Investigative Blogs

 

2019-07-18
I have seen first-hand how fraud can be harmful to a company’s reputation and brand.  Engaging in a fraud investigation is difficult and can erode the trust and morale of employees and raise questions and concerns to your outside relationships, customers, suppliers and even prospective employees.  That is why before engaging in any investigation, I will ensure that I explain to the client the investigation process, the potential scope and risks, and care is taken in planning the execution and timing of any investigation.
2019-06-11
We are often asked to comment on whether the use of surveillance is permitted under applicable privacy legislation and to address concerns that surveillance by a private investigator infringes on a subject’s privacy. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has recognized that an organization may be justified in undertaking surveillance on an individual under appropriate...
2019-06-11
Background checks such as employment, criminal, credit history or education are a common request made by employers to prospective employees. Private investigation firms are often asked to perform background checks for these reasons. However, private investigators can also perform more substantial background investigations, for example: to assist companies to determine if a particular employee...
2019-06-11
An employer faced with an issue involving employee theft or fraud will often wish to act quickly to terminate the employee but before taking any steps, a proper workplace investigation should be conducted. Certainly, once an employer becomes aware of the fraud, they may find that they may have a requirement to act under their...
2019-06-11
In our technology rich age of security cameras, internet, social media, Google, spyware, GPS and more, one may wonder why private investigators are needed for physical surveillance and monitoring. The world of private investigation in fact now utilizes advanced technology. There are many reasons for use of private investigation and surveillance services. For example, insurance companies may wish…
2019-06-11
We are often contacted by clients who need investigative services relating to a litigation matter and need us to conduct research or uncover facts that they may or may not wish to disclose in the litigation. Records such as witness statements, expert opinions, and investigation report are types of records where the question of litigation...

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