Thoughts on 'Hannibal', Hollywood investigations, serial killers & intuition

Thoughts on Hollywood investigations, serial killers, intuition & ‘Hannibal’

As a professional private investigator and a former Federal agent, it can be very hard for me to watch television. With rare exception, nearly every Hollywood depiction of private investigation and criminal investigation consistently gets it wrong.  (I’ve written a few posts about the Hollywood vs. reality aspect of private investigation: here, here and here.)…

Ask A PI: Thomas Martin answers questions people have about private investigation

If a background check was run on you, here’s what would be in it

You’ve probably wondered at some point: If someone ran a background check on me, what would be in it?

Believe me when I say you would be shocked at what’s actually in these reports: I’m a private investigator whose agency performs hundreds of these background checks and asset searches every year.

The sheer amount of data in these reports is staggering: Many of them are a hundred pages or more.

Financial ignorance in marriage costs everything in divorce

Getting married? Here’s 2 easy tips to avoid a nightmare marriage.

So you’re ready to walk down the aisle with the love of your life. But have you done all your homework?

By and large, these divorces are usually a direct result of one or more of three things: infidelity, substance abuse, and/or money problems.

Here I’ll explain two easy things you can do before marriage to save yourself from these problems.

The Bloomington Subway restaurant that Jared Fogle habitually visited. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Author: Martinanguiano

Subway could have avoided Jared with a background check

Last year, longtime Subway spokesman Jared Fogle was convicted of possessing child pornography and traveling across state lines to pay for sex with minors. This resulted in a sentence of fifteen years in federal prison, where he is reportedly eating a steady diet of knuckle sandwiches these days.

This is not just another sordid story of just how fast and far someone can fall – it is also a perfect case study of a wakeup call for corporate America with regard to background checks.