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embezzlement investigation

your embezzlement Case

At Privin Network, embezzlement is one of the most common types of financial fraud we encounter. Our team has collectively investigated hundreds of embezzlement cases over the years and know inside out how to find facts, evidence, and the culprit(s).

Embezzlement is one of the top reasons for business losses that employers have to suffer every year irrespective of their business size. Apart from being difficult to prove, many employers are embarrassed by the embezzlement as they feel that discovery of it will hurt their business and brand’s reputation. Our investigators at Privin Consulting Network ensure that we are discreet in our investigation from start to finish.

what is embezzlement?

In simpler terms, embezzlement is a type of fraud where someone entrusted to care for funds or anything of value belonging to someone else wrongfully and knowingly misrepresents or conceals the truth for their own benefit. Embezzlement can be of different forms, from a cashier taking a small amount of money from the cash register to more sophisticated schemes where the employer steals millions of dollars over time. 

How to Recognize and Deal with Embezzlement?

As a business owner, it is your duty to protect your business from embezzlers because they are much more common than you would like to believe. However, cases of embezzlement can sometimes take years to discover. Investigation of embezzlement is similar to employee misconduct, but the scope and manner of the investigation will depend on the theft’s size and complexity. However, several red flags can alert you of possible embezzlement. The sooner you can recognize embezzlement, the better chance you have of recovering your losses. Some of the typical signs of embezzlement include –

  • Disorganized company financial records, unexplained changes in record-keeping, or missing documents at the workplace
  • Employee(s) buying extravagant cars and properties
  • Ledgers not coming out balanced
  • Unusually and unexplained drop in company profits
  • Employee forming a close relationship with your vendors
  • Altered cheque amounts
  • Office supplies and petty cash going missing
  • Increase in past due accounts
  • Employee not taking any time off or is hostile at reasonable queries
  • An employee working overtime when there is no need for it

Looking out for the above signs can help you catch embezzlement before they become a big problem. 

Contact Us If You Suspect an Employee of Embezzlement

Embezzlement cases, even minor ones, should not be ignored. If you terminate someone only based on suspicion, you are only opening you and your company to legal liability for wrongful defamation and termination. We carefully scrutinize every allegation to create an investigative plan depending on the matter’s scope and then tailor it to your needs. Our professional and experienced team of investigators are ready to get to work to help you find all the proof you need to protect your assets. 

Privin’s professional team uses modern technology and a host of investigative techniques such as sensitive interviews with those involved, forensic review of the documents, examining phone calls and emails, and all other electronic data from different sources to gather evidence. You are provided with a concise and professional report to understand the issue and manage the outcome confidently. Give Privin Consulting Network a call at the first hint of embezzlement for a free consultation to determine how deep the problem might be. 

Our Process

Complete our Free Consultation Form:

To begin, please fill out our consultation request form online to speak with one of our private investigators. Our in house agents will then tailor the investigation with action yielding objectives to reach your results. 

Connect With One of Our Private Investigators:

A private investigator may field the inquiry prior to reaching out in order to understand the situation and prepare. Questions asked by the agent may be one or all of the following:

  • Does this investigation have reasonable purpose?
  • Where is the Subject or Matter located?
  • Can you provide specific information in which you are seeking to obtain?
  • Do you have any knowledge or intel that you would like our agents to investigate further?
  • What information on the Subject or matter have you found already?
  • Would you like any close associates or persons investigated as well? 

Your Investigation:

Once a case action plan has been identified, your assigned private detective will begin the investigation. An example of the investigative process may look like such:

  • Immediate Action. Your case will be immediately assigned and work will begin within the first 12-24 hours. 
  • Corroborating facts. Is the information provided to the investigator sound?
  • Execution of Case Action Plan. We assign the most fit investigator to achieve the most valuable results. 
  • Case Action Updates. Your investigator will provide you with status updates and obtained information regularly. 
  • Facts. After obtaining the information sought after, we comb through the case file and ensure no steps or information had been missed.
  • Final Report. Compiling your case report may be the most crucial part. We ensure professionalism and accuracy. 

Our team of highly trained professional investigators will obtain information on the specific person or object. Actions in accordance with legal guidelines, time tailored for your case, and proper reporting are all necessary for a private investigator to fulfill a proper investigation. Embezzlement cases may require additional time outside the 4 hour minimum that PRIVIN has in place to conduct a professional investigation. 

Completion of Your Case:

The investigator assigned to your Embezzlement case will provide you with a written report for you to review. Additionally, the report is reviewed by the client and investigator for accuracy. Any questions the client may have will be answered accordingly.

Being the professionals that we are, in the event that the client requests the assigned agent to appear in court, we are able to coordinate the evolution. 

Confidentiality is paramount and therefore all communication between a client, and the assigned investigators will be kept Confidential.