Fraud Investigations

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Fraud Investigations

Fraud investigations are something that is forever evolving in our system today.  Many people and or businesses are victims of fraud on a daily basis.  I bring this to your attention and there may be come a time where you need a legal investigator to assist you with a fraud investigation which could be a business partner who has duped you or some unknown party.  Either way, this happens all the time and the problem is for most law officers is that it is hard to prove.  These cases can be very convoluted and difficult to decipher due to the culprits slick ways of doing things.

The most important part of a fraud investigation is proving the elements of fraud and that is not easy to do whether it be in a criminal court or a civil court.  You may think you have concrete evidence but most of the time it does not prove up your case.  You’ll need a legal investigator who knows how to get what  you need to prove your case.  Don’t think for one minute just because the police or district attorney will not take your case means you do not  have a case.  It just means, you’ll need someone else such as us to give you a second opinion.  Most of the time, we give clients good news and take their case all the way to recovery.  Can we win all cases?  No, however, we’re pretty darn close!

If you have a fraud case and need help from our attorneys we can help you right away.  We have excellent recommendations with great testimonials from many satisfied clients.  Give us a call and we will chat with you in order to give you some stress relief.

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Private Investigator, is exactly what it means, we handle everything from XYZ!  The title, Private Investigator is a profession which has came leaps and bounds over the years and is a highly sought after profession at that!  A Private Investigator could potentially come from many sorts of backgrounds such as attorneys, bounty hunters, insurance companies, however, retired law enforcement has taken a great interest in the position.  Retired officers have found their services are greatly desired and clients are willing to pay for the professional Private Investigator at nearly any cost to win, after all the police are to busy and have to be in court a lot.  We have found that people are willing to pay for  private services in which law enforcement cannot provide and or are prohibited from doing because of all the legal wrangling.  We would like to share with you some of the services we offer which are second to none.  If you have a financial case as an example, we have the resources to uncover massive paper trails, interview and interrogation techniques and ways to track down people who are hiding.  To be clear, our position is not subjective, but rather objective for the client’s best interest.  We work directly for their attorneys who direct us in the areas we’re expected to investigate and focus on.

Our investigative team has many talents and have solved many high profile cases which, include but are not limited to false allegations of criminal threats, false allegations from a spouse of domestic violence, false allegations of assaults on police officers, false allegations of assault & battery cases, false allegations of perjury, false allegations of resisting arrest and the list goes on!  Why?  Well, like I said earlier we do everything from XYZ and if you can trust us to handle your case we will provide viable results to the best of our ability.  Do we win every case?  Absolutely not, however, we may get the charges reduced or we can minimize criminal charges, and institute damage control.  Our clients include a host of celebrities in where the strictest of all investigations are kept confidential and we make sure the paper trail is confidential as well. Why should you hire us?  Well, simply said we win!  Moreover, we are friendly, logical and have the ability to reason out cases very easily.  Our network is far reaching and our resources are never ending with provable results.

We consult real judges, real district attorneys, we speak to court clerks by cell phone, we have all kinds of inside action which you wouldn’t believe.  Is it legal?  Absolutely, we have friends everywhere, including City, County State and the Federal government.  Remember, we are professionals so we have access to a wide amount of information at any given time dependent on what exactly the information consists of, which includes all public outlets for information.  As a Private Investigator, we are highly sought after due to our high skills, practical experience, training and education.  We are very serious about what we do on every single case.  If you’re an attorney and you’re looking to hire a Private Investigator you came to the right place, after all you do want to win don’t you?  Of course, you want to win everyone does.  However, the first step is to call us and let us know what type of case you have.  We can tell you in a matter of seconds if we can take on your case.  Yes, there are a few cases we will not take due to our high standards and or cases in where our Private Investigators will be faced with imminent danger.  As an example we will not go deep in the Country of Mexico to fetter out the drug cartel, we will leave that to law enforcement. Again, we handle nearly all cases from XYZ but we do have to face reality.

When it comes to investigations our spirit is to win, yes we are in it to win it and you’ll clearly see we are friendly and will take the necessary steps to help you be stress free in all that we do.  Yes, we will answer the phone and will return your calls as soon as possible.  The last thing we do is ignore our clients, we give them full attention as necessary and will fulfill our obligations.  Yes, we do go to court in order to fight for our clients, so we may be off the phone for a little while but we always check our messages and contact our clients as soon as possible.  Just give us a call and let us know how we can help you and even if you think you do not have a chance of winning let us help you make that decision.  We have seen cases in where people thought they were doomed and sure enough we pulled it off where they saved thousands of dollars.  Give us a call or email us…let us help you be stress free!

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background check


BackgroundCheck.LA: is a full onslaught of information we believe you will find unbelievable! We can dig, dig and dig some more to give you the results you’re looking for in nearly every state in the union.  We leave no stone uncovered when it comes to conducting background checks on any person, company, business abroad.  We can do multiple employe background checks or whatever you need as long as it is legal. Our background investigators are well educated and have a vast amount of experience in conducting such background checks. If you are an employer, we have various options for you, merely give us a call and let us know exactly what you are looking for.  Here are some of the background checks we perform:

  • Police applicants
  • Employe/Employer
  • Apartment Rentals
  • Security
  • Criminal Background Checks
  • Traffic Background Checks
  • Eviction Background Checks
  • Termination Background Checks
  • Previous Employment Checks

Now then, these are just a few of the background checks we conduct but of course we do much more! In the year 2014, we also do background checks involving social media, such as Facebook profiles, Twitter Profiles, MySpace Profiles, Linkedin Profiles to mention a few.  If you are looking for a generic background check or an in-depth background check give us a call or email us so we can help you.  We offer special prices for multiple background checks.


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Private Investigator Near Me

Private Investigator Near me, is probably a term you have searched for and found us here!  If you are looking for a super cool private investigator who is down to earth and willing to help you every step of the way, you came to the right place.  We have helped so many people we can hardly keep count.  Whether you need help in looking for a loved one or someone who owes you money we will do our very best to find them for you.  Of course, private investigators can perform many duties as it relates to your every day needs, we specialize in nearly every faucet of investigations. If you suspect a wife, husband, girlfriend, boyfriend of cheating we can help you get to the bottom of whatever your suspicions are.  I have to say that many people who come to us already know the person is cheating since they have previously caught them and confronted the person.  We hear this a lot and can tell you most of the time people forgive and they stay together until that one day something doesn’t add up and you suspect the person is right back to what they were doing before.  Now then, you are at the point where you want to catch them in the act or proof of your suspicions.

If this is the case or otherwise then give us a call and we will help you.  If it is not the case of a cheater then perhaps we can help you with something else.  We handle missing person cases as well and are pretty good at tracking down the person even with little or no evidence.  You see my friend, you came to us looking for results and the best way we can start to help you is for you to call and explain how we can help.  It never hurts to call and you might be surprised at what we can come up with.  Yes, hiring a private investigator is not cheap and if you’re shopping for one we can tell you most or the majority of professional private investigators all charge the same amount.  We have finance plans available and will accept as way of payments.  Additionally, we can break up payments so you can live comfortably while performance is rendered.  We have plenty of resources and are working with active and retired peace officers who are highly trained and have no questionable background problems.  People always ask, “Okay, where do I start?” Well, simply put just call us and we will help you right away.  We have a toll free line: 855-342-3300, by calling this number if we do not answer it will locate us to call you right back.  We are very discrete and will protect your identity at all costs.  Give us a call today and let us work for you!

  • 0 reports: Retail loss prevention is a set of practices employed by retail stores to preserve profit and for the protection of assets. Profit preservation is any business activity specifically designed to reduce preventable losses. A preventable loss is any business cost caused by deliberate or inadvertent human actions, colloquially known as “shrink” this is the term widely used by retailers. Volitional human actions that cause loss to a retail store can be embezzlement, theft, fraud, vandalism, waste, abuse, time theft or misconduct. Inadvertent human actions attributable to loss are purely poorly executed business processes, where employees fail to follow existing policies or procedures. Loss prevention is mainly found within the retail sector but also can be found within other business environments such as cyber crime in the year 2014.

Since retail loss prevention is geared towards the elimination of preventable loss and the bulk of preventable loss in retail is caused by deliberate human activity, traditional approaches to retail loss prevention have been through visible security measures matched with technology such as CCTV and electronic sensor barriers. Most companies take this traditional approach by either having their own in house loss prevention team or they use external security agencies.  We can provide very professional loss prevention agents for any company, thus, saving expensive training.  Our loss prevention agents are either life long professionals who have major experience with retailers or active/retired/auxiliary officers who have  vast amounts of dealing with loss prevention.  Most retailers are looking for loss prevention agents to apprehend shoplifters, but sometimes there is more than what meets the eye. 70% of all profit loss from retailers is from none other than its own employee’s, we pride ourselves in apprehending those same employee’s as well.  Our loss prevention agents write impeccable reports and offer testimony favorable for any district attorneys office.  One fear retailers have is what is called, “bad stops” or illegal detentions.  We provide exemplary training for loss prevention agents and go by the golden rule, “if you didn’t see it, it didn’t happen.”  It is better to take a loss versus ending up in court over a false arrest action.

L.A. loss prevention is one of many of our services we offer to the private sector. Our team consists of active and or retired peace officers from Southern California law enforcement agencies who have vast experience in the field of loss prevention not only for retail stores but companies and corporations as well. If you are looking for professional loss prevention agents we have highly trained personnel who can easily carry out your objectives. All of our Loss Prevention Agents are highly trained, certified and licensed with a State of California, Consumer Affairs Guard card. If you are looking for temporary and or permanent positions to fill please email us at: .


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Serial Rapist Convicted


Photo: Accused Rapist Melbrough Williams

SexOffender.LA reports: A Riverside County man, residing in the City of Murrieta is accused of allegedly raping and robbing women working as prostitutes, most of whom he found online as he perused websites looking for female escorts, has been ordered to stand trial, authorities said. Melbrough Williams Jr., 45, has pleaded not guilty to rape, robbery, kidnapping and other sex charges, Riverside County court records show. He is charged with raping five women and attempted to sexually assault a sixth. All but one of the assaults are alleged to have occurred in the City of Temecula or surrounding areas.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Investigator III S. Grassel was assigned the daunting task of tracking down a potentially unknown serial rapist operating within the County of Riverside. He painstakingly took the time to track down any victims and interview them ad nauseam as he was on his hunt for a serial rapist. Investigator Grassel eventually tracked down Melbrough Williams through a victim, by use of a photo line-up. Investigator S. Grassel had showed his first victim 7 photo lineups before she made a positive ID on Williams. DNA from Williams was found on the victim in her sexual assault examination. There were a total of 10 victims but only 6 of the 10 victims wanted to pursue official charges.

On July 27, 2012, Investigator S. Grassel successfully arrested Melbrough Williams for multiple counts of alleged sexual assaults and was held on a bail increase of $10,000,000.00 since his arrest. Over several months of, “good ole fashion police work” Investigator Grassel pitched his case to the Riverside County District Attorney’s office.  The investigation revealed Williams had been involved in this type of activity for over 10 years, his first known incident was October 2002. Since the arrest two other victims were located, one by a DNA hit and one who’s phone had been stolen during a robbery which was in the possession Melbrough Williams at the time of his arrest.

During the investigation, Investigator S. Grassel learned Melbrough Williams was a medically retired Los Angeles County Probation employee. Investigator S. Grassel proceeded with the case just like any other case he came across.Melbrough Williams was found guilty of seven felony sexual assault cases out of 12 felony counts he was originally charged with on June 16, 2014 Southwest Division of the Riverside County Superior Court. Melbrough Williams potentially faces approximately 95 years to life behind bars for his convictions. He faces sentencing in mid-July,


Photo: Investigator S. Grassel, previous agency

It is investigators like Investigator S. Grassel who are true policemen with a passion to hunt down potential serial rapists who are to be commended with the highest regard from society. SexOffender.LA brings you true stories from true policemen who are the very fabric of society, protecting women and children without regard to their very own safety. Investigator S. Grassel is an asset to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. His willingness to undertake such a feat is second to none. Our hat goes off to Investigator S. Grassel for performing such a heroic deed. We would also like to mention District Attorney Sean Crandall and District Attorney Ed Hansen who did an awesome job of taking an alleged serial rapist to trial and winning convictions on seven of the twelve counts against Melbrough Williams.

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Phoenix Cop Murdered, Second Cop Wounded

Phoenix cop murdered, second cop wounded in a shootout with a violent felon during an undercover operation.  A Phoenix Police Officer, returned fire killing the suspect dead!  One officer has succumbed to his injuries and the other is listed in critical condition.  At the time of this article, it is unclear what the officers were investigating or what spurned the shooting other than the suspect was running on foot in an alley way when he turned on two plainclothes officers and started shooting.  The officer returned fire with one officer blasting the suspect out of his shoes where he fell dead in the alley.  The names of the officers have not been released as of yet.  Our prayers are with the officers involved and for their families and the Phoenix Police Department.  Please see the videos the Phoenix Police Department has provided.

Please remember to wear your vest and always be ready locked and loaded for such incidents!  Life on the street today in the year 2014 is tougher than ever and you must be in good physical condition and ready for the threat of life or death every second of the day during your tour of service.  Lastly, never chase a suspect on foot alone…always have a partner there with you for back up.  We realize this is not always possible but if it is then wait for the back up and do it together…those people are always there to catch…they can’t help committing crimes and showing their faces every time you turn around… in other words…you will catch them later…under better circumstances…

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Los Angeles Identity Theft

Los Angeles identity theft is rampant and affects all of us in one way or another.  Have you been a victim of identity theft?  If so, then you surely know it generally is a big mess and when reported to the police it is mostly shrugged off as someone else’s jurisdiction.  In the State of California, police agencies are governed by law to construct a report, however, this sometimes equates to nothing more than a log notation and or note taking for a future report if necessary. “[more…]” If the identity theft report is written and does end up in the hands of a police investigator, it is generally said there is not enough hours in the day to investigate such crimes.  Most police investigators do not like investigating such crimes and most end up in a suspended file versus a closed file. In Los Angeles identity theft is so out of control it is necessary for police investigators to devote full time investigators to handle the case load.  A lot of times victims become frustrated with police investigators because of the lack of attention their individual case receives as the police are over burdened. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department cites over a million Californians have fallen victim.

We would invite you to bring us your case and allow us to work on the investigation for you.  We are very good at unraveling all the credit reports, purchases, dates & times…. in effort to identify the suspect/s.  We will take all your information and back track it using all of our valuable resources, including high-tech software and technology we have gathered over the past 30 years.  Remember, we go back to the days of the painstaking days of searching through huge metal files and file drawers searching for paper documents….we had to be passionate then…and we are passionate now.  Whatever it takes, of course within reason, we will search high and low for you.  Our rates are very competitive and more reasonable than most.  Everything we do is super confidential and we are good at shielding our clients if that is what they desire.  Remember, we are not governed like police investigators, we have more freedom to do what we have to do…and have really no ranking police supervisor to answer or report to…… other than you, the client.  This makes our job so much easier!  Merely have your attorney contact us or you too may contact us to get things started right away! Take a look at some tips to help you if you have been a victim of identity theft.

  • Keep personal information in a confidential place, and do not place any of your personal paperwork in the trash, shred it
  • Never give your social security to anyone in person and or online, if someone calls you on the phone and asks for your social security number do not give it to them
  • Monitor your account balances
  • Do not carry P.I.N. – personal information numbers in your purse or wallet
  • Check your mailbox at the time of delivery, use a secure postal facility to send or dispatch mail

We hope these tips helped you, we understand they are generic tips but if we at least remind you it perhaps can save you from becoming a victim! We can help protect you from becoming a victim. Please give us a call so we can help fix your situation.

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Chad Bianco for Riverside County Sheriff



Investigators publicly endorse Lieutenant Chad Bianco for the position of Sheriff-Coroner for the County of Riverside, California. Lieutenant Bianco who is duly noted as a highly decorated deputy has an exemplary personnel record once assigned to the prestigious position of the departments Professional Standards Bureau, or better termed “internal affairs.” “[more…]” His experience as an investigator has certainly proved to be very valuable to the fine citizens of Riverside County.  He once spearheaded an investigation with Dateline NBC-To Catch a Predator with Chris Hansen in where approximately 51 suspected sexual predators were arrested.

It was Lieutenant Bianco who worked closely with volunteers to assist with the 3 day long investigation to make it all happen! It is this type of leadership the County of Riverside residents so desperately need!  Why?  Well, simply said it goes back to the basics of police work where the citizens are the “eyes and ears” of the police and without such volunteers the department becomes an “individual” versus a team!  Investigations.LA supports this type of stellar leadership and truly believes Lieutenant Bianco has the skill, knowledge, experience, education and passion to fill the boots of Sheriff for the County of Riverside. Lieutenant Bianco brings a lot to the table and has a lot to offer the citizenry of Riverside County. Riverside County Sheriff’s Department now boasts to be the 2nd largest Sheriff’s Department, under Los Angeles in the State of California.  With a population swelling over 2.6 million people we need a good Sheriff who can protect us from evil doers in society.

Lieutenant Bianco is a Firearms Range Master and a lifetime member of the “NRA” National Rife Association.  Riverside County does not need a politician in the position of Sheriff, we need a deputy who will challenge his deputies to be the best they can be! Lieutenant Bianco is a people person but when it comes to laying down the law for the citizens of Riverside County….he will not blink an eye!

By Kevin Faler, Retired Corporal, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

“To Catch a Predator” source:

Take a look at his work experience, source,


1993 – 1996    Robert Presley Detention Center (Deputy)

  • Floor operations:  basic inmate security, transportation, and jail operations
  • Classification:  Responsible for all inmate housing and oversight of the “Federal Release” of county inmates.
  • Responsible for all inmate gang intelligence.
  • Chosen as the first Drug Recognition Expert assigned to the corrections division and responsible for the training of other personnel.

1996-2000       Lake Elsinore Station (Deputy)

  • Assigned to Patrol functions in the City of Lake Elsinore and the unincorporated county areas.
  • Traffic Accident trained
  • Lake Patrol and Dive rescue trained
  • Undercover Narcotics and Gang Enforcement

2000-2003       Administrative Investigations – Internal Affairs (Investigator)

  • Administrative investigations involving officer misconduct
  • Office Involved Shooting investigations and review
  • Coroner Review investigations
  • Civil litigation

2003-2006       Jurupa Valley Station (Sergeant)

  • Patrol Supervision
  • Detective Bureau Supervision
    • Garnered international acclaim for the implementation and oversight of law enforcements  most successful undercover sting.  Arrested 51 sexual predators over a three day period using volunteers.  This program was the catalyst to the formation of Riverside County’s SAFE and SPIDER task force currently protecting our children from sexual predators.
  • Assisted numerous state, federal, and international law enforcement agencies with the formation of sexual predator task force and sting operations.

2006-2011       Moreno Valley Station (Lieutenant)

  • Commander of Patrol Operations
  • Commander of Traffic Operations
  • Commander of Detective Bureau
  • Administration
  • Management and oversight of the largest contract city budget in the county.

2011-Present    Larry Smith Correctional Facility (Lieutenant)

  • Floor Operations
  • Business Operation
  • Support Operations
  • Transportation

In 2006, while supervising the Detective Bureau at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, I spearheaded the most successful law enforcement sting in the country.  Over a three day period, we arrested 51 suspects who attempted to engage in a sexual relationship with a child.  The sting was featured on Dateline NBC – To Catch a Predator.

The operation was originally denied by Sheriff’s Administration because of “the unknown.”  Eventually I was able to convince them of our ability to safely conduct the sting, and how the sting was necessary to protect our children and raise public awareness of the issue.  Nothing like this had ever been attempted.  This sting utilized a large group of volunteers, something that most law enforcement agencies shy away from simply because “they are not one of us.”  After the sting, a few agencies criticized my actions for going “outside law enforcement.”

However, based on our success, many more agencies across the county, and abroad, contacted me to help with their own programs.  Most law enforcement agencies today have some type of program to combat “internet crimes against children.”  Our own County Board of Supervisors authorized the funding for Riverside County’s SAFE and SPIDER task force after recognizing the need to protect our children.

Department Firearms Instructor (Train the Trainer)
Department Firearms Range Master
Basic Academy and Advanced Officer Training Instructor:

  • Ethics
  • Laws of Arrest

Leadership Moreno Valley
California Narcotic Officer’s Association
California Homicide Investigators Association
California Gang Investigators Association
Southern California Fraud Investigators Association
Peace Officers for Christ International
National Rifle Association (Life Member)

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Los Angeles Investigators

Welcome to Investigations.LA, our defense investigators work closely with licensed defense and civil attorneys in order to assist with false allegations and or vexatious litigants. If you need an attorney give us a call, if you’re an attorney and need a defense investigator please let us know.  We are very successful at what we do! “[more…]” Investigations.LA consists of active deputy sheriffs, police officers, including, retired deputy sheriffs and retired police officers who work exclusively for attorneys. We also have licensed private investigators and or licensed paralegals who can assist you with all your needs.  Many of our defense investigators are located in the Los Angeles area or Inland Empire and can be in any of the seven sister counties, such as Riverside County, Orange County, San Diego County or San Bernardino County normally within one hour.

We have many resources in the Los Angeles area and in the Inland Empire!  Our defense investigators are second to none and  have the education, experience and practical training in nearly all fields. Our specialty is of course criminal matters and trust me here, we can look at a police report and fetter it out rather easily and come up with the perfect defense for you and or your client.  Our success rate is very high and we have the reputation of winning 90% of the time in serious criminal matters. Some of our defense investigators have been to law school and or law students.  We have worked in concert with many attorneys and have great reputations with many recommendations. If you have a criminal or civil matter give us a chance we are very friendly and have a passion for helping people.  Remember, we were once arresting officers and have a total of combined years totaling in the hundreds with our experience.

Our retainers are fair and reasonable, and do offer installment plans for the less fortunate. All you have to do is give us a call and we will give you a free consultation.  We accept PayPal as our payment gateway, and or we accept cashier checks, personal checks, business checks, including bank wire transfers.

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Lawyer Reviews

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Ronald Ask, Elder Law Pc, located in Riverside, CA. is a top notch attorney. He helped us with a very complex elder abuse case in where we recovered millions of dollars that was stolen from us. I recommend Ronald Ask.

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