GARY MICHAELS, has more than 50 Year's (since 1962) in Forensic Document Examination. He has evolved from a Handwriting Expert aka Handwriting Analysis that is used Identify a suspect of QD (questioned document) by using current Digital Analysis and UVIR (Ultraviolet Infrared) MACRO Close up Photography Spectral Analysis to detect false documents that are fake from the replication by an Inkjet Printer. He has been retained hundreds of times by both Local and National victims of Mortgage Fraud. These are Borrowers that are targeted by fraudulent lenders and foreclosure mills that are criminals involved in Real Estate Property Theft, and are passing off fake Mortgage Documents (just like Counterfeit Money), and claiming that the documents are Genuine when in fact they are fake. The problem is that FDE's, (Forensic Document Examiners) are trained in comparing Documents and Signatures with reference to the identity of the writer but are not trained in Computer and Software Technology.
The result is that even though the Handwriting Expertapproach or Handwriting Analysis may seem to be the correct approach to identify the writer on a questioned document can end up pointless and useless when the source of the questioned signature is a Digital "Cut & Paste" "Copy" made with Photoshop or a related Software from the original document. In other words, the majority of people and FDE's , and including Judgesand Attorneys do not acknowledge and believe that if the Ink is "Blue" and looks like "Ball Point" Ink, then the document must beauthentic aka "Wet Blue Ink Signature". This could not be further from the truth. The reason is that artifacts and digitally fake insertions are not normally seen by the naked eye. UVIR Macro Photography Spectral Analysis and Magnification of up to 400X will expose evidence instantly of what is fake and what is a genuine document. an what is an Inkjet produced fake. The results are irrefutable.
Long gone are the days of someone with an Affidavit stating a claim that they have first hand working knowledge that a document is genuine.. This of course is only a claim and is not proof. On Site technology using UVIR Spectral Photography and HDR magnification will tell you the truth.
The illegal Forgery and Fraud results in billions of dollars of losses to businesses and individuals annually. Wills, financial documents, mortgages, and practically any paper document can be forged- hiding the crime is much more difficult. We can assist you in determining if the questioned documents that you have are "Genuine or a Forgery like a counterfeit $100 Bill.".
Document Analysis & Digital Forensics Handwriting Comparison Computer Digital Analysis
ON SITE EXAMINATION When you are exploring whether the evidence supports proceeding with a legal action you may want to retain Gary Michaels or Dr. James Kelley. There is a Staff available to perform an ON SITE MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY of the questioned documents. The examination will ascertain the authenticity of the documents. This service is very useful when wanting to make an on site determination of what is genuine or fake of a "Wet Blue Ink Signature" vs "Inkjet Printer". We can can expose if the document or group of documents have been altered and are a fake cut & paste. Please contact us to learn whether we can assist you and strengthen your case.
ON SITE FINDINGS If the results of the document examination support the premise of the case the next step may require expert witness services. We partner with attorney clients to develop the presentation of the case before the trier of fact, be it the judge or jury. We work with attorneys to present the evidence in discovery in a manner easily understandable by the anyone including the judge and jury. He is comfortable speaking in a public venue such as a courtroom or deposition and has done so in dozens of cases in which the evidence presented was a game-changer for the outcome of the case. We are highly ethical, detailed and thorough in the forensic analysis of the documents. We use the latest technologies including digital scanners, infrared, sophisticated MACRO (close up) photographic equipment and Photoshop and related computer programs to discover intricate details of the questioned signatures on the documents.
FORENSIC REPORT / FULL COLOR IMAGES Forensic Reports and Images are generated containing the found artifacts and anomalies. The reports are used as a means of communicating with a detailed pictorial mages to show the results of the examination . Our reports are thorough and clearly written in-depth describing every aspect of the examination that contain images that pictorially tell the story revealed by the evidence.