Experienced and Trustworthy Professionals
In a world of scammers, fraudsters, and white-collar criminals, the professionals at Certified Fraud & Forensic Investigations are here to protect you and your company’s finances. With over 50 years of cumulative experience in financial forensics and private investigations, we’re passionate about safeguarding your personal and corporate assets. We’ve worked with individuals, private companies, and the state and federal government—and we can help you, as well.
Contact us at (317) 313-7948 to learn more about how we can protect you and your company. Below are the trustworthy, skilled professionals who will be on your side.
To utilize our God-given accounting and investigation skills to follow the facts, reveal the truth, and protect the financial interests of the individuals and companies who confide in us.
Michael Hathaway — CFE, CAMS, P.I.
Director of Investigations
Certified Fraud & Forensic Investigations (CFFI) Owner Michael Hathaway brings more than 23 years of fraud-related experience to our management team as the Director of Investigations. In addition to his expertise and direct involvement with our investigations, Michael oversees CFFI’s daily operations and manages relationships with our clients.
Michael has 13 years of state and federal government service in fraud investigations, audit, and accounting roles. He was a Gaming Agent and Auditor with the State of Indiana for 10 years, specializing in bank statement analysis, personal and company valuations, financial investigations, fraud interrogations/interviews, and financial and compliance audits. After transitioning to a federal accounting role with the United States Department of Defense (DoD), Michael recognized his desire to serve business owners and individuals with their investigative needs in a meaningful way, and officially founded CFFI in 2012.
Michael earned his Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Indianapolis. He became a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) in 2002, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) in 2009, a licensed Private Investigator (PI) in 2012, also certified by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners in 2012, and a Certified Lantern Examiner (used in the field of digital cell phone forensics) in 2014. Michael received interrogations training from the John E. Reid School of Interview and Interrogations, gaming industry crime and financial investigations training from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), and technical counter-surveillance training from REI, Center for Technical Security Counter Measures (TSCM).
Jennifer Hathaway — CPA, CFE
CFFI Owner and President, Jennifer Hathaway is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with more than 14 years of accounting, audit, consulting, and fraud-related experience. In addition to leading the company, Jennifer provides technical expertise and analysis in accounting and data-intensive cases, and has worked with federal and state government agencies, not-for-profit entities, publicly traded companies, small business owners, and individuals.
Prior to joining CFFI full time, Jennifer was a DoD agency internal audit manager over systems, compliance, internal control, and process improvement audits. She also worked on the forensic review of erroneous payments, using data mining techniques to identify millions of dollars in excess payments recoverable from DoD vendors. In college, Jennifer was the Indianapolis field office’s selection to the FBI Headquarters honors internship program, where she created documents and exhibits for the Director of the FBI to present in the highly-publicized 9/11 hearings with the Senate Appropriations Committee and meetings with the U.S. Comptroller General.
Jennifer was previously an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for more than five years, conducting financial statement and internal control audits of companies—ranging from privately-owned to Fortune 500—in the manufacturing, education, and energy industries.
Jennifer graduated with highest honors from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, where she earned both Bachelor and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees in accounting. She passed the CPA exam in 2004 with a Top 10 “High Grade Award” in the state of Indiana and became a CFE in 2010.
Senior Forensic Accountant and Criminal Tax Litigation Consultant
Patrick has over thirty-two years of federal criminal investigative experience in conducting or managing criminal tax, financial, and money-laundering investigations. He has been designated as an expert witness in two federal courts and one state court. Patrick has directly participated as an investigator or provided oversight on every major component of the White Collar Crime Program administered by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division; including:
- Financial Institution Fraud
- Mortgage Fraud
- Public Corruption
- Health Care Fraud
- Identity Theft
- Bankruptcy Fraud
- Securities & Investment Fraud
- Corporate Corruption
- Mail and Wire Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Tax Fraud
Patrick has a bachelor’s degree from Monmouth College and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Western Illinois University. Patrick received the IRS-CID Special Agent in Charge of the Year and was also recognized with the Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to law enforcement from the Attorney General of the United States.
Debra Currey — CPA
Director of Tax Services
Debra has more than 27 years of experience as a tax professional and an audit director. Debra worked for 8 years for the Indiana Family Social Services Administration (FSSA) as the Director of Audit. In 2007, Governor Mitch Daniels presented her the Meritorious Service Award for detecting and deterring fraud in state government. Debra also worked 11 years at the Indiana Department of Revenue beginning as a field auditor and rising up the ranks to a Regional Field Audit Supervisor overseeing 7 district offices.
Speak With Our Staff Today
The private investigation professionals Michael, Jennifer, Patrick, and Debra joined forces to establish Certified Fraud & Forensic Investigations. The four certified, results-oriented professionals share a common desire to utilize their God-given accounting and investigation skills to follow the facts, reveal the truth, and protect the financial interests of the individuals, companies, and government agencies who confide in them. Whether you need a simple background check completed, or you need our digital forensics experts to examine a computer or cell phone, we have the expertise, experience, and confidentiality to do the job well. We look forward to assisting you.