Driven and successful investigator with a diverse background in financial crimes, insurance fraud and other white collar crimes. Applies rigorous analysis and excellent critical thinking skills to every case.
Conduct comprehensive analysis on digital media (in response to financial fraud cases including counterfeiting, embezzlement and theft) and data recovery (on network and workstation level); also collaborate with network administrator on hardware and software issues and upgrades and assist colleagues with computer requirements. Perform alteration and verification on images taken from surveillance cameras used throughout investigations.
Lead Internet Child Exploitation Unit (publicized unit) focused on investigation of crimes against children (committed with electronic device), proactive investigation of child exploitation via Internet, and delivery of education throughout community on dangers of Internet and methods of protection; oversee 3 direct reports and provide continuing professional education. Refine knowledge of legislation and new crime trends and provide insight to division heads and outside agency contacts. Administer and test computer solutions used throughout undercover operations. Compose press releases for media consumption.
Operate as primary representative to international operation, Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for Delaware County; role formally collaborates and shares active investigations and crime trends with member individuals and agencies. Attend and contribute to local, state and international conferences.
•During tenure thus far, successfully completed more than 350 forensic analyses and investigated financial crimes pivotal in recovery of more than $3 million; contributed to several investigations including Missing Person (child of city police officer), multiple state insurance fraud and theft cases, multiple state ID theft operations, international child exploitation. Recognized as county's expert for undercover Internet operations and research. Recipient of Letters of Appreciation for contributions.
•Developed and presented community outreach program, Internet Safety for Parents, demonstrating various dangers throughout Internet as well as methods for protecting children. Delivered program to: Help Us Prevent Child Abuse in 2006 (presented to Judges, Commissioners, Children Services, Chief of Police, Civic Leaders), Delaware County Jobs and Family Services, Heritage Middle School, Hilliard Tharp Sixth Grade School, Buckeye Valley Middle School, Buckeye Valley East Elementary School, Grace Brethren Presbyterian Church, Saint Mary's Parent Advisory Board.
•Within 2 years, guided Internet Child Exploitation Unit through investigation of more than 500 cases and seized over $17,000; utilized network established with elected officials to secure funding (for training and equipment) from Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Also developed national and international relationships resulting in $35,000 in additional training and hardware.
•Created and incorporated new methods for processing and investigating crimes including embezzlement, theft, and counterfeiting of currency and documents; employ software applications including EnCase, CelleBrite, Paraben BlackBag Technologies and FTK (majority thereof) amongst other solutions.
•Contributing member of Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (2004-Present), United States Secret Service e-crimes Task Force (2002-Present), National White Collar Crime Center (2002-Present), International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (2000-Present), Security Association of Financial Investigators (2000-Present), Crime Stoppers (1998-Present), Security Association of Financial Institutions (2000).
•Prevented productivity and financial loss (law suits) via composition and revision of procedures for Internet Child Exploitation Unit.
•Provide court testimony on both financial fraud and child exploitation cases (also representing outside agency investigations).
•Led purchase and installation of security system upgrade for Sheriff's office administrative section; placement of multiple function CCTV cameras and proximity card readers for doors and elevator access improved safety of employees as well as documented building admittance.
•Backup for the County Network Administrator and maintained and improved network productivity with hardware and software maintenance. Lead in the setup and of employee workstations.
Spearheaded and led investigations focused on asset recovery in addition to continuing positive growth e-commerce security; reported directly to Vice President of e-Commerce Operations. Oversaw investigations covering losses associated with VISA CheckCard, domestic and international wire transfers and database exploitation; also administered operations of bank fraud reporting call center and managed continuous training program addressing new crime trends. Primary contact with VISA on data base intrusion alerts covering merchant-level intrusions; assessed bank variability for losses and recommended bank progression (taking into consideration inconvenience of customer base).
•Pivotal in recovery of $3 million as well as investigations relative to employee theft and attempted theft of sensitive banking and customer information; original member of development team formed to create VISA Check Card program implemented throughout entire banking system.
•Other notable investigations led and contributed to included “DC Area Sniper” data collection (covert), Patriot Act data collection (covert), tracking of possible murder suspect (covert - supporting Vancouver County Sheriff's in Washington State and Organ State Police), insider trading and embezzlement of upper level bank associate, location of erroneous accounts opened by bank employee to embezzle funds for more than 18 years.
•Obtained and refined comprehensive knowledge of regional, national and international trends leading to implementation of policies, procedures and training translating to savings of $11 million; CheckCard department generated more profit as compared to other institutions comparable in size.
•Increased workflow 48% via development of departmental policies and procedures (in concert with Vice President); generated approved formal guidelines as basic framework to enhance productivity and efficiency.
•Improved bank policies on reporting lost and stolen credit/debit cards; increased proficiency of call center staff and reduced bank exposure to fraud losses with training to identify suspicious activity and reporting loss and stolen credit/debit cards.
•Led implementation of internal security of card member database and prevented entire card member database from exploitation.
•Attended 4 VISA Internal education seminars addressing dispute resolution and regulations and application to financial institutions; with responsibility for maintaining compliance to changes, briefed bank President on adjustment of policies and procedures enabling full compliance.
•Developed manuscript identifying, explaining and providing methods of protection from ID theft; manuscript also provided appropriate actions for victims. Information placed in monthly statements for entire customer base.
•Created procedure manual used by internal bank fraud investigators; manual provided brief training and clear insight to each procedure.
•Improved case management system (reducing potential for duplication) via placement of case log with network access enabling sharing throughout department.
Early career includes Fraud Investigator, Huntington National Bank, Columbus, Ohio (May 1998 – December 1999) and Constable, Perry Township, Dublin, Ohio (September 1995 – May 1998).
• Pictomitrey • BlackBag Forensics
• Paraben • Microsoft Windows
• EnCase • Microsoft Office Suite
• CentOS • PhotoShop
• FTK • Open Office
• Dreamweaver • MAC
• Aladdin Shrine Reception Unit (2003 – Present) • University Masonic Lodge, 2002
• University Masonic Lodge, 2002
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