Private Investigator

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Adrienne Heydt | (896) 045-6734 | 6125 W Florissant Ave, St. Louis, MO 63136


I have over three years of experience working as a private investigator. I have worked on a variety of cases, including infidelity, missing persons, and insurance fraud. I have developed strong research and surveillance skills, and am able to work independently with minimal supervision. I am also proficient in using various types of investigative software.


Private Investigator at A-Z Investigations, MOMar 2022 - Present

  • Conducted over 500 interviews.
  • Performed background checks on over 1,000 individuals.
  • Served as a lead investigator on 50+ cases.
  • Successfully completed 100+ surveillance assignments.
  • 5. Generated new leads that resulted in 20% increase in business*/.

Associate Private Investigator at All Pro Investigative Services, MOAug 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Successfully completed 50+ investigations, with a 85% success rate.
  • Gathered evidence that led to the arrest and conviction of 3 criminals.
  • Successfully located 10 missing persons.
  • Recovered $100,000 in stolen property.
  • Worked undercover for 20 hours to help bust an illegal gambling ring.


Private Investigator Diploma at Missouri State UniversityAug 2014 - May 2019

I have learned how to be a private investigator, how to find information, and how to use the law to help people.


  • Surveillance
  • Tracking devices
  • Research
  • Interviewing skills
  • Photography/videography
  • Writing reports

Lonette Chiarella | (868) 433-8745 | Charleston, WV


Private Investigator with over 3 years of experience. I have worked on a variety of cases, from infidelity to missing persons. My work has helped bring closure to many families and given them the answers they were looking for. I am a discreet and professional investigator who is dedicated to getting results.


Private Investigator at A.R.S. Private Investigators, WVMar 2022 - Present

  • Investigated over 100 cases of insurance fraud.
  • Recovered over $50,000 in stolen assets.
  • Successfully completed 80% of all investigations assigned.
  • Served 35 subpoenas.
  • Gathered evidence that led to the conviction of 5 white collar criminals.
  • Worked undercover on 3 cases.

Associate Private Investigator at West Virginia Private Investigators, WVAug 2019 - Jan 2022

  • Investigated over 100 cases of insurance fraud.
  • Recovered $2 million in stolen assets.
  • Helped solve a high-profile murder case.
  • Conducted surveillance on a cheating spouse and gathered evidence that led to a divorce.
  • Tracked down a missing person who had been kidnapped.
  • Worked undercover to bust an illegal gambling ring.


Private Investigator Diploma at Marshall University, WVAug 2014 - May 2019

Some skills I've learned are how to conduct an investigation, how to interview people, how to gather evidence, and how to write reports.


  • Surveillance
  • Tracking devices
  • Background checks
  • Interviewing skills
  • Research skills
  • Writing reports
  • Photography