Webinar - IFB Presentation
Date: December 9, 2020
Please join us on Wednesday December 9, 2020 for a casual conversation as to what has been going on with the IFB since COVID-19 hit the state. Tony DiPaulo, Chief of IFB and Kate Mulligan, Deputy Chief of Investigations, will be representing the Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts. At first, they will hit the usually topics about the IFB; they will note the referral process and case numbers. They will add in schemes the IFB is seeing and hearing about and how this impacts the IFB and insurance industry. They will discuss what kind of investigation challenges that they are facing today, and also address some of them from a prosecution standpoint. At the end, Tony and Kate will touch on artificial intelligence (AI).
Anthony M. DiPaolo, CFE, Executive Director Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts
Mr. DiPaolo joined the Insurance Fraud Bureau in 1992, he has been the Executive Director since March 2020. Prior, Mr. DiPaolo was Chief of Investigations from 2006 to March 2019 when he was appointed the Deputy Executive Director. He is credited with developing and managing the IFB’s premium fraud unit since its inception in 1994. Prior to joining the IFB, Mr. DiPaolo was with the U. S. Air Force for ten years as a Special Agent, concentrating on fraud investigations. He has extensive experience in developing fraud detection programs. Mr. DiPaolo earned his Bachelor of Science Degree, in Criminal Justice from Wilmington College and his Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University. Since 1996, Mr. DiPaolo has been an adjunct instructor at Northeastern University in their criminal justice program; he teaches courses on white collar crime and criminal investigations. Mr. DiPaolo is a frequent speaker on a variety of insurance fraud topics. He is a member of the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Katherine Mulligan, Chief of Investigations Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts
Katherine Mulligan joined the Insurance Fraud Bureau in 2004 and has been the Chief of Investigations since April 2020. Her expertise includes in-depth financial investigations in the areas of workers’ compensation premium avoidance fraud and workers’ compensation claimant fraud.
Prior to her employment with the Insurance Fraud Bureau, Katherine was an investigator at the Massachusetts’ Office of the Attorney General’s Fair Labor and Business Practices Division for five years focusing on violations of the wage and hour laws of Massachusetts.
Katherine is a graduate of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in History and of the University of Massachusetts-Boston where she obtained her Masters Certificate in Dispute Resolution.