Welcome to CFCIA

The CFCIA is an association composed of investigators from various private companies, financial institutions, and law enforcement agencies whose occupational assignment is the investigation and prosecution of financial crimes.

The organization was formed in 1953 when a number of investigators recognized a need for a common meeting place where law enforcement and industry representatives could compare notes on suspects or problems plaguing both groups. They felt showcasing current financial crimes problems could further investigation and enhance the likelihood of criminal prosecution, thereby preventing additional losses to the business community. Their belief was well founded as witnessed by the growth of this vital organization throughout the years.

President’s Message

CFCIA President Laura Larson, CFI

Laura Larson, CFI
CFCIA President

Thank you for visiting our web page and for taking the first step in becoming a member of this excellent organization. Our field of membership includes local, state and federal law enforcement as well as financial institutions, credit unions and retail stores and businesses. Your annual membership fee of $50 allows access to our membership directory and helps support other programs including Civilian Investigator of the year, Law Enforcement Investigator of the year and many scholarship programs for members and their families.

CFCIA Members currently have access to 3VR CrimeDex which is an online community of fraud, loss prevention, and Law Enforcement professionals dedicated to stopping crime. Over 4,000 members from law enforcement agencies, banks, and retailers use the CrimeDex platform to share information and collaborate to reduce crime and fraud in their communities. CrimeDex provides a searchable database containing thousands of profiles of known and suspected criminals as well as timely alerts relating to local, regional, and national crimes.

CFCIA is divided into five divisions: Sacramento Valley Division, Northern, Mid-State, Southern and San Diego. Monthly meetings are held in every division.

Division meetings are a way to reach out and discuss cases that are important to the development of cooperative relationships as well as a source of training for everyone involved. It is a way for law enforcement to understand banking laws and procedures, as well as financial intuitions to understand laws and procedures related to law enforcement and prosecution. BSA and AML also fit hand in hand with these topics. Monthly training is also held at most monthly division meetings. Please visit our “Divisions” page for additional information.

In 2015, we proudly launched our Certified Fraud Investigator (CFI) Program to promote ethical and legal practices in the investigative and research fields and recognize members of the CFCIA who demonstrate advanced skills in detecting, preventing, investigating and prosecuting fraud and financial crimes. To date nearly half of our membership are CFI’s.

The San Diego Division is very proud of their annual conference with fraud and BSA/AML topics. ACAMS Credits are available with this conference. Conference attendees in 2018 for our 6th Annual Conference were over 170! Speakers from the District Attorney’s Office, Homeland Security, Casinos, US Department of Justice and the IRS joined us for one-day at Pechanga Resort in Temecula, CA. In addition, the Southern Division holds a very successful annual one-day training session. Check our Conferences page as future conferences and training sessions are scheduled.

Please feel free to contact any of our board members or attend any division meeting for additional information.


Laura Larson, CAMS | CBAP | CFI
CFCIA SanDiego Division President
CFCIA State Board President

6/16/2021 to 11/9/2021

   San Diego Conference - 11/8/2021

Registration is now closed for the Annual Conference hosted by the San Diego Division.

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Certified Fraud Investigator

CFCIA is pleased to offer a certification program for professional fraud investigators. For more information and to apply for this professional certification, go to our CFI page.

Go to CFI Page

Board Members

  • President
    Laura Larson, CAMS | CBAP | CFI
    San Diego Division
  • Executive Vice President
    Diane Guerro
    Mid-State Division
  • Secretary
    Mimi Strickland, CFI
    Sacramento Valley Division
  • Treasurer
    Irene Allen, CFI
    Southern Division
  • Sergeant-At-Arms
    Thomas Peirsol, CFI
    Northern Division

3VR CrimeDex®

CFCIA members have access to 3VR CrimeDex as a source of information concerning suspicious or illegal financial activity.

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