Barry Thompson is an international speaker, trainer, consultant, and writer. He is one of the original security “guru’s” for a Bankersonline and regularly presents security conferences for trade groups – he has trained over 51,000 financial professionals.
Barry is recognized worldwide, presenting in Brussels, Belgium to European bankers on internal fraud; at the United Nations on identity theft; and to Japanese bankers on bank security. Barry has worked in the financial services industry for over four decades, and has held the positions of security officer, compliance officer, treasurer, senior vice president, and executive vice president. He has handled over 900 security cases and has been involved with investigations and prosecutions at the federal, state, and local levels. Barry is the author of 101 Security Tips for the Beginning Security Officer and has been interviewed by Newsweek, Computer World, USA Today, and other national publications.
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Areas of Expertise:
I am a CEO of a small financial institution! Recently we had our first internal fraud, money was missing at our branch. I reviewed where the branch manager and head teller didn’t follow our procedures allowing money to be stolen. I fired them both on the spot. Now this morning we have discovered more money is missing! I didn’t stop the internal fraud how should I proceed?
Management refuses to teach the warning signs of an internal embezzlement. Our CEO states that he doesn’t want anyone thinking about that subject. Should a financial institution train staff on the warning signs of an internal embezzlement?
We had an internal embezzler who robbed us many times before we caught him. We questioned him after every incident, and he never confessed to anything? What were we doing wrong?
We have an internal fraud in our financial institution? Internal Audit, Human Resources and the Security Department are in a major fight over who should be handling the investigation! My question is who should be conducting the investigation?
We are conducting an internal fraud examination concerning three people who might have done it. Our CEO has contacted our outside auditing firm for help. I don’t think the person they sent has even handled an internal fraud case before. What should we do?
I have been told that the regulations require every financial institution to have bait money. So, are we required to have bait money at every teller window?
How can I convince management that a night inspection program is a good idea?
Can you discuss if a “Fraud/Employee Hotline,” is any good?
We have a dummy camera over our outside employee entrance door doesn’t that provide safety
Should I report in person to the Board of Directors?