Press Release

Bank of the West Employees Earn Stringent Certified Fraud Examiner Credentials
Fargo, ND | Jun 04, 2015

Three employees demonstrate knowledge in four areas critical to fraud prevention: Fraudulent Financial Transactions, Fraud Prevention and Deterrence, Legal Elements of Fraud and Fraud Investigation to Meet Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Requirements for Certification

Bank of the West today announced that the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world's largest anti-fraud organization and leading provider of anti-fraud training and education, has awarded Chasity Seymour VP, Fraud Prevention Program Manager; Hailey Stein AVP, Corporate Security Investigator; and Mike Cooper, Fraud Prevention Specialist for Bank of the West, the globally preferred Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential. In order to become a CFE, they each met a stringent set of criteria and passed a rigorous exam administered by the ACFE.

Seymour, Stein and Cooper join the ranks of business and government professionals worldwide who have also earned the CFE certification. They have successfully met the ACFE’s character, experience and education requirements for the CFE credential, and have demonstrated knowledge in four areas critical to the fight against fraud: Fraudulent Financial Transactions, Fraud Prevention and Deterrence, Legal Elements of Fraud and Fraud Investigation.

"We are very proud of our team members on achieving this accomplishment," said David Pollino, senior vice president and enterprise fraud prevention officer at Bank of the West. "The CFE is the most respected industry certification for fraud prevention professionals."

Each participant met the rigorous standards of the ACFE in order to become a CFE and made an ongoing commitment to obtain 20 hours of continued professional education annually in order to maintain the CFE credential and remain compliant with the ACFE. This ongoing commitment ensures that Bank of the West team members remain educated in areas of fraud detection, deterrence, and business ethics, which is beneficial in recognizing the warning signs of fraud and implementing processes that prevent it – this benefits our customers as well as our company.

About Bank of the West
Bank of the West is a regional financial services company chartered in California and headquartered in San Francisco with $71.7 billion in assets. Founded in 1874, Bank of the West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services through more than 600 offices in 22 states and digital channels. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 75 countries with 185,000 employees.

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