From stealing change from a vehicle to money laundering, money plays a significant role in the commission of criminal activity. Given his unique training and experience, instructor Wayne Comegno has developed a training course in financial investigations for law enforcement officers. This course combines traditional law enforcement, forensic accounting, and financial investigative tools and techniques that he has successfully utilized throughout his career. “Seize the Cash” is designed to provide police officers an introduction to and working knowledge of basic financial investigations. This course will cover an introduction to financial crimes and investigations, identifying your target, legal and other rule considerations, sources of information, investigative tools and techniques and financial investigation demonstrations. Moreover, Comegno will provide simple tools and techniques available to plan, execute, and communicate a successful financial investigation will be provided and demonstrated through practical and relevant scenarios.
The goal of the course is to illustrate the advantage police officers have by incorporating financial investigative knowledge, tools and techniques in all law enforcement initiatives. Comegno will detail how to seize the cash from prior to the stop, during the stop, and after the stop. He will introduce you to financial crimes and investigations, identifying your target, legal and other rule considerations, sources of information, investigative tools and techniques and financial investigation demonstrations. Mastering these skills will provide the street cop with the confidence and motivation to make real change in the policing game!
Wayne Comegno is a Certified Public Accountant with approximately 20 years of business experience in law enforcement industries, which has provided a diverse knowledge base that is very uncommon. Comegno entered the business world through employment as an Auditor with a “Big Four” accounting firm after graduating college in 1999. Comegno underwent a career change in 2005 by obtaining employment with a municipal police department in the State of New Jersey and graduating from the Burlington County Police Academy.
Comegno was the Financial Crimes Detective for a NJ County Prosecutor’s Office, during which time he received multiple awards, including the 2010 Police Officer of the Year, Burlington County Police Academy Academic Achievement Award, Burlington County Police Academy Leadership Award, multiple Letters of Commendation, Unit Citations and Letters of Recognition. Additionally, Comegno has conducted or participated in hundreds of financial, civil and criminal investigations involving financial statement audits, audits of internal controls, policy and contract violations, homicides, armed robbery, assault, burglary, sexual assault, theft, embezzlement, firearms violations, fraud, computers crimes and the possession, use and illegal trafficking of controlled dangerous substances.