Employee Embezzlement and Fraud Prevention

FBI Special Agent Jordan Jernigan

This week’s breakfast meeting, was held at the Rooftop on Basin and catered by Messina’s (George Messina, member) with guest speaker Jordan Jernigan, FBI Special Agent.

Jernigan leads the white collar crime squad in New Orleans that operates the financial crime unit. This unit investigates fraud by employees, healthcare industry, to the elderly, transitional fraud, bankruptcy fraud, bank and mortgage fraud, ID theft and money laundering with wire fraud being the most common. He provided tips on how to prevent fraud in the workplace such as: segregation of employees duties, avoid giving access to employees to write checks, provide unique logins to track who is doing what for a transaction, and give employees specific outlines for credit card expenses in writing with the employees signature. A follow up presentation with additional information on fraud prevention will be scheduled at a later date.

Visit the Archives under Resources to view the presentation.

More about our speaker: FBI Agent Jernigan  bio


New members Brad Schaus, Exeter Architectural Products and David Raymond, Clean Fleet Auto Body were approved by the membership.

Galen Hair, Insurance Claim HQ – category conflict. Courtney Davis, Barts Office and Jennifer Navard, Eskew Dumez Ripple will consider joining at a later time.

If you have a prospect, please have them connect with Jacquie Bonano, membership chair at [email protected]

Thank You & Announcements

Paul Cosma gave kudos to the employees of Home Bank. John Zollinger, Home Bank thanked Paul for the endorsement.

Board nominations announced for the July 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023 term: Nominees are Duaine Duffy, Health Care Benefits, and Paul Cosma, Auto Repair. No other nominations were received from the membership.

Guest introductions: Trey Babin, New York Life, guest of George Messina (2 meetings), Tom Daley, NFP and guest of Bobby Ramsey (1 meeting), Stosh Kozlowski, partner Benton Tree Service (2 meetings) Frank Quinn, Event Security guest of Jesse Hoppes.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

  • July 5th – No Meeting – Happy Fourth of July
  • July 12th – Jim Donelon, Insurance Commissioner
  • July 19th – Ochsner Employee Solutions – Sam Voelkel, Regional Acct. Mgr.
  • July 26th – Representative Aimee Freeman
  • August 2nd – No meeting
  • August 9th – TBA & board meeting
  • August 16th – Caroline Roemer, Charter Schools
  • August 23rd – TBA

Check website for updates and bulletins that include upcoming events. Meeting events are on the calendar.