About

Lux Analysis, LLC was formed by Sarah Purifoy in 2019. She has been in the industry for more than seven years and is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst and Master Analyst in Financial Forensics.

Lux Analysis, LLC is named after Ms. Purifoy’s grandparents, Bob and Gloria Lux. The Lux’s owned a chicken hatchery in Hopkinton, Iowa for many years and when Ms. Purifoy saw this Lux feed bag with the word, “Analysis,” she knew what the name of the company should be.

Lux Analysis, LLC is a licensed private investigation agency, forensic accounting and fraud investigation firm in Arizona with the mission to present the facts with integrity.

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OUR MANAGING DIRECTOR

Sarah Purifoy, CFE, CVA, MAFF, managing director, has over seven years of experience in fraud investigations and forensic accounting services.  As a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst, Master Analyst in Financial Forensics and licensed private investigator in Arizona, she has extensive knowledge and experience in shareholder disputes, marital dissolutions, civil and criminal investigations, elder financial abuse and tracing of assets through background analyses.

Sarah Purifoy, CFE, CVA, MAFF

Ms. Purifoy assists attorneys, governmental agencies and individuals in analyzing financial statements, tax returns, asset tracing and investigates potential or alleged fraudulent transactions.  She has completed numerous fraud investigations and forensic accounting projects for businesses and individuals. 

Additionally, Ms. Purifoy has years of experience in bankruptcy where she was involved in many aspects of bankruptcy cases. She has prepared petitions for both business and individual debtors, and has assisted in the review of bankruptcy documents regarding alleged fraud.

Credentials and Professional Associations

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

Arizona Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)

Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)

Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF)

Arizona Association of Licensed Private Investigators (AALPI)

Education

Ms. Purifoy has earned the credentials of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), along with completing many specialized courses in fraud investigation, fraud schemes, and fraud prevention and deterrence. Ms. Purifoy received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in German from Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona) and has completed ongoing education related to accounting and business.

To download Ms. Purifoy’s curriculum vitae, click here.


 
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The credential Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) is given by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization. There are approximately 85,000 members in the ACFE. In order to obtain the credential of CFE, a professional is required to have a combination of two years’ professional experience and a bachelor’s degree, based on a point system by the ACFE. They must pass a rigorous test and complete 20 hours of continuing professional education related to fraud investigations every 12 months.

 

 
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The credential of Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) is governed by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). This credential requires 60 hours of continuing education every three years related to business valuations, forensic accounting or fraud investigations.

 

 

The credential of Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) is governed by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).

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