Greg Wright

Certified Fraud Examiner, Assoc. of Certified Fraud Examineers

Free Educational Speaker in Indianapolis

  • 1300 A.D. social justice issues that causd the American Indian cultural collapse

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Educational

    The Southwestern (Anasazi) and Mississippian (Moundbuilders) cultures came to an abrupt end in 1300 A.D. Chaco Canion was abandoned. In today’s Illinois, what had been a North American city larger than any in Europe at that time was abandoned. Climate change was only part of the cause. Yes, this happened way before Columbus.

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  • How crooks conceal their past and change their identity

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Educational

    Is your adviser a convicted fraudster that adopted a new identity following prison? Did a child molester circumvent your school’s background check? Greg will discuss U. S. states that have “closed” and “open” vital records, demonstrate how easy it is to “take” a dead person’s identity, illustrate how to produce “breeder” documents necessary to get a new U. S. Social Security number, show how some conceal the time they were in prison, and how crooks create a “new-skin” individual. MORE >

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  • Theft of $450,000 – a nickel at a time

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Financial

    The Indianapolis Public Library embezzlement case is popular, especially with college finance classes. This case tracks the embezzler from youth to the fraud, to discovery of the fraud, to prison and her post-prison life. Following prison, Greg found her working at the Indiana University purchasing department in a sensitive position.

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  • Applying Benford’s Law to catch fraudsters

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Educational

    For several years, Greg has taught this course to Fraud Examiners and Accountants. Fraudulent numbers are invented numbers that can often be identified by applying special audit techniques. Recently, he has been conducted fraudulent number invention research in conjunction with Purdue and Ball State. This seminar is only presented to law enforcement and fraud auditors. MORE >

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    TOPIC CATEGORY: Educational

    In the book, 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed, the world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt end. Kingdoms fell like dominoes. No more Minoans, or Mycenaeans, or Trojans, or Hittites, or Babylonians. These cultures suddenly ceased to exist. These events help us understand Joseph being sold by his brothers and the Exodus.

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  • Electronic Home Invasion

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Educational

    This is one of Greg's most popular courses. An insurance agent stole 3,000 Identities of Indianapolis area professionals. Greg tracked this fraudster from youth to the fraud, to discovery, to prison and his post-prison life. He interviewed the fraudster while in prison, after his release from prison, his victims, the law enforcement officers that tracked him down, and his former wife. From this case study and the latest information, learn how to protect yourself from financial identity theft. One-third of Social Security numbers are being used by two or more persons.
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  • Is Your Financial Advisor a Crook?

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Educational

    Find out if your advisor has had his licenses suspended, revoked, had multiple consumer complaints or been charged by a regulator. The advisor may have hidden this part of his background from you. Learn how to use free internet sites when conducting a background check on financial advisors.

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  • Most Estates are Hijacked – How to Keep Yours Safe

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Educational

    Why your estate plan MAY never BE realized when assets go to unintended persons. Who are the hijackers and how to avoid them.

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  • Leadership, Scientech Club
    " was delightfully presented..."
    "Greg Wright is an excellent speaker, and we have been lucky enough to hear him two times now."

    Indianapolis OASIS class evaluation forms:
    “Clear and concise.”
    “Greg was easy to understand.”
    “So chock full of information. Need more that one class to cover it.”
    “Very informative and good reminder about steps to take to protect your accounts.”

    Jennifer Janik, former Deputy Director of Audit and Performance at the City of Indianapolis, "I have worked with Greg on several fraud investigations, and each time I found him to be very professional and thorough. He asks the questions that others don't think to ask and obtains information that otherwise would have gone undetected.

    Jeff Hawkins, JD, Past President Indiana Bar Association
    The Indiana Small Firm Division described Greg’s investigative services: “very reliable and reasonable rates.” He was one of six recommended fraud examiners.
    Penny Bigelow, retired business owner
    “Greg Wright does a masterful job in his presentations. The first one we had at our Investment Study Group was on the embezzlement at the Indpls Public Library, the largest one to date (investigated by) the State Auditor's Office. Greg was such a hit that we have invited him back to do his “Is your financial advisor a crook?” seminar.

    Daniel Boylan, Instructor of Finance at Ball State University
    “Greg is a great presenter. He does an excellent job on finding interesting material and catering it to the audience. His work is enhanced due to his large skill base and passion for his profession.”

    Stanley Hall, Chief Operating Officer at Peru Community Schools
    “Greg was a presenter at our Indiana Association of School Business Officials Region Five meeting. He has a unique perspective on the profile of who commits fraud and how they did it.”

    Jeff Hawkins, Past President Indiana Bar Association
    The Indiana Small Firm Division described Greg’s investigative services: “very reliable and reasonable rates.” He was one of six recommended fraud examiners.

    David Fink, CPA, CFE, accounting firm principal
    “Greg is a motivational leader who is willing to do the heavy lifting. He possesses exceptional organizational and communications skills. Additionally, Greg does a great presentation on utilizing Benford's Law to detect fraudulent transactions.”

    Ken Stalcup, CPA, CFE, CFF, CGMA, forensic accountant
    “I see Greg has written a great article for the July/August 2013 edition of Fraud Magazine. It is an interesting case and well-written story. Thanks for your contribution to the profession.”

    Bill Crimmins, owner, work-site clinics management
    “Greg is leveraging two decades of benefit and financial experience as an insurance broker-consultant with advanced training in forensic medical fraud & abuse prevention and detection.

    Jean Patterson, CPA, CFE, forensic accounting, tax & investigation
    “I worked with Greg on a fraud investigation and found him to be knowledgeable and conscientious. He is fun to work with and his years of experience in many fields provide him with a valuable seasoned perspective.”