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.)…
What interrogation is, what it isn’t, what is involved, and how private investigators use in the private, corporate world and with attorneys.
I think the most common PI case, at least for most private investigators or agencies, involves cheating spouses. While we do our share of those cases, they only represent about 5% of our business in our five California offices and casework throughout the United States. Our most common case at Martin Investigative Services involves clients throughout corporate America that retain us to determine who is stealing time, money or product from them.
When tragedy strikes, you can’t get any help from the authorities, and when nobody believes you, your best and only hope can be a private investigator.
Starting with 150 LASIK surgery doctors (60 in Orange County), we interviewed patients and doctors, and performed civil and criminal background checks.
When female clients come to us for bug sweeps, about 80% of the time they suspect a hidden camera in the bedroom. Private investigator and former Federal agent Thomas Martin discusses one such case where devices were found.
Have you ever found yourself looking at vents in the ceiling or cracks in the wall, wondering if there are hidden cameras in the bathroom?
In a recent case, we discovered video cameras filming the toilets in the women’s bathroom.
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.
Dark humor, jokes about violence, and sarcastic comments about violence, simply don’t translate well on the Internet. Justin Carter learned this the hard way.
Workers comp surveillance represents ten percent of our corporate business in our five offices in California. Fraudulent workers compensation claims, like other forms of employee theft, hurt a company’s bottom line. When a company expresses concerns about workers comp fraud, a properly managed surveillance can prove or disprove suspicions.