June 11, 2018: The Publications Tab on this website includes all four of Piper's books with links to Amazon's website and FREE looks inside each book!

June 21, 2017:  Piper's new anti-fraud book was published and released by Routledge.  It's titled, Contract and Procurement Fraud Investigation Guidebook.  

Click on the above link and check out the Table of Contents. The book is available for purchase at booksellers including Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

January 2017
:  After providing criminal defense investigative assistance (with concentrative effort on reviewing and analyzing discovery materials) for Nashville defense attorney, state charges were reduced against the accused from second degree murder to voluntary manslaughter. The police and prosecutor alleged that the defendant shot and killed a relative in anger. However, the evidence was proven to be weak and indicated "the accused"shot actually in self defense.

June 2016:  On June 14 & 15, 2016, Charles Piper taught classes on "The Piper Method Of Conducting Thorough & Complete Investigations" at the 27th Annual Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' (ACFE) Global Fraud Conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

March 17, 2016:  
Charles Piper's latest book was released on March 17, 2016. The book is titled,  Healthcare Fraud Investigation Guidebook, published by CRC Press.
 Click on the Publications Tab on this website for additional information. Get a Free "look inside" on Amazon!

AUGUST 27, 2015:  Stratford Career Institute updated its distant learning Private Investigator course to include two of its four modules from Charles Piper's, Investigator and Fraud Fighter Guidebook.  
Click here to see press release 
Click here to see Private Investigator Training Course Outline

June 17, 2014:  
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) presented  Charles Piper, CFE  with an Outstanding Achievement Award (the “Hubbard Award), at the ACFE's Annual Fraud Conference and Exhibition held in San Antonio, Texas.

Piper received the award based on his authoring, “10 Popular Health Care Provider Fraud Schemes” – a recent Fraud Magazine cover and feature article.  This article received national & international praise as well as numerous reproduction requests for training and educational purposes.  The writing includes information about health care provider fraud schemes and applicable investigative stories based on Piper’s professional experience conducting such investigations.

The Hubbard Award is named after former regent and professor of accountancy at the University of Nebraska, Dr. Thomas Hubbard.   
Link to article
Link to News Coverage

April 2014 - PRESS RELEASE
COLLIERVILLE, TN:  Investigator & Fraud Fighter Guidebook Released

Book Title:  Investigator & Fraud Fighter Guidebook: Operation War Stories
This book helps investigators identify, and prevent wrongdoing and solve more cases even with fewer resources.

Charles Piper’s Professional Services located in West Tennessee has announced that publisher John Wiley and Sons, Inc., has released Charles Piper’s latest book,



In Investigator and Fraud Fighter Guidebook: Operation War Stories, author Charles E. Piper, CFE provides insight and guidance on how to conduct thorough and complete investigations while juggling a caseload. Piper served over 30 years in law enforcement-including 20 as an award-winning Federal Special Agent-Criminal Investigator. His wide array of experience allows him to lend a high-level perspective to the art and science of professional investigations of criminal, civil, and administrative cases. In the book, Piper provides guidance on conducting thorough and complete investigations (even with fewer resources) and spotting red flags that often indicate big-picture problems. Piper also shows how to:

  • Identify the suspect's other wrongful acts (similar and otherwise)
  • Identify similar wrongful acts committed by others, and predict future occurrences
  • Identify systemic weaknesses, waste, and abuse
  • Identify changes and corrections necessary to prevent future occurrences

The book includes Piper's real-life investigative examples to illustrate important concepts. Whether the matter is public, private, or military, the same basic investigative principles apply. Things that may seem totally unrelated may hold the keys that crack the cases. The Investigator and Fraud Fighter Guidebook: Operation War Stories provides the acumen and judgment required to pick up on these clues and successfully conclude investigations.

Piper frames his methodologies using a collection of “war stories” that detail on-the-job successes and failures ranging from serious to sarcastic to downright humorous.

Investigator and Fraud Fighter Guidebook: Operation War Stories is available for purchase in hardback cover and e-book from various booksellers including: 
The publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.  
Barnes & Noble
Amazon even provides a Free Look Inside.  

For additional information on Charles Piper, his company and his book(s), visit:

Praise for Investigator and Fraud Fighter Guidebook: Operation War Stories:

“Experience is the best teacher. And Charles Piper has it in spades. Investigator and Fraud Fighter Guidebook: Operation War Stories shows the good, the bad and the ugly — from the trenches. Yes, fighting fraud is a war. This book belongs in the investigator’s stockpile of weapons.”

Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, Founder and Chairman, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

“Charles Piper is one of the most experienced investigators I know. But like most good investigators, he learned more from his mistakes than he did from his successes. This book walks you through his amazing career and allows the reader to learn some of the lessons Charles learned the hard way. His stories are entertaining and informative. Investigators of all levels will improve their skills by following his lessons.”

James D. Ratley, CFE, President & CEO, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

“I worked with Chuck Piper when I was a federal prosecutor.  He was one of the smartest, hardest-working and tenacious federal investigators I ever met.  Chuck has the ability to think outside-the-box which is an important quality because fraud schemes are constantly evolving in both creativity and complexity.  Chuck is without doubt, one of the best!” 

Paul S. Padda, Partner, Cohen & Padda, LLP, Las Vegas, Nevada

“This book is must reading for all those who want investigations to be thorough and complete.  Charles Piper has a rare combination of investigative know how and street smarts.  His unique shared approach to investigating combined with his own investigative ‘War Stories’ will help investigators and fraud fighters worldwide solve more cases, catch more criminals and better combat fraud, waste, and abuse.” 

Bruce Durbin, Senior Special Agent, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Retired)

“This guidebook is a game changer!  Readers will learn to conduct investigations like never before.  Charles Piper's decades of real life investigative War Stories provide insight all investigators and future investigators will appreciate.”

Scott Baldwin, Licensed Private Investigator and Owner of Advanced Investigative & Screening Solutions, Houston, Texas

“I sure hope the bad guys don’t ever get hold of this. Charles Piper has written the book on fraud—and how to expose it. A tough, thorough investigator, Piper details how to peel back layers of financial schemes. His informal style is engaging. Each chapter includes personal anecdotes that provide rich context for cases that don’t always go right. It should be required reading for law enforcement and financial-crimes examiners.”

Robert Anglen, Investigative Reporter, The Arizona Republic, 12 News (KPNX)

The book (Investigator and Fraud Fighter Guidebook: Operation War Stories) by Mr. Piper is very informative and will add great insight to fraud investigators. His stories and how he worked through problems that all fraud fighters will encounter will give both newcomers and old time investigators encouragement and are thought provoking. An excellent book.

 Durand Ferguson, CFE, Senior Audit Advisor, Memphis, Tennessee

"A good investigator is always learning. A great investigator uses his experience to help others learn. In this book, Charles E. Piper, CFE, shares a lifetime of experience to provide a critical framework for approaching investigative work and understanding the managerial environment. Whether new on the job, or a veteran of many years of service, this is a book that every investigator must read."
Gilbert R. Jimenez, Licensed Private Investigator; Principal - Insight Investigation Services of Chicago, IL; Attorney; Former Deputy Inspector General - Illinois

ABOUT:  Charles Piper’s Professional Services
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CONTACT:  Charles E. Piper, Charles Piper’s Professional Services

Email:  Telephone: (901) 237-4684

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