We have been using Tom Martin and his company for over 5 years now. They do all of our employee background checks. They have very quick turn-around time and the work is always professional and complete. If we ever need further assistance or clarification on something, his staff is always happy to help. I recommend Tom to others on a regular basis.
If you suspect your employees are stealing time, money, product, or other illegal activity, your intuition is probably correct. But you need tangible, court-admissible evidence.
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In many cases, we can find the bad employees in under 20 minutes.
In our experience, management often does not realize the magnitude of the problems they have until a comprehensive, third-party review takes place.
Sometimes, multiple employees collude to perpetrate fraud against the company, a situation that clearly requires swift and aggressive action.
Our interview and interrogation services are highly effective at getting information, evidence and confessions.
We can also deploy legal video surveillance equipment at your location to develop tangible, irrefutable, and court-admissible proof of wrongdoing by your employees.
We can help you with just about any internal issue you have.
- Personal problems of employees such as substance abuse or gambling
- Co-worker relationships
- Racism or sexual harassment claims
- Disruptive divorce proceedings
- Criminal charges
- Personal use of corporate resources
- Excessive sick time
- Workers Comp or Insurance fraud
We out the rats and prevent recurrence.
Find the facts and corroborate allegations.
Our trained consultants are interrogation experts and can quickly identify the facts and corroborate allegations.
A written report of findings and conclusions.
We provide you with the facts surrounding the situation, arm you with options for dealing with offending employees, and provide advice on how to improve business operations to prevent recurrence.
Avoid business interruptions, negative publicity and embarrassment.
Our involvement in the process can help you avoid business interruptions, negative publicity, personal embarrassment, and costly legal fees.
Starting the process with fact-finding and documentation is usually more effective from both a cost and results perspective than using a team of lawyers.
In our experience, many HR managers are not well-suited for potentially confrontational and/or embarrassing interactions with senior-level employees and practice avoidance instead of seeking resolution.
Our consultants will assist you by interviewing the parties involved to fully understand the personalities and issues at hand and then work with your company to resolve these issues internally in a discreet and professional manner.
Why choose Martin Investigative Services for corporate investigation? Here’s why:
Find the rats.
In many cases, we can find out who the bad employees are in under 20 minutes.
Evidence that stands up.
Our experienced investigators gather court-admissible evidence that can make all the difference in a trial.
Our friendly staff can help with your issue, or point you in the right direction. The consult is free and confidential.
Stop employee theft.
Do you think your employees are stealing from you? Do you suspect them of illegal activities at work? Are they sleeping on the job?
There is a relatively simple solution to your problem: Our interrogation and interview services get results quickly. All information gathered is court-admissible.
What type of corporate investigation do you need?
analysis & review.
Former Federal agents review your security access, alarms, camera systems, security procedures, policies, and interview personnel.
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Provides legal proof.
We deploy legal video surveillance equipment at client locations to develop tangible and irrefutable proof of wrongdoing by employees at work.
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Case Studies: Corporate Investigation
Newport Beach Corporate Fraud
A prominent Newport Beach attorney representing a large beer manufacturer contacted us. We met with the attorney and the company executives at their corporate headquarters.
The company had a problem: large amounts of inventory were simply missing. They had a certain amount of product on hand, but their internal accounting told them they should have more money.
We quickly discovered a number of employees were smuggling product out of the factory. The results from this investigation were handed to the District Attorney. As a result of our investigation, 17 people were arrested, prosecuted and served jail time.
Orange County Chairman Affair
A Human Resources Director called us at the direction of the Chairman of the Board and informed us that the President was known to be having an affair with a subordinate. Notwithstanding the fact that the executive was married, company policy expressly prohibited such office relationships. The clients also determined that there was a significant risk of legal action by the female against the company and the executive if and when the relationship eventually became public.
Although the affair was routinely known and discussed within the company, the Chairman had no hard evidence to support termination of the employees for violating company policy.
We were engaged to operate a ten-day surveillance, which soon caught both subjects in compromising positions and places on videotape.
After presenting our findings to the corporate board, we discussed strategic options to resolve the situation. Our goal? To minimize the risk of a lawsuit from either party. The board agreed that we should manage the termination process for both employees in a discreet and confidential manner using the video evidence as justification. This enabled the client’s Human Resources department to maintain a level of separation from the process to minimize legal risk while effectively bringing the situation to a close.
Martin in the news: Corporate Investigation
Not everybody needs an attorney or thinks their mate is cheating on them. I’m hoping that people will read the three or four chapters that pertain to them at this particular point in their lives.Details
It happens at virtually every business.
Sometimes it’s nothing more than a missing stapler or a box of paperclips – items many employers would assume have been misplaced.
But employee theft can ramp up quickly.Details
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Testimonials for Martin Investigative Services:
Thomas G. Martin is a private investigator who is highly regarded and widely used by attorneys and other clients in Orange County and nationwide.
I have used Martin Investigative Services for everything from marital indiscretions to finding hidden assets for more than 25 years. Working with Mr. Martin has been invaluable to my practice. Tom Martin is insightful, creative and never fails to deliver. I endorse his firm without hesitation or reservation.
Attorney at Law
I have used Thomas Martin’s services for many years and have found his work to be of the highest standards. He gets the job done quickly, efficiently and reliably. He is aware of the law and always submits quality reports. I highly recommend Martin Investigative Services to any attorney, business or individual who is in need of a professional investigator.
Attorney at Law
I have used Martin Investigative Services since returning to the practice of law. Their work is first rate! Their reports are reliable, and if called upon to testify, Martin’s investigators are well prepared and extremely professional.
Former Orange County Superior Court Judge
I have known Tom Martin since 1984. I, as well as our company, have used Tom’s services over 30 years, personal as well as business. We have never been disappointed! Tom does what he says and I believe he is the BEST there is.
Vice-President Plastic Express
I’ve represented individuals and businesses (international and local) for close to fifty years, and I’ve called on Martin Investigative Services more times than I can count, often on a rush basis, for help throughout the world, on a number of different types of assignments. I’ve never been disappointed. I’ve always received swift, cost-effective and USEFUL information, which has wound up “saving the bacon” of our clients and making us shine in their eyes. I recommend them without any reservation.
Attorney at Law Callahan Thompson Sherman & Caudill, LLP
I have known Tom Martin and used his services for many years. I trust him with the most challenging investigative tasks.
Professional and efficient, he and his staff leave no stone unturned to get the job done.
Trial Lawyer, Former President of California's Trial Bar
We have used Martin Investigative Services for three decades. Their work is exemplary; reports are perfect and their testimony is very professional, with great judge and jury appeal. We will not use anyone else for our investigations.
Former Orange County Trial Lawyer Association Trial Lawyer of the Year
Tom Martin is thorough, knowledgeable and trustworthy. We have used Tom and his team to great success and will continue to do so.
Partner Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Martin Investigative Services is truly one of the best run organizations we have worked with. Fair, efficient and professional. Tom Martin in particular exudes confidence and experience and isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. That’s something we can rely on.
Kreative Webworks, Inc. Organizational Resources Specialist
Successful people know that to be the best, you model the best. I cannot recommend Martin PI any higher! In a five minute conversation with experienced people you can save thousands by bypassing sales types. They do this by cutting directly to the heart based on years and years of passionate pursuit of best practices and adding massive value to their clients. They are an invaluable part of my team and Tom is my most valued mentor!
Author of Destiny's Doorstep
It has been my pleasure to work with Martin Investigative Services over the past 30 plus years on many investigations as well as other security related matters. When I need answers and I need them fast I know that a simple call will get me answers that are succinct, current and coming from a supremely knowledgeable source.
President & CEO Patrol One