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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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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Lesley Stahl: Algorithms, ‘Creative Destruction’ and the Dark Side Taking Hold?

Lesley Stahl: Algorithms, ‘Creative Destruction’ and the Dark Side Taking Hold?

Lesley Stahl, famed "60 Minutes" investigative journalist, was in Silicon Valley recently where tech companies, she says, are actually in the business of “disrupting.” “They are searching for ways to upend existing sectors of the economy. ‘Creative destruction’ they call it,” Stahl says. Economist Joseph Schumpeter coined the term in the middle of the last century. “He said it was an essential engine of economic progress and central to capitalism. New technologies would destroy old businesses and new jobs would be created. The automobile put 238,000 blacksmiths out of business. It created even more workers in Detroit making cars. 

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5 Seconds to Truth: How to Use the New Body Language to Detect Deception

5 Seconds to Truth: How to Use the New Body Language to Detect Deception

Janine Driver, CEO of The Body Language Institute and the self-proclaimed “Lyin’ Tamer,” began her full session today at the 26th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference by analyzing the body language of two unknowing audience members. She quickly summed up the way one man was sitting with his arm on the chair next to him by saying that he was confident. “When we are confident, we choose to take up more space,” Driver said. 

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