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Charles Piper is a certified fraud examiner (CFE), private investigator (PI), consultant, trainer and retired federal agent. He has over 35 years of successful investigative experience in the public and private sectors. Piper has conducted investigations from coast to coast and in Europe resulting in criminal and civil prosecutions of wrongdoers and the recovery of millions of dollars. As a federal agent, Piper conducted numerous large-scale and high-profile investigations. Several of these investigations received repeated national media coverage including the investigation of the U.S. Navy's "Tailhook Sex Scandal." Piper also investigated high ranking generals at the Pentagon for their involvement in a multimillion fraud scheme and provided investigative assistance into the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America.
In 2014, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners selected Piper to receive the prestigious Hubbard Award for his writing on health care provider fraud.
Prior to operating as a PI and consultant, Piper served for several decades in law enforcement. He got his start in the U.S. Army in the Military Police Corps and was promoted to the rank of sergeant, where he served as a patrol supervisor and Military Police investigator. His seven years of military service included two-and-a-half years in Germany. Piper next served as a metropolitan police officer, supervisory detective, and for over 20 years as a federal agent, where his office assignments included: Memphis, Tennessee; Orlando, Florida; and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Piper has led federal investigative taskforces and participated in joint investigations with numerous federal, state, local, and private industry investigative agencies. Those federal agencies included: the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Central Intelligence Agency; the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command; Air Force Office of Special Investigations; Naval Criminal Investigative Service; U.S. Secret Service and others. He has also worked with federal agents from numerous Offices of Inspector General, including the Department of Defense, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Health and Human Services, Department of Labor, Office of Personnel Management, Social Security Administration, Office and Veterans Administration.
Piper has received numerous awards and other recognition for investigative excellence, including Special Agent of the Year, Teamwork Award, Military Policeman of the Year (Runner-up), and the U.S. Army Commendation Medal. He also received special recognition for successfully investigating defective critical products utilized by the Department of Defense and the recovery of millions of dollars in fraud against the Government. Currently serving as a PI and consultant with an office in West Tennessee, he provides investigative assistance to attorneys, business entities, and individuals in the United States and occasionally abroad.
He is the author of:
"Investigator and Fraud Fighter Guidebook: Operation War Stories"
and "Fields of Spring" (A Major League Baseball Spring Training Guide with over 170 color photos and tips for getting player autographs, etc.)
Both books are avialble on Amazon.
For more information, visit www.piper-pi.com