Running a business is difficult enough without adding the cost of theft and various forms of fraud to the equation, however, there are specific ways that a professional private investigation firm can help prevent loss of assets and profits as well as recover money owed to your company. The following are only four examples of services that our firm provides that can help your business throughout its lifetime.
- Background checks for pre-employment screening
- Investigations into employee theft
- Workers’ compensation fraud
- Asset search services
Naturally, checking for red flags in a person’s background before hiring them is important, but the level of screening needed is directly related to the job description. For certain jobs, you may be comfortable with checking on a person’s references on their application or resume, but for many jobs that require a lot of interaction with customers, there can be liability issues. Those jobs that require an employee to be working with money or valuable assets need a high level of screening that is outside the skill set of an employer. We can run a comprehensive background check on any prospective employee that you are concerned with.
Regardless of what type of product or service is being offered, every business owner needs to be aware of the possibility of theft from their employees. Once an individual begins to steal from their employer, it often continues until they are caught, which can be a long period of time. The loss of profits from a single employee can be huge. We have the ability to investigate your suspicion of theft and identify the guilty parties. We do this with a combination of interviews and surveillance. We can even go undercover as an employee if needed, and we always conduct our investigations within the boundaries of the law.
Insurance for workers’ compensation can be expensive, and when there are fraudulent claims against you, it means your premiums will only go higher. Insurance fraud can take a serious bite out of a business owner’s profits. If you suspect that an employee is not hurt, we can place this person under sub rosa surveillance to determine if they are being truthful. This type of surveillance is legal and is done when an injured worker is seen in public. If he or she is not hurt or has exaggerated their injury, we will likely be able to record them on video doing something they claim is not possible to do because of their workplace injury.
If another business or an individual owes your company money and they are filing for bankruptcy, you have every right to challenge this bankruptcy. If you suspect that certain assets are being hidden from the bankruptcy court, we can run a comprehensive asset search. If the debtor is attempting to hide assets, we will find them. Another application of our asset search service is when your business has won a lawsuit against an individual or company and they are claiming they have little or no money to pay the judgment. We can identify assets, so your attorney can then place a lien on them.
The four services listed above are only a sample of how our investigation firm can help your business prevent loss and recover assets. Call us for a consultation, and we can explain how our services can help you with your specific business investigation needs.