Corporate Profile

Financial Investigative Services (FIS) is a licensed private investigative agency and financial advisory firm specializing in complex civil and criminal fraud.   FIS offers 30 years of audit, banking, compliance, mortgage, real estate, and financial investigation experience to serve its private industry and governmental clients. FIS provides confidential consulting, due diligence, internal fraud investigations, and regulatory compliance review to community banks, financial institutions, non-financial institutions, governmental agencies, and law firms.


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Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Due-Diligence & Investment Screening
  • Financial Crimes & Elder Financial Abuse
  • Legal Investigations & Witness Interviews
  • Mortgage & Real Estate Investigations
  • Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR’s)



Why Retain FIS?

FIS’s leadership and investigative team consists of highly skilled professionals in the fields of fraud investigations, institutional examinations, law enforcement, money laundering, real estate, and Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR’s).

Many of FIS’s team members have 10+ years of industry experience and hold advanced training certification, such as Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAM’s), Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE), Certified Fraud Investigators (CFI), and Forensic Document Examination.

All work is supervised by FIS’s Chief Fraud Investigator, Curtis L. Novy, who is licensed by the CA Bureau of Security & Investigative Services and has 30 years of financial experience. Mr. Novy is a Certified Fraud Investigator retained by corporate clients, community banks, top-tier law firms and state/federal agencies on 200+ civil and criminal fraud cases.

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)
  • American Bar Association- Non-Attorney Member/Real Estate Group


Professional Licensing

Curtis L. Novy is licensed by the CA Bureau of Security & Investigative Services, License # PI 188926
AZ Private Investigator's License:
Curtis Novy, AZ Private Investigator & Qualifying Party, Financial Investigative Services, Lic. # 1773687
Denver, CO Private Investigator


FIS investigations are conducted in a professional manner with the highest level of honesty and integrity. All work is conducted in the strictest confidence to protect client privacy. FIS complies with all state and federal privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). CA Private Investigative Agency, License PI188926.

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.


Call or Text: (858) 336-0520

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