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Calendar of Events

Fraud Investigation & Prosecution

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

                   11:30 am – Networking and Registration

                   11:45 am – 1:00 pm – Lunch and Program

 Location:  Larkspur Bistro, 904 E Douglas, Wichita, KS  67226


Spinach Salad & Bread

Chicken Pistachio

Garden Linguine with Penne Noodles

Roasted New Potatoes


Assortment of Brownies & Cookies

$18 Members/$21 Non-Members/$9 Students

For any special dietary requests please e-mail:  Janelle Leak at

Please RSVP by Friday, May 17th at noon via the website at by clicking on the Meetings link.   Please include in your reservation your name, if you are a member or non-member, and what organization you represent. If you are paying at the meeting cash or checks are the only accepted forms of payment.  

Please feel free to invite a guest 

Speaker Information:

Administrative Policies: If you would like to make or cancel a reservation, please contact Janelle Leak at  Please note that no cancellations can be made after the RSVP deadline.  Per chapter rules, if you register and do not attend, you will be charged the cost of the luncheon/dinner.  For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact Wichita Chapter Membership Director:

Membership Director:
Janelle Leak
Flint Hills Resources, LP      
4111 E. 37th St. N.
Wichita, KS 67220

(316) 828-8831.

CPE Information:

Program Title:  Fraud Investigation & Prosecution  
Learning Objectives & Program Content:  Technical  
Program Level: Basic
Program Prerequisites/Advance Preparation: None
Instructional Delivery Method: Group Live
Recommended Amount of CPE Credit: 1 credit hour

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Speaker Information

Avery Elofsson is a Senior District Attorney and has been with the Office of the District Attorney since 2008. He handles complex litigation such as data breach, frauds, piracy, counterfeit, elder abuse, multi-defendant cases, and homicides. Since 2016, he has also been responsible for all civil litigation, settlements, and public relations for the Consumer Protection Division of the office. Avery has prosecuted approximately 1,500 matters, made approximately 2,800 court appearances, and tried over 50 felony cases. Avery graduated law school in 2008 from Chicago-Kent, where he received the Dean’s Distinguished Public Service Award and was both the Student Bar Association’s (Evening Division) Vice President and the Hispanic Law Student Association’s President. Avery works throughout the community by public speaking on consumer issues and elder abuse and is on the F.A.S.T. Team and the Federal Elder Justice Task Force.

Kristen Zluticky is a Financial Investigator and has been with the Office of the District Attorney since 2016. She handles a wide range of criminal cases, such as theft, embezzlement, welfare fraud, and mistreatment. She is also tasked with investigating civil violations of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act and is a member of the F.A.S.T. team. Before joining the Office of the District Attorney, she worked for the Kansas Department for Children and Family Services, where she led the Child Care Overpayment Detection and Prevention program by educating, monitoring, and investigating abuse of the child care program. Kristen majored in criminal justice at Wichita State University and graduated in 2004. She has attended the Financial Crimes Investigation and Analysis training at the Federal Law Enforcement Center, is a member of ACFE, and recently earned a Certified Fraud Examiner certification.

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Job Postings

Current job postings (detailed in previous newsletters) can be viewed on our website at

Positions include Business Systems Analyst, Koch Industries, posted April 17, and Senior Tax Accountant, Koch Industries, posted February 27.

If you have a position you'd like posted please contact a board member for more information.

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Getting to Know our Members - continued

  • What is your name?
    • Diane Reed
  • What’s your title?
    • Senior Tax Analyst 
  • What is your all-time favorite movie? 
    • Can’t pick just one.  I’m a Sci-Fi/Thriller fan.
  • What was the first concert you ever attended? 
    • Bad Company
  • What is your favorite food? 
    • Mexican, with Italian a close second
  • What is the last book you read? 
    • The Face (Big fan of Dean Koontz. I’ve just about read all his books.)
  • What is your favorite vacation spot? 
    • Key West
  • What is your favorite sports team?
    • Any Kansas team
  • Are you a dog or a cat person? 
    • Both
  • What are your interests away from work?
    • Spending time with my family and hitting the theatre scene (musicals, Broadway, community theatre, etc.)
  • What is your favorite quote? 
    • Live, Laugh, Love
  • Who is in your family?
    • Husband, Andy, and son, AJ (age 14)
  • Do you have any pets?
    • Yes, one cat, Bob (short for bobcat), named by my son
  • What other Community Service do you do?
    • Church outreach programs
  • What type of pets do you have?
    • See above
  • Name 3 things on your Bucket List
    • Visit every continent
    • Attend the Golden Globes/Oscars/SAG/Red carpet event
  • Name your top 3 goals for the Wichita Chapter
    • Increase awareness of AFWA to businesses
    • Same as #1
    • Same as #1
  • What committee(s) are your currently serving on?
    • Public Relations Chair
  • What is your personal goal as member of the Wichita Chapter for the next 6 months (i.e. – I would like to attend 6 meetings, I would like to chair the Scholarship Committee, etc.)
    • Greet every visitor attending a membership meeting

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Thanks to your support of our local scholarship fund, Wichita Chapter was able to award three scholarships this year. Our Scholarship Committee proudly announces the recipients are:

  • Elizabeth Walter – Benedictine College
  • Haley Peterson – Kansas State University
  • Sabrina Poston – Benedictine College

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