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How Common Is Workers’ Compensation Fraud?

In January 2019, a 57-year-old independent contractor from New Jersey was charged with fraud and theft after faking a slip-and-fall accident.

Surveillance footage shows the man deliberately throwing ice on the floor in the break room, looking around for a moment and then pretending to slip on the ice. He stayed on the floor until someone discovered him and called an ambulance. 

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What Is a Private Investigator Allowed to Do?

Background checks. Harassment accusations. Suspected infidelity.

There are many situations in which a licensed professional investigator can help you uncover the facts you need. A qualified investigator brings an independent perspective to your case and will know how to use a variety of information-gathering techniques and surveillance tools. 

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What Types of Background Checks Do You Need?

You know you should do background checks on your new hires, but you’re not sure it’s worth the trouble. After all, you’re a pretty good judge of character, and most people are honest anyway — aren’t they? Unfortunately, the evidence suggests otherwise. Did you know 85% of employers have found lies on candidates’ resumes?

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How Can You Avoid Sexual Harassment Liability?

One of your sales representatives alleges that her manager has been making inappropriate sexual advances. The accuser makes a number of disturbing allegations. They include offering a promotion in exchange for a date, explicit text messages and lewd comments about the accuser’s physical appearance. If the allegations turn out to be true, will your organization be held responsible?

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What Are the Signs of Cheating in a Relationship?

Your relationship was going great, but for some reason things just don’t feel the same anymore. It’s hard to put your finger on it, but you can sense a change in your spouse or partner. Could they be having an affair or inappropriate relationship? Sadly, infidelity is an all-to-common occurrence in our society, with 16.3% of married adults admitting to having had extramarital sex at least once.

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What Can You Do to Combat Workers’ Compensation Fraud?

A man employed as a concrete cutter in California filed a workers’ compensation claim, alleging injuries so severe he had lost the use of one arm. After missing 3 months of work, he was videotaped giving skydiving lessons, showing zero ill effects from his supposed injuries. The man was observed boarding a plane, carrying skydiving equipment and landing a parachute with a student attached to his body.

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