Mara McLaughlin has over 20 years of diversified experience as an investigator. She began her career investigating integrity issues in the workplace, workers compensation and disability claims, general and auto liability claims, labor issues, background investigations and countless insurance fraud cases. She then transitioned into the field of financial investigations working on behalf of banking institutions and governmental and private agencies to locate laundered and/or hidden assets, debtors who defaulted on their loans and financial crimes affecting various industries.
McLaughlin is currently employed as a senior fraud investigator for the New York State Insurance Fund, Division of Confidential Investigations, specializing in the investigation of all aspects of workers compensation fraud. She is responsible for the examination of fraudulent transactions relating to falsified records and financial audits, check fraud, forged documents and various financial crimes in preparing cases for criminal prosecution.
McLaughlin has received her Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification and Certified Cyber Investigations Expert (CCIE) certification. She is also a licensed private investigator in New York and an active member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), International Association of Financial Crime Investigators (IAFCI) and the Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State (ALDONYS). In addition, she holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice/psychology from the University of Dayton.