Doug Tyrone, a long time investigator for the Office of the Attorney General, has been named Investigator of the Year by Discover Financial Services, Inc., for his dedication to stopping identity theft and other financial crimes.
Tyrone is an investigator in Attorney General Hood’s Consumer Protection Division. Tyrone was presented the award Tuesday by Jerry Brown of Discover’s Enterprise Threat and Intelligence Management division.
“Doug T. will hound identity thieves into submission and fight for victims of identity theft and credit card fraud day and night," said Attorney General Hod. “Doug is well known among credit card and identity theft investigators throughout the nation. In my 25 year history with the Attorney General’s Office, I have not known a more dedicated fighter for keeping consumers in Mississippi safe.”
"Before I met Doug, I was told that if you wanted to get the job done in Mississippi, you’ve got to reach out to Doug Tyrone." said Brown. Since then, I have worked with Doug several times, and I know that’s true. Doug Tyrone will work tirelessly to help in any way he can.”
As an investigator for the Office of the Attorney General, Tyrone helped break up one of the largest stolen and counterfeit check rings in Mississippi history, and he has investigated many international identity thieves. He also aids victims of ID theft in repairing their credit and reclaiming their identity.
In addition to his investigative work, Tyrone frequently offers fraud awareness seminars for community and civic groups. He has worked for the Office of the Attorney General for a total of 24 years, and he was also a division director for the Mississippi Gaming Commission.