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Our guest this week is Robert “Jerry” DeFatta. Jerry has over 20 years of experience in corporate security and investigations. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Board Accredited Investigator with extensive training and experience in conducting internal theft and fraud investigations. Prior to leaving the casino industry, he worked for over 10 years as a Senior Security Investigator for one of the largest gaming companies in Louisiana. In 1997, Jerry became licensed as a private investigator and founded DeFatta & Associates, LLC. Since then, he has continued to conduct internal theft- and fraud-related investigations for a variety of corporate clients.Jerry is an active member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), ASIS International, the International Intelligence Network (INTELLENET), and several other professional organizations. He is also an experienced instructor who has conducted training in investigative techniques, fraud prevention, deception detection, and private investigations throughout the country. Jerry is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Private Investigator Examiners as a private investigator instructor, and his training courses have been approved as continuing education for private investigators and others. He has authored articles on the topic of employee theft, and his work has been published in Security Management Magazine and PI Magazine.

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