic and integrity, investigation, compliance monitorship, and business advisory experience. He has been consulted as an expert on hundreds of occasions in matters concerning forensic accounting, commercial damages, fraud risk management and compliance. His practice leadership includes global corporate investigation services (including those in response to regulatory inquiries), anti-bribery/anti-corruption compliance, fraud risk management services, independent corporate monitorships, and dispute and litigation support services.

Greg specializes in highly complex commercial litigation involving damages, fraud, business valuation, technical accounting, and auditing issues. He has conducted investigations on behalf of federal and state governmental agencies, audit committees, and special committees of boards of directors in connection with financial irregularities, restatements of financial results and in instances of suspected embezzlement, bribery, corruption, and other fraudulent activity. Greg also has considerable experience quantifying damages/losses (including those arising from business interruption or associated with commercial disputes and litigation). 

Greg has extensive experience assisting public sector, non-profit, life science, healthcare, real estate, construction, family office, and financial institutions clients. Greg has served as an independent integrity monitor as well as an independent financial monitor resulting from corporate settlement agreements and has assisted organizations further develop effective compliance programs. Greg has testified and/or prepared expert reports, affidavits and rebuttal reports for use in various in state, federal, and alternate dispute resolution forums.  

Prior to joining RSM, Greg provided regulatory, forensic and compliance services at a Big Four accounting firm. 

Chris Fitzgerald's Profile

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Chris has over ten years of business advisory experience focusing on forensic investigations, litigation support, asset tracing and bankruptcy and insolvency consulting. Chris is the Data Analytics Leader for RSM’s Financial Investigations and Dispute Advisory group, focusing on leveraging technology to analyze large, complex data sets to provide meaningful insights in both a proactive and investigative context.

Chris has contributed to and led engagements with public, private, nonprofit and government organizations, performing domestic and multinational investigations, fraud and corruption risk management and controls improvement projects, anti-money laundering investigations, and damages calculations relating to contract disputes. Chris has consulted on a wide-range of litigation and arbitration cases in various jurisdictions and has testified in an expert capacity in federal court.

Prior to joining RSM, Chris was a senior associate at a leading accounting and advisory firm, providing forensic investigations and corporate insolvency consulting. 

Sarah Mongeau, MSA, CPA, CGFM, CFE's Profile

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AGA Boston Chapter

Sarah is presently the AGA Boston Chapter’s President. 

Sarah has over 20 years of experience in governmental accounting that includes 6 years at the Commonwealth’s State Auditor’s Office and 15 years at the University of Massachusetts in varying capacities – as a business manager for a grant funded program (6 years), University Internal Audit (4 years), and as University Controller (6 years).  

Prior to joining the Commonwealth, Sarah worked in the high tech environment in Medical Equipment Manufacturing and Software Development following public accounting experience.

Sarah has been a member of the AGA since 2018 and is the 70th President of the Boston Chapter.

She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of MA, a CGFM, and a CFE. She holds a Master’s Degree in Accountancy from Bentley University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Emmanuel College.