Bank Fraud Investigator I

Req #
Audit, Risk, Compliance & Fraud
Dallas, TX - Republic Center (PCB)
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Company Name
PlainsCapital Bank

Job Summary

The Bank Fraud Investigator I, working with their manager or another member of the Fraud team, accumulates information regarding initial stages of external investigations. This includes basic information relative to type of issue involved, identities of the parties involved, types of evidence that may be collected, and preparation of initial reports. Forms and expresses opinions regarding the likely course of further investigation.

Essential Functions

  1. Investigates referrals of potential suspicious activity to determine if there is a potential fraud risk to the bank.
  2. Works to detect various fraud schemes (elder abuse, counterfeit checks, etc.) and characteristics of red flags.
  3. Performs less complex investigations under the guidance of more experienced investigators.
  4. Works with various research and investigative software programs and tools.
  5. Accurately and thoroughly documents case comments and all investigative steps in compliance with department procedures and standards.
  6. Accurately identifies and submits Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) and Management Notifications in a timely manner with supervision.
  7. Interacts with business units, customers, and outside agencies to communicate fraud situations and recommends action steps to be taken.
  8. Takes appropriate action steps to protect the bank’s assets and minimize losses with supervision.
  9. May participate in or witness interviews with more experienced investigators.
  10. Develops a liaison relation with various business units and outside investigative agencies.
  11. Conducts phone interviews as needed on external cases with documented results.
  12. Monitors cases filed with law enforcement for disposition of case.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business related discipline or commensurate, relevant experience required. Financial Fraud experience preferred.
  • 2 years’ experience in bank fraud investigations or 5 years banking experience required.
  • Position requires solid verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills to interact with all levels of Bank personnel.
  • Excellent analytical, time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills with the ability to multi-task and work in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Must be self-motivated with strong initiative, high level of accountability, and attention to detail.
  • Excellent PC skills, including word processing and spreadsheets via Microsoft Office products as well as custom applications and systems.


About the Company

At PlainsCapital Bank, we’ve always had a trailblazing spirit. PlainsCapital Bank was founded in 1988 by current Chairman Alan B. White and a group of young bankers who dreamed of bringing relationship banking to their hometown of Lubbock, Texas. With the acquisition of Plains National Bank, a Lubbock financial institution with one branch and $198.8 million, they began growing the bank one relationship at a time.


Today, PlainsCapital Bank is one of the largest banks in Texas based on deposit market share. We have a statewide presence with more than 60 locations in all major Texas markets. We are a strong and stable financial institution and a trusted community partner. We take pride in helping our customers blaze trails of their own, whether launching or expanding a business, raising a family, or moving into retirement. Our diverse range of services includes commercial banking, treasury management, private banking, and wealth management, as well as consumer banking.      


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