Paul Wiseman Investigations specialises in investigating fraud for clients in the UK, the US and Europe.
Our main experience lies in investigating fraud in companies, usually by employees, although we also cover other instances. See the blog for more examples.
How to deal with fraud in your business
Fraud in business usually means an employee is stealing money from you. Methods can range from the crude – simply pocketing the cash – to the more complex, such as setting up false suppliers and diverting payments to them.
We’ve seen them all.
And not all employee theft is financial. Stock, especially things that can be re-sold, and information, for example customer databases or pricing models, also have a financial value for a dishonest employee.
When evidence of a crooked employee begins to emerge, it’s vital that you you handle the situation swiftly, professionally and in a way that complies with the law.
As a business owner this can be an extremely tough and emotional time – after all the culprit is someone you know, trust and often like. You may have known them for years, and the feeling of betrayal can be hard to cope with.
But if you act without seeking advice beforehand – for example by dismissing the employee straight away – you could cause yourself bigger problems down the line.
How Paul Wiseman Investigations can help
If you think an employee might be stealing from you, contact us immediately.
What you do at this stage is vitally important if you are to stand a chance of getting the stolen money back. Whatever you do, do not contact the police at this stage.
We use tried and tested methods to guide you through the process, including:
- Investigation of possible culprits (though you will probably know who is responsible),
- Guiding you through the disciplinary process
- Helping with the recovery of assets
- Liaising with the police and other authorities if you wish to prosecute in the criminal court
Our service is personal and professional, and allows you to get on with what you do best – running your business.