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Family Business Forum - Surviving Fraud

  • 01/25
  • 11:30 am-1:30 pm
  • Sherrill Center - Ingles Mountain View Room

Embezzled! Surviving Fraud in Your Family Business, at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, will help family businesses learn to detect and prevent fraud. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelli Ferry, who is based in Charlotte and prosecutes white-collar crime for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Western North Carolina, will present at the session. A buffet lunch will be provided.

The Jan. 25 session will also feature Tyra Dellacroce of Connecticut Stone, a family-owned and operated business, which was the target of a large-scale embezzlement scheme carried out by the company’s contract CFO, a family friend. Dellacroce, vice president of interior sales and marketing for Connecticut Stone, a company founded by her grandfather, will describe how the business assisted law enforcement in the investigation and survived the crime.

This UNC Asheville Family Business Forum program will take place in UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center, Ingles Mountain View Room. Admission is $99; free for forum members and first-time forum attendees. To attend, please register at

The Family Business Forum is a member-driven organization located at UNC Asheville. All forum events are based on feedback from members, and membership in the forum is open to family and privately-held businesses. The mission of the UNC Asheville Family Business Forum is to provide professional learning opportunities to help family-owned businesses maximize the overall well-being of their company and to assist with transition planning for the next generation of family ownership. UNC Asheville’s Family Business Forum is the only ongoing professional development and awareness-raising environment specifically designed for family businesses in Western North Carolina.

For more information, visit or contact Cindy Clarke at or 828.232.5091.

Contact for this event:

  • Family Business Forum
  • 828.232.5091