South Florida Chapter


    Welcome to the South Florida ACAMS Chapter web page! This new Chapter was founded on November 7, 2007 by an Executive Board composed of professionals from the AML field active in the South Florida region. The Chapter’s role is to assist the international association in its mission to advance the professional knowledge, skills and experience of those dedicated to the detection and prevention of international money laundering by representing the association to the local members and community. One of the Chapter’s goals is to promote ACAMS as a platform for career development and professional networking for individuals. In addition, the Chapter will be a resource for financial institutions and related businesses to identify specialists in the rapidly expanding anti-money laundering field by organizing meetings and events of local interest for members and non-members.

    Chapter Events

    ACAMS South Florida Chapter Virtual Event: COVID-19, The Latest Schemes and Trends

    JUNE 30, 2020


    Overview of HSI’s Operation Stolen Promise, a multi-pronged strategic action plan designed to combat COVID-19-related fraud and other criminal activity. Criminal organizations who have historically been engaged in financial scams are now pivoting to exploit this pandemic and the associated stimulus packages for illegal financial gain.


    Learning Objectives:


    • Identify and understand the multiple federal agencies involved in these types of investigations.
    • Identify and understand the latest typologies, schemes, and red flags associated with COVID-19 related financial fraud.
    • Utilize internal and open source intelligence to develop investigative leads and write effective Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs).
    • Establish lines of communication and public/private partnerships to collaborate efforts and share actionable information in real time.


    Free virtual event through Zoom.


    **Please note that CAMS credit for this virtual event is available to members of the Chapter only.


    Please note that registration will close on Friday, June 26th.



    • Jamarle A. Worilds, Unit Chief, Illicit Finance and Proceeds of Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, Washington, D.C.

      Mr. Worilds currently serves U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) as the Unit Chief for the Illicit Finance and Proceeds of Crime Unit. In this role, Mr. Worilds is charged with oversight of HSI’s vast financial investigative portfolio. As such, Mr. Worilds is responsible for over-sight and guidance to HSI’s 10,000 employee workforce stationed in domestic offices and internationally.

      Mr. Worilds has received numerous awards for his work and leadership involving financial and intellectual property rights investigations. To include the U.S. Customs Service Commissioners Award, ICE Directors Award, and the DHS Secretary’s award.

      Prior to coming to HSI Headquarters, Mr. Worilds was a Supervisory Special Agent within the Homeland Security Investigations New York field office. In this capacity, Mr. Worilds directed investigations and analytical support for multiple complex money laundering investigations conducted by the HSI-led El Dorado Task Force.

      Mr. Worilds began his career with the formerly known U.S. Customs Service in 1992 as an Import Specialist and was subsequently promoted to a Special Agent in 1997. Mr. Worilds is a 1993 graduate of Jersey City State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

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