An investigation involves many skills, including the ability to interview or interrogate, problem solving, and more. Financial investigations require expert knowledge of accounting and financial practices. At Forensic Brothers Investigative Services, our agents are experienced in investigating corporate fraud, public corruption, financial institution-related fraud, individual fraud and swindles, health care fraud and intellectual property theft. They are CPAs and CFEs who also have many years of experience analyzing data, gathering information, and reporting to superiors in law enforcement. Our investigations can help you get to the bottom of any type of financial crime.
Forensic Brothers Investigative Services agents are skilled in interviewing techniques. They know what questions to ask and how to ask them. In an investigation, the way a question is worded is important, as is the tone in which it’s asked. Interviewing isn’t only about the questions, however. The interviewer needs to know what to look for to know if the interviewee answers honestly or may be lying. This skill helps our agents learn the truth and can determine other questions that need to be asked.
Complex financial crimes often have complex data trails. Because of these, Forensic Brothers Investigative Services agents must be proficient in data analytics. Data, computer science and information technology are valuable tools that can help follow the digital trail financial criminals often leave. That data can then become information that we use to find hidden relationships and collect evidence.
Data analytics is an ever-evolving field. Because of this, our agents stay up to date on computer technology and how thieves may use it to hide their trail.
Forensic accounting investigations, also called forensic audits, should be conducted by an experienced investigator. Our investigators focus on evidence and testimony, then apply their financial knowledge and investigative skills to efficiently analyze the data and collect evidence.
Forensic Brothers Investigative Services agents conduct financial investigations to follow the trail of any revenue generated by criminal activity. This is called asset tracing. Asset tracing can uncover evidence of illegal activity or help find leads that the investigator can follow. Our agents begin asset tracing at the beginning of the investigation, and we work within the law to obtain records that help with this process.
When our investigation is complete, we will help you turn over the necessary information to law enforcement to pursue a criminal case. Then, we can work with law enforcement as needed to ensure the criminal is brought to justice. If a civil case is needed, such as a lawsuit in an attempt to recover some or all of your property, Forensic Brothers Investigative Services can help you by providing litigation support. We can even accompany you to the courthouse to testify to the evidence we found during the investigation.