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    Alpha Group Investigations


    100 Broadhollow Road, Suite 200 Farmingdale, NY 11735

    T: 631-454-1100

    NYSDOS ID No, 11000065107

    E: info@AlphaGp.com



The Team

Frank Shea, President

Alpha Group Investigations, inc.

Frank Shea has been an investigator for over 30 years. His initial investigative experience started while employed with the New York City Police Department assigned to undercover investigations and eventually assigned to the Brooklyn Homicide Team. The investigations included extensive background verifications, document examination and application of law, media presentations and press conferences with reference to the investigations. During the course of his career in the New York City Police Department, Mr. Shea was assigned to units that required a strong investigative nature and a detail oriented presentation to the respective District Attorneys. Upon retirement from the New York City Police Department in 1985, Mr. Shea performed investigative duties for numerous attorneys, law firms, insurance companies and third-party administrators for self-insured companies.  Mr. Shea served in the United States Marine Corps before his career with the NYPD.  Mr. Shea formed Alpha Group Investigations in 1997.

 With over 20 years of service to our clients, Alpha Group maintains the highest degree of ethical standards as well as an investigative and research staff that is second to none. Alpha Group has grown to be a recognized leader in the investigative community, with operating offices in New York, New Jersey and Florida, affiliate offices throughout the US, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Australia, Central America and South America.

Karen Stincone

Operations Manager, New York

Ms. Stincone has been a member of Alpha Group since its inception in 1997. She has been a key member of our company, in part responsible for Alpha Group’s growth. Ms. Stincone is dedicated to the success of the company and the satisfaction of our clients. Ms. Stincone’s responsibilities include coordination between the various departments within Alpha Group and a smooth transition of case communication between Alpha Group and the client.


Denise white

Vice President, Florida

Ms. White is a licensed Private Investigator in Florida, New York and New Jersey and a Florida State Notary. Ms. White has been employed with Alpha Group since 2007. Ms. White is a member of the Florida Association of Private Investigators (FAPI), has served on the Board of Directors since 2011; and is currently serving as first Vice President. Ms. White is the 2014 recipient of FAPI’S Harvey E. Morse Founders Award for recognition of outstanding service to FAPI and the investigations industry. Ms. White is a Certified Identify Theft Investigator and has completed a 40 hour Basic CSI Training Course at CSI Academy of Florida. Although not required for licensure, she attends continuing education training courses every year.. Prior to her employment with Alpha Group, Ms. White was in the medical insurance claims field where she acquired medical coding and terminology knowledge as well as subrogation and coordination of benefits knowledge all beneficial when conducting insurance / injury investigations. Ms. White handled complicated claims matters requiring research and analysis, she also managed a team of onsite and telecommuting employees.


Doug Mercer

Chief of Investigations

Mr. Mercer manages and directs a staff of field investigators, specializing in surveillances, interviews, S.I.U. investigations, industrial accident investigations, corporate due diligence and executive level background investigations. Mr. Mercer oversees investigative reports, in-house training in ethical business practices, maintains relationships and liaisons with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. In addition, he maintains timely contact with clients relating to the ongoing progress of active cases.

Mr. Mercer received his investigative and law enforcement training at the Suffolk County Police Department Academy; Advanced Criminal Investigations & Basic Investigations Course at Suffolk Community College. His continuing education in Anti-Corruption and Bribery Investigations at the Reid School of Interview and Interrogation; Hostage Negotiations via Federal Bureau of Investigation; Homicide School, NYC Police Department; Counter-Terrorism, Department of Justice. In addition, Mr. Mercer earned his Associate in Business Administration at College of Staten Island, NY.

Enza Miller

Coordinator of Research & Analysis

Ms. Miller has been with Alpha Group since 2006 and has over 20 years of investigations experience in the private industry. She has conducted extensive background investigations for both private and corporate clients, domestic and international.

She performs extensive research for trial preparation, litigation, matrimonial and divorce matters, school residency, child custody and missing persons, and for matters pertaining to assets investigations and due diligence on corporate entities and/or corporate executives. Ms. Miller is licensed in New York, New Jersey and Florida, a Certified Identity Theft Investigator (C.I.T.I.) and New York State Notary. Ms. Miller continuously expands her knowledge significant to technology, attends training classes and is active in industry groups and forums.


Joe Dorilio

Research Analyst

Mr. Dorilio came to Alpha Group after more than 25 years on Wall Street, where he held senior leadership positions running business units focused on the analysis and trading of domestic and international securities, analyzing and interpreting global macro, micro economic and corporate data.

His previous experience serves to provide Alpha Group with unique Investigative analysts pertaining to the corporate, legal or financial industries as well as the private sector.

At Alpha Group, Mr. Dorilio’s responsibilities include investigative research, specific to each client’s needs, be it background, fraud or claims investigations. Mr. Dorilio also spearheads special projects as mandated by the President of the company.


Hon. Ed W. McCarty III

Art Theft, Security & Recovery

Retired Surrogate Judge Edward W. McCarty III has been retained by the Alpha Group as a legal advisor. The judge has significant experience in the field of legal forensic investigations, locally and internationally. He has served as a Special Prosecutor with the Judicial Inquiry of Professional Conduct, which reviewed the activities of lawyers and judges for misconduct. He also served as an Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County’s Major Offense and Homicide Bureaus. He retired from the United States Army Reserves with the rank of Colonel, having served as a Judge Advocate and Inspector General. In those assignments he conducted numerous investigations into allegations of fraud, waste and abuse of government assets both nationally and internationally.