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Featured Speaker: Kelly Richmond Pope, Ph.D., CPA,

When: Thursday, May 10, 2018
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Where: Standard Club
320 Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 
United States
Contact: Debbera Hypke

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Guest Speaker: Kelly Richmond Pope, Ph.D., CPA,

Kelly Richmond Pope, is the director of All the Queen’s Horses, the story of Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller and treasurer of Dixon, Illinois, and admitted operator of what is believed to be the largest municipal fraud in American history. 

How could one woman steal $53 million without anyone noticing? As city comptroller of Dixon, IL, Rita Crundwell stole $53 million of public funds across 20 years––making her the perpetrator of the largest case of municipal fraud in American history. She used the funds to build one of the nation's leading quarter horse breeding empires, all while forcing staff cuts, police budget slashing, and neglect of public infrastructure. All the Queen's Horses investigates her crime, her lavish lifestyle and the small town she left in her wake. Click Here to watch a trailer for All the Queen's Horses

Kelly's first educational documentary, Crossing the Line: Ordinary People Committing Extraordinary Crimes, has won numerous national education innovation awards and is used in colleges, universities, and corporations throughout the country. All the Queen’s Horses is her first feature-length film.

Kelly has appeared on Inside Edition and Discovery ID's docu-drama Forbidden as a subject matter expert discussing the Crundwell case. All the Queen's Horses was a 2014 finalist for a Tribeca Film Institute grant.

Kelly Richmond Pope is an associate professor in the School of Accountancy and MIS at DePaul University. She received her doctorate in accounting from Virginia Tech and she is licensed certified public accountant. She worked in the forensic accounting practice at KPMG, LLP on anti-money laundering engagements, insurance fraud investigations and fraud risk management projects.

Her fraud research has been published in leading academic journals such as Behavioral Research in Accounting, Auditing: A Journal of Theory & Practice, and Journal of Business Ethics. She co-authored the The ABCs of Behavioral Forensics: Using Psychology to Prevent, Detect and Deter Fraud published by John Wiley & Sons. Additionally, she is a freelance writer for, The Daily Beast and The Washington Post.

She serves on the board of directors for the Illinois CPA Society, the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Institute of Business and Professional Ethics at DePaul University, and on the governing council for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

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