Inaugural White Collar Crime Speaker Series Features Alum Melanie McGregor
Melanie McGregor ’07 shined a light on preventing financial crimes at DeSales University’s first White Collar Crime Speaker Series.
McGregor graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and currently works at Wells Fargo Bank as a financial crime consultant. She partners with the DEA, FBI, and NCIS to analyze financial statements, bank records, government databases, and other sources to identify fraud or other financial crimes.
“We want to protect the customers and we don’t want them to lose their hard-earned money,” she said.
She also encouraged students to be open-minded because there will be setbacks. After graduation, she planned on going into the police academy but a car accident derailed her plans, leading her to a career fighting white-collar crime instead. She also told students to never give up and to obtain as many internships as possible to allow them to get their foot in the door.
“Sometimes knowing what you don’t like is as important as knowing what you do like.”
The Accounting and Finance Club and the Criminal Justice Association sponsored the speech and plan to make it an annual event.