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KENNETH J. WILSON, CFE, CSAR

PO Box 11538
Olympia, WA 98508
(360) 956-1674 - Office
(360) 791-9655 - Cell
(360) 956-1674 - Fax

Washington State Private Investigator’s license No. 1899

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor of Arts Degree

University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, Washington
Graduated 1973 with honors
Sociology

Associate of Arts Degree

Green River Community College
Auburn, Washington
Graduated 1971 with honors
Sociology and Police Science

SPECIALIZED SKILLS, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Certified Specialist for Asset Recovery
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Court certified expert witness in financial crimes
  • Ethical misconduct investigations of Executive, Legislative and Judicial state officers and employees
  • Experienced with the Washington State Criminal Profiteering and Money
  • Laundering Statutes
  • Flow and link charting
  • Financial records and document analysis
  • Net worth analysis
  • Source and application of funds analysis
  • Received formal training in 2002, 2004, and 2009 from the Washington State Liquor Control Board in recognizing signs of intoxication and acceptable forms of identification as a Type 12 alcohol beverage server

AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Northwest (Chapter) Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA)
  • National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Northwest Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • International Association for Asset Recovery (IAAR)
  • Law Enforcement Executive Forum (former member)
  • Economic Crime Task Force (former member)
  • Northwest Fraud Investigators Association
  • Pacific Northwest License, Tax and Fraud Association
  • Reid Institute
  • Olympia/Thurston County Chamber of Commerce

INSTRUCTOR:

Financial and Fraud Investigative Techniques, Interviewing Techniques, Criminal Profiteering (RICO), Money Laundering, Bankruptcy Fraud, Bust-Out Schemes, Professional Ethics and other topics. Certified facilitator for the Pacific Institute's Investment in Excellence Program.

EMPLOYMENT:

March 2001 to Present: Owner: K J Wilson Investigations, PLLC (DBA: Wilson Investigative Services)

Specialties include expert witness, litigation support and analysis and investigative services regarding: Professional and workplace ethics, occupational fraud and abuse, white-collar and economic crimes, RICO (criminal profiteering), money laundering and liquor liability cases, as well as consulting and educational seminars to public and corporate entities in each of the above areas.

April 1998 to March 2001: Investigative Officer, Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct

Duties: Performed investigations related to alleged violations of the Washington State Code of Judicial Conduct by state judicial officers and state employees of the judicial branch of government.

May 1989 to April 1998: Investigator IV, Washington State Office of Attorney General

Duties: Performed a wide variety of complex financial fraud and white-collar crime investigations, including civil and criminal RICO and money laundering. These investigations included narcotics trafficking, leading organized crime, theft of natural resources, trafficking in stolen property, insider trading, contract fraud and bribery, insurance fraud, and a host of other offenses. I also conducted investigations of elected state officers and state employees regarding the Ethics in Public Service Act. These investigations included allegations of conflict of interest, use of state resources for personal or political purposes, having a financial interest in a transaction involving the state, and receipt of an unauthorized gift. I consulted with local prosecutors and state governmental and law enforcement agencies in their investigations. I provided training to law enforcement, attorneys and others in the State Criminal Profiteering Act (RICO), financial and fraud investigative techniques, and in the sources of public and financial information.

August 1979 to May 1989: Senior Liquor Enforcement Officer and Coordinator of Special Investigations for the Washington State Liquor Control Board, Enforcement Division.

Duties: Coordinate and conduct financial investigations of persons and businesses involved in the sale and distribution of liquor in the state. Provided training to other Liquor Enforcement Officers and police officers regarding financial investigations and organized crime's involvement in the liquor industry.

April 1974 to August 1979: Liquor Enforcement Officer, Washington State Liquor Control Board, Enforcement Division

Performed law enforcement duties related to the licensing and regulating of persons involved in the liquor industry. Conducted investigations related to tracing the original source of funds used to acquire a licensed business and tracing the proceeds coming from the business, as well as investigations into the personal background of all individuals involved in the business. Provided training to liquor licensees regarding the over-service laws, recognizing signs of intoxication, acceptable forms of identification for the purchase and sale of liquor, as well as other topics under Title 66 RCW

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