Central Florida Chapter


    Welcome to the ACAMS Central Florida Chapter web site. This chapter was launched in January 2012 and was founded by an Executive Board comprised of anti-money laundering professionals drawn from financial institutions, regulatory agencies and the private sector throughout Central Florida.


    The ACAMS Central Florida Chapter’s objective is to be an effective and productive resource for financial institutions and related industries in the areas of career development, educational growth and professional networking. This will be achieved by organizing meetings and instructional events featuring subject matter experts in anti-money laundering and fraud detection from the private sector, supervisory and regulatory agencies and law enforcement. ACAMS Central Florida Chapter members are highly encouraged to add their voice, experience and expertise to promote, expand and improve the local anti-money laundering community.


    We look forward to having you as a member of the ACAMS Central Florida Chapter and to seeing you at our upcoming events.


    Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Central Florida Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

    ACAMS Central Florida Chapter September Virtual Event: Conducting Global Investigations

    SEPTEMBER 11, 2020


    Using examples, we will discuss some primary differences and nuances with domestic versus global investigations. This may equip you to be better prepared in your planning and execution of any investigation from Miami to Moscow. Learn about common challenges, obstacles and considerations from inaccessible data to using undercover security. Failure to plan is planning to fail, which can be avoided in these sometimes tricky high-pressure situations.


    Free Virtual Event Via Zoom.


    *You must RSVP to receive the Zoom link. Please RSVP by September 9th, 2020


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


    • Mona Clayton , Conducting Global Investigations
      Mona Clayton is a retired PwC partner, having spent 25 years at the firm in the Forensic Services practice. Mona began her PwC career in Indianapolis, made partner in Chicago and in 2009 moved to São Paulo, Brazil to launch the firm’s Forensic Services practice. She was instrumental in developing and supporting the Forensic Services practice throughout Latin America. Mona spent a career serving clients, many with international matters from Argentina to India and beyond. She has personally visited 57 countries (not counting 3 layovers!) and will continue to travel when it is safe to do so. She speaks Portuguese and spends time in retirement with faith, family, anti-trafficking advocacy, piano lessons and forensic genealogy. Continuing in her quest to help solve puzzles, she has recently helped some Jewish families discover relatives they incorrectly believed died in the Holocaust and is helping them recover some unclaimed assets. Mona is available for in-house/group training and special projects. She is a co-author to A Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigation.
    • Moderator: Kathalin Carvalho , Director Regulatory Compliance, Jabil

    ACAMS Central 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.

    Marijuana & Hemp: An Overview of FL Laws and Impacts to Banking

    MARCH 13, 2020


    Who should attend:
    This learning event is designed for BSA / AML / CT and Financial Crime Professionals in both private and public sectors.


    Key Learning Objectives:

    • Learning to navigate the complexities of federal and state regulations on marijuana and hemp
    • Understanding the issues faced by financial institutions choosing to do business with marijuana and hemp related clients

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