DATE:  March 4, 2004
CONTACT: Dr. Valrie Chambers, Assistant Professor, College of Business, (361) 825-6012, (281) 300-7114; Steve Paschal, Public Affairs, (361) 825-5510

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WHO:            Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Business        
WHAT:           Financial “Who-Dun-It”       
WHEN:           Friday, March 5 from 1-7 p.m.         
WHERE:        Beginning in Corpus Christi Hall, Room 110          
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Business and Law Enforcement Agencies to Stage Financial Mystery
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students interested in solving white-collar crimes will have an opportunity to test their sleuthing skills when the Internal Revenue Service and the College of Business stage a financial “who-dun-it” Friday, March 5 from1-7 p.m. on the University campus beginning in room 110 of Corpus Christi Hall.

The mock investigation will be similar to a dinner theater mystery but with financial crimes instead of murder. The aspiring detectives will interview witnesses, use computer information and go Dumpster-diving as they gather evidence. Typical crimes include drug busts, identity theft, money laundering and tax evasion.

The program is designed so that the IRS can interest capable students in the field of criminal investigation through hands-on simulations. The activity is also for students interested in working for the FBI, Customs/Border Patrol and Drug Enforcement Administration.