Forensic accounting criminal investigation finds criminals or crimes by tracking money. Animal abuse is often motivated by greed, in cases like illegal breeding kennels or dog fighting enterprises. Properly researched, these cases may develop into cases with additional charges such as racketeering.
FVI is able to make referrals to experienced investigative accountants, all of whom are experienced IRS, TIGTA or FBI Criminal investigators. These seasoned forensic accountants and investigators can search for and document evidence of financial criminal conduct in activities related to the animal cruelty.
Lauren Youngquist is a recently retired criminal investigator and Supervisory Special Agent with the Criminal Investigations Division of the Internal Revenue Service. She is proud mama to Rosco, a previously abused, neglected and now indulged giant lap dog.