Investigative Services:

  • Anti-Money Laundering Detection & Compliance
  • Bank Secrecy Act Compliance & Regulatory Review
  • Civil & Criminal White Collar Crime Investigations
  • Rare Art & Antiquities Dealer Compliance
  • Employment Background Investigations
  • Investment/Partner Due Diligence
  • Legal Investigations & Litigation Support
  • Mortgage/Real Estate Fraud
  • Elder Financial Abuse
  • Real Estate Scams

Reviews & Recommendations

"I recently retained Mr. Novy as a mortgage and real estate expert witness in a complex Las Vegas civil trial involving real estate identity theft and mortgage fraud. Mr. Novy provided credible expert witness testimony to the jury and is well versed in all aspects of identity theft, bank fraud investigations, mortgage fraud, and real estate standards and practices. Mr. Novy was well prepared and confidently presented his opinions in a professional manner that was useful to the jury. I recommend Mr. Novy for future legal projects related to bank fraud, mortgage lending, and real estate."  Kirk. W. Attorney at Law

"Mr. Novy came to our trial as an expert witness in our civil matter and he was prepared and polished. He was absolutely confident in his expertise and the testimony he provided in our case. It was an absolute pleasure to work with someone as professional as Curt. We would without question, utilize his services in any future matters that may occur and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a competent person to fight for them." Mr. Chandler

"Mr. Novy’s 30 years of experience, combined with formal investigative training and credentials is a strong combination of skills useful to a wide range of financial matters. I recommend Mr. Novy for litigation in the areas of financial investigations and mortgage lending." John S., San Diego, CA

Curtis L. Novy, Mortgage and Real Estate Expert Witness: "Mr. Novy is a highly knowledgeable person in the field of real estate and mortgages. His experience in this field and his ability to explain the processes are a valuable asset that I would recommend that anyone involved in litigation in this area utilize. Mr. Novy's expertise and knowledge was responsible for the dismissal of several felony counts". Melvin E.

Curtis L. Novy, Mortgage Fraud Expert: "Mr. Novy is eminently qualified as a forensic mortgage fraud expert by his lengthy past professional experience working in the mortgage industry. Mr. Novy is well educated, articulate, literate and he has a very likable, but persuasive personality disposition." Phillip O.

"Mr. Novy communicates effectively with counsel, understands all aspects of mortgage lending and fraud investigations, and explains technical terminology in a simple to understand manner. " John T.

Professional Licensing

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

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)



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 FIS

FIS is available for consultation Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm PST. FIS may be reached by phone or email to discuss your general needs.


Call or Text: (858) 336-0520

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