Investigations Into Corporate Frauds
Many employers and businesses have found that having an investigator on hand to do investigations of their employees is one of the best ways to ensure that they are doing everything that they can to keep their business secure. An employee who is suspected of stealing or lying, for example, might be a threat to the assets of the company. Having someone do a thorough investigation of the situation, taking notes on anything that comes up, will help document the situation and put the employee on trial as soon as possible. Having someone else do investigations not only gives them a more detailed account of what took place, but it also helps put the employee under surveillance so that the employer can perform proper investigations into the matter before it gets out of hand.
Besides having someone else do the investigations, most criminal defense law firms also hire private detectives to conduct private investigations of potential clients. Employers have learned through experience that having a criminal defense attorney on hand to conduct investigations puts their company’s assets at ease, since they know that if a client is charged with a crime, there will be strong evidence against them. In many cases, hiring an investigator to dig up dirt on a prospective client is usually worth the cost of hiring that person in the first place.
Private investigators are often called “specialists” or “certified investigators.” Many of the jobs that criminal investigators can get involved in involve gathering information to use in court. Sometimes this requires interviewing witnesses and collecting documents and evidence that cannot easily be obtained without having an investigator to dig up dirt on a person. It may seem like an extreme way to protect your business, but these types of investigations really do work.