QVF Group Fraud Investigators Civil Risk Management

Meet the Team

Steve Mackle

Steve has worked for over 30 years in the fields of Financial Intelligence, Compliance, Money Laundering and Asset Tracing.

Steve has expertise in financial investigation from both a police service and accountancy practice perspective.

Steve acts as a consultant to the members of the National Housing Federation in relation to money laundering issues and has particular expertise in how money laundering and fraud affects that sector and the Local Government sector.

Barbara Franklin QPM

Barbara has completed over 33 years in the public and private sectors that include environments of organised crime, terrorism and government policy.

Barbara has been at the head of many investigations into Bribery, Corruption, and Misconduct.

She has experience at the highest level in Assessment of Operational Risk Management Processes and Policy.

Barbara has delivered training nationally in Anti Bribery and Corruption and is qualified to teach in the adult learning sector.

Terry McCabe

Terry has over 29 years of investigative experience.

He is a Specialist in Fraud Case management and is a Nationally Trained Fraud Investigator

Terry was also an accredited Financial Investigator and Asset Confiscator.

His experience also extends to investigating, Public Sector Corruption, Bribery, Electoral Malpractice and Organised Crime.

He has been active within National Working Parties on Identity Theft, Electoral Malpractice and Action Fraud.

Trevor Fordy

Trevor Fordy is a former career detective, having served over 30 of his 34 years police service as a dedicated Investigator with the CID, the force’s Serious Crime Squad, Drug Squad and nationally on the Regional Crime and Regional Drug Squads.

His policing service has included both overt and covert policing tactics, heading up his force’s Inspectorate Department and culminated as a Detective Superintendent spending more than 7 years as a Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) investigating homicide, gangland violence and other serious crime.

William Johnston

Willie Johnston served in the public sector for 30 years with the police force, retiring in the rank of Detective Superintendent in August 2006.

During his police career he represented ACPO(S) on many partnership national working groups and was the Senior Investigating Officer on many high profile serious crime investigations, responsible for managing large teams, presenting to live media, and budget control.


Ian has 24yrs years experience in Road Traffic enforcement and 15 years as a Forensic Collision Investigator, carrying out complex investigations in all aspects of Road Traffic Collisions.

He is qualified to carry out Forensic reconstructions of collisions and has undertaken hundreds investigations into Fatal, Serious and Complex collisions. He is a qualified mechanical engineer and draughtsman in structural engineering and shipbuilding.

ARA Fraud & Forensic Services Financial Institutions

ARA Fraud & Forensic Services believe that organizations who are pro-active with their business practices tend to be more successful with mitigating risk and operating losses. As a result, we are a service provider for financial institutions, who understands the banking world. We provide timely and tangible information that allows banks to make sound decisions when extending credit or trying to manage troubled assets. We tailor our services to meet your needs.

Our ASSET PROTECTION SERVICES includes Due Diligence investigations to help lenders thoroughly assess “Character” before approving a loan. In today’s banking environment, it is crucial to know who your customers are to prevent fraud and to mitigate the potential for loan losses from occurring. Good due diligence can provide you with verified and tangible information to make sound lending decisions on your borrowers. Regulators will appreciate your thoroughness before extending credit.

Our Standard Profile Report can provide you with the following information to make sound lending decisions before extending credit.

  • Civil Lawsuits

  • Liens

  • Judgments

  • Bankruptcy

  • Verify Social Security Number

  • Other Business Affiliations & Ownership

  • Our Enhanced Profile Report provides you with all of the search criteria in our Standard

  • Profile Report PLUS a statewide criminal history report.

  • If you are looking for detailed information on the credit worthiness of a business, we can provide you with a Business Profile Report which includes:

    • Dun & Bradstreet Reports

    • Experian Business Reports


      Our ASSET RECOVERY SERVICES include Asset Search Investigations and Judgment Enforcement.


      With our comprehensive Asset Search and investigative capabilities we can locate assets, even hidden assets, Nationwide on individuals and businesses who have defaulted on their financial obligations. This information is extremely valuable to legally enforce judgments and recover funds.

      We can locate various assets on individuals and businesses, including:

      • Real Estate

      • Vehicles

      • Aircraft

      • Watercraft

      • Bank Accounts

      • Brokerage Accounts

      • Liens, judgments and bankruptcies

      • UCC filings

      • Business Affiliations/Ownership

      • Corporate Records

      • Business Property

      • And more….


        Awarded a Judgment but no time to enforce payment by the judgment debtor? Let us take care of it for you. We operate on a NO-FEE contingency basis and we do not get paid until we make a judgment collection on your behalf.

        “With experience working in banking, we understand the impact that loan losses have on the financial performance. Don’t accept loan losses as just bad debt anymore”!

        -Jacque James, President ARA.