QUALIFICATIONS: More than 30 years' experience in Questioned Document Examination with established skills in:
Technical Report Writing
Ink and Paper Differentiation
EDUCATION: B.A. Social Sciences and Criminology, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
PROFESSIONAL: U.S. Secret Service Questioned Documents Course, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, Georgia. More than 1,000 hours of classroom and laboratory instruction with national experts
SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS: More then 250,000 signatures and documents examined involving wills, fraud, checks, typewriter identifcation, contracts, lawsuits, medical malpractice, election petitions, anonymous letters, ink and paper dating, and differentiation.
CONSULTANT: To banking, law, insurance and security firms, defender's associations, and many other large corporations and government agencies including the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Case Evaluation: As manager of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Double Payment Program, achieving a court conviction rate of more than 90% in the investigation and prosecution of welfare check fraud.
Testifying: Making more than 500 expert witness court appearances in vicinages in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Massachusetts, Connecticut, California, Nevada, and Utah. testifying in local, state and federal courts.
Lectures: Questioned Document Seminars for private document examiners and for numerous banking, insurance, and security firms. Questioned Document lectures in adult education programs, corporations, organizations, and Philadelphia area colleges and universities including: Temple University, Villanova, University, La Salle University, Rutgers University, Rowan College, University of Delaware Law School.
CAREER: Self-employed document examiner - 1974 to Present. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: 1971- 1977 - various capacities, Bureau of Claim Settlement, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Philadelphia. Special Prosecution Agent 1978-1986.
MEMBERSHIPS: International Association for Identification: New Jersey State and New York State Divisions; Intelnet; Vidocq Society; Special Member, American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS); Southeastern Pennsylvania Police Chiefs Association.
HONORS: American Police Hall of Fame: Distinguished Achievement in Public Service Philadelphia Bar Association's Chancellors Award for Volunteers to the Indigent.