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A. Dale Wunderlich

Mr. Wunderlich received his Bachelor of Science degree from Washington State University in Police Science and Administration (Criminology). He has also earned his Master of Applied Science (with highest honors) in Security Management from the University of Denver. He was a police officer for the City of Pullman, Washington Police Department in 1958 and 1959. He was with the Los Angeles Police Department from 1959 to 1963 and was a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service for approximately thirteen and one-half years. While with the Los Angeles Police Department, Mr. Wunderlich was assigned to the Patrol Division and was later promoted to detective and was assigned to the Crime Laboratory Division, Comparative Analysis Section and was qualified as an expert in firearms identification (ballistics), number restoration, bomb disposal and crime scene reconstruction.

While in the U.S. Secret Service, Mr. Wunderlich was assigned at the White House in Washington, D.C. and at several field offices. Mr. Wunderlich conducted several thousand complex fraud investigations while in the U.S. Secret Service.

In private industry, Mr. Wunderlich was employed as manager of Corporate Security for Continental Airlines, Vice President of Security and Operations for British West Indian Airways, Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Board for Security for an oil exploration and production company, and has had his own security consulting company for the past twenty-three years. While serving as an airline security manager, Mr. Wunderlich conducted fraud investigations regarding misappropriation of funds, diversion of ticket stock, and many other types of fraud investigations. While employed in the oil industry, he conducted internal fraud investigations and vendor fraud cases.

Since opening his own business in 1979, Mr. Wunderlich has conducted fraud investigations throughout the United States, South America, Australia, the Far East and Europe. He has been appointed as a Professional Private Investigator for the Federal Bankruptcy Court and has been utilized by the U.S. Attorney's Office as an expert fraud investigator. In his career of more than forty-four years in the field of investigations, Mr. Wunderlich has conducted in excess of two thousand fraud investigations and has conducted in excess of four hundred fraud audits relating to the prevention of fraud.

During his career in the security/law enforcement field, Mr. Wunderlich has testified as an expert witness in excess of three hundred times in municipal, state and federal courts. He is currently President of the National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS), a long time board member of the World Association of Detectives (W.A.D.), a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and is also past president of the Professional Private Investigators of Colorado. The World Association of Detectives awarded Mr. Wunderlich with the "Investigator of the Year" Award in 1991 in recognition of the many complex fraud investigations conducted by Wunderlich and his contributions to the field of investigations. Mr. Wunderlich holds the designation of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and Certified Protection Professional (CPP) from the Professional Certification Board of the American Society for Industrial Security.


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