Fraud Scene Investigator - Insight

by Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

23 April 2008: Although not strictly considered a homeland security issue, the following article about a forensic accountant provides a bit of insight into the world of a fraud scene investigator. The article is relevant to the investigators of the Northeast Intelligence Network and its parent company, Hagmann Investigative Services, Inc., in a number of ways. The Northeast Intelligence Network and our associated companies are comprised of investigative professionals, including those involved in the investigation of large-scale fraud activities.

Unlike the largely anonymous Internet “bloggers” with unverifiable or even dubious experience, credentials and backgrounds, and those who use pseudonyms to hide their identities, investigators with the Northeast Intelligence Network do not engage in such tactics. Much like our objectives and investigative activities, our identities and qualifications are available for public scrutiny. Our investigations serve to expose perpetrators engaged in activities that could be considered a threat to our security, and the safety and security of our friends, neighbors and families in this and subsequent generations.

For instance, consider the money trail of Islamic charities suspected of providing material support to terrorism, and our exclusive investigation of the Binghamton, NY charity tied to the terrorist group Jamaat ul-Fuqra. Such investigations are complex, intense, and at times, full of unexpected surprises. Where large sums of money are involved, some surprises could turn potentially deadly, as the following article indicates.

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