What do they do?

Obtain evidence, take statements, produce reports, and testify to findings regarding resolution of fraud allegations. May coordinate fraud detection and prevention activities.

  • Conduct in-depth investigations of suspected internal or external fraud.
  • Prepare evidence for presentation in court.
  • Testify in court regarding investigation findings.
  • Interview witnesses or suspects and take statements.
  • Advise businesses or agencies on ways to improve fraud detection.
  • Create and maintain logs, records or databases of information about fraudulent activity.
  • Coordinate investigative efforts with law enforcement officers and attorneys.

Basic Skills
Reading Comprehension

Technical Skills
Operations Monitoring
Operation and Control

Social Skills
Social Perceptiveness

Systems Skills
Judgment and Decision Making
Systems Analysis
System Evaluation

Problem Solving Skills
Complex Problem Solving

Resource Management Skills
Time Management
Management of Personnel Resources
Management of Financial Resources

  • Salary range: $40,000-$90,000+
  • Education and Professional Requirements: Entry — Associate’s degree or equivalent law enforcement or claims experience; Mid-career — Bachelor’s degree, multiple years related work experience; Managerial — Bachelor’s degree, many years related work experience
  • Possible career path: Special Investigator > Senior Investigator > Manager, Special Investigations Unit

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