Big Bend Fraud Task Force

Big Bend Fraud and Forgery Task Force LogoThe Big Bend Fraud and Forgery Task Force is a group of professional people and organizations formed as the result of the rising number of economic crimes perpetrated against the business and banking communities of the Big Bend area. Due to the sophisticated nature of many of these crimes, law enforcement, banking and the business community needed a way to exchange information, explain the problems faced by each member and reduce the economic loss suffered by business and banking as well as ensuring successful criminal prosecution.

The Big Bend Fraud and Forgery Task Force members usually meet on the second Tuesday of every month. These meetings assist the Big Bend Fraud and Forgery Task Force in developing and maintaining ties between financial, retail, corporate security, law enforcement and the judiciary. Membership is open to anyone fulfilling membership qualifications, among which is employment in one of the fields of banking, retail, corporate security, law enforcement or the judiciary.

There is a $50 annual fee for membership, per organization. Meeting attendance is then open to each of the member's employees. The Big Bend Fraud and Forgery Task Force invites you to become a member.

For more information about the Task Force contact Beth Parramore, Secretary/Treasurer via e-mail at

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