Charlotte Marriott City Center  Charlotte, NC


June 4-8, 2017

Charlotte, North Carolina


NOTFEA is hosting their annual conference in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina June 4th-8th, 2017. We have an exciting conference shaping up!

The hotel was recently renovated and is AMAZING!  It is right downtown and surrounded by sights you won't want to miss!

In order to make hotel reservations you will need to call the Marriott Charlotte City Center at 800-359-3204 or 704-333-9000. Rooms are $188 a night.  You must reference the group name of National Odometer & Title Fraud Enforcement Association OR the group reference code: NOP to get the $188 room rate.  If making reservations over the phone, please be sure to request an email confirmation of your reservation.  You can also make hotel reservations online.

Please visit the Conference Tab (top of screen) and check out the hotel brochure link, obtain the registration form, and even become an exhibitor. We have limited space available for exhibitor booths.  What a great opportunity to get your business directly in front of the NOTFEA attendees!

One of our premier guest speakers will be Phil Houston

phil-houstonPhil Houston is a nationally recognized authority on deception detection, critical interviewing, and elicitation. His 25-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency was highlighted by his service as a senior member of the Office of Security. In that capacity he conducted thousands of interviews and interrogations for the CIA and other federal agencies, both as an investigator and as a polygraph examiner. He is credited with developing a detection of deception methodology currently employed throughout the U.S. intelligence and federal law enforcement communities. The scope of Phil’s work has covered criminal activity, personnel security, and key national security matters, including counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism. The fact that many of his interviews were conducted in foreign countries, coupled with six years of residence overseas, has given him unique insight and extensive experience in dealing with foreign cultures, particularly in the Far East.Phil introduced the detection of deception methodology to the corporate world with the co-founding of Business Intelligence Advisors, where he served as Executive Vice President and worked with the company’s largest clients in the U.S. and abroad. The story of his success in creating a commercial application and market for the detection of deception methodology is featured in the recently published book, Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy by Politico reporter Eamon Javers.Phil holds a B.A. in Political Science from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C.


Another premier guest speaker will be Amber Schroader,  CEO & Founder of Paraben Corporation.  Image result for amber schroader paraben

Throughout the past two decades Ms Schroader has been a driving force for innovation in digital forensics. Ms. Schroader has developed over two-dozen software programs designed for the purposes of recovering digital data from mobile phones, computer hard drives, email, and live monitoring services. Ms. Schroader has taught and designed the established protocols for the seizure and processing of digital evidence that have been used by numerous organizations throughout the world. Ms. Schroader has coined the concept of the “360-degree approach to digital forensics” as well as started the momentum and push to the “Forensics of Everything-FoE” with her focus to unique problems in digital evidence and solutions. Ms. Schroader has been a huge industry influence in pushing for a big-picture consideration of the digital evidence and the acquisition process and analysis techniques used. An accomplished curriculum developer and instructor; Ms. Schroader has written and taught numerous classes for this specialized field as well as founded multiple certifications. Ms. Schroader continues support through book contributions and other industry speaking engagements.


Another premier guest speaker will be Det. Gary Nolte (Ret.) with Gryphon Training Group

Det. Gary Nolte (Ret.) served on the Skokie, Illinois Police Department for almost 31 years from August 11, 1975 – May 3, 2006.  He investigated Gypsy/Traveler crimes, con-games and scams for almost 13 years.

He has:
•        Been appointed a special U.S. Marshal for interstate travel to investigate certain gypsy clans
•        Assisted agencies in 32 states as well and agencies at every federal level as well as INTERPOL and Canada
•        Assisted in publishing of 5 books in conjunction with the Illinois State Police depicting mug shots and crime patterns
•        Been a contributor to a book published by the Chicago Crime Commission called “The New Faces of Organized Crime” (1997)
•        Lectured nationally since 1997 to such agencies as LAPD, Phoenix PD, San Francisco PD, NYPD, and Boston PD to name a few.
•        Received the Paul Chapman National Award from The Foundation of Justice, based in Atlanta, Georgia for his work in this field.
•        Appeared on Court TV and assisted in writing for Dateline: NBC on an episode called: “Other People’s Money”
•        Has been judicially qualified as an expert witness in multiple states
•        Assisted the U.S. Attorney in Illinois and the Statewide Prosecutor in Florida in building RICO/ Racketeering cases against certain clans of the gypsy community
•        Been used as an expert in a thesis at Princeton University on Gypsy Crime in America.

He now has founded the Gryphon Training Group based in the Phoenix, AZ area and travels nationally lecturing and training police, prosecutors and the judiciary in the ways of Gypsy and Traveler criminals.


Another premier guest speaker will be Carol Frederick.

Resident Agent in Charge Carol Frederick, is the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s supervisor over the Florida Keys.   She has been with FDLE for 27 years, investigating economic crime, identity theft, fraud, crimes against children, corruption, and narcotics. Carol currently teaches advanced fraud investigations, defensive tactics, identity theft, protective operations and other topics for her agency.  Carol is Florida’s 1999 State Law Enforcement officer of the year for her work in recovering missing children.  Carol is a second degree black belt  in Taekwondo, with a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Florida State University and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida.  For the past 6 years Carol has also worked for FBI-Leeda and Lifelock, teaching identity theft investigations to state, local and federal law enforcement across the United States.

Other speaker topics will include–

Self Defense Against Fraud
Smartphone Devices : Learning the keys to collection, Apps and Fraud
Deception, Fraud in Auto Sales, Financing and Leasing
Social Media and the Law
Open Source Intelligence Techniques
ID Theft Security


Discount baseball tickets are available for purchase to watch a game with the Charlotte's Knights!  The game is in the evening of Monday June 5th and they have a section blocked out for NOTFEA attendees that want to attend the game.   Below are the instructions for the group portal.

Visit www.ticketreturn.com

  • At the top left hand corner of the screen, enter the following login information (case sensitive):
    • Username: NOTFEA
    • Password: Charlotte
  • Select the tickets you wish to purchase by checking the box next to the appropriate tickets
  • Scroll to the very bottom of the page and click “Confirm Selected Single Tickets
  • The next page provides a confirmation of your selected seats, click “Proceed to Checkout
  • Select your delivery method and enter your billing and payment information


Tuesday afternoon and evening we will tour the Hendrick Motorsports Race Shops and then head over to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.  We will enjoy a BBQ dinner and have interactive competitions!

Now how could you miss all of that?!

See you in June!


The purpose of NOTFEA is to deter odometer, rebuilt/salvage, and other title fraud through: Promoting and encouraging cooperation and fostering a working relationship among law enforcement and consumer protection agencies, licensing and motor vehicle departments, the automotive industry (including manufactures, dealers, leasing companies, and auctions), and individuals interested in deterring such fraud by developing a network of those persons and organizations;

Training NOTFEA members and the public in the detection of altered and counterfeit titles; Developing and sharing investigative information and techniques, prosecutorial documents and techniques, and other educational materials among appropriate members; Monitoring legislation as well as industry and government policies that have an effect on such fraud; and Promoting public awareness of odometer and rebuilt/salvage fraud and its economic impact.

If you have fraud to report please use this link to find out how in your state.