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.
When most people think of fraud, they think it will never happen to them. The most common forms of employment fraud are theft, embezzlement and forgery. Most companies don’t realize that they are victims of some form of fraud each day.
The most common forms of employment fraud are theft, embezzlement and forgery.
for new & existing employees.
New businesses are particularly vulnerable to this type as they are trusting of their new hires. Prior to hiring, be careful and get pre-employment background checks as employment fraud can show many faces.
It’s important to get vigorous and perform thorough employee background checks on existing employees as well.
Watch for red flags.
Most employers don’t know they’ve been deceived until it’s too late, but there are red flags you can watch for. Lifestyle changes are one.
Things to consider: falsifying records, petty theft, accounting misconduct, family partnerships which are not being audited.
Surprisingly, errant executives account for the greatest financial losses.
Has the fraud already occurred?
Don’t be afraid or embarrassed. Fraud investigations can begin at any stage, but it is important to call us as soon as possible.
It is always free to get a consultation at Martin Investigative Services.
Contact us today.
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 fraud investigation:
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.
Case Study: Fraud 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.
Martin in the news: Corporate Investigation
In these recession times, people do bad things. About 80% of employees are currently stealing something. They steal time, product or money from their employers who then call us to (find) the bad guys.Details
It may be the most wonderful time of year for retailers, but it’s also a good time for workers who want to steal from them.
Employee theft has been known to pick up during the holiday hustle and bustle – and with the labor market on the rocks and cash-strapped Americans bracing for the fiscal cliff, retailers across the country could see more of it this holiday season than ever.Details
An alleged crime ring was busted this week in connection with what police say was the theft of $15,000 worth of toy loot, mostly Legos. “Legos are like gold,” Thomas Martin, who runs a private investigative service in southern California, told ABC News today. “Every child wants them; they last forever and are passed down through generations.”Details
From policies to private eyes, workers’ comp tightens up.
After two suspicious workers’ compensation claims doubled Daniel Di Giacomo’s insurance rates, he decided to act.Details
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Testimonials for Martin Investigative Services:
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.
I have known Tom Martin and used Martin Investigative Services for over a decade. They have been our exclusive resource for all our corporate investigative work and have never let us down once in all those years. Their work has always been of the highest professional level.
I have no reservations whatsoever in endorsing Mr. Martin and his firm. Their service to us has always reflected the highest integrity and quality and we continue to rely on Tom with the utmost confidence.
I have worked with Martin Investigative Services for our company investigations for close to 20 years. Tom and the team are always professional, skilled and get right to the heart of any assignment I have for them. I would highly recommend Martin Investigative Services for any workplace investigation.
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.
Thomas G. Martin is a private investigator who is highly regarded and widely used by attorneys and other clients in Orange County and nationwide.
Tom Martin is thorough, knowledgeable and trustworthy. We have used Tom and his team to great success and will continue to do so.
Martin Investigative Services has performed background checks, private investigation, surveillance and bug sweeps for our clients. They have also served difficult process in lawsuits. They have performed unquestionably and unfailingly to perfection. We will always call Martin first – and hope he hasn’t been called yet by the other side!
I am proud to state that I have exclusively used the professional services of Tom Martin and his firm for more than 20 years. Whenever the need arises for a private investigator, the only name that I consider for my clients is Tom. In my 40 year career as a family lawyer, I recognized the importance of professional investigators. Unfortunately, many of the investigators that I have encountered have not satisfied the professional standard that I expect. I have utilized the firm in some very delicate and discrete investigations and situations requiring a strong security presence. In every engagement, both my clients and myself have been completely satisfied. I have I have no reservations in endorsing Tom and his firm for any investigative assignments.
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.
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.
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.
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!