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, former Treasurer and current member of the Pacific Northwest Association of Investigators, and a member of the Washington Legal Investigators.
After retirement from the Federal government in 2018, Kari formed her own firm, Overson Investigative Group LLC. As a PI and CFE, Kari has experience working criminal investigations, internal investigations, divorce cases involving spouses who hide assets and cases involving financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.
She is a facilitator for the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission in their Sexual Assault Interviewing Victim Centered Trauma Informed course.
Kari is the President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' Pacific Northwest Chapter and has been on their board since 2019. For more information, please visit www.pnwacfe.org.
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.