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SXU Graham School of Management hosts Identity Theft Conference

75 members of federal, state, local law enforcement and private security attend event

Chicago (Sept. 24, 2007) - Saint Xavier University’s Graham School of Management hosted an all-day comprehensive training seminar on identity theft crime for more than 75 members of federal, state and local law enforcement, congressional representatives and corporate security officials. The event took place Wednesday, Sept. 19 in the SXU Warde Academic Center. 

After a welcome from Graham School Dean James Brodzinski, attendees learned about identity theft from representatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Trade Commission, United States Department of Justice’s Fraud Section, United States Postal Service, United States Secret Service, Chicago Police Department, and the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. The American Hotel Register, Harris Bank and The Home Depot were sponsors of the seminar.

“The breadth of organizations represented at this identity crime conference was world class. Saint Xavier is proud to be on the frontlines of the war against identity theft and fraud,” said SXU assistant professor William J. Kresse, director and architect of the financial fraud examination and management graduate program at Saint Xavier’s Graham School of Management in Chicago. It is currently the only classroom-based MBA program in financial fraud and identity theft in the country. 

Identity theft victimizes millions of Americans every year. Crossing jurisdictional boundaries and frequently difficult to prove, identity crime is one of the biggest challenges facing law enforcement today. In the fight against this crime, it is important that law enforcement officers have all available resources at their command to protect their communities and respond to victims. 

The SXU financial fraud examination and management program combines elements of law enforcement, law, accounting and general business education. In January, Saint Xavier began offering graduate classes in Financial Fraud Examination and Management in the Chicago Bar Association building in Chicago’s Loop. The U.S. Air Force and Chicago Police Department have both chosen the program to train agents and officers in identity theft and financial and procurement fraud.

Contact Joe Moore
773-298-3937 or jmoore@sxu.edu