Patrick Ward is a criminal investigator with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office and has been assigned to the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit for the past two years. Patrick has been a police officer since 2002. He served as a police officer and Financial Crimes Detective with the San Jose Police Department for eleven years and as a police officer with Mountain View Police Department as a police officer for 4 years. Prior to investigating workers’ compensation fraud, Patrick became an expert in a variety of financial crime investigations: real estate fraud, embezzlement, fiduciary elder abuse, credit/debit card skimming, and identity theft. He has twice been awarded honors from the organization ASIS for his investigative work by being awarded the Officer Recognition Award and the Retail Partner of the Year Award.