Most of the members of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners are employed by another organization; either in federal, state, or local government, or in the private sector. The same is true for CFEs all over the world. Some of our Chapter members work in accounting, audit, and investigative fields in the private sector. Others are educators at colleges and universities.
The following member CFEs have requested to be listed on our PNW Chapter CFE Referral List. They work in private practice, for CPA firms, or for investigative firms, and may be available to assist organizations and others with fraud examinations of all types.
ACFE PNW Chapter does not verify or attest to the credentialed/licensed status of any referrals listed below. In Washington State, only those licensed under the Private Investigator law, RCW 18.165 and those licensed under the Accountancy law, RCW 18.04 are authorized to conduct investigations of financial matters.
List as of December 31, 2022
Professionals are listed in alphabetical order and acronym definitions are found at the bottom of the page.
Seattle Insurance and Legal Investigations
Phone: (206) 992-1555 (CFE-Private)
WA State PI Principal License #1558
Insurance Claims Investigation, Litigation Support, Difficult Locates, Difficult Service of Process, Public Records Research, Telephonic and Field Interviews.
Overson Investigative Group, LLC
Phone: (206) 939-0447 (CFE - Private Practice)
WA PI License #4757
Federal Criminal and Civil Cases, Fraud Investigations, Financial Investigations, Internal Investigations, Loan Fraud, Bank Fraud, Government Contracting Fraud, Bankruptcy Fraud, SBA Program Fraud, Money Laundering, Due Diligence Reviews, Litigation Support, Asset Searches, and Training
Peet & Associates, LLC
Phone: (360) 825-2661 (CFE - Private Practice)
WA PI License #3021
Fraud Investigations, White Collar Crime Investigations, Forensic Accounting Investigations, Business Fraud, Bankruptcy Fraud, Elder Fraud, Forensic Accounting Investigations for Divorce, Money Laundering, Asset Searches and Review, and Training
Olympic Process & Investigative Services
Phone: (360) 275-3444, (CFE - Private Practice)
Web Site: http://olympicprocess.com
WA State PI #4155
Fraud, White Collar Crime, Employee Embezzlement, Fraud Prevention, Internal Controls, Financial Disputes, Business Disputes, Litigation Support, Tax Fraud, Forensic Accounting, Bankruptcy Fraud, Elder Financial Exploitation, Asset Searches and Review, and Money Laundering
For a list of additional names of CFEs who might be able to assist you with fraud examinations, please contact the following:
ACFE Oregon Chapter - https://oacfe.org/
P.O. Box 8504, Portland, OR 97207-8504
Some CFEs in the state of Washington, such as those in the Vancouver area, may be members of the Oregon Chapter/ACFE.
ACFE Spokane Chapter - www.spokanefraud.org
906 West Sprague, Spokane, WA 99201
Other CFEs in the state of Washington, such as those in eastern Washington, may be members of the Spokane Chapter/ACFE.
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - https://www.acfe.com/findacfe.aspx
Austin, TX, Phone: 1-800-245-3321
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners also maintains a CFE Directory.
The above referral list contains Chapter members only. There may be other CFEs in the state of Washington who might be able to assist you with fraud examinations. However, CFEs who are not Chapter members are not eligible to participate in the Chapter’s Job Referral List service.
CAMS = Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
CCIP = Certified Cyber Intelligence Professional
CCTA = Certified Counterintelligence Threat Analyst
CECI = Certified Expert in Cyber Investigations
CEFI = Certified E-Commerce Fraud Investigator
CFE = Certified Fraud Examiner
CFF = Certified in Financial Forensics by the AICPA (American Institute of CPAs)
CFHI = Certified Forensic High-tech Investigator
CGMA = Chartered Global Management Accountant
CHTI = Certified Human Trafficking Investigator
CICA = Certified Internal Controls Auditor
CIRA = Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor
CMA = Certified Management Accountant
CORCI = Certified Organized Retail Crime Investigator
C|OSINT = Certified in Open Source Intelligence
CPA = Certified Public Accountant
CSMIA = Certified Social Media Intelligence Analyst
EA = Enrolled Agent with the IRS
PI = Private Investigator