A private investigator can apply their services to many diverse areas, both personal and corporate. The value a private investigation can bring to any situation grows exponentially through their objectivity and due diligence. When circumstances become unclear, and you need answers, consider hiring a licensed private investigator to find answers. Our private investigation firm has been serving the state of Ohio for nearly 30 years, using proven methodology and verified databases to put verified intelligence in the hands of our clients. We use our brand of due-diligence and integrity to ensure no stone is left unturned and that our clients have the context to make complex decisions in their personal or private lives.
Our private investigators in Columbus, Ohio use our investigative services to find answers in matters of:
- Fraud & Theft investigation
- Corporate investigation
- Non-compete agreement violation
- Child custody investigation
- Infidelity Investigation
- Criminal defense investigation
- Missing person investigation
- Corporate culture audits
- FMLA abuse investigation
Solutions Found. Cases Solved.
Why Hire our Team
Readiness and Response
We consider your request important and critical. Once a client has reached out to our firm our team responds within 24 hours to listen, ascertain facts, develop solutions, deliver results.
Client Service First
In times of crisis, we know which questions to ask and how to mitigate the risks that threaten our clients’ professional or personal lives. We want to help as we understand the unprecedented challenges you may be facing.
Our team succeeds because we understand the various client configurations and needs. We support and advocate your purpose or legal driven request. We follow trends and find innovative investigative techniques to success.
For 25 years our clients
are from All Sectors
No matter the sector, we find solutions for Law Firms, HR leader and CEO’s or directly to your family. Focusing on customized solutions to your problems utilizing OSINT and HUMINT sources to make rapid decisions for your corporate or workplace investigation or family crisis.
Our team focuses on facts. We independently verify all information that comes to light during an investigation, and heavily document our observations for the record. We approach every investigation with integrity and objectivity.
Our investigators are committed to your request and whatever the challenges we face our team will be steadfast in finding results, delivering facts, and communicating with stakeholders.
Application of Services
A Columbus private investigator can apply their trade to a diverse list of investigation types across both corporate and private intelligence. Despite its surreptitious nature, private investigation provides crucial context in complex corporate crises. Private investigation exposes unseen problems and seeks to develop comprehensive solutions. Law enforcement can only provide corporations with context once a crime has already occurred, but a private investigator can keep employers ahead of the game with comprehensive background checks, internal investigations, surveillance and undercover operations, and employee misconduct. Private investigators in Columbus can also provide independent verification in cases where law enforcement’s conclusion may require a second opinion. Our Columbus private investigators have the diverse experience to move fluidly in the field, and document the unseen factors in a personal crisis. Our Columbus private investigators provide expert recommendations to our clients so they can excise the malignancies within their organizations. When you need answers, hire Lauth Investigations International to give you crucial context in your personal or corporate matters through private investigation.
Serving the Columbus economy
Columbus is one of the highest concentrations of corporate headquarters in the United States, which makes it a prime location for corporate crisis and intervention. The top employers in Columbus are dominated by retail, healthcare, and financial institutions—all workplaces that can benefit from corporate culture audits, verified background checks, and undercover investigations. A Columbus private investigator can shed light on the dark corners of corporate matters. Columbus businesses could also find themselves entrenched in a rotten cycle of poor corporate culture, and private investigation may be the answer. The same skills a private investigator uses to identify patterns of human behavior and develop leads in cases gives them the deductive reasoning and prudence required to identify major malignancies within a corporate structure. If there is a poisonous CEO effecting the morale and productivity of every manager, that will have a ripple effect that resounds at the bottom of the corporate structure. If there are lackluster security protocols, a private investigator could make recommendations to prevent both internal and external threats.
From Our Clients
“Working with Lauth Investigation is both efficient and rewarding. They have been able to obtain crucial information that has impacted the overall effectiveness of my team. This has put my company growth in the forefront of everyone’s mind. The results of their in house consultations were immeasurable.”
“The results of Lauth Investigations has been rapid, clear, and understandable. My company needed this refreshing crisis management consultation process. I am happy to have such an incredible team to lean on when we need them.”
“The information Lauth Investigations was able to obtain in regards to the unethical activities occurring at one of our warehouses was exactly what our HR Director needed to begin termination procedures on not just one individual but an entire department. I would definitely recommend them!”
Verified Background Checks
Many employers find out too late that a candidate they have hired is proving to be more of a liability than an asset. That’s because many businesses to not opt for background checks that have the independent verification and expertise of a private investigator. Our Columbus private investigators have access to verified databases similar to that of law enforcement and can provide expert context to information both in the public and private record. With the knowledge we provide to our clients, they can have confidence in the hiring decisions they make to put the best people at the helm of their operations. This prevents costly losses in turnover costs, including any subsequent litigation that might be triggered by misconduct on behalf of the prospective employee. These background checks can prevent a spectrum of devastating forms of misconduct that can harm Columbus businesses of all sizes, including employee theft (from vanishing office supplies to full-on embezzlement), violation of non-compete agreements, fraud, and offenses under the umbrella of employee malingering, including FMLA abuse. When these phenomena are already occurring within the organization, a private investigator can use surveillance technology, like hidden cameras and undercover operatives to observe and document the misconduct. Our Columbus private investigators can also use these corporate services to document external threats as well. Manufacturing worksites are high risks for external theft. When law enforcement is unable to get answers for employers, they can retain a Columbus private investigator to track down leads, speak to reluctant witnesses, and get the intelligence needed to mitigate the risk. At the conclusion of each investigation, we provide our clients with detailed reports and expert recommendations to stop threats to their corporate lives.
Private Client & Family Services
When it comes to personal crises, our Columbus private investigators have the skillsets, the experience, and the intuition to bring families peace of mind. One of the most highly fictionalized operations of a private investigator is tailing philandering spouses, but these services can do more than expose cheaters. Private investigators have verified databases at their disposal that are comparable to law enforcement, which allow them to conduct comprehensive background checks on the individuals in our clients lives. Whether it’s a new romantic partner, or they are looking to hire someone to work in their home, our private investigators can give our clients the full picture. In matters of child custody or endangerment, our private investigators use the best available surveillance technology to document the unseen behavior of parents and custodial guardians. We use our fabled skills of solving crimes to assist persons in their criminal defense. Our private investigation team is comprised of former military and law enforcement who have knowledge and experience with the Columbus court system.
Investigating Missing Persons
Our CEO & founder, Thomas Lauth, is one of the nation’s foremost experts on missing children and adults, and uses the same methodology he’s used for 30 years to bring answers to families who are missing their loved ones. Our Columbus private investigators know that families of missing persons are often left without recourse and without answers after a law enforcement investigation eventually goes cold. We have been using our brand of due-diligence and integrity to bring that necessary closure to families. The verified databases that private investigators use to clear people for employment can also be used to find witnesses who might have otherwise eluded law enforcement. Because of their independence from any department or jurisdiction, private investigators can follow leads out of Columbus from state to state while the trail is hot. This increases the chances of finding answers for the families of missing persons, and finally giving them closure they need. Lauth has successfully recovered missing children and adults and helped them reunite with their families, assisting agencies like Interpol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Consulate and other foreign embassies on a myriad of cases, including human trafficking.
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