Speakers - 2019 Joint Conference
Our conference Speakers are a diverse, talented, and dynamic group of individuals who all have significant experience in their areas of expertise. This page includes the bios of our 2019 speakers and we would like to thank them for volunteering to present.
Joseph H. Wehrle, Jr. President and Chief Executive Officer National Insurance Crime Bureau
Joseph H. Wehrle, Jr., serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for NICB.
From 2003 – 2007, Mr. Wehrle was Senior Vice President, then President of USAA Property and Casualty Insurance Group. As President of USAA, Mr. Wehrle led nearly 11,000 employees located in six national and two international locations catering to over five million members. He had overall responsibility for an $8 billion book of business, which experienced record growth for auto, property and homeowners insurance during his tenure.
Mr. Wehrle completed a distinguished 33-year career in the United States Air Force having risen to the rank of lieutenant general. He served in various leadership positions with the U.S. Air Force and retired in 2003 as the Air Force Assistant Vice Chief of Staff.
Mr. Wehrle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York (1970), and a Masters Degree in business administration and management from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (1979). He is also a graduate of the Air Force Air Command and Staff College (1983) and the National War College (1987).
Tammy Bradly, Vice President, Clinical Product Development, Coventry
Ms. Bradly has spent more than 25 years in the insurance industry with a focus in medical case management, disability management, and the integration of health, disability, and workers’ compensation. She is responsible for strategic planning and product development for all clinical products including our 24/7 nurse line, care management, return to work, IME and utilization review and physician advisor services. She holds several national certifications, including certified case manager (CCM), certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC) and certified program disability manager (CPDM).
Officer James Scott, Saugus Police Dept.
B.S. Northeastern Univ in Policing
USAF and USAFR – 1980 – 2013, Security Forces, most recent positions
held were Security Forces Manager and First Sgt at Hanscom AFB, MA and COB Speicher, Iraq – 2009. Experience in Base Security, Nuclear Security, Entry Control, Presidential Security, Resource Protection. Officer Scott has prior Law Enforcement Experience with the Hampton, NH PD Special Police Officer 1985 – 1993. He worked for the Wakefield PD from 1988 – 2000 and he currently works with the Saugus PD starting his career with them in 2000. “Identifying the Impostor” research and application started in 2011. Additional affiliations include 2012 Burlington ICE/ERO pilot program, State Dept. application and use 2012-2013 and introduction to “NESPIN” part of nationwide “RISS” in Franklin MA. Currently over 1300 Officers, Troopers, Analyst, Agents, train in practical application. Program is active in 4 States, Mass, NH, RI and NY.
Special Agent, Mark Huard, NICB
Mark joined the National Insurance Crime Bureau as a Special Agent in December of 2014. He is responsible for NICB investigative activities in Massachusetts. Prior to joining NICB Mark spent 18 years working as a Senior Investigator in the SIU for two personal lines carriers, with the last 10 years working in the Major Case Unit focusing on organized fraud rings. Prior to working in the insurance industry Mark spent 12 years as a Police Officer. He also worked as a firefighter/EMT, obtaining Career and Level 2 certifications. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and the Air Force Reserves. He has an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, completed a certificate program from Utica College in Financial Crime Investigation, and maintains designations as a Fraud Claims Law Specialist and Certified Insurance Fraud Investigator.
Detective Sergeant Jarek Pyrzanowski
Detective Sergeant Jarek Pyrzanowski has been a member of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Insurance Fraud Prosecutor’s Office since February 2000. Prior to joining DCJ/OIFP, Sergeant Pyrzanowski worked in the Special Investigations Section of Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and as a Borough of Belmar Police Department patrol officer. He is currently assigned to the New Jersey State Police, Auto Theft Task Force (ATTF), which is comprised of members of various law enforcement agencies tasked with investigating organized auto theft groups. Throughout his twenty-year law enforcement career, he has been assigned to various units that conduct complex investigations pertaining to automobile theft, financial crimes, criminal street gangs, drug trafficking and official misconduct. Detective Sergeant Pyrzanowski possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from New Jersey City University. Detective Sergeant Pyrzanowski is a certified technical investigator and has extensive knowledge of electronic surveillance techniques and tactics. Detective Sergeant Pyrzanowski is also proficient in various cell phone forensics and vehicle infotainment extractions. Detective Sergeant Pyrzanowski has extensive experience investigating techniques and practices utilized by individuals to commit auto theft, automobile fraud and insurance fraud. Sergeant Pyrzanowski is the former President of the New Jersey Vehicle Theft Investigators Association and is currently on the board of directors of North East International Association of Auto Theft Investigators. He regularly speaks at various Law Enforcement and industry seminars and is a frequent speaker at New Jersey Police Academies.
Attorney Jack Parenteau
Attorney Parenteau has investigated, managed, litigated SIU, and insurance cases of all types for many years. He has handled SIU cases from inception through appellate decisions. He has developed strategy for handling medical fraud cases locally and as national coordinating counsel. He has an active practice handling Insurance Defense, Bad Faith, SIU, and Subrogation cases throughout New England. Jack has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with honors from Northeastern University, he is a graduate of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, and he received his Juris Doctorate from Massachusetts School of Law where he was a Member of Law Review. Jack is admitted and a licensed attorney in Federal and State courts in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Maine Bar Association, New Hampshire Bar Association, and the Vermont Bar Association. Jack is an active member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals, he is General Counsel to NEIASIU, and was General Counsel to NEAIFI.
Steven Shapiro, Unit Chief, FBI Intellectual Property Rights Unit
As Unit Chief of the FBI’s Intellectual Property Rights Unit, Steven Shapiro oversees the FBI’s investigations into theft of trade secrets, counterfeit goods trafficking, and copyright infringement matters. As the IPR Center Deputy Director from the FBI, UC Shapiro also collaborates with industry and law enforcement liaisons to bring awareness to the hazards of IPR infringement. UC Shapiro began his FBI career working complex financial crime and violent crime matters in the Oklahoma City Field Office. Prior to joining the FBI, UC Shapiro founded a law firm in Downtown Boston offering corporate and IPR counsel to a variety of brand and licensing-focused clients.
Attorney Doug McInnis
Doug is Of Counsel in the Boston office of Morrison Mahoney, representing some of the nation’s leading insurers in a variety of civil litigation matters, including bodily injury, products liability, and complex business litigation. Doug’s practice focuses on insurance fraud investigation and litigation of RICO, healthcare, and state and federal False Claims Act matters, with a concentration in the areas of healthcare fraud and No-fault insurance fraud. Prior to his legal career, Doug was an actor. He has appeared in numerous national commercials and television programs including Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, and Sex & the City.
Attorney Marykate Williams
Marykate is an associate in the Boston office of Morrison Mahoney. She concentrates her practice in the areas of auto liability, insurance coverage disputes, insurance fraud, and the defense of bad faith claims. Marykate graduated from New England Law | Boston. While in law school, Marykate served as an Editor for the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement.
Rich McKeon, CCE, CSMIE
Rich McKeon retired after a 28-year career with the nationally accredited Glastonbury, CT Police Department. During the last 11 years of his career, Rich supervised the Digital Crime Unit where he conducted sophisticated digital forensic and online investigations while implementing an Internship Program designed to foster the next generation of skilled investigators. Rich is credited with forming a partnership with a Fortune 50 corporation resulting in the creation of a regional Digital Crime Lab servicing much of Connecticut. Over the last 15 years, Rich has presented at numerous conferences and taught these techniques to entities including ESPN Global Security, USAA Insurance Investigators, Connecticut Police Chiefs, Connecticut Probation and Parole among others.
Jeff Rasmussen, Senior Tactical Analyst, NICB
Jeff is a Senior Tactical Analyst and he has been with the NICB for the past 9 years. He specializes in producing analytical products for the prosecution of insurance fraud and crime, primarily focusing on cell phone record and link analysis. He has provided charts, reports, maps, and videos that have contributed to arrests and indictments of several individuals for insurance fraud, arson, and theft charges. He has also served as an instructor for the NICB’s Advanced Analyst Academy and he has a Bachelor’s in Economics and a Master’s in Data Science, both from Northwestern University.
MSP Gregory Spahl
Mr. Spahl has been with the State Police for 15 years with the 10+ being in the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Fire and Explosion Investigation Section. Trooper Spahl has a B.S in Criminal Justice from Saint Anselm College, M.S. Degree Criminal Justice Administration Umass- Lowell. He is a member of IAAI (International Association Arson Investigators), CFI-(Certified Fire Investigator) NAFI(National Association Fire Investigators); and CFEI-(Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator). Trooper Spahl is also a two time Accelerant Detection Canine Handler and has been involved with over 500 fire Investigations. He has also testified as an Expert Witness relevant to Arson Investigations throughout the Commonwealth.
Erin Bracken, CFE, AIC, SIU Investigator, Zurich North America Claims
Erin is currently an SIU Investigator with Zurich North America Claims. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University in 2003. After working as a private investigator, she began her career in the insurance industry in 2004. Over the years, she has held positions as a claims case handler, senior corporate compliance investigator and field investigator. Erin is also the President of NEIASIU and a Regional Director of Board of Directors of NE-IAATI.
Mark Charriez, FCLA, Sr Investigator, Zurich North America’s SIU Major Case Team
Mark Charriez, FCLA, is a Senior Investigator with Zurich North America’s SIU Major Case Team. Mark began his law enforcement career in Georgia in 1993 and was a Senior Investigator at the Hall County Sheriff’s Office until 2006, when he began his career in the insurance industry with Zurich North America as an SIU Investigator. Mark is currently on Zurich’s SIU Major Case Team Property Unit and a member of the board for GA IASIU.
Daniel Rutherford, Director, Claims & Risk Management
Dan began his career in the marine field in 1974 at Atlantic Sailing Yachts where he was a delivery captain and yard manager, responsible for commissioning and delivery of sailing vessels throughout the northeast. After graduating from Roger Williams College with a degree in Business Management, he took on the responsibilities of a Production Manager for Bristol Yachts. In 1982 he launched his career in the marine insurance business at GAB as a Marine Surveyor, where he received extensive training in claims handling. He formed his own company, Ocean Marine Specialties, Inc., in 1986. Since then, at the helm of Ocean Marine, he specialized in marine insurance damage claims and investigations. Mr. Rutherford has handled over 10,000 marine claims investigations, to include 24 hurricane deployments. A founding member, he is a Certified Marine Investigator (0046-03) and was twice awarded Investigator of the Year for The International Association of Marine Investigators. He currently sits on the Certified Marine Investigator committee and is a Gold Level Instructor for IAMI. He has been qualified through the Federal Courts as a recognized expert in marine accident reconstruction, survey, appraisal, and marine claims. He was a lead instructor for the Accident Investigation class for the American Boat and Yacht Council and lectures for IBEX (International Boatbuilding Exhibition). Mr. Rutherford held the position of Municipal Emergency Coordinator for the NJ State Police OEM Division and is a Licensed Private Investigator (NH68850).
David O. Brink, Esq., Smith & Brink, P.C.
David Oliver Brink is the founding shareholder of Smith & Brink, P.C. and serves as its National Litigation Manager. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner. He leads the firm’s Federal RICO, Healthcare Fraud and Insurance SIU Practice Groups. Mr. Brink’s trial practice in the State and Federal Courts encompasses a broad spectrum of insurance law cases, including: Federal RICO recovery lawsuits, arsons for profit, and fraudulent property losses. Through his offices in MA, RI, NY, NJ, PA and MI, Mr. Brink currently represents insurers throughout the United States.
Mr. Brink has been representing insurers in SIU fraud matters for 32 years. He filed his first RICO insurance fraud case in 1988. This case was tried in 1992 and resulted in a landmark $5,000,000.00 dollar judgment in favor of the insurer. See Aetna Casualty v. Rodco et als, 43 F. 3d 1546 (1st Cir. 1994). Through the years his law firm has been counsel of record in thousands of cases involving fraud issues, including dozens of reported appellate decisions.
From 1987 to 2003, he served as the National Legal Counsel for the International Association of Special Investigations Units. He presently serves as General Counsel for New England Insurance Fraud Investigators Association. Mr. Brink has authored and published numerous articles on insurance related topics, (including Insurance Applications for Crash Data Retrieval: Legal Considerations in 2011, published in Collision Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 1, Spring 2011, Prosecution Management in SIU: Balancing Competing Interests (2009); RICO and Insurance Fraud (Wiley 2001), Building on Common Ground: A White Paper Discussing Strategies For Combating Insurance Fraud (Clemens 1996). He has appeared on several national news magazine programs including CBS 60 Minutes and ABC 20/20.
Over the past three decades, Mr. Brink has lectured at over 30 insurance industry national seminars, including the National Insurance Crime Bureau Academy, the National Insurance Fraud Management Conference and the International Association of Insurance Fraud Investigators Conference.
Mr. Brink is from Princeton, NJ. He is a graduate of Grove City College, (1982) (Magna Cum Laude, Presidential Scholar), and Western New England University Law School (1985). He is admitted to practice before the MA, RI and MD bars, as well as the Federal Court for the Districts of MA, RI and CT.
Attorney Tim Tapply, Brand & Tapply
Attorney Tim Tapply Timothy W. Tapply, founder and managing partner of Brand & Tapply, LLC, represents insurance clientele in all phases of first and third-party coverage and litigation. Brand & Tapply, LLC specializes in combating suspect claims throughout the United States in virtually all lines of insurance. Mr. Tapply has trial experience before state and federal courts in complex coverage litigation, automobile, commercial and homeowner fraud and arson cases, as well as medical provider, bad faith and extra-contractual liability matters. Mr. Tapply is actively involved in the insurance industry’s education efforts and has served as a panelist and lecturer at seminars and conferences sponsored by international, national and local insurance organizations.
Attorney Adam J Brand, Brand & Tapply
Adam J. Brand, founder and managing partner of Brand & Tapply, LLC, represents insurance clientele in all phases of first and third-party coverage and litigation. Brand & Tapply, LLC specializes in combating suspect claims throughout the United States in virtually all lines of insurance. Mr. Brand has extensive trial experience before state and federal courts in complex coverage litigation, automobile, commercial and homeowner fraud and arson cases, as well as medical provider, bad faith and extra-contractual liability matters. Mr. Brand is actively involved in the insurance industry’s education efforts and has served as a panelist and lecturer at seminars and conferences sponsored by international, national and local insurance organizations.
Alfred Demirjian, President and CEO, Techfusion Corporation, 1988 - present
Over the last 30 years, Mr. Demirjian has transformed Techfusion Corporation into a nationally renowned Data Recovery center by retrieving information when no one else could. As leading forensics experts, Techfusion has successfully obtained vital information from a wide variety of devices, including Apple and Android cell phones, tablets, and all forms of removable media. His expertise extends to all makes of laptop and desktop computers, solid-state drives, and hard-disk drives. Mr. Demirjian is regularly called in to advise top management in forensics cases on a wide range of issues including NASA, the FBI, prestigious universities, news outlets, and numerous local and national law firms.
Tony Cretella, Sr. Forensic Analyst/VAR Group, EFI Global
Mr. Cretella is a Senior Forensic Analyst for EFI Global in their Vehicle Accident Reconstruction Group (VAR). Tony is a retired CT State Trooper with over 25 years of accident reconstruction experience. Tony’s expertise relates to all forms of motor vehicles, pedestrians, motorcycles, bicycles, and grade crossing collisions. Tony was also certified through the CVSA as a level 1 truck inspector and has experience is forensic mapping. He has testified in numerous jurisdictions and has been recognized as an expert in the field of accident reconstruction.
Jay Kramarczyk, MS, PE, CFI, Senior Principal Engineer & District Manager, EFI Global, Inc.
Mr. Kramarczyk is the National Senior Principal Engineer for EFI Global and is the Northeast District Manager. Jay’s expertise relates to mechanical and fire protection claims as well as fires and explosions. He has testified in numerous jurisdictions across the country and is an often sought-after speaker.
Anthony DiPaolo, CFE, Chief of Investigations, IFB
Anthony DiPaolo joined the Insurance Fraud Bureau in 1992 and has been the Chief of Investigations since 2006. He is credited with developing and managing the IFB’s premium fraud unit since its inception in 1994. Prior to joining the IFB, Mr. DiPaolo was with the U.S. Air Force for ten years as a Special Agent, concentrating on fraud investigations. He has extensive experience in developing fraud detection programs. Mr. DiPaolo earned his Bachelor of Science Degree, in Criminal Justice from Wilmington College and his Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University. Mr. DiPaolo is an adjunct instructor at Northeastern University in their criminal justice program and has been since 1996; he teaches courses on white collar crime and criminal investigations. Mr. DiPaolo is a frequent speaker on a variety of insurance fraud topics. He is a member of the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Attorney Stephen Adams, Investigative Counsel, IFB
Stephen Adams joined the Insurance Fraud Bureau as Investigative Counsel in February 2016. Prior to joining the IFB, Mr. Adams worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General between 2007 and 2016. At the Attorney General’s office, Mr. Adams served as the Deputy Division Chief of the Insurance and Unemployment Fraud Division of the Criminal Bureau and as Senior Counsel to the Medicaid Fraud Division of the Health Care and Fair Competition Bureau. Between 2001 and 2007, Mr. Adams served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Cape and Islands District. Mr. Adams earned a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. He is a member of the Boston Bar Association.
Attorney Audrey Parr, Parr Law
Attorney Parr is the founder of Parr Law, P.C., where she represents insurers in all aspects of insurance defense and fraud-related matters, including pre-trial investigations, coverage issues, and litigation. Since 1991, Attorney Parr has specialized in the handling of suspected fraudulent injury and damage claims relating to auto, PIP, homeowners, medical provider, and liability coverages on behalf of personal and commercial carriers. Before joining the insurance industry, she spent twelve years as a Massachusetts prosecutor. Attorney Parr is a regular lecturer on insurance fraud issues at national and regional conferences including Insurance Fraud Management, International Association of Special Investigations Units, New England Association of Insurance Fraud Investigators, and International Association of Auto Theft Investigators. She is a cum laude graduate of New England School of Law and Boston University.
Attorney Corinne A Taylor, Parr Law
Corinne A. Taylor, G.G., Esq. is an insurance fraud attorney with Parr Law, P.C., and the graduate gemologist of Verashine, a gemstone and appraisal verification resource. Corinne’s practice of law focuses on the investigation, analysis, and disposition of fraudulent insurance claims and the effective representation of businesses and individuals involved in unfair and deceptive practice suits. Corinne has spoken on fraud investigation at IASIU, IFM, and NEIASIU. She is a cum laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School, Southern New Hampshire University, and the Gemological Institute of America.
Attorney Diana D O’Hara
Attorney O’Hara is a graduate of Wheaton College with a Bachelor of Arts, in English Literature, and Suffolk University with a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She also obtained a Juris Doctorate Degree from New England School of Law in 1998. Attorney O’Hara started her legal career in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting misdemeanors and felonies. After the District Attorney’s office she began working as an insurance defense attorney, handling all aspects of the litigation process from initial assessment of a case through the discovery process (written discovery, document production, depositions) jury and bench trials. She also has experience handling family law matters, real estate transactions, premise liability, products liability, errors and omission, and immigration cases.
Attorney O’Hara has provided training to clients including the initiation of litigation, drafting complaints, interrogatories, production of documents, requests for admissions, and trial techniques. Attorney O’Hara is a current Partner of Parenteau & O’Hara, P.C. Prior to forming Parenteau & O’Hara, P.C. Attorney O’Hara had an active insurance defense practice and was responsible for all Parr & Parenteau, P.C., subrogation matters.
Kimberly A. Giardina, Principal Investigator, SIU AIG
Ms. Giardina has been working in the insurance industry investigating insurance fraud for 29 years. She has been with AIG – Global Investigative Services as an SIU Investigator for the past 10 years. She holds the title of Principal Lead Investigator in the Complex Unit and conducts WC, Auto; PIP and BI claims as well as Premium Investigations. Prior to AIG, Ms. Giardina was employed by The Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts as a Criminal Investigator for 13 years, where she was responsible for handling personal & commercial auto, medical provider, workers compensation and homeowners fraud investigations. As an investigator at the IFB, she conducted undercover work, posing as a patient and developing provider fraud cases that included not only the medical providers, but the attorney’s and “runners” as well. She was one of the original investigators assigned to the Lawrence Task Force; at partnership between the MA IFB and the Lawrence Police Department. The results from the Lawrence investigations included guilty trials of attorneys, chiropractors, runners and participants. Additionally, Ms. Giardina has been certified as an Expert Witness for the Commonwealth of MA regarding Auto Insurance Fraud in several Superior and District Court jurisdictions in MA. Ms. Giardina graduated from Northeastern University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Ms. Giardina is a long term member of the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU) and the NE Chapter of IASIU.
Attorney Dave Stadolnik
Dave Stadolnik is an experienced litigation / SIU attorney whose practice includes all phases of investigation, discovery, motion practice, alternate dispute resolution, and litigation on behalf of insurance carriers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Attorney Stadolnik has extensive experience in the areas of pre-suit investigations, motor vehicle tort cases, construction liability, commercial general liability, products liability, retail premises liability, wrongful death claims, and catastrophic injury. In addition, Attorney Stadolnik is experienced with investigating and litigating fraudulent insurance claims cases, including medical provider fraud, homeowner’s claims, vehicle and dwelling fire losses, theft losses, staged accidents and rental claims. Attorney Stadolnik was first admitted to practice in 1987 and is admitted to practice in state and U.S. District Courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts as well as the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Military Appeals. He is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association (RIBA), the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) Defense Counsel of Rhode Island (DCRI), New England Association of Insurance Fraud Investigators (NEAIFI), International Association of Special Investigations Units (IASIU), and the New England Chapter of International Association of Special Investigations Units (NEIASIU) and the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI). Attorney Stadolnik is a former member of the FBI Medical Care Provider Fraud Working Group and the CLM Insurance Fraud Committee. A graduate of The College of the Holy Cross, Attorney Stadolnik earned his J.D. at the New England School of Law. He served as a Military Prosecutor with the U.S. Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) in Newport, Rhode Island from 1987 until 1991.
Bonnie Parenteau, RN
Ms. Parenteau has been a registered nurse in clinical practice and insurance case management. This led to a position created in Special Investigations on a Major Case Team, focusing on provider fraud. She has worked in association with state agencies, fraud bureaus, FBI Healthcare Fraud Working Groups, and NICB, to identify fraud, waste and abuse in the practice and business of medicine. She holds RN licenses in NH, VT and MA, and certifications: AHFI, (Accredited Healthcare Fraud Investigator), FCLS (Fraud Claim Law Specialist), CIFI (Certified Insurance Fraud Investigator) and CCM (Certified Case Manager). She has presented at claim conferences for claim adjusters, SIU’s, and law enforcement groups (Federal, State, and local), at the IFM (Insurance Fraud Management), IASIU (International Assoc. of Special Investigators), NEIASIU (New England IASIU) and for individual insurance companies.
Detective Sergeant Aimee Moller – Plymouth NH Police Department
Detective Sergeant Aimee Moller has been in law enforcement in New Hampshire for 19 years and is currently an investigator with the Plymouth, NH Police Department. She holds a Master’s Degree in Justice Administration from Norwich University. Prior to working in Plymouth, she was the Chief of Police for The Town of Thornton. Det. Sergeant Moller has also served with the Conway, NH Police Department and the Rochester, NH Police Department. She currently teaches the Domestic Violence and Stalking classes at the basic recruit academy in NH. Det. Sergeant Moller has experience investigating many types of criminal activity, from serious assaults and robberies, to fraud and internet crimes against children. Det. Sergeant Moller has always had an interest in using technology to aid in the investigation of criminal activity, and actively looks for new ways to use emerging technology to the advantage of law enforcement.
Matthew Wilmot, CFEI, NH State Fire Marshal’s Office
Investigator Matthew Wilmot is a NAFI certified fire and explosions investigator and has worked as an investigator for the New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office for the past 5 years. He is a jointly certified New Hampshire full-time police officer and career level firefighter. Prior to this, he worked for the New Hampshire State Police – Campus Police Unit for a period of 3 years. Before beginning his career in law enforcement, Investigator Wilmot served his local community as an on-call fire fighter / EMT for a period of 5 years. In his time with the New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office, he has investigated an extensive range of criminal activity ranging from homicides and serial arsonists to arson-for-profit and firefighter arson. Many of his cases have resulted in criminal convictions or guilty pleas. Investigator Wilmot takes particular interest in understanding and investigating serial fire setters and how new and changing technologies can generate evidence to aid in building stronger criminal cases.
Tonya Perkins, Special Agent in Charge, Boston Field Division for the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General
Tonya Perkins is the Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge of the Boston Field Division for the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General. Prior to January of this year, she was a Special Agent with SSA OIG in the New York Field Division for 18 years doing criminal investigations involving identity theft, credit card fraud, bank fraud, money laundering and document fraud in addition to fraud waste and abuse within Social Security benefit programs.
Roy Mura - Attorney/Managing Member, Mura & Storm, PLLC
Roy A. Mura is the founder and managing member of the eight-lawyer firm Mura & Storm, PLLC, headquartered in Buffalo, New York. He is a 1986 law graduate of University of Buffalo School of Law and a 1983 linguistics degree graduate of SUNY at Binghamton. The author of the widely read and award-winning Coverage Counsel blog (nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com), Mr. Mura’s practice includes insurance coverage analysis and litigation, first-party property, third-party liability, auto/UM/UIM, no-fault, fraud and arson defense work for numerous property and casualty insurers on a state-wide and regional basis. He has successfully litigated and tried numerous insurance fraud and coverage cases for insurers through trial and appeal in New York and writes and speaks regularly for insurers and adjusters nationwide on various issues relating to insurance coverage, fraud, social media research for claims and underwriting investigations, “bad faith” and the defense of first- and third-party claims. He is a member of and proudly serves as General Counsel to the New York State Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units. He is also a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators, New York State Fire Investigators State Chapter No. 23, Defense Research Institute, several local claims associations and the New York State and Erie County bar associations. He has been listed in the New York Super Lawyers – Upstate Edition since 2012, and maintains the highest possible AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell. He is married, has three children, four grandchildren, and all but gave up golf several years ago to pursue his avocation for all-season fresh water fishing.