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

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

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 recently caught an episode of the TV show Hannibal. I enjoyed the quality of the show: the…

employee theft

The disgruntled corporate thief

The corporate thief is an individual we deal with on a regular basis. The statistics on the percentage of employees stealing from 1969 to the third quarter of 2006 remained constant at approximately 15%. This is not only our company’s findings but consistent with the top firms in the Untied States engaged in rooting out…

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…

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…

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…

The Case of the Soda Pop Thieves. Video. Martin Investigative Services. (800) 577-1080

The Case of the Soda Pop Thieves – Employee theft discovered by private investigators

A large soda pop manufacturer in Southern California suspected that they had a growing problem with employee theft, and called upon Martin Investigative Services to investigate. Management at the company recommended that we put undercover agents in their main factory. As this is a very expensive and time-intensive option, we convinced the executives to allow…