February 23, 2015

Angela L. Byers Named Special Agent in Charge of Cincinnati Division

Director James B. Comey has named Angela Byers special agent in charge of the FBI’s Cincinnati Division. Ms. Byers most recently served as chief of the Financial Crimes section in the Criminal Investigative Division (CID) at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ).

Ms. Byers began her career as a budget and account analyst with the FBI in 1986. In 1990 she became a special agent and was first assigned to the Dallas Division, where she investigated bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, interstate theft, and drug crimes. In 1997, she was transferred to the Washington Field Office, where she investigated public corruption.

In 2001, Ms. Byers was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Financial Institution Fraud Unit in CID at FBIHQ. In 2003, Ms. Byers transferred to the Philadelphia Division to oversee mortgage fraud and other financial institution fraud investigations.

In 2005, Ms. Byers served as a unit chief in CID and led the Health Care Fraud Unit. She transferred to the Inspection Division in 2007 where she served as a unit chief in the Internal Investigations Section. In 2010, Ms. Byers was named assistant special agent in charge of the Chicago Division. In this role, she oversaw the white-collar crime, public corruption, and civil rights programs. Ms. Byers received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Wheeling Jesuit University.