Specializing in financial fraud investigations.


About Curtis L. Novy

 Mr. Novy is a seasoned investigative professional with nearly 30 years’ financial experience. Mr. Novy is a licensed private investigator who specializes in the areas of banking, corporate investigations, elder financial abuse, financial mismanagement, internal investigations, and real estate fraud.

Over the past 12 years, Mr. Novy has been retained by banks, corporate clients, financial institutions, law firms, and state/federal agencies on well over 200 civil and criminal fraud cases. Mr. Novy’s long career has included senior level positions as a Bank Fraud Examiner, Court Certified Fraud Expert, Mortgage Banking Analyst, and Real Estate Broker. His years of business experience and legal training provide a sound foundation to decipher and understand highly complex financial matters.

Mr. Novy has been interviewed and quoted by ABC News/Good Morning America, A&E Television, AP News, CNBC, CNN, New York Times, and Washington Post. Mr. Novy writes news articles on avoiding financial scams, investment fraud, and importance of conducting financial due-diligence. Overall, Mr. Novy’s depth of experience and specialized training are sought out by clients who expect accurate, confidential, and objective investigations.

imageInvestigative Experience

Over his long career, Mr. Novy has analyzed thousands of financial transactions, conducted high profile financial investigations, and evaluated FBI & HUD-OIG investigative reports. Mr. Novy has been retained by state and federal agencies to review complex civil and criminal litigation nationwide.

imageLitigation Experience

Mr. Novy has been retained as a confidential consultant or expert witness related to bank fraud, document forgery, financial fraud, mortgage & real estate fraud, and real estate investment fraud. Mr. Novy has testified in state and federal courts and retained by state and federal agencies nationwide.

imageAreas of Expertise

Anti-Money Laundering
AMLA Art & Antiquities Dealer Compliance
Background & Internal Investigations
Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Compliance
Financial Crimes & Elder Abuse
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Legal Investigations
Mortgage & Real Estate Fraud

Professional Credentials & Memberships

  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Certified Fraud Investigator (CFI Credential). Credential # SD-128
  • California Financial Criminal Investigator’s Association (CFCIA)
  • California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI)
  • International Association of Financial Investigators (IAFIA)
  • Professional Investigators Association (PIA)


Professional Licensing

Curtis L. Novy is licensed by the CA Bureau of Security & Investigative Services, License # PI 188926


Contact Curtis Novy

If you have any questions please contact me for more information. Please contact me by phone or email to discuss your general investigation needs. Please do not disclose case facts until a conflict of interest check has been completed.


                Telephone: (858) 336-0520