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Fraudsters, meet your worst nightmare. The 2011 award recipients stand tall: Outstanding Service: Miles H. Watters, Jr.; Investigator of the Year: Pamela Stiefel; Public Service: Dave Klimek; and Analyst of the Year: Anna Kotsovos (left to right).

This week, hundreds of insurance company investigators, special agents, law enforcement officials, and other partners in (fighting) crime from across the nation and several other countries have descended on San Antonio, Texas for the International Association of Special Investigation Units’ (IASIU) 26th annual seminar.

The diverse offering of educational workshops and networking events represents one of many mechanisms the non-profit organization uses to further investigator training and community outreach while supporting anti-fraud legislation. The ultimate goal of IASIU and its membership is to prevent and detect insurance fraud, which the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud projects to cost insurers and policyholders an excess of $80 billion each year.

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