This ICI foundation specialty course provides investigators with the skills and knowledge needed to investigate cases of fraud, forgery, and other financial crimes.  Fraud and forgery are a constantly changing, pervasive and multi-faceted area of criminal behavior that demands new and evolving investigative procedures.  Students will practice handwriting identification skills, and be provided with instruction in the identification and preservation of evidence involved in computer and credit card crimes, and classification of fraud schemes and organized crime groups.

At the conclusion of this course the student/investigator will be able to:  interpret and apply laws related to financial crimes; properly identify the elements and processes used in the commission of personal identity fraud; and successfully prepare for and assist in the prosecution of a fraud/forgery related case.

Course Topics

  • Check Fraud Investigations
  • Credit Card Investigations
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Internet Fraud Investigations
  • Investigative Techniques

Course Prerequisites

While this is not a search warrant writing class, it is recognized that writing a proper search warrant in relation to investigations is essential to your job. With that in mind, the following has been established as a minimum baseline for students attending this course:

  1. Have taken the 2-week ICI Core Course
  2. POST online Search Warrant Fundamentals course to demonstrate knowledge of search warrant writing.  Click here to be taken to the POST Learning Portal. Completion of this online class does give 3 hours of CPT credit.

If you have any questions or issues about these prerequisites, please contact the GTA/RTC as soon as possible.

Course Certification Number9070-32459
Course Certification Hours40

Course Fee Information:

POST Reimbursement Plan IV: There is no tuition for POST reimbursable agencies. Travel reimbursement is available via Training Reimbursement Request (TRR).

Non-POST Reimbursable agencies: Tuition is $753.86 for FY2324 or $831.04 for FY2425. There is no reimbursement for travel and per diem.

DISCLAIMER: Priority enrollment for this course is to law enforcement from POST participating agencies.

10/28-11/01/2024 – Orange County
October 28, 2024 - November 01, 2024
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

05/19-23/2025 – San Diego
May 19, 2025 - May 23, 2025
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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