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Fraud Investigator

New York, NY 10007

Posted: 12/06/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 41130

Job Description

Fraud Investigator
Responsible for investigating both internal and external financial crimes committed against the company. Continuously works to understand and mitigate losses to ensure the highest level of loss avoidance and reduction. Monitors and manages a variety of reports/alerts and escalates issues as warranted to management. Investigations include the tasks of complying with regulatory requirements, interviewing witnesses and suspects, gathering evidence, working with law enforcement. Act independently with some latitude and is a liaison for the department with other channels/departments relating to internal needs/assistance. Work with the Security & Fraud Officer and Risk Management Team to improve investigations, analyses and identifying control and procedural issues.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Perform investigations of known and suspected internal and external criminal activities, with primary focus on civil and criminal violations of law relating to financial crimes that include, but are not limited to: Bank Fraud, Check Fraud, Counterfeits, Alterations, Forged Endorsement, Forged Maker, Kitting, New Account Fraud, Loan Fraud, Identity Theft, Returned Deposited Items, ACH Fraud, Wire Fraud, ATM Fraud, ATM Skimming, Jackpotting, Unjust Enrichments, and Other Losses.
  • Perform investigative practices (conduct interviews, compile documentation and evidence, maintain extensive notes in the Case Management System (CMS), develop initial and ongoing investigative reports in the CMS), complete accurate and timely Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs), and refer investigations to appropriate level law enforcement agency (locally, state, federal) for assistance and prosecution.
  • Research, evaluate and identify control deficiencies/violations that contribute to the fraud, and make recommendations to enhance controls.
  • Ensure quality, uniformity and compliance with regulations throughout the company and adhere to standard operating procedures for Financial Crimes & Intelligence.
  • Work collaboratively with other departments to recommend solutions that impact performance, risk, losses and threats to the organization.
  • Contact members and/or branch personnel regarding fraud claims.
  • Serve as a liaison with local, state, and federal authorities.
  • Local Branch travel as may be required

  • Law Enforcement background conducting criminal investigations relating to larceny, fraud, extortion, cybercrime, identity theft etc.
  • BA/AS degree in Criminal Justice, Business, or Accounting, related field or work experience required
  • Industry recognized certifications, (I.e. - CFE, is a plus but not required)
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of Federal/State/Local criminal statutes, bank regulatory, and compliance issues.
  • Flexible hours as required.
  • The ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Proven initiative to be a self-starter and proactive approach.
  • Professional appearance demeanor.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a team mentality.
Base salary to $85K DOE


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