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Elizabeth Gil

Forensic Document Examiner, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations Forensic Laboratory, USA


Document counterfeiting: Trends and case studies

  • Forensic examinations of current trends in counterfeiting;
  • Simulation of line artwork;
  • Simulation of tactile features.


The construction and production methods of a high-quality counterfeit driver’s license

(Government only session)

  • Materials analysis;
  • Production methods and security features;
  • Importance of comparing to a genuine standard.



Elizabeth Gil is a Forensic Document Examiner with the Homeland Security Investigations Forensic Laboratory. She divides her time between conducting examinations on travel and identification documents, and testing security documents for vulnerabilities. Elizabeth has testified as an expert witness in the field of Forensic Document Examination on numerous occasions, and has played an active role in policy writing for the laboratory’s quality management system.
Elizabeth began her training at the INS Forensic Document Laboratory in 2001 after receiving her Master of Forensic Sciences degree from The George Washington University in Washington, DC and Bachelor of Arts degree from Wells College in Aurora, NY. She is an Associate Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Questioned Documents Section.

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