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Fraud protection will the topic as Elaine Dodd will deliver the East Central University Parker Ethic Lecture Thursday, April 23, at 2 p.m. in Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Frauds related to such things as identity theft, social media protection, internet scams and phone scams will be addresses by Dodd, who is vice president for the Fraud Division of the Oklahoma Bankers Association and has been recognized in Oklahoma and nationally for her efforts in fraud prevention.

Dodd spent 22 years in law enforcement, doing investigative work for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, retiring in 1995 as its director. She was a featured speaker for the DEA and the pharmaceutical industry at conferences across the U.S.

Now with the Oklahoma Bankers Association, she provides training and investigate assistance for banks and fraud training to thousands of bankers and customers. OBA has helped bank customers and retailers learn how to protect their businesses, savings and retirements from scammers and their schemes.

Dodd received the OBA Chairman’s Award in 2005 and was a Journal Record Woman of the Year finalist in 2005. In 2013, she was the recipient of the State Attorney General’s Brad Edwards Consumer Champion Awards and was inducted into the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame. Dodd also is the recipient of the 2014 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award.

She serves on the board of the OK IAFCI as a sector chief for InfraGard (FBI security group), is a charter member of the Coalition Against Financial Exploitation of the Elderly (CAFEE), is an active member of the Metro Area Fraud Investigators Association, served on the Board of OK Watch (investigative journalism collaboration making a difference in the lives of Oklahomans), and is an active member of the IT Advisory Committee at Oklahoma State University Tech Institute.

Dodd holds a bachelor’s degree in political science (criminal justice) from the University of Oklahoma.

The lecture is being sponsored by the Parker Ethics Center, which was established at ECU in 1988 through a trust agreement to provide a forum for the presentation of issues involving business and societal ethics of interest to the business and academic community and the general public. Oscar L. Parker was a respected educator, businessman, college administrator, civic leader and long-time ECU employee.

Accompanying the lecture will be a noon luncheon and presentation on business-related fraud for local businesses and community professionals. For more information about this or the lecture contact Dr. Pat Fountain, Parker Ethics Center Director, at or 580-559-5270.



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