Southeastern business ethics lecture to feature forensic accounting specialist

Monday, March 27, 2017 Kelly Richmond Pope
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – Recognized forensic accounting expert Kelly Richmond Pope will be the featured speaker at Southeastern Louisiana University’s annual ethics lecture sponsored by the College of Business.    
     The lecture, titled Ethics Town Hall, will be held Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. The presentation is free and open to the public.
     Pope is the creator and executive producer of the award-winning documentary “Crossing the Line: Ordinary People Committing Extraordinary Crime,” an educational white-collar crime documentary. She has conducted forensic accounting seminars worldwide for universities, corporations, and governmental entities, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
     A certified public account, she is an associate professor in the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems at DePaul University in Chicago and worked in forensic practice at the accounting firm KPMG on anti-money laundering engagements, insurance fraud investigations and fraud risk management projects.
     Pope is also the founder of Helios Digital Learning, an education media and training firm that specializes in helping students and professionals strengthen their ethical decision-making abilities. Her latest documentary, “All the Queen’s Horses,” chronicles the largest municipal fraud in U.S. history and was selected to participate in the Tribeca Film Institute Industry Market forum in 2016.
     A writer for and the “Washington Post,” Pope’s research has been published in the “Journal of Business Ethics,” “CPA Journal”, and “WebCPA.” She co-authored the book “A.B.C.’s of Behavioral Forensics: Using Psychology to Prevent, Detect and Deter Fraud.” She holds a doctorate in accounting from Virginia Tech University.

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