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Elaine Dodd

Free Workshop on Fraud & Identity Theft Planned Wednesday in Weatherford

Photo Caption: Elaine Dodd, executive vice president of the Oklahoma Bankers Association (OBA) Fraud Division

Elaine Dodd, executive vice president of the Oklahoma Bankers Association (OBA) Fraud Division, will present a “Fraud and Identity Theft for Senior and Other Citizens” workshop on Wednesday, June 13, in Weatherford. 

The workshop is free and open to the public. The event will be held from 10 until 11:30 a.m. at the Pioneer Senior Center, 1000 Gartrell.

Leadership Weatherford, sponsored by Southwestern Oklahoma State University and the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce, is hosting the workshop. Lunch following the program is available but anyone interested must RSVP by June 12 by calling the center at 580.772.1191. Cost is $7 for anyone under the age of 60 and $3 for anyone over the age of 60. 

Dodd spent 22 years in law enforcement doing investigative work for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, retiring in 1995 as director. Now with the OBA, she provides training and investigative assistance for banks and fraud training to thousands of bankers and customers. She received the OBA Chairman’s Award in 2005 and was a Journal Record Woman of the Year finalist in 2005.  In 2013, she was the recipient of the State Attorney General’s Brad Edwards Consumer Champion Award and was inducted into the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame.  Dodd was also the recipient of the 2014 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award.

She is a charter member of the Coalition Against Financial Exploitation of the Elderly (CAFEE) and is an active member of MAFIA (Metro Area Fraud Investigators Association).