Welcome to Strange Investigations (private investigator in Thousand Oaks CA)

Ken Strange is the president and principal of Strange Investigations, a California based private investigative firm founded in 2017.

   Ken has extensive experience in Fraud Investigations, Anti-Corruption Risk Assessment, Compliance and Intelligence Collection and Counter-Terrorism, both within the U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and FBI as well as in the private sector where he has managed a diverse staff of investigators and auditors in the successful completion of complex investigations. These involved a wide spectrum of federal and corporate crimes such as fraud, police corruption, waste and abuse, collusion, FCPA, conflicts of interest, and improper financial and business practices.

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Ken is offering the following investigative services:


  • Public Record Searches
  • Pre-Employment Background Screening
  • General Investigations including:

  1. Corporate Investigations
  2. Criminal Investigations

  • Witness Interviews
  • Missing Persons/Skip Tracing
  • Under Cover (UC)

Ken is a Licensed Private Investigator with almost 30 years of professional investigative and consulting experience in the public and private sectors, including money laundering, public corruption (bribery and extortion), internal affairs and financial institution and compliance investigations.  He also has extensive experience in forensic investigations relating to contract and procurement fraud and FCPA issues.  Ken has provided litigation support for federal prosecutors and trial lawyers with successful results.  His extensive investigative experience has been focused on working with the government, and in the private sector in pharmaceutical (Amgen), manufacturing (Siemens, Corning), security (Inter-Con) and NGO/non-profit (Save the Children International) organizations and industries.    


Certifications, License & Specialties  

  •  Private Investigator, California License No.  PI 188196 
  •  Investigative experience in high-risk environments in Latin America, Middle East and Africa  
  •  International Police Adviser/Trainer—Merida Initiative (Mexico) 
  •  Speaker/Trainer “Fraud Investigations and Interviewing techniques” (Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico) 
  •  Fluent in Spanish; Arabic (basic conversational)   


Education & Professional Courses  

  •  Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY BA, Spanish – 1977 
  • SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY MA, Liberal Studies—1982 
  •  Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, AZ MBA—1987 
  •  US Department of State Internship in Economic Section, US Embassy Oman-1987 
  •  Advanced Criminal Investigative Techniques and numerous other in-service training courses with FBI and FLETC. 
  • Training with Department of State and US Agency for International Development (USAID) with respect to national security and diplomatic protocols 
  •  Advanced Management Course Siemens  


 Professional Affiliations 

  • Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ·
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) 
  • American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International ·
  • Association of Inspectors General ·
  • World Association of Detectives 

"No case is too strange for Strange Investigtations!"

Ken is recognized as one of the top private investigators in Ventura County.

Contact Us

Strange P.I.

KennethStrange@strangepi.com

(805) 366-9819

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