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.

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