Fall 2006

Friday, October 13, 2006
Pace University and Queens College students teamed up with IRS criminal investigators
to investigate hypothetical financial crimes as honorary "IRS Special Agents for a Day."


Press coverage:
>> "Pace University and Queens College students team up with IRS criminal investigators", Pace University press release, September 28, 2006
>> "Bean counters with badges: Accounting majors get hands-on practice in rough-and-tumble financial forensics, led by IRS investigators", Newsday, October 17, 2006
>> "Accountants With Guns: IRS Trains QC Students In Real World Cases", Queens Tribune, October 20, 2006


IRS agents plot strategy.

[IRS Special Agents for a Day]   Student "agent" Shirley Lau (left) with Queens student "agent"
Pace students enjoy "casino anonymous" gambling.

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[IRS Special Agents for a Day]   Justine Russell, "Pace Special Agent for a Day" (left) is ready to make a seizure of financial records.

IRS Special Agents pose as suspects.

Beta Alpha Psi president Rongchen (Chris) Chen (left) takes a break with a real IRS Special Agent.

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[IRS Special Agents for a Day]   Student agent (left) surveilling the "suspect."
Chris Chen with Joe Foy, Special Agent in charge of arranging "Undercover Agent for A Day" at Pace.

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[IRS Special Agents for a Day]   Croupiers and students watching the "suspect."

Student team plots strategy with their "coach."