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The Community Banking Corner provides useful tips for anti-money laundering/Bank Secrecy Act (AML/BSA) professionals in community banks to help them in their day-to-day jobs.

Carl FrancoisOur regular contributor, Carl Francois, is the senior vice president and the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and fraud officer at Southern First Bank. Francois has over 14 years of experience in the BSA, the Office of Foreign Assets Control and fraud. In addition, he serves as a board member of the ACAMS Carolinas Chapter. If you would like to contribute to this column or have any topics you would like to suggest, email