In January 2000, I completed a 31-year career with the Milwaukee Police Department where I served as a Lieutenant of Detectives in the Intelligence Division. Following my retirement I worked as a Deputy U.S Marshal within the Federal Court House security division for 4 1/2 years. I am presently working as a Police Special Services Investigator with the Milwaukee Police Department, where my duties include Homeland Security work as an infrastructure protection officer and as a backkground investigator. I graduated summa cum laude from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in management and criminal justice operations. I have authored three books; License To Steal, Gypsy Talk and my latest book, How To Become A Professional Con Artist. In addition to my books, I have written numerous articles for various police, and news organizations, including the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletins. I also wrote a montly column for the Senior News and Views newspaper, which is a local publication.
My public presentation topics include:
Operation S.C.A.M.S: An easy to implement and very effective fraud prevention program.
Gypsy & Other Transient Criminal Group Activities
Confidence Crime Identification and Prevention
Working With Older Adult Crime Victims
I am the co-founder of the Professionals Against Confidence Crime (PACC), an international law enforcement organization that has served law enforcement and the general pubic since 1987 during their efforts to combat fraud.
I am a certified course instructor for:
The National Institute of Justice
The Police Foundation
The University of Wisconsin
Office of the Wisconsin Attorney General
Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations
Professionals Against Confidence Crime
Illinois Law and Justice Commission
Lakeshore Technical College
Milwaukee Police Department
Illinois State Police
I have conducted numerous workshops and have spoken on a variety of law enforcement related topics. I have appeared as a guest expert on fraud related topics on TV and radio shows such as the Rob Nelson Show, Court TV, The Ananda Lewis Show, Geraldo Rivera Show, Milt Rosenberg radio program in Chicago, CNN and many other programs throughout the United States and abroad. I have also served as a national news resource person on fraud related topics.
Example of media coverage links:
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