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Grant Review Initiative Team (GRIT) Investigative Members 

 

Edward Escamilla, Supervising Investigator

Edward Escamilla joined the OEIG in 2009, and has a combined 14 years of investigative experience. Mr. Escamilla serves as Supervising Investigator in the OEIG’s Chicago office. Prior to joining the OEIG, he was a Detective, Training Officer, and Patrol Officer for the Metropolitan Police Department in Nashville, TN as well as a Patrol Officer for the City of Chicago. During his time at the OEIG, Mr. Escamilla has conducted numerous investigations, one of which resulted in a finding of $18 million in State grant funds being improperly used. He is a graduate of Western Illinois University and a Certified Inspector General Investigator.

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Amber Range, Investigator

Amber Range has been an investigator with the OEIG since 2005, and during that time has conducted numerous investigations, one of which resulted in a finding of improper management of State grant funds totaling over $7 million. She has received training in interview techniques, procurement, and fraud detection, among other areas. Ms. Range is a graduate of Western Illinois University. She is a Certified Inspector General Investigator.

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Tiffany Pryor-Wallace, Investigator

Tiffany Pryor-Wallace has been a member of the OEIG staff since 2007, and an investigator since 2009. She has investigated several matters involving alleged grant fraud. Ms. Pryor-Wallace has received training in interview techniques and procurement, among other areas. She holds a Master’s degree in Legal Studies from the University of Illinois at Springfield and a Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University.

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Pat Foley, Investigator

Pat Foley joined the OEIG as an investigator in July 2012 after completing 30 years in law enforcement, retiring as the Deputy Chief of the Willowbrook Police Department. Mr. Foley has served 20 years as an Assessment Team Leader for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), conducting assessments on over 50 law enforcement agencies throughout the United States and Canada. Mr. Foley is experienced in grant application processes, as well as compliance monitoring and reporting. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Northwestern University School of Staff and Command, and the Southern Police Institute. Mr. Foley holds a Master’s degree from Governors State University and a Bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois-Chicago.

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