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A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force

The Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force (MNFCTF) protects and serves the public by investigating financial crimes related to identity theft, with a special emphasis on organized criminal enterprises. The MNFCTF is comprised of multi-jurisdictional law enforcement agencies working together to provide investigative expertise and resources. The MNFCTF works in partnership with local, state and federal agencies.

Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force Structure

The MNFCTF is under the authority of the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety (Minnesota Statute 299A.681). The task force also makes reports to the Financial Crimes Advisory Board which provides advice and direction for items pertaining to MNFCTF initiatives. There are several affiliated agencies:

  • Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
  • Edina Police Department
  • Homeland Security Investigations
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Ramsey County Sheriff's Office
  • St. Paul Police Department
  • U.S. Postal Inspection Service
  • U.S. Secret Service 

Information for Consumers

What should I do if I am a victim of a financial crime?

Report the crime to the law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction where the loss occurred.

What if I do not know the jurisdiction where the loss occurred?

Report the crime to your local law enforcement agency.

What will law enforcement do with my report?

Minnesota law enforcement agencies are required to complete a report for crimes involving identity theft (Minnesota Statute 609.527). The agency will then consider the best options for investigating the crime.

IACP Excellence in Technology Award Winner

In 2012, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) selected the Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force as second runner up for its 2012 IACP Award for Excellence in Criminal Investigations. The award was presented for the Task Force operation known as Operation Starburst. Learn more about the investigation.​


Financial Crimes Advisory Board Member Agencies

Banking representative ​Minnesota Department of Public Safety ​Minnesota Retailer representative
Edina Police Department ​​Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force Minnesota Senate representative
​Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Office ​Minnesota House representative ​​U.S. Secret Service
​Minnesota Board of Public Defense ​Minnesota Office of the Attorney General ​​U.S. Secret Service
​Minnesota County Attorneys Association