Diversion – Embezzlement – Fraud
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) reports that organizations typically lose 5% of revenue to fraud each year. In our experience, we’ve seen even the most trusted employees who’ve been known for years, embezzling and defrauding companies of money. There is no doubt that such financial losses can be debilitating, but it’s also telling that more than 50% of companies make no recoveries following such losses.
When fraud is suspected, our investigators can develop an investigative plan to help identify the parties involved in the fraud. This may involve surveillance, interviews, interrogations, GPS tracking, hidden or covert camera placement, or other investigative techniques. Our investigators can work with you, whether the case is referred to law enforcement or corporate counsel the evidence we gather will be legally acquired as well as clear and convincing.
“History is a vast early warning system.” — Norman Cousins
While past performance isn’t always indicative of future behavior it can be a valuable indicator. Our investigators know that the only the tip of the iceberg shows above the surface, and they have experience uncovering details of past business dealings, litigation, and criminal activity. Our corporate investigations study both the personal and business dealings, as well as checking who prior business partners have been.
“Trust but verify” Russian proverb, used famously by Ronald Reagan
Far too often we encounter people or businesses only when they are preparing for litigation to recover their investment. Often our investigators uncover prior evidence of fraud or a personal financial history that lacks stability.
Investment decisions should be informed decisions – make sure that you have the information you need.
GPS Fleet Tracking
If you have company vehicles, it’s important to monitor them. Your employees who are driving them can deleteriously affect your reputation, and liability. Knowing both where your vehicles are as well as how the vehicles can provide you with invaluable information.
- Speed violations
- Excessive acceleration
- Unscheduled stops
- Unauthorized service calls
Over the years, we’ve seen a number of employees utilize their take home company vehicle and tools to ‘moonlight’ providing services under the table to customers with no revenue being realized by the company.