2019 November Monthly Meeting
November 21 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Event & Speaker(s) Details
This presentation will take a closer look at how we collectively combat insurance fraud from all levels and disciplines. We will address current trends and new opportunities for investigations in both the civil and criminal sectors as we approach 2020 in a collective effort in the fight against insurance fraud.
Speaker: Damas Salas & Malisa Trimble
Supervising Agent Damas Salas has been in law enforcement for 14 years. SA Damas started his law enforcement career in 2005 at the Gulfport Police Department in Gulfport, Mississippi until August of 2010. After his departure from Gulfport Police Department, he then relocated back to Arizona to be closer to family. While at the Gulfport Police Department, he was in the patrol division and assigned to Special Assignments as a Field Training Officer along with being a Hostage Negotiator with Gulfport Police Department SWAT Team. In 2011, he was hired with the Arizona State University Police Department as a lateral police officer where he took the AZPOST waiver test and became certified as a law enforcement officer in Arizona. In 2012, he was hired with the Arizona Department of Insurance Fraud Unit as Special Agent. In 2016, he was hired with the Arizona Department of Economic Security where he was assigned to the EBT Trafficking Unit as a Detective Sergeant investigating EBT card fraud. In 2017, he was rehired with the Arizona Department of Insurance Fraud Unit where he is currently a Supervising Agent.
Supervising Agent Damas Salas is also a Veteran who served in the United States Navy from 1989-2000 where he received an Honorable Discharge.
SA Damas received his Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice of Administration in 2009 from the University of Phoenix. In 2011, he received his Masters of Science in Administration of Justice and Security from the University of Phoenix. In 2016, he received his Masters in Public Administration from Arizona State University.
Malisa Trimble has over 10 years prior law enforcement experience followed by an additional 8 years working for a large private auto insurance carrier specializing in major medical fraud before joining NICB as a Special Agent in 2012. For the past 8 years she has developed the medical fraud programs in Southern California with NICB’s Mini-medical Fraud Task Force and is a regular instructor for the NICB Medical Investigations, New Agent, and Special investigations Academies throughout the country. Malisa recently transferred to Arizona as a Supervisory Special Agent working specifically in Organized Crime, Special Operations, and Complex Insurance Fraud cases with local, state, and federal law enforcement while continuing to assist insurance carriers in civil investigations. Malisa supervises a group of highly dedicated agents throughout Arizona.
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