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Orange County District Attorney’s Office

Description: The presentation will cover various types of cybercrimes handled by the DA’s office and how to identify and protect yourself from becoming a victim. It will also cover basic cryptocurrency tips to protect yourself from scammers and phishing attacks.


Deborah Kwon has been serving the public as a criminal prosecutor since 2015. She graduated from the Pepperdine University School of Law with a certificate in Criminal Law. She is also certified in Alternate Dispute Resolution by the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. Deborah started her career as a Deputy District Attorney at the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office, where she handled countless cases involving serious and violent crimes. In Tulare, she specialized in prosecuting child abuse, animal abuse, sex offender registration failures, gangs, and crimes against peace officers. In 2018, she transferred to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, where she continued to handle serious and violent crimes. She is currently in the Major Fraud Unit, specializing in Cryptocurrency fraud. Deborah is currently working with various branches of law enforcement to develop the investigative infrastructure to handle matters involving blockchain technology, non-fungible tokens, and all things metaverse.


Anthony Schlehner has been a Deputy District Attorney since 2013 and has devoted his entire career to being a criminal prosecutor. After graduating as his law school’s valedictorian and joining the California bar, he immediately began working for the Orange County District Attorney’s office where he is now part of the Major Fraud Unit specializing in Cyber Crime and Fraud. Throughout his career, he has prosecuted serious and violent felonies, domestic violence, gang crimes, identify theft, narcotics, real estate fraud, and numerous other areas of criminal activity. Anthony is a member of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators and is currently working with branches of local law enforcement and the Federal government to develop investigative tactics relating to cryptocurrency fraud.