Beth A Mohr

Ms. Beth A Mohr

The McHard Firm - Offices in Albuquerque & San Diego - Practicing Nationwide
933 San Mateo Blvd NE #500-151
Albuquerque , NM 87108
Mobile: 505-450-2818
Office: 505-450-2818
Introduction


Beth A. Mohr, CFE, CFCS, CAMS, CCCI, MPA, PI, is a Law Enforcement / Police Practices expert with over 30 years of sworn and non-sworn investigative experience. Ms. Mohr is credentialed as a Nationally Certified Law Enforcement Instructor by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training, and is one of fewer than 150 individuals who have been nationally certified as an expert law enforcement instructor. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Financial Crimes Specialist (CFCS) and a Certified Cyber Crimes Investigator (CCCI). She is also a Private Investigator (PI) licensed in New Mexico, Arizona, and California.

Litigation Support – Beth A. Mohr is available as a consulting or testifying expert anywhere in North America. She is neutral, fair, and her opinions are rooted in provable facts. She strives to balance her cases between defense and plaintiff-sided cases, and also provides habeas consulting services. Ms. Mohr has testified as an expert in New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Washington state, in federal and state courts, on a variety of subjects, including police procedures, police misconduct, white collar crime and fraud examinations.

Areas of Expertise:

• Police Misconduct
• Use of Force, Excessive Force, Deadly Force
• Interviewing, Interrogations & False Confession
• Police Ethics
• Investigative Failure
• Habeas Consulting
• False Arrest
• Failure to Train / Failure to Supervise
• Evidence Handling
• Civilian Oversight & Evaluations of Oversight Mechanisms
• Civil Rights Violations
• Police Policy, SOPs
• Fraud & White Collar Crime
• Embezzlement Cases
• Money-Laundering Cases
• Cryptocurrencies / Bitcoin
• Retaliation & Qui Tam
• Workplace Violence & Sexual Harassment
• Private Investigations & PI Failures

During her career with the San Diego Police Department, Ms. Mohr she was awarded three Commanding Officer’s Citations, which are the highest awards offered by the San Diego Police Department. After retiring from the San Diego Police Department, she conducted death penalty mitigation investigations, and other complex felony investigations, including homicide and white-collar cases, for the Whatcom County, Washington, Public Defender’s Office. This includes conducting investigations of allegations of police misconduct for the City of Albuquerque Independent Review Office. Ms. Mohr recently chaired the City of Albuquerque’s Police Oversight Board, a civilian board which was created as part of the US Department of Justice’s Consent Decree with the City of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Police Department.

Ms. Mohr has taught courses on law enforcement topics including interviewing techniques, investigative ethics, evidence collection, financial and fraud investigations, and many other topics. Her ethics courses, investigative courses, and fraud courses are certified for law enforcement credit. Ms. Mohr is a POST Certified law enforcement instructor in California, and a Nationally Certified Law Enforcement Instructor.


Areas of Expertise
  • Casino & Gaming Industry
  • Criminology
  • Deadly/Excessive Force
  • Evidence Analysis & Preservation
  • Gangs
  • Law Enforcement
  • Police Procedures
  • Private Investigators
  • Violent Crimes
  • Workplace Violence

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Master of Public Administration, University of New Mexico, School of Public Administration - December 2007

Bachelor of Science, Administration of Justice, Pacific Western University, February 1995

Nationally Certified Law Enforcement Instructor - November 2021, International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards
and Training (IADLEST)

Certified Financial Crimes Specialist (CFCS) – April 2021
Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS)

Certified Cyber Crimes Investigator (CCCI) – September 2015
International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI)

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) – June 2013
Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – April 2011
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Licensed Private Investigator
State of New Mexico, License #2503

Licensed Private Investigator
State of Arizona, License #1639941

Licensed Private Investigator
State of California, License #28441

New Mexico Department of Public Safety
Certified Law Enforcement Instructor #NM14-63M

Certified POST Law Enforcement Instructor
State of California

California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS)
Designated Subject Matter Expert, Investigations


Certified Police Officer - December 1990
Intermediate P.O.S.T. Certification
Police Officer Standards & Training
State of California

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)

San Diego & Baja California ACAMS Chapter
International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI)

Association of Certified Financial Crimes Specialists (ACFCS)

Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO)

New Mexico Chapter, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Arizona/New Mexico Chapter, International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI)

National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement
(NACOLE)

International City/County Management Association, Past Member

American Society of Public Administration, Past Member

St. Joseph’s Hospital/Ardent Central Institutional Review Board
Past Member, IRB/Ethics Board

Diverse Leaders 2017 Selection Committee
Albuquerque Business First, Business Journal

Police Oversight Board, Past Chair
City of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Appointed February 2015
Chair February 2016-January 2017

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, New Mexico Chapter
Past President
Past Director of Education

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
ACFE Advisory Council, Member

California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS)
Designated Subject Matter Expert, Investigations

National Association for Schools of Public Affairs & Administration
Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (NASPAA-COPRA)
Site visit team – 2015: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Advisory Board on Graduate Education
International City/County Management Association
Past Board Member

University-Profession Connections Committee
International City/County Management Association
Past Committee Member


Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Date: November 2021
Group: Southern California Fraud Investigators Association
Topic: What Investigators Need to Know About Bitcoin
Location: Palm Springs, California (CA-POST Certified)

Date: October 2021
Group: Tallahassee Chapters: ACFE & IIA
Topic: Interviewing in Fraud Cases: Tricks That Even
Experienced Investigators Forget; Case Studies
Location: Via webinar

Date: October 2021
Group: Enterprise University
Topic: Frauds to Watch Out For: A Case Study Approach
Location: Via webinar

Date: August 2021
Group: ACFE – Fort Myers Chapter
Topic: Ethical Considerations in Fraud Investigations
Location: Via webinar
Date: May 2021

Group: County of San Francisco
Topic: Evidence Collection for Auditors
Location: Via webinar
Date: April 2021

Group: Institute of Internal Auditors Nashville Chapter
Topic: Investigating Management Fraud - Part I
Location: Via webinar

Date: November 2020
Group: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – El Paso
Topic: Forensic Accounting Investigative Practices
Location: Via webinar

Date: April 2021
Group: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – El Paso
Topic: Small Business Fraud Awareness: Strategies for
Identification and Prevention
Location: Via webinar

Date: September 2020
Group: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – New Mexico Chapter
Topic: Don’t Let Your Tongue Trip You Up: Dealing with Hypotheticals During Expert Testimony
Location: Via webinar

Date: September 2020
Group: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – New Mexico Chapter
Topic: The Do’s & Do Not’s of Report Writing
Location: Via webinar

Date: September 2020
Group: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – New Mexico Chapter
Topic: Ethics, How Do You Know If You Have Them?
Location: Via webinar

Date: August 2020
Group: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – El Paso Chapter
Topic: Evidence Collection for CFEs, CPAs, Auditors & Investigators
Location: Via webinar

Date: January 2020
Group: New Mexico Tribal Gaming Symposium
Topic: Money Laundering in Casinos
Location: Santa Ana, New Mexico

Date: January 2020
Group: New Mexico Tribal Gaming Symposium
Topic: Anatomy of Fraud: Insight from Real Cases
Location: Santa Ana, New Mexico

Date: October 2019
Group: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – San Diego Chapter
Topic: Fraud in Governmental Entities and ACFE Ethics
Location: San Diego, California

Date: September 2019
Group: Escrow Institute of California
Topic: Red Flags of Fraud and Psychology of Fraud
Location: Irvine, California

Date: September 2019
Group: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – Greater Toronto Area Chapter
Topic: Understanding and Investigating Management Fraud
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date: August 2019
Group: Office of the State Auditor and Inspector
Topic: Stupid Fraud: Too Dumb to Get Caught & Professional Ethics
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Date: June 2019
Group: 30th Annual Global Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Conference
Topic: Evidence Collection for CFEs and Auditors
Location: Austin, TX

Date: April 2019
Group: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – Las Vegas Chapter
Topic: Anatomy of Fraud
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Date: April 2019
Group: New Mexico State Bar Foundation
Topic: Surviving White Collar Cases – Just the Facts Ma’am: The Challenge of Proving Intent – Dumb or Diabolical Accounting?
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date: April 2019
Group: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Topic: Forensic Accounting 101
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Date: March 2019
Group: TCTC – New York State Auditors
Topic: Psychology of Fraud & Case Studies, Bitcoin Basics, Hotlines for Heroes
Location: Albany, NY

Date: October 2018
Group: ACFE –San Diego Chapter & IIA San Diego Chapter
Topic: Fraud & Ethics – Half-day Seminar
Location: San Diego, CA

Date: August 2018
Group: Office of the State Auditor & Inspector
Topic: Fraudsters & Fraud Victims: Case Studies into the Psychology of Both
Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Date: October 2017
Group: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – Hawaii Chapter
Topic: Ethical Considerations for Fraud Investigations, Fraud Case Studies
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Date: September 2017
Group: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – Greater Kansas City Chapter
Topic: Ethical Considerations, Case Studies and Expert Witness Seminar
Location: Kansas City, Kansas

Date: September 2017
Group: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – New Mexico Chapter
Topic: Interviewing for the facts: Getting from “Yes” to “No” to Resolution and Beyond
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date: August 2017
Group: Oklahoma State Auditors
Topic: Anatomy of Fraud: Insights from Real Cases
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Date: July 2017
Group: Century Bank Business Connector Group
Topic: Red Flags of Fraud & Employee Investigations
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date: March 2017
Group: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – New Mexico Chapter
Topic: Ethics – The Game Show
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date: February 2017
Group: Virginia Banker Association
Topic: The Personality of the Fraudster
Location: Charlottesville, VA

Date: January 2017
Group: Institute of Managerial Accountants
Topic: Bitcoin Basics: What you need to know
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date: October 2016
Group: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Topic: Fraud Examinations: Methodology, Interviews & Case Studies
Location: Prescott, Arizona

Date: August 2016
Group: Financial Investigations
Topic: Bitcoin Basics: What investigators need to know
Course Certified for Law Enforcement credit by the NM Department of Public Safety
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date: May 2016
Group: Nusenda Credit Union
Topic: Bitcoin Basics: What CFEs need to know
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date: May 2016
Group: ACFE-El Paso (Texas) Chapter
Topic: Fraud in Governmental Entities: Case Studies and Other Fun Stories, Bitcoin Basics
Location: El Paso, Texas

Date: February 2016
Group: ACFE-New Mexico Chapter
Topic: Bitcoin Basics: What CFEs need to know
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date: August 2015
Group: New Mexico State Bar, 2015 Tax Seminar CLE
Topic: Money Laundering
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date: July 2015
Group: AGA Albuquerque Chapter
Topic: Interviewing Techniques
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date: February 2015
Group: Wells Fargo Specialty Markets Group
Topic: Anatomy of Theft & Personality of a Thief
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date: January 2015
Group: New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Topic: Practice Management
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date: October 2014
Group: San Juan Basin Chapter, New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants
Topic: Red Flags of Fraud
Location: Farmington, New Mexico

Date: August 2014
Group: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – New Mexico Chapter
Topic: Ethics: New ACFE Professional Guidance – “The Ethics Game Show”
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date: June 2014
Group: New Mexico Gaming Control Board
Topic: Understanding Financial Statements and Financial Statement Fraud, Interactive Case Studies, Conducting Investigative Interviews and Admission Seeking Interviews. Course Certified for Law Enforcement credit by the NM Department of Public Safety
Location : Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date: May 2014
Group: New Mexico Gaming Control Board
Topic: Fraud Basics, Basic Financial Investigations with Case Studies, Using Tax Returns in Financial Investigations, Casino Compliance, the Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering. Course Certified for Law Enforcement credit by the NM Department of Public Safety
Location : Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date: May 2014
Group: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – New Mexico Chapter
Topic: ACFE Professional Standards – “Don’t Let Your Tongue Trip You Up”
Location : Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date: April 2014
Group: Virginia Bankers Association
Topic: Interviewing & Interrogation Basics
Location : Charlottesville, Virginia

Please see CV for additional speaking experience prior to April 2014
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: I have been retained as a consulting or testifying expert over 30 times in recent years.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Police Misconduct, Use of Force, Interviewing and Interrogations, Police Ethics, Investigative Failures, Habeas Consulting, False Arrest, Failure to Train, Failure to Supervise, Police Training, Evidence Handling, Civil Rights Violations, Fraud and Fraud Examinations, Money-Laundering, Embezzlement, and Cryptocurrencies, specifically Bitcoin.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: I have been retained by the plaintiff about 50% of the time. I strive to balance my cases between defense and plaintiff-sided cases; I also provides habeas consulting services.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: I have been retained by the defendant about 50% of the time. I strive to balance my cases between defense and plaintiff-sided work.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: I have had my deposition taken dozens of times.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Recent testimony list - as of September 2022 - Call or email for up-to-the-minute testimony

Aaron Gonzales v. The Eddy County Board of County Commissioners, et al.
Cause No. D-0503-CV-2020-00798
Expert report disclosed: Police practices
Counsel: Eric Dixon, for Plaintiff
Deposition testimony August 2022

State of Ohio v. Elwood Jones
Trial No. B-9508578; Appeal No. C-990813
Expert report disclosed: Inadequate investigation, evidence collection, cognitive bias
Habeas death penalty case, hearing for new trial
Counsel: David Hine, Theodore “T.C” Tanski, for Appellant
Testimony in hearing August 2022

United States of America v. Kenneth John Rhule
No. 2:20-CR-105-JCC
Expert report disclosed: Bitcoin, cryptocurrency
Case settled after expert report disclosed
Counsel: Barry Flegenheimer, Peter Offenbecher, for Defendant
February 2022

Arthur v. Roosevelt County Board of County Commissioners, et al.
1:21-cv-00513-MV-LF
Expert deposition: Wrongful arrest, inadequate investigation, inadequate training
Case settled after expert deposition
Counsel: Eric Dixon, for Plaintiff
December 2021

The People of the State of California v. Osvaldo Apolo Lopez
Case No. SCS297472
Expert trial testimony given: Shooting/justification, perceptual distortions during shooting
Counsel: Emily Rose-Weber, for Defendant
December 2021

Lindsi Zumwalt v. Evans, et al.
1:20-cv-01276-KWR-LF
Noticed as expert/report disclosed: False arrest, excessive force, civil rights
Case settled after expert report disclosed
Counsel: Paul Cohen, for Plaintiff
November 2021

John Kivlin v. City of Bellevue, WA, et al.
2:20-cv-00790-RSM
Noticed as expert/report disclosed: Police Misconduct, investigations, civil rights
Case resolved after disclosure of expert report
Counsel: Patricia Rose, for Plaintiff Police Officer
September 2021

Dominique Evans et al v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
2:20-cv-02504-SB-AS
Noticed as expert/report disclosed: Police Misconduct, Investigations, Civil Rights
Deposition pending; case on appeal
Counsel: Anthony Petale, for Plaintiff
February 2021

David Gaytan v. NMSP, Officer A. J. Romero, et al
2:19-cv-00778 SMV/KRS
Noticed as expert/report disclosed: False Arrest, Excessive Force, Police Procedures
Case settled after expert report disclosed
Counsel: Taylor Lueras, for Defense
August 2020

John Ganley v. Eric Jojola, CABQ, et al.
D-202-CV-201701597
Noticed as expert/report disclosed: Police Procedures, Police Misconduct
Case settled
Counsel: Nicole Moss for Plaintiff
June 2020

State of New Mexico v. Irene Archer
D-1314-CR-201600343
Allowed by Court as expert witness: Fraud examination
Trial testimony
Counsel: Anthony Long, for Prosecution
December 2019
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: More than ten times.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: More than ten times.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Combining expert testimony as a police officer, and later as a consultant, I have been providing expert testimony since 1986.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting expert, testifying expert, assistance for law enforcement agencies with training, evaluation of use of force incidents, and assistance setting up and working with civilian police oversight agencies.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: The initial consultation to determine if I can be helpful in the case if free, after that consultation is at my usual rate of $325 per hour.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $325 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $325 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $325 per hour
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Actual travel costs and other expenses, such as limited access database search fees, are passed through at actual cost.


References

I can provide numerous references and recommendations. Please contact me to request references with experience similar to your case. General references for both plaintiff and defense-sided police misconduct cases are listed below:

Defense-sided:
Ms. Jennifer Vega-Brown, City Attorney
City of Las Cruces, NM
jvega-brown@las-cruces.org
(575) 541-2128 Office
505-307-3717 Cell

Plaintiff-sided:
Eric Dixon
Eric D. Dixon, Attorney & Counselor at Law
301 S Avenue A
Portales, NM 88130
(575) 359-1233
eric@ericdixonlaw.net

Defense-sided:
Ms. Taylor Lueras, Attorney at Law
Park & Associates, LLC
(505) 246-2805 Office
(505) 307-5820 - Cell
tlueras@parklawnm.com

Plaintiff-sided - Habeas consulting:
Mr. T. C. Tanski, Attorney
Federal Public Defender, District of Ohio
TC_Tanski@fd.org