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Jason Bartolacci MS

    Instructor, Fraud and Forensics
    Instructor, Sociology

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 412.578.6653
Email: jdbartolacci@carlow.edu

  1. Biography
  2. Curiculum Vitae
Masters of Science, Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
Bachelors of Science, Administration of Justice, University of Pittsburgh

Jason Bartolacci has spent the last 17 years in law enforcement, investigations, regulatory enforcement, and corporate security. He served with the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department, the State of Florida Office of Financial Regulation Bureau of Investigations and has also worked for various financial institutions in fraud, anti-money laundering and corporate security roles. Most recently, Mr. Bartolacci manages the regional corporate security function of a medium sized bank and serves as a security consultant responsible for bank robbery training and investigation, code of ethics investigations, security risk assessments, physical security and executive protection. 

Jason earned a Master’s of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently working towards a Doctorate at Northeastern University. He is a native of Pittsburgh and currently lives in the Pittsburgh suburbs with his wife Dreama, and four children, Mike, Dom, JJ and Sophia. 

Related Training:
2014 FBI Citizens Academy
Money Laundering Enforcement Conference, Washington DC 
National White Collar Crime Global Economic Crime Conference Washington DC
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS – inactive)
Money Laundering Investigations, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) 
Financial Crimes Investigations FLETC 
Financial Investigative Techniques FLETC
Drug Enforcement Administration Investigator School 
Multi-Jurisdictional Counter-drug Task Force Training 
Clandestine Drug Investigations 
Domestic Highway Interdiction School 
High Risk Warrant Preparation and Execution School 
Interview and Interrogation School 
Washington DC Police Academy 
Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training 
 

EDUCATION


EdD Northeastern University - Anticipated graduation date 2016

M.S. in Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati - Conferred 12/07/07 - Graduating GPA 3.77

B.A. Administration of Justice, University of Pittsburgh, 2004 Graduating GPA 3.58


WORK EXPERIENCE

Carlow University
Pittsburgh, PA
June 2012 to the Present
Instructor - Graduate School -MS Fraud and Forensics

Plan, develop and teach graduate level courses in Cybercrime, Fraud, Ethics, FCPA, Fraud Prevention, and Legal Elements of Fraud.  Participate in project management roles regarding programs and initiatives.  Serve as a SME (Subject Matter Expert) for the University in regards to fraud, security, criminal justice and white collar crime.  Develop on-line course content and deliver course materials in an on-line learning environment. Participate in program outcome projects, program assessments, course assessments, and accreditation projects.  Advise and mentor students.   

Courses Developed and Taught:  MFF 711 White Collar Crime; MFF713 Organizations, Ethics, and Fraud Prevention; MFF721 Legal Elements of Fraud; MFF733 Comprehensive Fraud Investigation.

First Niagara Financial Group
Pittsburgh, PA
June 2010 to the Present
AVP Regional Security Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Provide security leadership for 66 retail banking locations in Western PA. Liaison with local, state and federal law enforcement including the FBI and Department of Homeland Security. Represent the institution during government and private sector security briefings and regulatory inspections. Lead and serve as a point of contact regarding safety, security, theft, embezzlement and bank robbery. Identify safety and security threats, conduct threat assessments, plan and implement threat mitigation action plans.  Coordinate, plan and execute all security measures of retail banking including security systems, alarm systems, surveillance equipment and physical security including CCTV, DVR systems and electronic access control. Manage and direct third party security related vendors.  Evaluate and disseminate intelligence gathered from government and open source material.  Conduct internal investigations regarding all bank ethics, safety and security matters. Conduct interviews and interrogations.  Develop, conduct and evaluate security and anti-robbery training. Represent FNFG in court proceedings. Represent the business unit in business continuity plans of action. Participate in project management roles regarding new and updated facilities.

PNC Financial Services Group
Pittsburgh, PA
April 2007 to May 2010 - Multiple Positions/Promotions

July 2008 to May 2010 -
Promoted and reassigned to the Anti-Money Laundering Surveillance Group
Assistant Vice President and Compliance Consultant

Provide enterprise wide Anti-Money Laundering expertise and leadership to the PNC Financial Services Group. Supervise anti-money laundering and terrorist financing investigations and FCPA. Research, prepare and implement policies and procedures pertaining to PNC Bank's Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing program. Supervise training of new employees in matters pertaining to the detection and investigation of criminal acts, money laundering, and terrorist financing. Plan, develop and implement AML training program. Respond to inquiries from the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) during regulatory exams and act as a liaison to Federal Regulators. Development and implement AML policies and procedures. Supervise and lead the Quality Assurance and Development Group that conducts quality control reviews of subordinate investigators' written work. Develop, test, implement and supervise behavioral detection surveillance systems and case management systems.

November 2007 to July 2008 - Promoted and reassigned to the Investigative Services Group (ISG)
Senior Investigator

The Investigative Services Group is a component of the Financial Intelligence Unit and is responsible for bridging the information gap that exists between AML, Fraud, and Cyber security. Responsible for providing leadership and mentoring to less experienced investigators and lines of business not engaged in investigations. Investigate terrorist financing, money laundering and major fraud cases pertaining to PNC Financial Services Group. Analyze alerts generated by the PNC Bank behavioral detection monitoring system (Mantas). Prepare written reports, file Suspicious Activity Reports, and coordinate with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies pertaining to fraud, cyber-crime and homeland security. Importantly, I assist the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer in special projects and investigations.

April 2007 to October 2007

Senior Compliance Analyst - Bank Officer (ACAMS Certified)
Provide senior level investigative expertise and leadership to subordinate investigators. Conduct anti-money laundering and terrorist financing investigations. Research, prepare and implement policies and procedures pertaining to PNC Bank's Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing program. Train new employees in matters pertaining to the detection and investigation of criminal acts, money laundering, and terrorist financing. Analyze bank account transactions in order to determine the presence of suspicious activity. Analyze multi-national and global movements of funds. Assist in the analysis and tuning of AML detection systems such as Mantas in a test environment. Assist senior management during Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) regulatory exams. Demonstrate Mantas and Casegenix applications to OCC auditors. Prepare Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) that are filed with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Working knowledge of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), USA PATRIOT ACT, and Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC). Utilize Lexis-Nexis, World Check, as well as various banking databases to perform analytical research. Assist in the development of AML policies and procedures as well as train new AML investigators. Conduct quality control reviews of subordinate investigators written work. Strong working knowledge of bank information systems, AML monitoring systems and AML compliance regulations.

Key Bank Financial Intelligence Unit
Brooklyn, OH
2006 to 2007
AML Investigator

Conduct anti-money laundering and terrorist financing investigations. Analyze bank account transactions in order to determine the presence of suspicious activity. Prepare Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) that are filed with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Conduct Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) investigations on foreign nationals and Politically Exposed Persons (PEP's). Working knowledge of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), USA PATRIOT Act, and Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC). Utilize Lexis-Nexis, World Check, as well as various banking databases to perform analytical research. Personally conducted over 200 AML investigations. Assist in the development of AML policies and procedures as well as training new AML investigators. Working knowledge of bank information systems and AML monitoring systems such as Mantas.

State of Florida Office of Financial Regulation
Jacksonville, Florida US
2004 to 2006
Financial Investigator - Criminal Enforcement

As a senior level investigator with the State of Florida, I routinely served in a supervisory capacity, provided leadership to other investigators, and served as a professional resource for investigators assigned to various local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. As a lead investigator, I also interviewed prospective investigator candidates. Investigated a major international money laundering case in conjunction with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the US Secret Service. Conducted a complex financial investigation with ICE Jacksonville concerning Iraqi foreign nationals engaged in an illegal money transmitting operation which resulted in an arrest and conviction.

Investigated applicable white collar crimes, including bank fraud, loan fraud, securities fraud, mortgage fraud, the money transmitter code, illegal check cashing businesses, unlicensed lending institutions, and unlicensed securities and mortgage activity. Participated in various regulatory audits of financial institutions and licensed loan brokers. Prepared reports, provided courtroom and deposition testimony, analyzed financial documents. Prepared and served subpoenas, conducted interviews, and gathered evidence. Conducted and supervised surveillance and undercover operations. Developed and implemented training for new investigators.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department
Washington, District of Columbia US
1997 to 2002
Police Officer/Investigator
 
Vast experience in dealing with people of diverse cultures and nationalities. Served as an expert in the field of street level narcotics investigations. Mentored and provided leadership to uniformed police officers. Performed victim and citizen contacts in order to mediate and resolve societal disputes. Enforced the laws and regulations of the District of Columbia. Performed general police duties, and progressed to investigating narcotics violations. Investigated narcotics violations committed by street level narcotics dealers. Prepared and served arrest warrants and search warrants, and subpoenas, provided courtroom testimony in US District Court, and DC Superior Court and DC Juvenile Court. Member of the Civil Disturbance Unit (Riot Squad). Prepared investigative and arrest reports. Conducted interviews and interrogations. Collected physical evidence. Transported and controlled prisoners to and from the central cell block and detention center. Extensive defensive tactics and firearms training.


JOB RELATED TRAINING

Money Laundering Enforcement Conference, Washington DC 2010; National White Collar Crime Global Economic Crime Conference 2007; Money Laundering Investigations, FLETC 2005; Washington DC Police Academy 1997; Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training 1996; Multi-Jurisdictional Counter-drug Task Force Training 2000; Interview and Interrogation School 1999; Clandestine Drug Investigations 2001; Domestic Highway Interdiction School 2000; FEMA Emergency Response to Terrorism 1999; Develop and Manage Informants School 2000; High Risk Warrant Preparation and Execution School 2000; Financial Crimes Investigations FLETC 2005; Financial Investigative Techniques MCTFT 2000; Drug Enforcement Administration Investigator School 1999  

PRESENTATIONS

Carlow Roundtable, Dublin Ireland 2013                                                                                                 Bank Robbery Prevention training - First Niagara Bank (2010- 2013)
PNC Bank - SAR Structuring Presentation - multiple locations (2009)
PNC Bank SAR Narrative and Report Writing Training (2008)
IRS SAR Seminar - Financial Sector Panel Member (2008)
Key Bank Annual Investigators Training - Lead Presenter (2007)
Jason Bartolacci (2004) Qui Tam Law and White Collar Crime, University of Pittsburgh 2004

AWARDS AND HONORS

Member of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honors Society 2007
Exceptional Performance Award - State of Florida Office of Financial Regulation 2006
Member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 2004
Graduated Magna Cum Laude, The University of Pittsburgh, 2004
9 Commendations for Exceptional Performance of Duty during my tenure with the DC Police

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Agency Liaison to the North Florida High Tech Task Force hosted by the U.S. Secret Service, Jacksonville FL
Served on two Presidential Details to protect the President of the United States 
Served on a security detail during the 50th NATO Anniversary Conference in Washington DC                                                                                    
Taught undergraduate and graduate level courses at various higher education institutions