Investigations

Learn more about Strider Investigations and our processes.

Financial Crimes Investigation

If someone has committed a financial crime against you, they may have access to some of your personal information and communications. 

Therefore, please contact us as discreetly as possible.  Don’t tell anyone you are meeting with us unless there is a reason to do so.

We’ll make a plan together on how to address these and other issues.

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Major Asset Theft / Loss

It can happen with a click or trick, where someone gets you to sign away an asset or by gaining some control of that asset, they send it somewhere else.  Major asset theft is hard to detect until you happen to look at it.  However it happened, don’t give up.  Law enforcement will do what they can, but their specialty is not recovering lost or stolen assets.  Call us as soon as possible and as discreetly as possible.  We will get to work tracking down your assets

Executive/Manager Fraud

When business owners trust others to manage their companies, they put incredible power in their hands.  Even bookkeepers and administrative assistants can sometimes have the ability to steal or manipulate funds.  To make matters worse, theft isn’t limited to taking cash.  It can involve inventory, expense manipulation, even fake employees.  We have been CEO’s and managers, so we understand how things work and can get to the bottom of whatever fraud or malfeasance is going on fast.

Business Transaction Fraud

Specific business transactions can represent enough fraud to damage or destroy a company.  These transactions come in many forms such as M&A, major contracts, or even unnoticeable tiny transactions that eventually add up to millions. One advantage we have in this and in other types of fraud is that the numbers can’t lie.  At the end of the day, A=L+E, for example,  There is no getting around that.  If you think you have been the victim of a business transaction fraud, call us and we’ll figure it out together.

Personal Transaction Fraud

Personal transaction fraud may be buying or selling stocks, bonds, a work of art, a property, or anything of significance.  The number of cons and methods to trick or steal are countless.  But the good news is that whatever assets you have lost have gone somewhere, and we just might be able to get them back.  But it is necessary to contact us as soon as possible.  Time is a major factor in recovery.  On the other hand, if you are only concerned with proving a crime, sooner is better than later, but as long the documents are retained, we can still figure out what happened.

Here Are Some Of The Types Of Fraud That We Investigate

  • Con Schemes
  • Telemarketing Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Investment Fraud
  • Affinity Fraud
  • Ponzi Schemes
  • Franchise Fraud
  • Securities Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Tax Fraud
  • Financial Statement Fraud
  • Asset Misappropriation
  • Bribery/Corruption
  • Intellectual Property Theft
  • Financial Institution Fraud
  • Check and Credit Card Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Consumer Fraud

To Help you Better Understand What may be Happening, consider the 6 different types of financial predators

Which one are you encountering?

Knowing the six types of financial predators will help you understand what might be happening, what could happen, and what might have happened.  And if you can’t figure it out or are unsure what to do, give us a call.  We’ll deal with them for you.

SURVEILLANCE & UNDERCOVER

Surveillance

While surveillance can be useful in everything from information gathering to evidence collection, to client safety, very few investigative firms practice it properly.  If you are looking for help with a case or crisis, we will assess the potential to use surveillance as one of many tools.  It is applicable to civil and criminal investigations, as well as fidelity, missing persons, and many others.  All four kinds of surveillance may play a role in your case: static, mobile, foot, and electronic.

private investigator training undercover
private investigator training undercover

Undercover Operations

Often referred to as a “pretext” operations in the private investigation profession, undercover activities can be useful to gather information and evidence relating to your case. Strider has a number of methods and tools for completing undercover missions. The majority of which will not be revealed under any circumstance. Normally only used in major cases, we will discuss its applicability once we have completed our initial evaluation of your case.

Fidelity / Divorce

Many investigators build websites dedicated to “infidelity” cases. Since we’re optimists, we call them “fidelity cases”. Surveilling and catching a cheating husband or wife is doable if that’s what you need to move on. Our experience is that most people know what is happening, they just need the evidence to take the next step in their relationship and personal journey. We offer non-judgmental support and professional investigations that will include a professional report with supporting film or pictures to document what we find.

private investigator training undercover
private investigator training undercover

Missing Persons / Locates

People are surprised to know that the same skills used in surveillance, OSINT, counter-surveillance and S&R (search and rescue) is the most effective combination of tools to locate a missing person fast. Missing Persons cases can be treated as cold (no or limited urgency), medium-threat, and FAST-ACTION. Retainers are non-refundable once we begin.

Counter-Surveillance

Counter-Surveillance is the act of determining whether an opposing surveillance is active, assessing it, and/or preventing it’s ability to function. If you believe you or someone you care for is under surveillance, contact us carefully, ideally with a pre-pay phone you have never used before or by borrowing a friend’s phone or email. Whatever challenges you may be facing, Strider has the team and capabilities to solve the challenge

private investigator training undercover
private investigator training undercover

Bug Detection & Spy Cam Assessment

There are a variety of technologies and methods that are available not only to PI’s and law enforcement but also to the average citizen.  Services include “bug sweeps”, camera detection, “bottle neck” checks, phone and computer forensics, as well as vehicle searches and electronic static counter-surveillance checks.

If you feel there is any sort of physical or electronic surveillance on you or your loved ones, please contact us in the most careful manner possible.  It is possible for surveillance equipment to be turned off or removed by opposing actors.  It is also possible for them to change their methods if they are aware you are about to get professionals on your side. 

The Investigators

Strider leads the way…

by studying financial predators as well as the latest criminal and fraud techniques, we are constantly learning new ways to help our clients.
 
Our team is uniquely experienced in addressing major financial problems, crimes, and crises.

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Dave Amis

Owner

Dave may be the only Colorado Ranger – Harvard MBA – Texas PI on the planet.  He has served major family businesses as a CEO, consultant, and now private investigator.

Dave likes to serve people by solving major problems.  His triple skill set of PI, former CEO, and international businessman means he can address any business or financial crisis as an investigator, negotiator, consultant or even interim CEO.

An author in both English and German, Dave is the co-author of Winning Angels (USA), Winning Angels: Mentoren im Netzwerk des Erfolgs (German), and 27 CLOSE CALLS, a book that introduces a new personal safety system for women against serial sexual predators.

Dave grew up in a family business with over $25M in sales.  He has represented super wealthy families in the USA and Europe.  When he’s not working cases, he lives in Cedar Park, Texas where he rescues any German Shepherd that needs help.

Background Summary:

  • Deutsche Bank, Munich
  • VCR Holdings, London
  • CAG Holdings, Worldwide
  • SWRLEAD (Colorado Police Academy)
  • Colorado Ranger
  • Reserve Deputy Sheriff
  • Police Academy Instructor
  • Serial Predator Research Director
  • Harvard Business School MBA
  • Harvard Fellow, Bosch Fellow, UAE Fellow
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Amy

Sr. Private Investigator - OSINT

Amy is an OSINT Financial Asset Expert. She has an MLIS in business research and competitive intelligence, an MS in financial investigations, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.  She has 3 years of civil litigation experience and 15 years in research including corporate, asset and historical/genealogical research.  Amy is a graduate of Strider’s Private Investigator Course (Surveillance) Class #4.

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Brad

Sr. Private Investigator – Criminal Investigations

Brad is a former Police Chief, Detective-Sergeant, Watch Patrol Sergeant, SWAT Team Leader, and Police Officer.  Prior to that he was in the US Army for nine years.  Brad specializes in surveillance, criminal investigations, and training.  Brad speaks English and German

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Jeff

Sr. Private Investigator – Surveillance

Jeff is a current Federal Law Enforcement officer specializing in counter-terrorism, intelligence, and surveillance.  He is available on a limited basis.

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Maria

Private Investigator – Asset Location Manager

Maria has been with Strider for two years and built the asset location unit, which she currently manages. Previously she was a 911 Operator for four years.

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Olivia

Private Investigator

Olivia has over 20 years of experience in security operations as both an officer and an operations manager.  She specializes in surveillance.  Olivia is a graduate of Strider’s Private Investigator Course (Surveillance) Class #5.

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Megan

Investigator

Megan is relatively new to private investigations but comes from a background of logistics and motherhood.  She is a graduate of Strider’s Private Investigator Course (Surveillance) Class #3.

Strider is always looking for new PI’s to help build its business and expand its ability to serve its clients, many of whom are wealthy families, executives, or business owners.

If you would like to join the Strider Team, please contact us by filling out our contact form.

Is Strider’s Team is right for you?

In business, in the courts, and on the battlefield, we have dealt with crises and criminal activity of all kinds.  We have investigated, negotiated, dealt with emergencies, located and locked up criminals and much more.  If you have a case in any of the following areas:

  • Will & Inheritance Fraud
  • Probate Fraud
  • Estate & Trust Malfeasance
  • CEO Chicanery
  • Business Fraud
  • M&A Fraud
  • Investment Fraud
  • Securities Fraud
  • Asset Misappropriation
  • Fiduciary Failure

…we can help you.  Call us.  

We are your Investigators.

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