For those of us who have been divorced, we understand the process and procedures. We know that we either represent ourselves (which could create problems during and after the divorce) or we retain the services of a reputable law firm (which prevents the pro-se issues). We enter into a marriage full of hope and dreams and unfortunately, we are only in control of half of that relationship. We enter into a divorce with the expectation to right the wrongs and in many cases, there are activities that need to be investigated. The he/said she/said of the relationship holds little weight in court. Documented behavior and actions are required. Not all divorces are complicated, but in relationships that end due to deceit, hiring an investigative [...]
Asset and Financial Investigations are conducted for the purpose of determining if an individual or a Corporation/Company/Business are hiding assets (property or money). Asset Investigations are requested when there is Civil Litigation and or Criminal Proceeding in progress for Divorce, Embezzlement or Judgment. The search is conducted on an individual or a company. The search criteria are specific by Name, Date of Birth, Social Security Number for an individual and Company Name and EIN for a Corporation, Organization or Business, or if the business owner’s social security number is linked to the financial institution. The searches can be conducted State by State or Nationwide. An attorney will often request this search to determine if the Defendant/Respondent is hiding assets or has assets they can [...]
Divorce, Change of Custodial Parent, Infidelity, Abusive Relationships, Grandparent Rights, Internet Relationships are reasons to seek the assistance of a Private Investigator. Many people or businesses have never had contact with a Private Investigative Company and have been instructed to reach out to a PI by their Attorney or a Friend or Family Member. Introductions are free and you should never have to pay a consultation fee. A good PI/Investigative Company will make you feel comfortable when you call, they will ask a lot of questions and also listen to what you have to say.
The first step for a PI is to learn about the Subject and that entails conducting a Background Check. Background checks are conducted to obtain information that links the Subject [...]
DeVon’s criminal defense attorney called us and explained that the police had an “airtight” case against his client for multiple felony charges. DeVon’s aunt was footing the legal bill and told him she didn’t care about the cost as she believed her young nephew was innocent of the charges.
The attorney was fresh out of law school and was a sole practitioner and pretty green.
Apparently, DeVon was seen by two witnesses breaking into an elderly couple’s home in a ritzy neighborhood and carrying out a large trash bag, ostensibly with stolen items and dumping them into his car. They didn’t get the license plate number but did obtain a general description of the car. DeVon was later stopped by the police who found an empty [...]
Are employment background checks worth the cost for the employer? Does a criminal background search pull up all records? Is a background investigation necessary? Yes, yes and yes. There are many background check services and finding one that conducts verified information searches is important. With the introduction of online background checks, so many people skip the relationship with a brick and mortar company due to expenses. But are they accurate? No, not always and they should never be used in certain employment positions or personal situations. There are too many factors involved with online searches that could produce false results. A good background investigation begins with the verification of the individual’s social security number, is it correct? For determination, you need to know when [...]
A couple of years ago, one of our corporate clients contacted our office stating that his employees were stealing valuable copper scrap from their manufacturing facility and they were losing profit due to theft in the workplace. First, he had admitted that his company was guilty of improper employment background checks, specifically a criminal background search for each county of residence, but he was changing the SOP to implement authorized and updated criminal history checks. The Client brought in two VCR time lapse tapes of the suspected employees and since the video quality was poor he wanted us to video enhance it to identify the suspects. Our forensic video enhancement lab was unsuccessful since the VCR only recorded 3 frames per second and the [...]
When Craig fell under suspicion of revealing sensitive company proprietary information to an arch competitor of his employer, he was confronted by the corporate security investigator, who had already contacted us at International Investigators. In an interrogation setting, his first rebuttal was to state that he had nothing to do with it and he would submit to a polygraph examination to prove his innocence. Craig had been previously requested to be polygraphed by a police examiner, who would examine him for pre-employment necessary to obtain a civilian position with the police department. Prior to the examination, he had googled “how to beat a polygraph test” and followed the directions on how to beat questions pertaining to questions prior drug use, drug dealing, cheating on college tests, the [...]
When Arthur contacted us at International Investigators, he was perplexed about his wife of 27 years whose personality had changed, her marital demeanor had changed, her sexual needs seemed to require more of an aggressive manner and her choice of provocative clothing was different than her previously conservative nature. She was currently the breadwinner; he was the stay-at-home husband for the last three years taking care of their five children, two of whom were in college and the other three in high school. She was a high-powered executive with a big corporation and traveled quite frequently on business. Arthur equated the changes to a possible affair. Her company cell phone was usually by her side. Occasionally Arthur had the opportunity to scroll through the emails [...]