Donal P. Anderson, CFE

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Donal P. Anderson, President of Defense Investigators Group, Inc., is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Veteran of the United States Navy and has a BA from the University of New Hampshire. His background includes construction contractor, conference coordinator, editor, and nuclear security alarm station operator before starting his career as an investigator in 1988.  He started his own investigative agency in 1990. Donal has presented and been a certified course instructor of Continuing Education Credits for adjusters in New Hampshire and Vermont since 2006.  “Investigation of Fraud” seminar was presented to the Army National Guard’s annual meeting of Human Resource personnel. Donal P. Anderson continues to train and maintain a staff of 80 investigators for Defense Investigators Group, Inc.
  • Fraud Investigations
  • FECA
  • Medical case management
  • Training development
  • Training delivery
  • On site implementation and evaluation of investigative training.
Education and Certifications

B.A., English and Communications – University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (May 1985)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) (March 2001) a credential awarded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Licensed as a Private Detective in AR, CT, IA, IN, KS, MA, MD, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OK, SC, TX, UT, and WV.

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Defense Investigators Group, 1996 – Present

Owner/ President

As the founder, owner and current president of “Defense Investigators Group, Inc.” (1996 to present) oversees a staff of professional investigators that specialize in the defense of insurance claims; through statements, surveillance and the collection of facts and evidence. The company currently meets the regulatory requirements to conduct investigations in 45 states, working with commercial and government entities.


Atlantis Rehab Corporation, 1999 – 2003

Owner/ President

Established a medical and vocational case management company that flourished serving workers compensation carriers in Massachusetts.  The company was sold in 2003.


D.P. Anderson & Associates, 1990 – 1996

Owner/ President

Owner operator of “D.P. Anderson & Associates, Inc.” a regional, New England based, private investigation firm that was rolled into Defense Investigators Group, Inc.


Information Unlimited, 1988 – 1990

Investigator/ General Manager

General Manager for “Information Unlimited”, a private investigation company out of  Quincy, MA (1988 -1990)


Green Mountain Security

Central Alarm Station (CAS) Operator

Central Alarm Station (CAS) operator for GREEN MOUNTAIN SECURITY at Seabrook Nuclear Power Station (Jan 85 – Aug 86)


Military History

U.S. Navy (June 1979 – July 1982) primary systems operator aboard the computerized P3C ASW Aircraft.  Achieved the rank of Petty Officer second class:  honorable discharge Aviation Anti-Submarine Warfare Operator in the U.S. Navy Reserve, MAU Squadron, Brunswick, ME (Dec 83 – Dec 84)


Boards and Committees


Charter member and Chairman of the Board of the “Pembroke Media Broadcast” company, (2008 to present) a nonprofit, public access cable corporation providing internet and cable programming to a community of 20,000.


Elected to the five members, “Pembroke Board of Selectman” in the Town of Pembroke, MA, setting policy and providing oversight of a $52,000,000 dollar budget (2007 to 2010).


Relevant Presentations

Developed and presents “The Effective Use of Investigations for Worker’s Compensation Claims”. Approved for 4 CEU in NH and VT.


“Led Astray”  fiction (2007) Dig Dawg Publishing- fictionalized account of claims investigator.