This discussion will include the financial fraud trends in Utah, address red flags of potential financial fraud, and educate attendees on the resources available to potential investors and fraud victims. Furthermore, the presentation will educate participants on how to report suspected financial fraud.
About Michael Pickett
Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Michael Pickett became a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2003. Prior to entering the FBI he worked for Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies as a financial analyst and marketing manager. Since joining the Bureau, SSA Pickett has served in Las Vegas, Philadelphia, FBI Headquarters in Washington D.C., the Dominican Republic, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Havana, Cuba and Salt Lake City, Utah.
As an FBI Agent, SSA Pickett has established a broad range of work experience to include: Organized Crime, White Collar Crime, Health Care Fraud, Terrorism, and National Security matters. He has been an Evidence Response Team member and has provided Confidential Source training throughout the Bureau. SSA has also provided numerous financial crime presentations to public and private entities to help combat the white collar fraud issues that are present in our society today.
SSA Pickett is currently the supervisor for the White Collar Crime Squad in the Salt Lake City Field Office and the White Collar Crime Program Manager for all of Utah, Idaho and Montana. He also serves as the Crisis Management Coordinator for the three states.
Supervisory Special Agent, FBI