SurveillanceThere are many a reasons one would hire a private investigator. Below are just a few examples of the types of surveillances we perform. Surveillance is essential when a company or individual needs to be discreet when looking into insurance claims, crimes, child custody issues, company theft or someone suspected of marital infidelity. What can an expert surveillance investigator do for you? They have the training, equipment and experience to do what it takes to observe, document those observations and report their findings. Our investigators work cases with the mindset that each surveillance investigator will end up in court to testify to the facts and findings of their work.
Marital InfidelityMarital infidelity is when someone is suspected of having extramarital relations. We are usually hired when one spouse suspects the other of cheating. The individual may have checked his or her spouse’s email address and come across a suggestive email from a co-worker. Maybe the spouse came home from a late night at the office and smelled like perfume or cologne. We’ve also been hired to simply double check how the individual comports his or herself when he or she is out of town. Again, we are hired for a myriad of reasons to perform surveillance and no situation necessitating surveillance is the same.
Workers Compensation ClaimsIn this realm of insurance fraud we are hired by employers, insurance adjusters, self-insured corporations and attorneys because the “claimant” is savvy to the system and everything is stacked against the employer and insurance company. We’ve worked a few cases where the attorneys and doctors “coached” the applicant about private investigators and what to look for. There are specialists who exclusively teach claimant attorneys, doctors and the claimant our techniques and what to watch for when on a claim.
Child CustodyChild custody surveillance is difficult because parents’ emotions run high. Usually one parent isn’t following court orders and the other parent needs proof to show the court. Another instance is when a parent isn’t with the child as much as he or she claims yet the parent is fighting for more custody. This is typically done in order to reduce child support monies. Our services are used when a parent wants someone to observe how the other parent is spending time with their child. If a parent suspects his or her ex spouse of spending time with undesirables or abusing controlled substances, our investigators need to be hired to document this. In most cases, we are hired to observe the child and his or her whereabouts, ascertain who is caring for them and report any odd observations.
Company TheftDo you know where and what your employees are up to? Have you suspected product missing or being stolen out from under your nose? Are your employees stealing company time? Do they load extra items onto your delivery truck and make undocumented stops? All of the above acts can cost you several tens of thousands of dollars.
Insurance Fraud SurveillanceInsurance companies cover a myriad of things from personal health and death benefits to coverage of property like vehicles or buildings. These companies are bombarded with claims from trip and falls to staged car accidents. Only a licensed-investigator can assist in uncovering these untruths and deceptions. Insurance companies utilize investigators regularly due to suspected malingering claims, false claims or to simply follow up for their personal knowledge.