Charles Montaldo

Private Investigator


  • Former ‚Äčlicensed private investigator
  • Worked extensively with law enforcement agencies and insurance companies investigating crime and fraud


Charles Montaldo is a former writer for ThoughtCo who wrote about crime-related subjects for more than 14 years. Many books reference his work including Criminal Law by Storm (Lulu, 2015), Criminal Procedure by Storm (Lulu, 2016), and Murder Chronicles: A Collection of Chilling True Crime Tales (R. Barri Flowers, 2014). Also, numerous websites republish Montaldo's insightful and useful information about how to spot and avoid crime and fraud.

Montaldo was a licensed private investigator, working with law enforcement agencies and insurance companies investigating crime and fraud. He became intrigued by this line of work after owning a general insurance agency where he encountered many instances of fraudulent claims.

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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