DATE:  March 2, 2006       

Dr. Valrie Chambers, Associate Professor, College of Business, (361) 825-6012; or Steve Paschal, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2336

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WHO:             Internal Revenue Service Investigators and Approximately 24 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Students

WHAT:           College of Business Financial “Who-Dun-It”           

WHEN:           Friday, March 3 from 1 to 7 p.m.

WHERE:         Beginning in Corpus Christi Hall, Room 110

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Students to Team Up With Internal Revenue Agents to Solve Financial “Who-Dun-It”

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students assisted by investigators from the Internal Revenue Service will put their sleuthing skills to the test when the College of Business stages a Financial “Who-Dun-It” on Friday, March 3 from 1 to 7 p.m. beginning in Corpus Christi Hall, Room 110.

The hands-on simulation exercise is designed by the IRS to attract capable students to the field of criminal investigation. Approximately 24 students of various majors will split into several groups to conduct mock investigations 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. Crimes investigated could include tax evasion or the failure of a drug dealer to declare illegal income.