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Atlanta hosting forensic accounting conference

ATLANTA (AP) – Some of the county’s top forensic accountants are slated speak  at the upcoming Fraud and Forensic Accounting Education Conference in  Atlanta.

Speakers from the FBI’s Atlanta bureau, the Securities and Exchange  Commission and other agencies are expected to keynote discussions on white  collar crime at the event, scheduled for May 16 through 18 at the J.W.  Marriott.

Event spokeswoman Terri Thornton says the conference is designed to help  accountants, educators, investigators, auditors and attorneys hone their skills.  The event is being hosted by Georgia Southern University’s Center for Forensic  Studies in Accounting and Business.

The conference will cover technology-related issues, like using data  analytics to fight crime, hacking and other cyber threats. Thornton says fraud  trends in real estate financing, bankruptcy filings and intellectual property  will also be covered.

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