Fraud & Forgery Investigations

In Pursuit of Truth

When your business is the target of an internal or external fraud, you deserve a fraud investigator who will leave no stone unturned in exposing the culprit of the crime.

Fraud & forgery crimes are two crimes that pose the largest long-term risk to a corporation if they go on undetected. From email scams to insurance fraud, fraud can be the wound that lets your corporation slowly bleed out. Don’t allow your business to be exploited by financial crime. With Lauth’s fraud investigation services, you can expose misconduct in your midst. Call Lauth today to get a quote on our diverse list of intelligence services for fraud investigations that can provide you with the clarity you need for your corporate life. We use verified databases and diligent practices in order to get to the bottom of your corporate crisis. Our fraud investigators are former military and law enforcement personnel who have the diverse experience necessary to get answers for you. Our fraud and forgery investigations can provide insight into many corporate crises, including:

When your business becomes the target of internal or external fraud, it’s imperative to have a fraud investigator who is relentlessly uncovering the truth. Fraud and forgery crimes pose significant long-term risks to corporations if left undetected. From email scams to insurance fraud, these crimes can cause substantial financial loss and damage your corporate reputation. Don’t allow your business to fall prey to financial crime.

Lauth Investigations offers comprehensive fraud investigation services to expose misconduct and clarify corporate life. With verified databases and meticulous practices, our team of former military and law enforcement personnel has the diverse experience necessary to resolve your corporate crises.

Fraud and Forgery

Purpose of Investigations

Lauth Investigations provides a wide range of services tailored to address the multifaceted nature of fraud and forgery. Our dedicated approach ensures every investigation is conducted with the highest level of professionalism and integrity.

Insurance Fraud

We uncover fraudulent claims, helping businesses and insurers protect their assets from deceptive practices. Our investigators meticulously gather evidence to support or contest claims, ensuring the truth prevails.

FMLA Fraud

Our team investigates potential abuses of the Family and Medical Leave Act, ensuring that employees are held accountable and businesses remain protected from fraudulent leave claims.

Credit Card Fraud

From identifying unauthorized transactions to tracking down perpetrators, we provide comprehensive investigations into credit card fraud, helping businesses and individuals safeguard their financial information.

Email Scams

We trace the origins of phishing attacks and email scams, providing crucial insights and evidence to prevent further damage and bring perpetrators to justice.

Embezzlement

Our thorough investigations into embezzlement uncover illicit financial activities within organizations, ensuring those responsible are held accountable.

Accounting Fraud & Financial Crimes

We delve into complex financial records to identify discrepancies and fraudulent activities, providing detailed reports that support legal actions and corporate decisions.

Why Hire Lauth for Investigations?

Expertise and Experience

With over 30 years of experience, Lauth Investigations is a trusted name in fraud investigations. Our team comprises seasoned professionals, including former military and law enforcement personnel, who bring knowledge and expertise to every case.

Fraud Investigations
  • Seasoned Professionals: Our investigators have extensive experience in legal investigations and courtroom testimony, ensuring reliable and credible findings.
  • Proven Methodologies: We employ tried-and-true investigative techniques and leverage verified databases to ensure the accuracy and reliability of our findings.
  • Comprehensive Training: Our investigators undergo rigorous training to stay updated with the latest investigative methods and legal requirements.

Cutting-Edge Technology

We utilize the latest surveillance technology and verified databases to conduct thorough and discreet investigations.

 

    • Advanced Surveillance Equipment: Our state-of-the-art surveillance tools allow us to gather evidence efficiently and discreetly.
    • Verified Databases: Access to law enforcement-grade databases enables us to conduct comprehensive background checks and quickly locate relevant parties.

Integrity and Objectivity

Our independence ensures that our investigations are unbiased and credible, adding integrity to your case.

    • Unbiased Investigations: We maintain objectivity throughout our investigations, ensuring our findings are credible and trustworthy.
    • Courtroom-Tested: Our investigators have a proven track record of providing reliable testimony in court, strengthening your legal arguments.

Tailored Services

We understand that every case is unique, and we tailor our services to meet each client’s specific needs, ensuring confidentiality and customized solutions.

    • Customized Solutions: We provide tailored investigative services to meet each client’s unique needs, ensuring thorough and effective investigations.
    • Confidentiality Assured: We handle all investigations with the utmost discretion, safeguarding the privacy and confidentiality of our clients.

Lauth Strategies for Effective Investigations

Strategies for Effective Investigations

Lauth Investigations employs various strategies to provide effective fraud and forgery investigations, including surveillance, comprehensive background checks, undercover operations, evidence gathering, skip traces, witness testimony, and crime scene analysis.

Surveillance

Our surveillance strategy involves utilizing state-of-the-art equipment to gather visual evidence that supports or refutes claims made in fraud and forgery cases. Our investigators conduct covert operations to observe and document relevant activities crucial in suspected internal fraud, workplace misconduct, and embezzlement.

Comprehensive Background Checks

We conduct comprehensive background checks by accessing verified databases to uncover the full history of individuals involved in fraud and forgery cases, including criminal, financial, and personal background information. These detailed reports help identify risk factors and develop leads in fraud investigations. 

Undercover Operations

Undercover operations infiltrate organizations and uncover hidden activities relevant to legal proceedings. Our investigators go undercover within organizations to observe and document unethical or illegal behavior, which is particularly effective in exposing workplace misconduct, fraud, and other illicit activities.

Evidence Gathering

Evidence gathering is critical to our investigations. Our investigators use forensic techniques to collect and preserve physical and digital evidence discreetly and securely. This method is vital in fraud, embezzlement, and financial crimes, ensuring the evidence can be used in court.

Skip Traces

Skip tracing is another vital component of our investigative strategies. We utilize verified databases and investigative techniques to locate missing individuals or avoid legal proceedings. This approach is often used in fraud investigations, debt recovery, and locating missing persons.

Witness Testimony

Our investigators are trained to provide credible, independent testimony in court based on their findings, strengthening legal arguments. Witness testimony plays a crucial role in ensuring the success of legal proceedings.

Crime Scene Analysis

Using forensic techniques, our investigators re-examine crime scenes to develop alternative theories of the crime, identifying new leads essential in complex fraud cases and financial crimes. This comprehensive approach ensures no detail is overlooked in our pursuit of the truth.

Trust Lauth for Comprehensive Fraud & Forgery Investigations

At Lauth Investigations, we provide comprehensive fraud and forgery investigation services that empower businesses to protect their assets and reputations. Our expertise, advanced technology, and commitment to integrity make us a trusted partner in the pursuit of truth and justice. Contact us today to discuss your needs, and let us help you uncover the truth and make informed decisions. Together, we can achieve clarity and resolution in your corporate matters.

How Lauth can help you with your fraud & forgery crisis.

Surveillance

Lauth uses the latest in surveillance technology to expose the unseen factors within any workplace. Our investigators have a wealth of experience in threat identification and risk assessment with regards to the safety of the workplace.

Background checks

Lauth uses verified databases to secure a comprehensive background report on the relevant Subjects in any fraud or forgery case. Our investigators are trained to view a person’s criminal, financial, address, and litigation history to identify significant risk factors and provide expert recommendations for our clients and their businesses.

Undercover operations

Our investigators have the necessary tool chest to conduct objective, covert undercover operations within any organization, seeking the unseen factors in any workplace.

Evidence gathering

Combined with our surveillance technology to bring certainty to fraud & forgery investigations, our investigators are highly trained in discreet evidence gathering to support their findings in the case.

Skip-traces

With the help of verified databases, Lauth’s skip-trace services allow investigators to locate Subjects and relevant parties in any fraud or forgery investigation.

Why clients need our services

A 2018 crime report indicates that at least 49% of corporations experienced instances of corporate fraud in recent years—and those are just the corporations who reported the crime. A great deal of corporate fraud occurs under the radar, and that’s where corporations need to turn to private investigators to get to the truth.

Some corporations would rather write fraud or forgery off as a loss and not initiate a financial fraud investigation, which can be an incredibly short-sighted decision. Implicitly, if you do not know the origin of the original fraud, how can you prevent it from happening again in the future? This is why a fraud & forgery investigation is necessary. Private investigators are trained to get to the bottom of these frauds, mitigate the risks involved, and provide leadership with recommendations for a more secure future.

It doesn’t take a private investigator to understand why corporations might want to handle suspected fraud internally. Fraud investigations conducted by internal employees are much easier to keep out of the public eye, and it ensures the interests of the corporation are protected. Internal investigations are inherently non-objective, and private investigators can give you the full context with a fraud investigation.

Private investigators can investigate fraud very discreetly, starting with comprehensive background checks on principle subjects in the case. Private investigators are trained to search verified sources and cross-reference those backgrounds with the human sources in the investigation and other sources. These background checks can develop valuable leads in a fraud investigation, allowing private investigators to look at a subject’s history and identify possible risk factors.

A private investigator has the ability to investigate fraud claims without attracting the attention of the internal workforce. If the fraud is being perpetrated from within, a fraud investigation could arouse suspicion and evidence can be eroded. Lauth private investigators are trained to conduct covert investigations in the field in order to develop additional leads and identify subjects in the case.

At the conclusion of a fraud investigation, our fraud investigators prepare comprehensive reports and provide expert recommendations in order to prevent fraud in the future. Lauth’s fraud investigators have also collaborated with law enforcement as necessary in order to facilitate the next steps in any criminal investigation.

In addition to providing context on current fraud & forgery crimes, Lauth Investigations International private investigators can also provide leadership with insight into internal fraud and forgery by evaluating a business’s corporate culture. There are many types of internal crisis that can be prevented with a company culture audit, and fraud is no exception. 

Regardless of motive, fraud is indicative of a malignancy in your business. When a company’s management does not show initiative to improve operations surrounding these types of complaints, it can create a culture of silence & resentment within the workforce. Healthy corporate culture creates a cycle of satisfaction and productivity that both benefits the bottom line and improves employee engagement for a balanced, stream of operations.

If you’re experiencing patterns of fraud in your workplace, the problem might be more serious than you think. An isolated incident, experienced infrequently, can be just that—an isolated incident. A pattern of  workplace fraud, even if the frauds are of a different scale, is symptomatic of a poor corporate culture. Corporate culture is how policy, enforcement of that policy, and engagement between employees directly effect the quality of life within a workplace. When good policy is not in place, or when good policy is not enforced is usually the crack where fraud manages to penetrate a business. The good news is that a corporate culture audit can find the source of these oversights and provide leadership with recommendations on how to improve it. Learn more about our corporate culture audit program here.

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Preventing Financial Fraud: Strategies for Individuals and Businesses

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Financial fraud – two words that strike fear into the hearts of individuals and businesses alike. In today's world, where digital transactions and complex financial systems reign supreme, the risk of falling victim to fraudulent activities is higher than ever. From identity theft and credit card fraud to elaborate Ponzi schemes and insider trading, the tactics employed by fraudsters are as...

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Additional Resources

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10 Examples of Companies With Fantastic Cultures

Having great company culture is no longer just an option. Today’s workers consider it as much as they consider salary and benefits. In fact, fantastic company culture is almost expectedalong with other traditional benefits.

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10 companies with the best workplace cultures, including pay, perks and work-life balance

Companies love to brag about their “great workplace culture,” but what does that mean?

An organization’s culture is often reflected in its mission statement and leadership, evident in how managers treat employees and the benefits offered.

According to a new report from the company review site Comparably, Microsoft is the No. 1 global company with the best workplace culture. The annual ranking is based on anonymous employee ratings for 70,000 companies shared on their site over a 12-month period from March 2021 to March 2022.

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