Northeast Chapter

The Northeast Chapter meets 3 times a year to discuss topics on Interview and Interrogation.

Chapter leaders:

    • Steve Palumbo, CFI (Chairman) – Tiffanys
    • Matt Christman, CFI – Dick’s Sporting Goods
    • Elisha Toye, CFI – Kohls
    • Lisa Caccomo, CFI – Polo Ralph Lauren
    • Nate Prusi, CFI – Starbucks
    • TJ Flynn, CFI – JC Penney

Upcoming Events

The Northeast Chapter of CFI will be holding its next meeting in Washington DC on July 25th 2017. Speakers for the meeting are:

Tammy Clark, CFI, CFE of WZ will be presenting a review of the Participatory Method.  This presentation will guide attendees on performing a high-level investigation in preparation for an interview in regards to theft, fraud or embezzlement. Utilizing facts from an actual case, with real video examples, Tammy will discuss an overview of the investigative process focused on the strategy for the interview. The Participatory Approach to an interview will be discussed in depth as a strategy when interviewing a high-level executive to minimize excuses or denials. Ultimately, this session will provide attendees with additional tools to support their effort in searching for the truth at any level of an organization.

TJ Flynn, CFI and Matt Christman, CFI will be presenting on how to utilize social media platforms in conducting investigations. This presentation will go over the best practices and tools that will help investigators gather valuable intel while conducting an investigation.

The meeting will be from 1PM-4PM and is open to all CFI’s or those seeking CFI certification. All CFI attendees will receive 3 CEU’s towards recertification. The meeting will be held at:

REI
201 M Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Seating is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible to steven.palumbo@tiffany.com.

Past events

  • January 31, 2017 at 1-4 PM.  Tiffany & Co.
    Speakers included Shane Sturman, CFI, CPP (Wicklander-Zulawski) and TJ Flynn (JC Penny).  Shane presentation was “Conducting Non-Theft Related Interviews” and TJ presented on prepping for an interview when you are not the investigator.
  • October 11, 2016 at 1-4 PM.  Tiffany Headquarters
    Speakers included Wayne Hoover, CFI (Wicklander-Zulawski), Detective Thompson of the NYPD who presented on “Crisis Communication” and Matt Christman, CFI from Dick’s Sporting Goods who presented on “Rationalizations and Expanding the Admissions.”
  • March 16, 2016 at 12-4 PM. Starbucks Offices
    Speakers included Matt Christman and Nate Prusi. Matt presented on Internal Investigations at Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Nate presented on Statement Analysis.
  • September 30, 2015 at 1-4 PM. LP Innovations
    Speakers included Quinn Sullivan, Agent for the Department of Homeland Security and Tim Hickey from LP Innovations.  Quinn’s presentation was an “Overview of Current Terrorist Threats within the US” and Tim’s was “ORC Tracking Solutions.”
  • May 26, 2015 at 1-4 PM. Tiffany Headquarters
    Featured Speaker was Dave Thompson, CFI from Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates hosted an interactive activity with the attendees focused on transitioning the W-Z Method into cases that may not be the typical theft and fraud they normally deal with.  Used this same activity to discuss a current case, and then worked through the interrogation with the group evaluating each step.
  • January 22, 2015 at 1-4 PM Starbucks Offices
    The featured speaker was Dr. Saul Kassin Professor of Psychology,  John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Dr. Kassin will be presenting on False Confessions. A link is provided to provide you with some insight into Dr. Kassin’s work:
  • October 14, 2014 at 1–4 PM. The meeting was held at: JCPenney SoHo Location
    Presenting was Dave Thompson, CFI of WZ on Rationalization and Implications. Also presenting will be Matt Christman, CFI of Dick’s Sporting Goods on statement taking and report writing