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IMA Webinar Broadcast: Case Study – Covid Fraud

March 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

FBI Financial Crimes Section Chief Steven Merrill will speak about the CARES Act Stimulus funds, and the fraud scheme trends related to those funds. In addition, he’ll provide recommendations to help prevent becoming a victim of fraud schemes related to the pandemic.

FBI Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Kathleen Queally will be talking about the COVID fraud trends and schemes impacting the Boston AOR.

FBI Special Agent Matt Riportella will be talking about the FBI Providence Investigation into Covid-19 Unemployment Insurance.


How the Covid fraud schemes have evolved from the PPE fraud to the PPP loan fraud to the other loan fraud and finally to the vaccine tampering and fraud schemes.


Steven Merrill, FBI Financial Crimes Section Chief

Merrill is currently the Chief of the FBI’s Financial Crimes Section, leading the FBI’s efforts to identify, deter, and disrupt significant complex financial, health care, money laundering, virtual assets, and intellectual property crimes

Kathleen Queally, FBI Supervisory Special Agent (SSA)

SSA Queally is the program coordinator for the Boston Field Office for the money laundering, virtual currency, bank fraud, frauds/swindles, and bankruptcy fraud programs.

Matt Riportella, FBI Special Agent

SA Riportella is currently the Coordinator of the FBI Providence Complex Financial Crimes Task Force that includes members of the FBI, US Secret Service, IRS, US Postal Inspectors, Housing and Urban Development and the Rhode Island State Police.


Who should attend:

Open to only vetted infragard members. This session will be of benefit to all audiences, technical and non-technical, leadership or practitioners.



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