The DRPS Major Crime Fraud Unit hosted a seminar focusing on counterfeit crimes in Ajax today that brought together officers from police services across Ontario, as well as financial and retail investigators from major banks and retailers.
The group of more than 80 participants listened to three speakers on a variety of topics, including:
-Kent Layman, Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service, discussed counterfeit currency and trends.
-Rachel Jolicoeur, Manager of Fraud Programs at INTERAC, spoke about card chip technology and fraud mitigation.
-Manuel Parreira, Senior Regional Representative from the Bank of Canada Currency Department, discussed Canadian currency security and polymer bank notes.
Officers from Toronto, Halton, Peel, Ottawa and the OPP were in attendance, as well as investigators from TD, RBC, LCBO, JYSK and Sobeys, to name a few. These partners work together in the fight against counterfeit crimes and the seminar allowed them the opportunity to network and learn about the latest trends.
Kent Layman Spoke About Currency (JPG file, 114.8K bytes)
DRPS Det. Waters Speaks at Counterfeit Currency Seminar (JPG file, 189.8K bytes)
DRPS Insp. Lessard Addreses Group (JPG file, 149.4K bytes)
Kent Layman from US Secret Service Presents to the Crowd (JPG file, 176.0K bytes)