Hiring a private investigator: What to expect

Hiring a private investigator: What to expect

When hiring a private investigator, you should hire an expert that takes your case only if he/she believes that they can help you. The investigator should be clear about (a) What the exact investigative service and plan is, (b) how long it is going to take, and (c) how much it is going to cost. The costs should never exceed the agreed upon amount.

Thomas G. Martin is a professional private investigator and a former Federal agent. Martin only takes cases where he believes they can help the client. With murder cold cases for example, the agency only takes about 1 out of 10 cases because evidence is either unavailable or destroyed.

The Case of Company Wide Employee Theft. Video. Martin Investigative Services. (800) 577-1080

The Case of Company Wide Employee Theft

A corporate executive at a medium-sized business suspected his staff of employee theft. He came to our private investigation agency and wanted us to investigate.

In a very short amount of time, we found out that nearly ALL of his staff was stealing from him, and as a result he had to fire all of his 45 employees.

We gave him some preventative measures to institute, and he hasn’t had any problems since. Today, his business is thriving, and he has about 700 employees.

The Case of the Hollywood Celebrity Divorce Bugs. Video. Martin Investigative Services. (800) 577-1080

The Case of the Hollywood Celebrity Divorce Bugs

In the case of a celebrity divorce, when two famous and powerful people in Hollywood go to war in court, each side has the money to hire multiple attorneys, private investigators, forensic accountants, and other experts.

A few years ago, Martin Investigative Services was retained by a celebrity in this situation. When our client disregarded our specific advice, it ended up costing him multiple millions of dollars more in his divorce settlement.

The Case of the Wife That Almost Got Away With Murder. Video. Martin Investigative Services. (800) 577-1080

The Case of the Wife That Almost Got Away With Murder: Murder Investigation

A successful businessman had the gut feeling that his business partner’s death was no accident, and hired us to do a murder investigation, as the local police had not performed any sort of investigation.

As our investigators did their work, it quickly became apparent that the supposed accidental death was actually a murder.

The Case of the Man Missing Medication in Mexico. Video. Martin Investigative Services. (800) 577-1080

The Case of the Man Missing Medication in Mexico: Private investigation in Mexico

When a family’s 22 year-old son went off his meds, travelled to Mexico City and fell off the radar, the family decided they needed to hire a private investigative agency that had experience with private investigation in Mexico.

By utilizing our contacts in the area and sending an investigator familiar with the area, we were able to locate the son, get him to a hospital, and fly him back home.

The Case of the Executive Insurance Fraud. Video. Martin Investigative Services.

The Case of the Executive Insurance Fraud

When an executive at a multi-billion-dollar corporation was awarded disability payments for worker’s comp claims, we were hired by the insurance company to follow the executive and make sure that his claims were legitimate and no insurance fraud was taking place.

We didn’t know that an otherwise routine surveillance job would lead us from Los Angeles to a surprise trip to Maui.

Not only did we obtain video evidence of the executive (who was clearly not hurt), the evidence was then taken to the Insurance Commissioner by our client, and the executive was arrested for insurance fraud.