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Discovery  Detective Group


Fraud involves someone taking money and or goods from another by misrepresentation.  This can be an individual, a crime group, or a large international fraud ring.

We understand you have already suffered a monetary loss as well  as a loss of trust.  Through our investigation we endeavor to mitigate your loss by locating your asset for recovery and/or interface with authorities for prosecution.

Discovery has helped to recover assets and bring to justice 5 of the largest national and international fraud rings. 


Arizona Revised Statute, Title 13 Criminal Code, Chapter 23 Fraud, 13-2310 - Fraudulent schemes and artifices; classification; 

A. Any person who, pursuant to a scheme or artifice to defraud, knowingly obtains any benefit by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, promises or material omissions is guilty of a class 2 felony

Fraud is a complex investigation that uses most of our investigative techniques in our tool box.  

This type of case may take weeks to months to solve as it is handled very carefully.  It may require developing special sources, informants and law enforcement contacts.

Please call 480-946-7173 to set up a comprehensive consultation and case review.  This can be at our Scottsdale office, by phone, or virtually with internet and webcam.  

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Fraud Investigations for:

  • Small business - Industry
    • Employee 
    • Intellectual Property and Trade Mark
    • Counterfeiting
    • Accidents and Workers Comp
    • Corporate Espionage
    • Forgery
  • Finance Companies
    • ​Auto Rings
    • Check and Credit 
    • Securities
    • Forgery
  • Insurance Companies
    • ​Auto Theft
    • Staged Accidents
    • Workers Comp
    • Forgery
  • Hospitality Industry
    • ​Dram Shop
    • Employee
    • Vendor
  • Individuals

Some fraud's involved e-bay clones, Western Union misdirect, auto fiance schemes, credit theft, credit creation, washing money orders and checks, Id theft, chop shops, intellectual property, counterfeit monies and goods. Often there is a drug sale component. 

Nationwide Bank Protocol resulted from of one of Discovery Detective Groups Arizona check fraud investigations; Bank tellers taking a thumb print placed on the back of a check cashed, when the person cashing the check does not have an account with that bank. Nationally the loss was estimated at about $500,000,000.

Discovery worked for a local Client that had checks stolen and cashed at local banks. Discovery uncovered a multi state check fraud, drug and money laundering ring run out of a Phoenix bicycle shop.  

Arizona AG office of bad checks had over $2,000,000 in what they thought were individual bad checks.  We found the links that connected them to a multi state well organized ring able to clone drivers licenses.  This ring involved presenting checks from all major banks for goods to resell or to cash at branches with forged ID's using the check owners personal or business info.

Discovery has successfully investigated Nigerian, Gypsy, Russian, Terrorist fraud rings both in and out of country as well as regional auto fraud, ID theft rings and corporate white collar fraud.