All the Queen's Horses (The Rita Crundwell Story) - Classic Case of Fraud

Presented by the South metro chapter

South metro chapter

Friday, February 2, 2018, 9:50 AM–3:30 PM


NIU Naperville
1120 East Diehl Road
NapervilleIL 60563

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  • Members $ 35.00 Before Feb 2, 2018 Members $ 35.00
  • Government / Partner Colleagues $ 35.00 Before Feb 2, 2018 Government / Partner Colleagues $ 35.00
  • Non-members $ 45.00 Before Feb 2, 2018 Non-members $ 45.00

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South Metro Chapter Professional Development

"All the Queen's Horses" Documentary Film (The Rita Crundwell Story)

The South Metro Chapter is sponsoring a private showing of the documentary film, All the Queen's Horses (The Rita Crundwell Story). The film examines the largest municipal fraud in the U.S. History.  

Attendees will have the opportunity to view the movie and listen to the film's director, Kelly Richmond Pope Ph.D., CPA,  an associate professor in the School of Accountancy and MIS at DePaul University,  discuss the Rita Crundwell case and fraud in the public sector.

Special guests Paula Meyer, the current Finance Director for the City of Dixon, and Dave Richardson, Consultant, will discuss the challenges faced by the City of Dixon, including the steps taken to restore confidence and trust in the City's financial management, in the wake of the Rita Crundwell fraud.


9:00 – 9:50 AM                    Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Networking  
9:50 – 10:00 AM                 Welcome and Introductions   
10:00 – 11:45 AM               MOVIE: ALL THE QUEEN’S HORSES (The Rita Crundwell Story)
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM        Lunch
12:30 – 1:45 PM                  Fraud Spotting 101: What to Look For
1:45 – 2:00 PM                     Break 
2:00 – 3:25 PM                     Rita Crundwell and Dixon, IL – A Classic Case of Fraud       
3:25 – 3:30 PM                     Closing Remarks

Intended Audience: Finance Professionals
Delivery Method:
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: No prerequisites required
Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation required
Field of Study: Auditing (Governmental)
Earn About 5.0 CPE credit

CPE hours: 5.40

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Registration and cancellation policy

Registrations are accepted on a first-in, first registered basis.  Payments by check should be mailed in advance or made at time of registration by credit card. 

IGFOA Members are those Public Sector and Partner or Associate individuals specifically listed in the IGFOA Membership Application or Renewal. IGFOA Government non-member rate applies to staff, appointed officials, and elected officials of a government with a current IGFOA membership. If you have questions about your membership, contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587. The IGFOA reserves the right to apply the non-member fee to any individual or government that has not paid dues for the current year.

If you are unable to attend, please contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587 or as soon as possible.  A $20 cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations up to January 26, 2018. Cancellations after January 26, 2018 and no-shows are responsible for the full tuition.

IGFOA reserves the right to modify the agenda, cancel the event due to low enrollment, or to close registration if full.  Should IGFOA cancel an event, cancellation notice will be sent to the email address provided by each registrant and prominently posted at the IGFOA website page announcing the event. By submitting this registration, the applicant agrees to the registration and cancellation policy above.

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