About the Financial Crimes Unit
The Financial Crimes Unit consists of five detectives and one sergeant who investigate felony-level financial crimes. Financial crimes which include:
- Computer crimes
- Employee embezzlement
- Financial abuse of elderly or disabled persons
- Fraudulent use of a credit card
- Identity theft
- Theft by deception (scams)
The Financial Crimes Unit also conducts proactive activities with business, community, media, and professional organizations, including presentations on fraud and identity theft prevention.
Special Focus Areas
The unit aggressively investigates financial crimes involving repeat offenders. Repeat property crimes offenders are often responsible for hundreds of criminal incidents, so taking these criminals off the street can have a noticeable effect on the crime rate. Another special focus of financial crimes detectives is financial criminal mistreatment of elderly and disabled citizens. The elderly and disabled are some of our most vulnerable citizens and are frequently targeted by criminals.
In addition to their own financial crime investigations, detectives in the unit also are currently responsible for conducting computer forensic examinations for other Eugene Police units and occasionally partner agencies as needed for criminal investigations.
For information on financial crime prevention and protecting oneself against identity theft, please visit the Crime Prevention area of this website. To report a financial crime, please call 541-682-5111. Also, submit a tip online.