Modern Tools for the Modern Investigation

Embezzlement Investigators in Houston, Dallas, Austin & San Antonio

Embezzlement can occur at any type of business, from small-sized to enterprise firms.  Often times, the person who is thought to have stolen money from a business is a person who has worked for the company for many years and his highly trusted. The first reaction when embezzlement is discovered is often times shock and an attempt to deny what has occurred. A serious violation of trust has occurred and in the case of small to medium sized companies, the people involved in the embezzlement may have been employed for years and in many cases decades.  We advise clients not to react directly against the alleged embezzler.  It is best to contact us first so that we can properly obtain the evidence that can be used in civil and criminal proceedings.

Our Embezzlement Investigators Obtain Proper Digital Evidence 

A McCann investigator can scope the proper acquisition of digital evidence from multiple devices, such as laptops, cell phones, and server files. The ability to obtain proper images of electronically stored information is a critical step in documenting what has occurred. It is critical that this first step is taken prior to notifying the employee of an investigation. Once these images have been obtained, removing the suspect’s access from company accounts and revoking IT/building access can move forward. A McCann investigator can also be present to conduct a proper exit interview. Often times, the alleged embezzler can confess to relevant information or provide other insight into what has occurred or if others are involved.  In some cases, the suspicious activity has been going on for longer than first thought and is worse than people first expect.  A proper interview and gathering of evidence can provide details and insight unknown.

Complex Embezzlement Cases Require Expert Planning

Cases of embezzlement can occur by those directly involved in financial controls at a company. Partners can embezzle money and steal from other equity holders. General managers and those involved in purchasing can setup fake vendors, false employees, or create complex schemes to divert funds.  Other examples are lawyers who have taken money from clients trust accounts or accountants who divert funds to their personal accounts. The conversion of property, that they have been entrusted to protect and then diverted for their own use, is the core of any embezzlement investigation.  The process of proving this, step-by-step, is not simple. A complete and exhaustive review of the allegations and the proper obtaining of evidence must be set as the priority in the case.

Working Effectively with Your Lawyers & Accountants 

McCann's embezzlement investigators will work directly with your lawyers and accountants to address the complex issues surrounding the case and will work to prepare civil and if required criminal evidence in your case. Contact us for embezzlement services in Houston, Dallas, Austing, San Antonio and all over Texas.

Related Posts from Our Blog

  • Unsophisticated Embezzlement

    Embezzlement stories that you hear in the news often involve highly complex fraud involving a team of high-level employees using sophisticated means to steal millions from a company. But more often, embezzlement can occur that can be as unsophisticated as diverting a small amount of funds to a personal bank account over a long period of time. While these types of embezzlement don't have the sensationalism that makes a news story, they certainly can do just as much damage to a company.

  • DIY Background Checks

    Doing background checks on potential dates and room mates is as easy as doing a Google search or using an online background check service. This is good for "checking someone out" on a very high level. Given that most people forget to set their privacy settings on their social media and are prone to over share, simply checking out someone's social media presence reveals a lot about a person. An in-depth background investigation is much more involved, but reveals much more than a DIY background.

  • Hi-Tech Private Investigations

    In a technology-based world where communications are facilitated by smart phones and computers, knowing how to extract that data is key to being a good PI. Gone are the days of sitting outside for hours and hours hoping to maybe get a picture. Now you can attach a GPS (but only when legal to do so) to the subject's vehicle to know where they are going, or you can image a phone or computer and get a wealth of information. While there is still the need for human intelligence, like undercover work, the use of technology, especially computer forensics has become the hallmark for investigations.

The McCann Suite of Investigation Tools:

McCann Investigations are accredited members of...