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Kelly Paxton

Kelly is one of Prosperident’s Senior Fraud Examiners, who, in addition to her investigation work with us, is well known for her research on the topic “pink collar crime, ” the study of embezzlers working in lower-level positions in organizations.

Kelly has more than 13 years of law enforcement experience, starting her law enforcement career as a Special Agent for the US Customs Office of Investigations in 1993. US Customs recruited Kelly for her finance expertise, and her work there focused on white-collar fraud, money laundering, and narcotics cases. Kelly also was responsible for her district’s undercover operations and the financial reporting of these operations. Kelly has testified at Grand Jury in the Western District of Washington and has been the affiant on numerous search and seizure warrants.

Before her law enforcement career, Kelly was a licensed stockbroker at Dean Witter and Piper Jaffray. She has also been a trader/contract negotiator at Morley Capital Management. Kelly began her finance career at the Chicago Board of Trade in 1985.

Kelly holds a Certified Fraud Examiner’s designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and is a very active speaker both as a member of Prosperident’s Speakers’ Bureau and on her own. Kelly’s wealth of experience with financial crime enables her to enthrall dental audiences with her unique perspective and insights.

To learn more about Kelly, check out her website at http://www.pinkcollarcrime.com/

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Tony Ulbrandt

Before joining Prosperident in 2016 as a Senior Fraud Examiner, Tony spent six years as a forensic accountant working with several prominent CPA and dental consulting firms. Tony’s experience and expertise include forensic investigation, valuation work, financial analysis, litigation support, and taxation.

Tony’s considerable talents and contributions quickly saw him promoted to the position of Supervising Examiner in 2018.  Tony is only the third examiner ever to hold this position at Prosperident.

As the Lead member of Prosperident’s Litigation Support Services Team, Tony investigates complex matters in both the litigation and pre-litigation stages. Tony is Prosperident’s acknowledged “data analysis wizard” who possesses a phenomenal skill in analyzing complex spreadsheets and databases.

Tony is a Certified Fraud Examiner, and he holds a Master’s degree in accounting.

Scott Clifford

Scott Clifford

Scott is one of only three Supervising Examiners on our team, and he works on some of Prosperident’s most challenging investigations. Scott joined Prosperident after spending over a decade working in the dentistry field in both operations and management positions.

Once Scott started working with us as an investigator, it became apparent that his uncanny ability to predict how an embezzler will steal in a specific situation made him a real expert in his field.

Scott possesses’ a unique ability to use and interpret the essential data that forms the foundation for our specialized brand of investigation. Scott has made his way up through the ranks at Prosperident, filling Investigator, Lead Investigator (Special Investigations Group) positions, and Supervising Examiner.  Scott is an Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Scott’s combination of technical ability, knowledge of operations of dental practices, and his impeccable mentoring skills have made him a great asset to our team. Scott enjoys talking about embezzlement and investigation almost as much as he likes conducting the examinations. Scott is also a proud member of “Dental Investigation’s First Family,” as both his wife Rose and their daughter Miki are valued, team members.

David Harris

David Harris

Under David’s leadership, Prosperident has expanded over the past three decades to become a team of more than 20 highly specialized fraud investigators, forensic accountants, IT specialists, and support staff. David’s vast investigative experience, coupled with his youth-filled misadventures, and his past military service have given him a unique insight into embezzlers’ mindset and actions. He is passionate about sharing his wealth of knowledge with dentists and dental specialists.

David is a much sought after speaker and an accomplished author on the topic of dental embezzlement. Dental Embezzlement: The Art of Theft and the Science of Control is his most recently published book.

David believes that the best educational experiences are enhanced using humor. His entertaining and insightful presentation style has made him a favorite presenter at regional, national, and international dental conferences.

David’s professional qualifications include Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Financial Forensics, Forensic CPA, Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and Licensed Private Investigator.