Meet The Owner

Steve, Crane President

Steve has spent most of his life in Detroit, Michigan, and the surrounding areas. Steve received his Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement & Security Administration from Northern Michigan University. From 1985 to 1998, he held the positions of District, Regional, Divisional, and Corporate Loss Prevention Director for several national retail companies. During his career in loss prevention, Steve conducted thousands of investigations into employee theft, vendor theft, cargo theft, organized shoplifting rings, and discrimination and sexual harassment allegations, just to name a few. He also has conducted over 8,000 integrity interviews, and it has been said that his work ethic and technical investigative skills are in the top 5% in the retail loss prevention industry

In 1995, Steve founded Asset Control Services, Inc. (ACS), and for the past 25 years, we have conducted over 28,000 investigations of insurance claims, Workers’ Compensation, mortgage fraud, provider fraud, identity theft, and employee theft for insurance companies, self-insured, third-party administrators, law firms, corporations, and individuals. During this time, Steve has strived to remain a strong regional company that is quality-driven and results-oriented. ACS is licensed in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Kentucky. Over the last 14 years, Steve has been on the board for the Michigan Council of Professional Investigators and currently holds the position of Vice President. In November of 2019, Steve received the 2019 MCPI Investigative Excellence Award, which is awarded to the person who, through their personal efforts, has demonstrated the highest level of professionalism, ethical practice, and integrity, which best exemplifies and reflects the highest qualities of an investigator. In 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023, ACS has been has been nominated as “The Best Private Investigator in Detroit, Michigan,” by Expertise. Steve is married with two children.

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