private investigations & consulting

Jim Clausen is a licensed Investigator with Badel Consulting and is retired after 26 years of law enforcement experience with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.  For 14 years, Jim was a detective assigned to the Hi Tech Crimes/Identity Theft Task Force and investigated forgery, identity theft, embezzlement, and various other theft related crimes. 

Jim is a past Division President of the California Financial Crimes Investigators Association. He has taught fraud and identity theft investigation classes at the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Academy and at various fraud investigator training seminars.  Jim graduated from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Academy achieving an award for highest academic honors and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University Sacramento.  

Jim has conducted complex criminal fraud investigations in both State and Federal court and has qualified as an expert.  Jim completed the California Department of Justice Economic Crimes Investigation course, the FBI’s White Collar Crime investigation course and the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigations Fraud/Forgery course, as well as courses on interview and interrogation.     

Jim takes pride in having maintained the highest level of ethics and professionalism in his law enforcement career and he delivers the same level of service to his clients.  

Jim Clausen



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