There’s no such thing as a victimless crime | Kelly Richmond Pope

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Kelly Richmond Pope is an esteemed American educator, accountant, filmmaker, and thought leader in the field of forensic accounting and white-collar crime. With a strong background in accounting, Pope has made significant contributions to the understanding of fraud and ethical behavior in the financial world. She holds a Ph.D. in accounting from Virginia Tech and serves as an Associate Professor in the School of Accountancy and MIS at DePaul University in Chicago.

Pope’s work transcends traditional academic boundaries, combining rigorous research with innovative storytelling to engage a broad audience. She is well-known for her documentary film, "All the Queen’s Horses," which explores the largest municipal fraud in U.S. history, showcasing her talent for making complex financial topics accessible and compelling. This work, among others, highlights her unique approach to educating the public about the importance of transparency, accountability, and ethics in finance.

Beyond her filmmaking, Pope is a sought-after speaker and consultant, providing insights on forensic accounting, ethics, and the psychology of white-collar criminals. Her work has been featured in various media outlets, and she regularly contributes to discussions on financial fraud prevention, ethical leadership, and the role of education in fostering a more transparent financial system.

Kelly Richmond Pope’s commitment to uncovering and understanding financial fraud has positioned her as a leading voice in the conversation around financial integrity and ethical leadership. Through her academic work, filmmaking, and advocacy, she continues to inspire and educate future generations of accountants, business leaders, and informed citizens.


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