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Texas Ranked 10th In The Country For Fraud, Up From 15th in 2012

DALLAS and SAN ANTONIO, TX, November 07, 2014 – Dallas-based SWACHA and the San Antonio office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation will host the 13th annual FBI Financial Institution Crime Day on November 13, 2014 in San Antonio to help financial institutions reduce their exposure to fraud. SWACHA is one of the largest not-for-profit electronic payments associations in the country.

The Financial Institution Crime Day will cover issues such as emerging economic crimes, the impact of bank robberies, new counterfeiting laws, credit and debit card fraud, and payment fraud trends in Texas and across the country. Texas was ranked 10th in the country in 2013 up from 15th in 2012 for complaints reported on fraud according to the Federal Trade Commission’s annual Consumer Sentinel Network Report.

The event is designed for fraud investigators at financial institutions and law enforcement officials in White Collar Crime Units.

“The FBI Crime Days that we host in several cities throughout New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana are one of our most well attended classes year in and year out,” said Laura Steele, AAP and COO of SWACHA. “SWACHA and the FBI are able to provide valuable information that will keep banks and financial institutions up to date on the fraud that is happening locally and national.”

            “The proliferation and increasing complexity of financial crimes requires that we continue to enhance our investigative capabilities and proactively identify new fraud schemes and techniques criminals will likely employ,” said Special Agent in Charge, Christopher Combs, San Antonio FBI. “The FBI’s partnership with SWACHA facilitates collaboration, and information sharing between law enforcement and industry professionals, which in turn enhances our collective ability to detect, deter, and defeat criminal organizations and individuals who target financial institutions.”

 The Financial Institution Crime Day will feature the following key speakers:

  •  Jeff Jenson with FBI San Antonio Division – Forensics of a Financial Investigation
  • Nancy Crandall with U.S. Marshal Service – Asset Forfeiture
  • Carlos Mace with IRS San Antonio Division – Interactive Case Studies
  • Jon Ford with FBI San Antonio Division –Title
  • John Skoglund with Western Union Financial Services – Combatting Fraud Scams Involving Wire Transfers

The event will be held on November 13, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Medical Center, 4431 Horizon Hill Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78229.



SWACHA is a leading not-for-profit Regional Payments Association celebrating 40 years of serving approximately 1,000 members across the Southwest. SWACHA is the resource of choice for financial institutions and corporations in the areas of education, training, payments system risks and knowledge about electronic payments. For more information, visit:



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