About the Author
James “Rick” Youngblood, CPP, CFE, has extensive experience in the ﬁelds of
loss prevention, security, investigations, law enforcement, and fraud. A retired chief
warrant oﬃcer from the US Army with more than 21 years on active duty and in
the National Guard as a CID (Criminal Investigation Command) special agent,
Rick has authored numerous articles on the topics of fraud, security, and loss pre-
vention for many national publications and has provided presentations on fraud,
security, and loss prevention for many national and international organizations,
including ASIS (Advancing Security Worldwide
), Association of Certiﬁed Fraud
Examiners, Institute for International Research, and more. He is also a current and
longtime member of the ASIS Crime and Loss Prevention Council and is a member
of the ASIS Investigations Council.
Rick holds a master’s degree in ﬁnancial management and a bachelor’s degree in
criminal justice/business management.
Rick currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife, Rosanne.