If you suspect that your employees are stealing from your company, a thorough investigation can help you identify who these employees are, and how the theft is being done. Our Investigators are contracted by business owners to conduct thorough employee theft investigations on small, medium, and large size businesses and corporations.
We conduct onsite surveillance, employee background checks, interviews, inventory analysis, and more. Our ultimate goal is to help identify how the theft is happening, and collect enough evidence to take an employee to court and have criminal charges filed against them to recuperate some of the stolen goods or services.
Our Wisconsin employee theft investigations can be started within 24 hours of our receipt. Prior to the start of our investigation, we offer our clients a free case evaluation to help identify possible obstacles during the investigation process.
Our Wisconsin Employee Theft Investigations Process
Every employee theft investigation is going to be unique and different from the rest. During our case evaluation, we help find missing questions and help you account for variable change. Our evaluation process can help give you a reasonable and expected success rate for your investigation.
What is variable change? Variable change is a very important element of an employee theft investigation. Who knows about the future investigation? Have you tried to put a stop to the theft? What measures have you setup to try and stop it? All of your actions prior to the start of an investigation is a variable that can change the outcome of the investigation.
Questions that we need answered: Who do you suspect of theft? What is their status with the company? What position do they hold? How long has the employee been working at your company? Why do you suspect they are stealing from you? These questions will help us formulate a plan to better assist your business.
Below, we’ve added a few tips to increase your investigations’ success rate.
Tips: Prior to Starting an Employee Theft Investigation
Don’t announce your intentions with anyone outside of your trusted circle – even managers: We have found, in multiple occasions, that managers are sometimes involved in the theft. Mentioning to a manager that you suspect of employee theft and want to hire an outside investigator to find where and how it happens, can jeopardize the investigation.
Don’t start the investigation yourself: Asking questions to other employees, installing cameras to find the culprit, or even focusing your attention on who you suspect is stealing from a company, can have dire effects on your business. Any type of investigation, by an expert or an untrained operative, will change how employees behave. The goal of an investigation is more than simply putting a stop to the theft. The main goal is to find the culprit and recuperate the stolen goods, or services, through legal means and prevent further employee theft.
Don’t move people around in your company prior to starting an investigation: Often times our clients come to us after they’ve shifted the daily operations, or moved their suspected target to a new location. Changes in the company environment can temporarily put a stop to theft. If this is the case, our investigators need to understand what happened in order to find a better plan of action.
To get a free consultation and start a free case evaluation, please contact our agency. An expert can help you find the best solution for your needs.