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Krista Shelton

Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation

Krista Shelton, CFE, is president of Focused Forensic Solutions, a forensic accounting and fraud investigation firm that specializes in organizing and analyzing complex financial and other relevant data and providing results in accurate and timely summaries and reports. Prior to forming FFS, Krista Shelton served as a Special Agent with the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, for nearly 10 years, where she investigated potential violations of the Internal Revenue Code and related financial crimes, including money laundering and violations of the Bank Secrecy Act.

As a Special Agent, Krista examined and analyzed vast amounts of complex financial data from diverse domestic and international sources. She also led a financial crimes task force responsible for evaluating confidential reports filed by financial institutions. The task force included representatives from numerous local, state, and federal regulatory and law enforcement agencies.

Krista was a member of the planning committee for the Midwest Anti-Money Laundering Conference held at the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City, Missouri. She served as an Internal Revenue Agent in the Small Business/Self-Employed Division of the Internal Revenue Service.


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Krista has a deep understanding of financial regulations and laws as well as a keen eye for detail. In addition, Krista is highly experienced in helping small business owners fight fraud in this space, being an expert on investigations. Prevention is a logical step. As an excellent communicator who is able to explain complex legal and financial concepts in an easy-to-understand manner, Krista’s ability to inject humor into highly-complex topics is appreciated. 
Derek McGrath