We also conduct criminal investigations for companies. Both investigators have over 20 years criminal investigative experience with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). Our experience has resulted in successful investigations for several companies that were experiencing internal theft. These investigations require interviews and covert surveillance. In today’s time, most law enforcement agencies will not get involved in such crimes unless they meet a certain monetary level. If you need a criminal investigation conducted to identify the suspects, then call us.
We conducted a criminal investigation for a major concrete supplier in the Atlanta area. They were receiving anonymous phone calls stating that there were truck loads of concrete being sold “under the table” from one of their plants. We were called in to identify the employees involved and the customers that were purchasing the loads of concrete and paying cash directly to the drivers. The company had already reviewed their sales records and could not identify any loads that were not recorded. We conducted surveillance and soon realized that the procedures that were in place would require the plant manager to be involved in the theft along with other drivers. After extensive surveillance, five different locations were identified that had received stolen concrete. The customers were interviewed and statements were obtained. These interviews revealed the drivers involved and the methods they were using to hide the sale from the company. The investigation resulted in the termination of 7 employees at that one plant and new policy and procedures were put into place.
A tractor company contacted us recently and reported an internal theft. The suspect had entered into the business during the early morning hours and disarmed the alarm. The suspect went directly to the location in the secretary’s office where the cash was hidden. He used a key to unlock the cabinet and remove the money. He then reset the alarm and departed. It was obvious it was an “inside job.” Management had an idea who may have committed the theft. We asked not to reveal their suspicions to us. Michael Rundles, who is an expert in Statement Analysis, gave each employee a questionnaire to fill out and return. After reviewing their statements over a 24 hour period he had identified the one employee he felt had committed the theft. We interviewed the employee for several hours and during the interview determined that he had been implicated in missing funds from his church. The employee admitted to the theft and agreed to restitution and submitted his resignation in lieu of prosecution. Management agreed to the terms. We were then informed the employee we identified was the same one management had suspected.