Cates Investigates

J. Alan Cates

California Investigator (License #19086)

(916) 666.2686

Fraud detection, prevention, and training services for $95 hour plus expenses.
No charge consultations.


Led joint FBI/California State task force that detected and prosecuted half a billion dollars in health care provider fraud, achieving a 100% conviction rate on over 200 Federal felony fraudsters during a 4-year tenure as Governor-appointed Chief, Medical Fraud Prevention Bureau.

Thirty years fraud detection/prevention experience, including six with the FBI's White Collar Squad in Sacramento, California. US Congress and Federal Court recognized expert on health care fraud. Author, FOCUS on Fraud, a one-day training program on innovative fraud control methodologies.

Interviewed extensively by national media, including CBS 60 Minutes expose "California - Knee Deep in Fraud (October 24, 1999). Recipient Distinguished Achievement awards from the FBI Director and International Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Since 2004, Director, Prevention and Training Services for Consumer Complaint Resolution Specialist with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and NBC affiliate KPNX TV Call 12 for Action; and, Civil Mediator for the Arizona Superior Court.