October Chapter Meeting: Fraud Lessons from a Reinvention Architect & Mindset Coach

When:  Oct 19, 2023 from 12:00 to 14:00 (MT)
Associated with  Denver Chapter


In 2012, Craig Stanland made a choice that would cost him everything. After exploiting the warranty policy of one of the largest tech companies in the world for almost a year, the FBI finally knocked on his door.

He was arrested and sentenced to 2 years of Federal Prison, followed by 3 years of Supervised Release, and ordered to pay $834,307 in restitution.

He lost his wife, his homes, his cars, his career, and even his identity. His life, as he knew it, was over.

Through the painful, terrifying process of starting over, Craig ultimately discovered that when you have nothing, anything is possible.

Today, Craig is a Reinvention Architect & Mindset Coach, Author of "Blank Canvas, How I Reinvented My Life After Prison," TEDx, and Keynote speaker. 

He works 1:1 with clients to reinvent themselves so they can discover more profound meaning and purpose in life beyond professional, financial, and material success.


Join me on the rollercoaster ride from corporate success to the rock bottom of federal prison, losing everything and starting over from scratch. 

We'll travel through my childhood (early influences) and how I landed in the corporate world without experience or a college degree.

Eventually, I climbed the corporate ladder, reaching the top of the sales ranks and enjoying the financial and materialistic success my position afforded.

Until I made the choice that would change my life forever.

I'll cover my Perceived Pressure, Perceived Opportunity, and Rationalization.

I'll bring the audience along on the long journey to rock bottom, but most importantly, what I learned, how I pulled myself out, and how you can use this information to detect and prevent fraud. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize how behavioral analysis assists in fraud prevention and detection.
  • Identify common motivations, thought processes, and rationalizations for committing fraud.
  • Determine ways that fraud can be prevented and detected, examining the absence of controls and exploiting existing controls and risks.