The Investigations Division of the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office is responsible for providing investigative support for trial prosecutors before and during trials, including locating and securing witnesses, police reports and evidence.

OPDA investigators also assist the public with economic crimes such as worthless checks complaints and instances of contractor fraud. Additionally, the division handles applications for the expungement of certain criminal convictions for qualifying defendants.

Persons interested in reporting instances of worthless checks or fraudulent activity should print and complete the appropriate forms attached below, and then call (504) 822-2414 to make an appointment with an Economic Crimes investigator for a review of the complaint packet.

  • To report instances of contractor fraud or other economic crimes, use this form.
  • To report instances of worthless checks, use this form.
  • For instructions and downloadable forms regarding expungements, click here.

Tipsters also can share information anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers Greater New Orleans at (504) 822-1111 or by visiting

Office Location

  • Main Office
  • 619 South White Street
  • New Orleans LA 70119
  • (504) 822-2414