Economic Crimes Detail

Fraud disguises itself in many forms and is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. The Economic Crimes Detail is responsible for investigating fraud associated with identity theft, credit card and check fraud, grand theft, theft of public funds, embezzlement, theft by false pretenses, consumer fraud, a variety of business fraud, and elder financial abuse.

The detail is comprised of one Sergeant, eight Investigators, and one Investigative Assistant. The mission of the detail is to prevent and prosecute criminals who have obtained personal identifying information from victims, financially abused the elderly and defrauded citizens within the Sheriff’s Department's jurisdiction. 

Information and resources for victims of economic crimes can be referenced on our Stay Safe OC webpages for Identity Theft and Scams.