Lavin Bristow Forensics
Fraud Examination

About Us


We have over 25 years of experience in the fraud examination field. Our goal is to assist lawyers, small accounting firms, and their clients resolve allegations of fraud in a timely and cost effective manner.  Our services include:

Estate and Family Services

  • Power of Attorney Abuse
  • Fraudulent Asset Transfer

Employer Fraud Services

  • Employee Theft
  • Fictitious Employees
  • Fictitious Suppliers
  • Accounts Receivable Fraud
  • Other Related Services

Bankruptcy Fraud

  • Fraudulent Statements of Bankrupts and Related Parties
  • Asset Tracking

Education and Training

  • Review of small and medium sized clients for fraud risk.
  • Training for Boards of Directors and Key Employees in fraud identification and mitigation

Rick Lavin, LPI


Rick retired from the RCMP after 30 years of service. He has over 10 years of dedicated fraud and economic crime investigation experience. He is a senior police scholar, a member of the Institute for Canadian Research Studies (ICURS) and a former member of the British Columbia Association of Chiefs of Police. He is a Licenced Private Investigator with expertise in the investigation of:

  • Fraud 
  • Impersonation 
  • Breach of trust
  • Employee theft
  • Employer due diligence

Rick also has extensive experience with interviews and interrogations. He is an expert in document evidence management and has given evidence in all levels of court.

Robin Bristow, CPA, CA CFE


Robin is a 30-year Chartered Professional Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner who is licenced to practice in British Columbia and Alberta. He has 16 years of fraud investigation experience in areas including:

  • Employee theft
  • Power of attorney abuse
  • Matrimonial fraud
  • Contract fraud
  • Bankruptcy fraud.

Expertise includes working with clients all the way up to and including expert testimony at preliminary hearings and B.C. Supreme Court

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Lavin Bristow Forensics

Box 1052 Vernon, B.C. V1T 6N2

(250) 540-5810 or (250) 549-0723



9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.