Fraud and Financial Crime - Birmingham

Dates: September 6, 2019

Meets: F from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Birmingham Police Academy

APOST CE Hours: 6.00


Location:  Birmingham Police Academy

Address:  401 6th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35205

APOST CE Hours: 6.00

With the proliferation of fraud and financial crime local agencies can no longer rely solely on federal and other specialized investigative agencies to handle the problem. State and local officers and investigators need to be able to recognize and address schemes such as identity theft, telemarketing fraud, occupational fraud, and more, as well as understand the role organized criminal organizations play.

In this one-day seminar officers will be shown how to:

  • Recognize various types of fraud schemes and fraud trends
  • Determine the scope of the fraud scheme
  • Address the legal and practical considerations during the investigation
  • Identify sources of information helpful to law enforcement
  • Recognize and collect evidence in a fraud or financial crime

LYNN SHOBE, CFE, CFCI, is an Investigator with the Jefferson State Community College Police and a retired Senior Special Agent at the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation. Previously Shobe served as an Agent for the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center for over six years. Shobe is a retired criminal investigator with the United States Treasury Department, Inspector General for Tax Administration (formerly the IRS Inspection Service) with over twenty years service. At the time of his retirement Shobe was assigned as senior resident agent, Birmingham, Alabama. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Tennessee at Martin, and a Master of Arts in Management from Webster University, St Louis, Missouri. Shobe has over forty-five years of law enforcement experience including eight years at the local level, and over five in the U.S. Army. Before assuming his former position with the Treasury Department, he served as Chief, Economic and Computer Crime Branch, U.S. Army Military Police School, Ft McClellan, Alabama. Shobe continued his military service in the U.S. Army Reserve where he retired as a Major in December 1998. During this period Shobe served as Operations Officer and Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Laboratory, Ft Gillem, Georgia. Additionally, Shobe served on the faculty of Faulkner University in the Criminal Justice program for over ten years and the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the Forensic Accounting program. He is an active member of several professional organizations including the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the American Society for Industrial Security, and the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators.

This seminar is sponsored by AUM's Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse & Training Institute, the Institute for Criminal Justice Education, Inc., Alabama Peace Officers' Association, U.S. Attorney's Office, MDA, and ADECA Law Enforcement Planning/Traffic Safety Division. This training is funded by an ADECA Law Enforcement Planning subgrant #17-DJ-ST-004 awarded to AUM and its Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse.

This APOST Certified (6 hour) training seminar will begin at 9:00 a.m. (registration at 8:30), and will end at 4:00 p.m.

This seminar is open to law enforcement officers only and there is no cost to attend.

For assistance with registration please contact Brittany:
Phone: (334) 244-3804 or

Fee: $0.00

Birmingham Police Academy


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