Certificate in Financial Crimes Investigations

Stockton University – Center for Public Safety and Security

This four (4) day session certificate was designed and will be delivered by Mark Malinowski, MS, CFE, CAMS from Framework Financial, LLC. Mr. Malinowski has over 18 years of financial crimes investigation experience while working in the banking industry and as a Sergeant with the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Economic Crimes Unit. We have joined The Rodgers Group, LLC and the Stockton University – Center for Public Safety & Security to offer a new certificate program.The Certificate in Financial Crimes Investigations program will provide the tools to investigate various levels of financial crimes along with introducing the current trends and methods criminals are using to move funds obtained through criminal activity.

Course #1: Financial Crimes Law in New Jersey

This one-day course will provide a detailed analysis of N.J.S.A Chapters 20 & 21 related to financial crimes investigations. Case studies will describe key elements for both investigative and prosecution purposes. Police officers will gain an in-depth understanding of New Jersey’s theft and forgery statues while acquiring the tools needed to address today’s white-collar criminals.

Course #2: Elements of Financial Crimes Investigations

This one-day course will provide an officer with the essential foundation to conduct a financial crimes investigation in today’s technology driven society. This course will highlight core financial crimes including, but not limited to, embezzlement, mortgage fraud, counterfeit checks, credit card fraud, identity theft, power of attorney fraud, and document fraud. Attendees will participate in the analysis of multiple present day financial crimes investigations case studies exposing them to the methods and trends utilized by modern day white-collar criminals.

Course #3: Investigating and Prosecuting Money Laundering

This one-day course will discuss the criminal elements and case law for N.J.S.A criminal statue 2C:21-25, Financial Facilitation of Criminal Activity, also known as money laundering. The course focuses on the stages involved in the process of money laundering and how to utilize this knowledge in developing both your investigative and prosecution strategy. A detailed breakdown of each section of this statue will be provided as well as case examples for each section including the calculation of the anti-money laundering profiteering penalty.

Course #4: Methods of Locating and Seizing Hidden Assets

This one-day course will benefit any detective and/or prosecutor assigned to white collar crime/narcotics investigations. Preliminary discussion will center on the types of fraud, methods utilized to move currency and basic investigative measures to assist in identifying the flow of money and assets. Specific focus will be on the investigative measures for narcotics-related cases and how to build a financial profile of your target(s) along with identifying assets of the individuals and organization. Emphasis will include, but not be limited to, forfeiture of assets/seizures of properties and bank accounts; various investigative databases designed to identify fraudulent activity, proactive and reactive investigative measures and the steps used to strengthen court testimony.