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 Chapter Job 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. They are listed in alphabetical order. Definitions for the acronyms following their names are found at the bottom of the list.
James A. Cronin, CFE, PI, MPA; Mukilteo, Seattle Insurance and Legal Investigations, (206) 992-1555, (CFE-Private), E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.seattle-investigations.com. WA State PI Principal License #1558. Specialties: insurance claims investigation, litigation support, difficult locates, difficult service of process, public records research, telephonic and field interviews.
Kent Hansen, CFE, CMA, CPA, CIRA; Monroe/Bellevue, Quackenbush and Hansen, PS, (425) 456-0800, (CPA Firm), E-Mail: email@example.com. Specialties: tax, financial compliance, forensic accounting and litigation support services.
Kenneth Hines, CFE, CAMS, EA; Seattle, Integritas3, (425) 941-7221, E-Mail: Kenneth@Integritas3.com, Web Site: http://integritas3.com. Specialties: tax, financial compliance, forensic accounting and litigation support services.
Victoria Kitts, CFE, CPA; Bellevue, Clark Nuber PS, (425) 709-6696 (CPA Firm), E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web Site: https://www.clarknuber.com/ Specialties: fraud prevention and internal control studies, fraud investigation, financial disputes, litigation support and business disputes.
Pete Miller, CFE, CPA; Bellevue, Clark Nuber PS, (425) 709-6696 (CPA Firm), E-Mail: email@example.com, Web Site: https://www.clarknuber.com/ Specialties: fraud prevention and internal control studies, fraud investigation, financial disputes, litigation support and business disputes.
Mike Nurse, CFE, CPA, MBA; Bellevue, Clark Nuber PS, (425) 709-6696 (CPA Firm), E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web Site: https://www.clarknuber.com/ Specialties: fraud prevention and internal control studies, fraud investigation, financial disputes, litigation support and business disputes.
Kari Overson, CFE, PI; Federal Way, Overson Investigative Group, LLC,
(206) 939-0447 (CFE - Private Practice), WA PI License #4757.
Website: https://oversoninvestigativegroup.com. Specialties: 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 review, and training.
James S. Peet, Ph.D., CFE, PI; Enumclaw, Peet & Associates, LLC, (360) 825-2661 (CFE - Private Practice), E-Mail: email@example.com. WA PI License #3021. Specialties: 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.
Bill Reed, CFE, CFF, PI, CPA, CGMA, CICA, MBA; Mill Creek, MFR Law Group, PLLC, (425) 357-9089, (CFE - Private Practice), E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web Site: http://www.mfrlawgroup.com. WA PI License #4897. Specialties: fraud prevention and internal controls, fraud investigation, forensic accounting investigation, and fraud training.
Charles G. Rhodes, CFE, PI, CCIP, CCTA, CECI, CEFI, CFHI, CHTI, CORCI, C|OSINT, CSMIA; Grapeview, Olympic Process & Investigative Services, (360) 275-3444, (CFE - Private Practice), E-Mail: email@example.com, Web Site: http://olympicprocess.com. WA State PI #4155. Specialties: 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.
***Definitions of Acronyms for Certifications listed above:
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
PNW ACFE does not verify or attest to the credentialed/licensed status of any referrals listed above. 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.
The above referral list is for 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.
For a list of additional names of CFEs who might be able to assist you with fraud examinations, please contact the following:
● Some CFEs in the state of Washington, such as those in the Vancouver area, may be members of the Oregon Chapter/ACFE. You may want to contact them at P.O. Box 8504, Portland, OR 97207-8504, or at https://oacfe.org/.
● Other CFEs in the state of Washington, such as those in eastern Washington, may be members of the Spokane Chapter/ACFE. You may want to contact them at 906 West Sprague, Spokane, WA 99201, or at www.spokanefraud.org.
● The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in Austin, Texas, also maintains a CFE Directory. You may contact the ACFE at 1-800-245-3321 or at https://www.acfe.com/findacfe.aspx.