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Embezzled! Surviving Fraud in Your Family Business

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
7:30 am
- 10:30 am

Private Event


Bridgewater Place
Bridgewater Place, 333 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Embezzled! Surviving Fraud in Your Family Business

Keynote Speaker: Tyra Dellacroce
 Tyra is Vice President of Interior Sales and Marketing for Connecticut Stone; a family owned and operated natural stone company founded in 1950 by her paternal grandfather, Leo Dellacroce. She is responsible for marketing strategy, interior sales and design, project management and installation, and procurement. Tyra leads a prize-winning team whose work has earned a Pinnacle Award of Merit from the Marble Institute of America, a Tucker Design Award from the Building Stone Institute, a HOBI Award from the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Connecticut, and an Innovation in Design Award from Connecticut Cottages and Gardens. Tyra represents Connecticut Stone at the University of New Haven’s Family Business Center, the Marble Institute of America, and the Building Stone Institute and is a member of the trustee committee of the Milford Fine Arts Council. In 2015, CT Stone fell victim to a large scale embezzlement scheme that was perpetrated by the companies contract CFO. Instead of being victimized, Tara and CT Stone went on the offensive and assisted law enforcement in the investigation, federal prosecution and sentencing of the suspect. She holds a BS in management from Boston College and an MBA from New York University.


Ron DeWaard

Ron DeWaard is a trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor who concentrates his
practice in civil and white collar litigation, as well as internal investigations. He has been
recognized as one of Michigan’s leading lawyers by Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Chambers USA
and by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a Leader in the Law. As a former federal prosecutor,
Ron also represents companies and officers in white collar criminal matters and governmental
investigations, and he conducts internal investigations. He has also worked on the
team of an Independent Monitor appointed by the Department of Justice. Ron’s full bio
can be found at varnumlaw.com/people/ronald-g-dewaard



  • Detects the Key Indicators of potentially fraudulent activity.
  • Learn about Fraud Risk Management and Prevention practices.
  • Explore a real-life story of embezzlement and recovery.