The Harris County District Attorney’s Office employs Fraud Examiners in the Major Fraud Division, Consumer Fraud, and the Public Integrity Division. The Major Fraud Division specializes in investigating and prosecuting all types of white-collar crimes (swindles, frauds, thefts, insurance fraud, misapplications, mortgage fraud, etc.) as opposed to street crimes. The Consumer Fraud Division specializes in investigating and prosecuting all types of criminally fraudulent conduct that occurs, at least in part, in Harris County, Texas. The Consumer Fraud Division often works in conjunction with other law enforcement or regulatory agencies in investigating potentially fraudulent conduct that occurs in the marketplace. The Public Integrity Division specializes in investigating and prosecuting criminal allegations against public servants in their official capacity.
The duties of a Fraud Examiner, under the supervision of prosecutors and/or investigators, include but not limited to the following: