Episode 308 of Unsolved with Steve Gregory is part of our ongoing “Crime Fighter Series” – on this episode we highlight Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Pete Hish – who leads the Fraud and Cyber Crimes Bureau.
Click here to watch the video version of the entire interview - videotaped live at Morton's Steakhouse in Burbank.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, The Fraud and Cyber Crimes Bureau educates and empowers the community to protect themselves from the increasing threats of cybercrime, fraud, and identity theft and increases awareness of how theft, fraud, and other crimes are performed through the use of computers and other electronic devices. The Fraud and Cyber Crimes Bureau works to increase the understanding of how cybercrimes should be reported and what information needs to be provided to investigators and is dedicated to raising awareness of what current scams and techniques are being used by thieves to commit fraud.
The bureau was originally created in 1994 as the Commercial Crimes Bureau, but transitioned to the Fraud and Cyber Crimes Bureau in 2016.