Pettus Investigations, LLC (Pettus) is a private investigation firm located in Portland, Oregon and is owned by Helena A. Snyder, a licensed and insured investigator. Pettus provides several investigative services including background
investigations, insurance (fraud) investigations, asset searches, witness locates, interviews, consulting, educational seminars as well as
Through experience, Helena as extensive knowledge and coordinating
and conducting complex investigations surrounding questionable or
fraudulent financial matters, identifying and managing cases of
suspected fraud, coordinating investigations and cases of probable
prosecution with law enforcement, district attorney offices and the FBI
as well as providing quality, cost effective investigations and reports.
Helena graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor’s degree
in Administration of Justice. She is a current and active member of
the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
(ACFE) as well as the Oregon Chapter of the ACFE
(OACFE), where she is a Past President and a prior Newsletter Editor.
Helena is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and has been certified by the
Washington and Oregon Departments of Insurance as an instructor on her
presentations on Insurance Fraud as well as on Research and
Investigative Tools. Helena has provided instruction to several
national and local organizations including the American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Oregon Academy of Legal
Investigators (OALI), the Oregon Chapter of the International
Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU), the Association of
Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the Oregon Chapter of the Association
of Certified Fraud Examiners (OACFE), as well as the Anti Vehicle Crime
Association of Minnesota (AVCAM).