ACTF Work Groups 

The Steering Committee chair, with the advice and consent of ICTA’s chairman and director of anti-counterfeiting, creates such work groups and appoints their members, as required, to provide deeper expertise in support of the ACTF. A member of the Steering Committee leads each work group.

Ancients
Ute Wartenberg-Kagan, Mary Lannin, David Hendin

Provide expertise in identification of counterfeit ancient coins. Identify historical areas of origin of genuine ancient coin types. Assist law enforcement by identifying methods of entry and distribution networks of counterfeit ancient coins within the United States.

Education
Michael Fuljenz, Doug Davis, Robert Campbell, John Schuch II

Develop curriculum, workshops, and seminars to assist in educating law enforcement professionals about counterfeit coins and paper money in the marketplace. Conduct workshops or seminars to educate dealers and the collecting public about counterfeit coins and paper money.

Expert Networks
Bob Brueggeman, Fred Weinberg, Robert Campbell, Doug Davis

Identify and develop teams of experts in various areas of the nation who can identify counterfeits for law enforcement agencies and act as expert witnesses to testify in court proceedings.

Finance/Fundraising
Simon Codrington, Joe De Rosa, Barry Stuppler

Development of annual task force budget. Develop and implement fund-raising campaign to generate sufficient funding to support work of the task force.

Law Enforcement Liaison
Bill Daddio, Doug Davis, Joe Boche, Jeff Garrett

Identify areas of cooperation and develop working relationships with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

Laws/Regulations
Greg Allen, Ken Gubin, Jimmy Hayes

Review and identify changes needed in current local, state, and federal laws and regulations regarding the manufacture, possession, and buying and selling of counterfeit coins and paper money. Also, review and identify changes needed to prohibit the use of fake certificates and packaging and the marketing of such items, including advertising practices in print and online offerings.

Packing Security
Mark Stephenson, Scott Schechter, Scott Spitzer

Develop direct channels of communication for law enforcement to be able to identify counterfeit third-party coin and paper money holders, fake certificates, and product packaging of various private and federal mints.

Paper Money
Joseph Boling, Laura Kessler, Chad Hawk

Assist law enforcement by identifying methods of entry and distribution networks of counterfeit paper money in the United States. Emphasis will be on counterfeit non-circulating U.S. paper money and counterfeit foreign paper money (due to the Secret Service’s extensive resources that focus on counterfeit circulating U.S. paper money). Provide expert assistance to law enforcement in identification of counterfeit notes and counterfeit third-party grading holders.

Private Mints
Tom Power, Eric Highsmith, Bill Atalla, David Hendrickson

Provide product information on coins and bullion products manufactured by private mints in the United States to enable law enforcement to identify counterfeits of such products. Educate private mint leaders about importance of recordation in the Customs and Border Protection database. Liaison with Transport and Security WG to develop best practices standards to prevent infiltration of counterfeits of private mint produced coin and bullion products into commercial transport and storage facilities.

Research
Scott Schwartz, Richard Weaver, John Schuch II

Identify, test, and evaluate anti-counterfeiting technology. Publish findings as public service to dealers and the public. Develop best practices standards for those engaged in buying and selling precious metals products. Assist law enforcement by identifying best technologies and methods for identifying counterfeit coins.

Transport/Storage Security
Scott Schwartz, Scott Dagen, Joe De Rosa

Identify and develop best practices standards to prevent infiltration of counterfeit coin and bullion products in commercial transport and storage facilities.