Lunch & Learn Dates for 2017:

  • January 5, 2017
  • March 2, 2017 
  • May 4, 2017
  • July 6, 2017
  • September 7, 2017
  • October 3-5, 2017  3-Day Conference- Palm Springs, CA​
  • December 7, 2017

When: – Usually the first Thursday of scheduled months

Time: – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where:Rio Hondo Country Club
10627 Old River School Rd., Downey, CA – Map/Directions

NEW LUNCH & LEARN COST (Effective June 2, 2016):
$25 for members and $35 for non-members.  $10.00 for meeting only.
A $5 credit card service fee will no longer be charged for Lunch & Learn.

Please call at least 5 days prior to meeting to make your reservations: Stella Rheinhardt @ 213 244-5147


LUNCH AND LEARN DATE:  SEPTEMBER 7, 2017

SPEAKER:  DAN SHOHAM, DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE, FRAUD DIVISION

Dan has 20+ years of experience in Insurance Fraud investigations.  He has investigated numerous cases pertaining to Staged Collisions; Workers Compensation Fraud; Health Care and Automobile insurance fraud.   Dan served as a department instructor for the DOI’s basic investigator courses and defensive tactics.

His presentation will explain what cell phone insurance is and how it works.  It will provide details of two  of large scale cell phone insurance fraud cases investigated by the DOI’s Fraud Division.


 Lunch and Learn Date: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Speaker:  NICB SPECIAL AGENT SANCHEZ

Special Agent Sanchez is a retired U.S Special Agent.   He began his journey with NICB in 2007, with NICB’s Los Angeles Major Medical Fraud Task Force.  In 2012 Special Agent Sanchez was re-assigned to the NICB California Headquarters and currently investigates all types of insurance fraud.  Special Agent Sanchez’ instruction has included the Los Angeles Police Department BCIS, the California District Attorney’s Conference, the International Association of Special Investigations, the U.S. Attorney General Conference.

TOPIC:  Investigative Success:  A How to in the Fraud World

Operation Project Smart:  This presentation will discuss a few NICB investigations thru their final disposition.  The audience will identify various insurance fraud schemes, investigative obstacles and the steps taken toward a successful investigative conclusion.



Next Lunch and Learn Date:  Thursday, May 4, 2017

Speaker:  MALISA TRIMBLE – SPECIAL AGENT NATIONAL INSURANCE CRIME BUREAU (NICB)

Malisa Trimble has over 10 years prior law enforcement experience followed by an additional 8 years working for a large private auto insurance carrier specializing in major medical fraud before joining NICB as a Special Agent in 2012. For the past 4 years she has developed the medical fraud programs in Southern California with NICB’s Mini-medical Fraud Task Force and IS regular instructor for the NICB Medical Investigations Academies.  Special Agent Trimble was also part of a notable investigative team that was award the NCCHA “Investigation of The Year” for the FBI’s Operation Backlash case in 2016.

TOPIC:  Strategies for Multi-claim / Major Medical Investigations-  This presentation will advise:

  • How to identify potential cases
  • How to Collect and Organize Data
  • Utilizing Resources
  • Getting “Buy In” from Management / Law Enforcement
  • Case Presentation Styles, for both Civil and Criminal

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Presenter for January 5th, 2017: David S. Boone
Fiveby5 Intelligence Group


This meeting is our Christmas Celebration-  Please bring an unwrapped exchange gift and an unwrapped toy for a selected charity
When:  Thursday, December 1, 2016
Speaker:  Mike McKee, NICB
SubjectID Theft and Fraud : Two of the fastest growing crimes in America.  This presentation should assist you both personally and professionally.

Non-members may attend two monthly meetings per year and the Christmas Party.

The November meeting will include one training presentation followed by nominations of new officers & board members.

The December meeting is our annual Holiday Party. For this meeting, we invite members and their guests to bring an unwrapped gift for the drawing and a new, unwrapped toy. The Southern California Fraud Investigators’ Association selects a different charity to receive the toys each year.

Past recipients include:

  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • Spark of Love
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • Toys for Tots Program, Los Angeles City Fire Department program for disadvantaged children
  • One Voice, a local program for needy families
  • Children’s Hospital
  • Ronald McDonald House – Loma Linda
  • and other worthy charities