Kari has over 26 years experience investigating various federal and state crimes with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Inspector General and U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Inspector General. She conducted complex fraud investigations involving bank loans, disaster loans, contract fraud, real estate fraud, false statements, false claims, bankruptcies and money laundering.
Kari is a Certified Fraud Examiner, certified by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), and is Vice President of the ACFE's Pacific Northwest Chapter. Kari is also a Private Investigator, is the Treasurer and member of the Pacific Northwest Association of Investigators and a member of the Washington Legal Investigators.
After retirement from the Federal government, Kari formed her own firm, Overson Investigative Group LLC. As a PI and CFE, Kari has experience working criminal investigations, internal investigations and divorce cases involving spouses who hide assets.
She is a contract investigator for the Federal Public Defenders and the Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel, and is a facilitator for the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission in their Sexual Assault Interviewing Victim Centered Trauma Informed course.
Kari’s focus is on fraud investigations, most notably involving loan and bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, money laundering, contracting fraud and embezzlement, as well as due diligence investigations. She also has a special interest in financial abuse of the elderly by caregivers or family members and finding heirs to estates by using her investigative experience and genealogy research abilities.