About this course

This course was created for financial professionals, especially CPAs, practicing in the United States and Canada. The course identifies the various forms of elder abuse and ways financial professionals are uniquely qualified to identify and investigate financial abuses cases. Participants will come away with helpful talking points and potential networking opportunities to start a conversation about getting involved with financial abuse prevention and intervention initiatives in their communities.

1 hour on-demand video
Certificate of completion
Intermediate level
No prerequisites
No preparation required
1 year access


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1 Video
1 hours
Section 1.
Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation
58m 47s
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Karen Webber is a forensic accountant, Certified Public Accountant, and Certified Fraud Examiner in New York, USA, who has worked on financial exploitation cases for older and vulnerable adults for the last ten years. Karen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Science degree in Forensic Accounting at SUNY Brockport. Karen spent five years in the forensic and litigation services division of a regional certified public accounting firm, then opened her own consultancy practice. Today, she and her staff at Webber CPA, PLLC, serve every enhanced multidisciplinary teams (E-MDT) in New York State and New York City by assisting participating law enforcement precincts, civil attorneys, government agencies, and other service organizations with their investigations of financial exploitation against vulnerable adults. Karen is the forensic accountant consultant to the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine at Weill-Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Other clients include the United States Department of Justice, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, for which she has developed investigative tools for protective services workers and law enforcement across the United States. She travels internationally to provide training and education on the important role of forensic accountants in financial exploitation investigations, and the transformative intersection of accounting and social justice fields.