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U.S. Postal Service Investigator to speak at URI forensic seminar

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862

KINGSTON, R.I. – April 1, 2008 - Skip Voorhees, manager of the Physical Science Unit of the U.S. Postal Service Laboratory in Dulles, Va. will discuss, “Fraud Investigation” Apr. 4 at the University of Rhode Island’s Forensic Science Seminar.

The event will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Pastore Hall, 51 Lower College Road, Room 124 and is free and open to public.

Voorhees’ expertise includes fraud investigation related to credit cards. He will concentrate on credit cards, their manufacture and security features and how one is able to protect themselves from identity theft and fraudulent usage. A few years ago Voorhees had worked on a national credit card counterfeiting ring in New Orleans. With his work he was able to close the ring down and have people put in jail. He will also discuss fraud investigations within the Postal Service, such as false insurance claims.

Voorhees has more than 34 years of municipal and federal law enforcement experience and is considered an expert in his field. He was also featured in the Discovery Channel’s 2002 documentary, “The Feds: U.S. Postal Inspectors”. Voorhees graduated magna cum laude from the American University in Washington, DC with a Bachelor of Science in the Administration of Justice and earned a Master of Arts in Forensic Science from Antioch School of Law.