Frank S. Perri, JD, MBA, CPA

Frank has worked as a trial attorney, both for the prosecution and defense, for over 15 years concentrating on a wide variety of criminal offenses including but not limited to white collar crimes and homicide. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois, his master’s degree in business administration from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management and his bachelor’s degree in economics from Union College. In addition, Perri is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner.

In addition to his legal duties, Frank has lectured for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, The American College of Forensic Examiners, The International Financial Crimes Investigators, and the American Accounting Association.

Furthermore, Frank has over 20 peer-reviewed publications examining the links between fraud and terrorism, the interrelationship between fraud and violent crimes and the behavioral aspects of fraud offenders.

Forensic Data Services


Delena Spann, MSc, CFE, CCA

U.S. Secret Service

Delena D. Spann is employed with the United States Secret Service, Chicago Field Office where she is assigned to the Electronic and Financial Crimes Task Force. She serves as the financial analysis expert in commodity flow analysis and net worth analysis where she is responsible for conducting and exercising ingenuity and applying the ability to conduct independent financial analysis and research in financial crimes investigations.

Spann routinely serves on high profile financial crimes investigations which include analyzing voluminous financial transactions and using a wide range of other sources and data to establish patterns of crime. This often involves processing extremely complicated sources of information and interpreting this information in a clear and concise format in order to insure successful prosecution of criminal investigations.

Spann is dedicated to the study of white-collar crime. She constructs and collates complicated events within financial crimes and organized crime investigations, identifies appropriate statistical and analytical approaches and formulates strategies for fraud analysis, trends, relationships, and profile analysis.

Delena D. Spann holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies from Barry University, a Masters of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a Certificate of Public Policy from Florida International University, and a Paralegal Studies Diploma from Barry University.

Spann is Board of Regents Emeritus for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.



Forensic Accounting Advising

Edward Furticella


Edward Furticella, Accounting Department Head

Ed is the Head of Purdue University Calumet’s Accounting Department.  He joined PUC in 1993 as an adjunct instructor, taking on a full-time position in 2004.  Prior to coming to Purdue, he served as an Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for the Northwest Indiana Bancorp and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Peoples Bank.  He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Bancorp and the Bank.  As a Director, Ed is the Chair of the Bank’s risk management committee and its investment subsidiary.  Ed also serves on the Audit Committee for the Hammond Education Foundation.

Ed has Bachelor’s degree in Economics and three masters degrees – MEd, MBA (Finance) and Masters of Accountancy.  He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), and has professional certifications in Bank Financial Management and Investment Analysis.

Dolores RinkeDolores F. Rinke, Ed.D., MBA, CPA, CCEP

Dolores Rinke is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) and an IRS Enrolled Agent with a Masters of Business Administration and a doctoral degree from the College of Business at Northern Illinois University.  Currently she is a professor at Purdue University Calumet where she teaches financial and international accounting.  She has been active in Purdue’s Study Abroad Program serving as both instructor and faculty/student advisor in the Oxford/Cambridge Program. Previous to her tenure at Purdue, she chaired the Business Administration Department at Lewis University.

Her previous background includes work with General Motors Corporation, the University of Michigan, Chicago World Trade Organization, KPMG, and USAID.  Professor Rinke has also served as an expert witness in international litigation and worked as a consultant with KPMG as part of the Capital Development Project for the country of Latvia.

Dr. Rinke was a Fulbright Scholar in Hungary where she was instrumental in implementing an accountancy program which included a preparation course for the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA).  During that time, she was also instrumental in securing funding from the large accounting firms for continuation of the program.  A few years later, she was awarded a second Fulbright Scholar grant; this time to assist Hungary in preparing for entrance to the European Union. Later she returned as a Fulbright Senior Specialist to assist with the transition of their higher education system.  Dr. Rinke has taught or presented her scholarly work in over seventy countries.

She continues to participate in Fulbright activities and has served as Treasurer and chair of the Finance/Audit Committee of the Fulbright Association in Washington, D.C. from 2000-2006.

Angela CrossinAngela G. Crossin, MAcc, JD, CFS

Angela holds a B. A. from the University of Illinois in Political Science/International Relations with a minor in History, a Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law with a concentration in Alternative Dispute Resolution, and a Masters Degree in Accounting from Purdue University Calumet. Angela teaches business law, commercial law, and corporate governance. Additionally, Angela is in private practice offering services that include setting up for-profit and not-for profit businesses, estate planning and employment related matters.   Most recently, Angela became a Certified Fraud Specialist through the National Association of Certified Fraud Specialists. Previous to her law career, she worked at a mid-sized bank in Springfield, Illinois.  Angela has worked with diverse businesses and clients on governance related matters.