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Joshua Blythe
Joshua Blythe
Central Bank & Trust Company

Josh is a Dayton, OH native with over 18 years of banking experience. Joining Central Bank & Trust in 2008, he has worked in all positions within Retail Banking. Moving to Retail Operations, he served as a business analyst for Retail systems to find solutions to combat fraud. Josh now manages Image Processing and Branch Operations. He serves on a number of committees and brings a wealth of frontline knowledge and experience.
Joshua Blythe
Joshua Blythe
Central Bank & Trust Company
Josh is a Dayton, OH native with over 18 years of banking experience. Joining Central Bank & Trust in 2008, he has worked in all positions within Retail Banking. Moving to Retail Operations, he served as a business analyst for Retail systems to find solutions to combat fraud. Josh now manages Image Processing and Branch Operations. He serves on a number of committees and brings a wealth of frontline knowledge and experience.BLYTHE, JOSHUA
Mr. Chris Darmand
Mr. Chris Darmand

Chris is a Forensic Accountant with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Darmand has over 23 years of experience in forensic accounting, financial and internal auditing, investigations, risk and controls assessments, and data analytics. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified Internal Auditor.
Mr. Chris Darmand
Mr. Chris Darmand
Chris is a Forensic Accountant with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Darmand has over 23 years of experience in forensic accounting, financial and internal auditing, investigations, risk and controls assessments, and data analytics. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified Internal Auditor.DARMAND, CHRIS
Mr. Shane Ensminger
Mr. Shane Ensminger
Central Bank & Trust Company

Senior Vice President, Director of Financial Intelligence & Security Unit, Central Bank & Trust Co.

Prior to joining Central Bank, Shane served 22 years with the Lexington Division of Police. In his tenure at LPD he served numerous assignments to include Detective and Sergeant of the Narcotics Enforcement Unit, Intelligence and Organized Crime Unit, FBI Criminal Enterprise Task Force, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, DEA Task Force, US Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force and served as the Assistant Commander of the Emergency Response Unit (SWAT). Shane has been in banking for eight years. Shane completed the Graduate School of Banking in Colorado and has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
Mr. Shane Ensminger
Mr. Shane Ensminger
Central Bank & Trust Company
Senior Vice President, Director of Financial Intelligence & Security Unit, Central Bank & Trust Co.

Prior to joining Central Bank, Shane served 22 years with the Lexington Division of Police. In his tenure at LPD he served numerous assignments to include Detective and Sergeant of the Narcotics Enforcement Unit, Intelligence and Organized Crime Unit, FBI Criminal Enterprise Task Force, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, DEA Task Force, US Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force and served as the Assistant Commander of the Emergency Response Unit (SWAT). Shane has been in banking for eight years. Shane completed the Graduate School of Banking in Colorado and has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
ENSMINGER, SHANE
Varinka Ensminger
Varinka Ensminger

Varinka Ensminger is a graduate of Marshall University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT): Biotechnology with a minor in Math, and holds a Master's degree in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University. She is retired Forensic Services Unit Detective with the Lexington Police Department and maintains her Kentucky Law Enforcement Certified Instructor certification and continues to teach Forensics Investigations to police and civilians. Currently, she is the Security Manager for the US Department of Defense, USSOCOM PEO SOFSA in Lexington, KY. She is also a Lt. Col in the US Army Reserves with over twenty years of military service and is an instructor with the Army Command and General Staff College.
Varinka Ensminger
Varinka Ensminger
Varinka Ensminger is a graduate of Marshall University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT): Biotechnology with a minor in Math, and holds a Master's degree in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University. She is retired Forensic Services Unit Detective with the Lexington Police Department and maintains her Kentucky Law Enforcement Certified Instructor certification and continues to teach Forensics Investigations to police and civilians. Currently, she is the Security Manager for the US Department of Defense, USSOCOM PEO SOFSA in Lexington, KY. She is also a Lt. Col in the US Army Reserves with over twenty years of military service and is an instructor with the Army Command and General Staff College. ENSMINGER, VARINKA
Mr. David Hake
Mr. David Hake
Central Bank & Trust Company

With nearly 20 years of IT experience and multiple IT certifications from Microsoft and Cisco, David Hake has spent his career designing, implementing and protecting critical IT networks. He now serves as the Director of Technology for Central Bank and leads the technology strategic, organizational and business development efforts with a focus on cybersecurity. David has extensive experience in defending against zero-day exploits, cyber threats and dynamic attack vectors using the latest techniques, strategies and controls.
Mr. David Hake
Mr. David Hake
Central Bank & Trust Company
With nearly 20 years of IT experience and multiple IT certifications from Microsoft and Cisco, David Hake has spent his career designing, implementing and protecting critical IT networks. He now serves as the Director of Technology for Central Bank and leads the technology strategic, organizational and business development efforts with a focus on cybersecurity. David has extensive experience in defending against zero-day exploits, cyber threats and dynamic attack vectors using the latest techniques, strategies and controls.HAKE, DAVID
Mr. Gene  Haynes
Mr. Gene Haynes
Central Bank & Trust Company

Gene has over 20 years of experience in Fraud Investigations. He has previously worked as a multistate Regional Fraud Investigator for a Supercenter Chain Department Store before joining the Lexington Division of Police where he served as a Field Training Officer, a Detective assigned to the Residential Burglary and Financial Crimes Units, and a Task Force Officer assigned to the I.R.S. Criminal Investigations. He is a Kentucky Law Enforcement Council Certified Instructor in the topics of Financial Crimes and Retail Theft & Fraud.

He currently serves at the Chairperson of the Central Kentucky Financial Institutions Security Officer Association (FISOA) and a Board Member of the Kentucky Organized Retail Crime Association (KYORCA).
Mr. Gene  Haynes
Mr. Gene Haynes
Central Bank & Trust Company
Gene has over 20 years of experience in Fraud Investigations. He has previously worked as a multistate Regional Fraud Investigator for a Supercenter Chain Department Store before joining the Lexington Division of Police where he served as a Field Training Officer, a Detective assigned to the Residential Burglary and Financial Crimes Units, and a Task Force Officer assigned to the I.R.S. Criminal Investigations. He is a Kentucky Law Enforcement Council Certified Instructor in the topics of Financial Crimes and Retail Theft & Fraud.

He currently serves at the Chairperson of the Central Kentucky Financial Institutions Security Officer Association (FISOA) and a Board Member of the Kentucky Organized Retail Crime Association (KYORCA).
HAYNES, GENE
Mike Helsby
Mike Helsby

Mike is a retired Financial Crimes Detective with the Lexington Police department. He served 20 years with Lexington Police holding positions of Financial Crimes detective for 12 years and served as the task force officer with the United States Secret Service for 5 years. During his time with the U.S.S.S he presented at multiple asset forfeiture conferences discussing federal cases in which he had investigated. During his time with the U.S.S.S he was able to seize over $12 million dollars in assets related to federal cases he developed and investigated. As a financial crimes detective Mike worked multiple skimming cases to include cloned cards, ATM and gas pump skimming. Mike arrested and prosecuted numerous groups of multi-state card fraud suspects travelling through Lexington and was able to compile all the evidence needed for successful prosecution. Mike has attended and hosted U.S.S.S sponsored skimming conferences with attendees from both the United States and foreign countries.
Mike Helsby
Mike Helsby
Mike is a retired Financial Crimes Detective with the Lexington Police department. He served 20 years with Lexington Police holding positions of Financial Crimes detective for 12 years and served as the task force officer with the United States Secret Service for 5 years. During his time with the U.S.S.S he presented at multiple asset forfeiture conferences discussing federal cases in which he had investigated. During his time with the U.S.S.S he was able to seize over $12 million dollars in assets related to federal cases he developed and investigated. As a financial crimes detective Mike worked multiple skimming cases to include cloned cards, ATM and gas pump skimming. Mike arrested and prosecuted numerous groups of multi-state card fraud suspects travelling through Lexington and was able to compile all the evidence needed for successful prosecution. Mike has attended and hosted U.S.S.S sponsored skimming conferences with attendees from both the United States and foreign countries.HELSBY, MIKE
Mr. Troey Stout
Mr. Troey Stout

As a Supervisory Special Agent leading a financial investigation group, Troey brings over two decades of expertise in combating drug trafficking and money laundering, spanning local to international operations. Troey's career with the DEA has been marked by deep involvement in complex narcotics investigations and developing critical strategies in undercover and surveillance operations. Recognized as a subject matter expert in areas including money laundering, cryptocurrency, and security measures, Troey has contributed as an instructor and expert witness, sharing knowledge with law enforcement and private sectors to fortify defenses against financial crime.
Mr. Troey Stout
Mr. Troey Stout
As a Supervisory Special Agent leading a financial investigation group, Troey brings over two decades of expertise in combating drug trafficking and money laundering, spanning local to international operations. Troey's career with the DEA has been marked by deep involvement in complex narcotics investigations and developing critical strategies in undercover and surveillance operations. Recognized as a subject matter expert in areas including money laundering, cryptocurrency, and security measures, Troey has contributed as an instructor and expert witness, sharing knowledge with law enforcement and private sectors to fortify defenses against financial crime. STOUT, TROEY
Richard Yancey
Richard Yancey

Richard Yancey is a Federal Contractor with Firebird AST. He attended Transylvania University in Lexington, KY studying computer programming and accounting. After college he spent eight years working for the Bank of Lexington holding various positions in retail and accounting. He then joined the Lexington Division of Police serving most of his career in the Special Investigations Section/Intelligence Unit where he worked complex criminal cases with the USSS, DEA, ATF and FBI. In 2015 he was asked to join a USSS Task Force to investigate a large Romanian financial fraud case involving the use if cryptocurrency to move illicit funds. He retired from the Lexington Police in 2017 and currently serves as an analyst for the USSS specializing in cryptocurrency investigations. He has testified in Federal court multiple times about Bitcoin, and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Richard Yancey
Richard Yancey
Richard Yancey is a Federal Contractor with Firebird AST. He attended Transylvania University in Lexington, KY studying computer programming and accounting. After college he spent eight years working for the Bank of Lexington holding various positions in retail and accounting. He then joined the Lexington Division of Police serving most of his career in the Special Investigations Section/Intelligence Unit where he worked complex criminal cases with the USSS, DEA, ATF and FBI. In 2015 he was asked to join a USSS Task Force to investigate a large Romanian financial fraud case involving the use if cryptocurrency to move illicit funds. He retired from the Lexington Police in 2017 and currently serves as an analyst for the USSS specializing in cryptocurrency investigations. He has testified in Federal court multiple times about Bitcoin, and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.YANCEY, RICHARD