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 About Us:

“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”

Thomas Jefferson

Pettinato & Associates is a private investigations firm headquartered in Sacramento, California, serving individuals and corporations in matters relating to lost, abandoned or unclaimed assets since 1996.  A respected member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization (UPPO), Pettinato & Associates has worked diligently to achieve its position as a leader in the asset recovery industry and will continue to do so to the great benefit of its thousands of satisfied clients. Pettinato & Associates utilizes the most advanced technologies available and prudently navigates around sluggish bureaucratic processes imposed by State governments. Our goal is to reunite you with your unclaimed funds as quickly as possible and to educate and guide you through the process.

Scott Pettinato, Private Investigator

Scott founded Pettinato & Associates in June 1996. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Business and Economics from St. Mary’s College.  Scott is an active member of Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization (UPPO) where he has served as Chairperson of the Finance Committee and Western Regional Vice President.  Scott maintains a California Private Investigator’s license with the Department of Consumer Affairs and is a member of the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI).

Christopher J. Kaeser, C.P.A., Attorney at Law

Christopher has been involved in unclaimed property recovery for over 25 years.  He is a former government auditor for lost or abandoned assets for ten years.  Christopher obtained his Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree (Accounting) from Santa Clara University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he graduated with Distinction and was an editor of the Pacific Law Review. Christopher maintains active California licenses as both an attorney and CPA.

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