Nathan Mueller Stole $8.5 Million, Served 5½ Years and Says He Emerged Changed Man

Nathan Mueller Stole $8.5 Million, Served 5½ Years and Says He Emerged Changed Man

“I went into prison thinking my life was over, but it turned out to be a lifesaving and life-changing experience,” said convicted fraudster* Nathan Mueller during the closing General Session of the 26th Annual Global Fraud Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. During his incarceration, he told attendees, he became “the person I always wanted to be.” Unfortunately, Mueller and his family had to travel a rocky and costly path so he could become a changed man.

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Video: Convicted Fraudster, Nathan Mueller

Video: Convicted Fraudster, Nathan Mueller

“I had to have a reason personally to have that extra money,” Nathan Mueller, convicted fraudster*, told attendees at the 26th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference. “I started the gambling, I had never gambled before, to cover up the fraud, and then I started stealing to gamble. So that’s why it went on so long. That’s why it increased from that first $1,100 check to, there was a day when I took $400,000 in one day.”

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Carolyn W. Colvin, Keynote Speaker

Carolyn W. Colvin, Keynote Speaker

Carolyn W. Colvin, acting commissioner for the Social Security Administration, told attendees during the Tuesday morning General Session that the agency's message to those that attempt to defraud Social Security is plain: "We will find you, we will prosecute you, we will seek the maximum punishment under the law, and we will fight to restore the money you have stolen from the American people."

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Untraceable Links: Technology Tricks Used by Crooks to Cover Their Tracks

Untraceable Links: Technology Tricks Used by Crooks to Cover Their Tracks

"I think we need a change in investigations. We need an evolution because of technology," said Walt Manning, CFE, president of Investigations MD in his session, "Untraceable Links: Technology Tricks Used by Crooks to Cover Their Tracks," at the 26th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference. "We have to change the way we think about technology because it's not working anymore," he continued.

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