Lewiston/Auburn Senior College has invited Grace McCarthy back for the third in a trio of presentations from AARP’s Fraud Watch Network.

The presentation is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in room 170 at the University of Southern Maine Lewiston/Auburn campus on Westminster Street in Lewiston.

The session will last from one to two hours, depending on questions and discussion. For those who prefer Zoom, the college will be putting out a link to sign in from home, according to a news release from Diane Clay with the Senior College Board.

As a former police officer who was selected to attend the FBI National Academy, McCarthy developed her fraud-fighter skills early in her adult life. McCarthy moved to Maine with her husband and soon began a career with L.L. Bean in security. She retired after 23 years as a senior analyst, having spent the majority of her time investigating internal/external fraud.

She is a member of the Bowdoinham Committee on Aging, a volunteer for People Plus in Brunswick, and a frequent presenter for AARP’s Fraud Watch Network.

In November, she gave the college information on the most popular schemes, but this time she will focus on a topic that is prevalent all year but especially timely on Valentine’s Day: Romance Fraud.

To attend and for more information, email [email protected] by noon Monday, Feb. 13. Those who wish to be part of the Zoom audience should provide their name and the program. A link will be sent the morning of the program.



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