Kelly Paxton is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Licensed Private Investigator working in the Portland, Oregon area. She was recruited by the U.S. Customs Service in 1992 for her expertise in the financial industry. Kelly has over seven years' experience performing background investigations and security clearances at the federal and local level. As an analyst for the Washington County Fraud Identity Theft Enforcement Team, she provided investigative and analytical support for numerous embezzlement, elder-abuse and identity-theft cases. Kelly is a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority National Public Arbitrator. She is also Membership Director and a Director At Large for the Oregon Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Conduct federal background investigations to include subject interviews, local police checks, employment references.
Financial Analyst for the Fraud Identity Theft Enforcement Unit. Responsible for investigating, analyzing and preparing evidence for detectives for prosecution. Grand Jury testimony.
Conducted surveillance on workers' compensation and domestic-relations cases.
Assigned to money laundering, currency and narcotics group. Successfully investigated financial fraud cases including narcotics, money laundering and wire fraud cases. Responsible for operating undercover business in office, including establishing covert bank accounts and preparing monthly reports for headquarters. Organized first fictitious financial instruments conference for U.S. Customs Service, New York, 1998. Liaison with other federal agencies regarding investigations and training.
Negotiated client investments of over $1.5 billion annually in Guaranteed Investment Contracts. Continuously monitored fixed income markets, economic indices and climate. Identified and acted upon inefficiencies in the marketplace. Worked directly with portfolio managers regarding specific investment strategies. Initiated various credit research projects reviewing life insurance companies, economic trends and asset allocation programs. Member of Investment and Credit Research Committees.
Completed training programs including passing Series 7, 63 and Life Insurance Licenses. Prospected clients and developed a marketing program, including personalized investment programs. Marketed equities, government bonds, corporate bonds, municipal bonds, mutual funds and insurance products.
Worked directly with senior institutional commodity trader in various commodity markets. Responsible for taking and placing orders on commodity exchanges in the U.S. Provided hedging strategies, market coverage and account compliance information. Hiring and managing of support staff.Education