Sergeant Charlie Alt
Property Crimes Section is also split into two units, Financial Crimes and Burglary/Theft. Three detectives are assigned to Financial Crimes and four are assigned to Burglary/Theft. They are supervised by one detective sergeant.
Financial Crimes Unit
Detectives assigned to Financial Crimes investigate cases that encompass fraudulent financial crimes, to include: Forgery; Counterfeit Checks and Money; Embezzlement; Credit Card Fraud; Identity Theft; and Elder Exploitation. Each of these detectives handles a high volume of cases. Many of these investigations are lengthy and involve in-depth deciphering and documenting of financial records from multiple parties.
Our Financial Crimes Detectives actively participate in the Regional Fraud Task Force that includes the following agencies: Internal Revenue Service, Reno Police Department, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Postal Service.
Detectives assigned to Burglary/Theft investigate cases that encompass felony theft crimes, to include: Residential Burglary, Commercial Burglary, Vehicle Burglary, Grand Larceny and Grand Theft Auto. Each of these detectives handle a high volume of cases while routinely assisting on violent crimes as well. One detective investigates stolen vehicles and manages our departmental “Bait” program.
Our Burglary/Theft Detectives work closely with other agencies to share information and to identify regional crime trends. They work closely with our Crime Suppression Unit to identify and proactively address identified crime trends.
The Sergeant assigned to supervise the Property Crimes Unit reads and assigns these cases and directs investigations to meet departmental goals.