Many companies fall victim to financial and property theft committed by employees. Unfortunately, the vast majority of corporate theft cases are committed by trusted employees, employees who have worked for the company for many years, many of whom are considered almost family by co-workers and owners. It is precisely because of this close relationship and trust that they are able to steal from their employer, often undetected for years. It isn’t until the trusted employee goes on medical leave or vacation and another employee asked to fill in temporarily discovers irregularities; forged checks, unauthorized charges on the company credit card, phony invoices, checks written to unknown vendors who turn out to be DBA’s established by the trusted employee.
What does the company do after the theft is discovered? How deep does it go?
How long has it been going on? Can any of the money be recovered? Outside of the FBI and some other federal agencies, none of whom would investigate a company theft unless there was a federal nexus or interest, only the Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office have financial crimes divisions. However, neither agency has the manpower, knowledge nor experience to investigate anything more than the simplest financial crimes such as credit/debit card abuse, check forgery and identity theft. Outside of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Special Crimes Bureau – Major Fraud Division, there is no other local agency with the ability to investigate corporate theft. Unfortunately, the Major Fraud Division is a small division with limited resources and can take many months to conduct an investigation. So, what is the solution?
Brian Roberts can help you investigate, package and present your case to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office Major Fraud Division and get the process moving more quickly towards a formal investigation and prosecuting the case. Brian Roberts knows what the Major Fraud Division fraud examiners and prosecutors need to put your case together. This can save you months of waiting
WHY YOU NEED BRIAN ROBERTS TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR CORPORATE INVESTIGATION?
As a Special Crimes Bureau – Major Fraud Division prosecutor, Brian Roberts investigated and prosecuted numerous white collar crimes including stock fraud, embezzlement, employee theft, misapplication of fiduciary property and other similar crimes. Brian drafted numerous search warrants and coordinated investigations with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Texas Attorney General’s Office and Secret Service to name a few. These investigations required the review of numerous bank records and financial documents and a solid financial acumen to determine who committed the crime and how.
Criminal masterminds do not exist outside of the movies. Through his experience as a Major Fraud prosecutor, Brian Roberts found there are certain predictable patterns to corporate thefts and most schemes are not unique. Call Brian M. Roberts when the financial integrity of your company is at stake, because the right lawyer makes all the difference. Brian Roberts is here to help you if your company falls victim to employee theft or fraud. Brian is the lawyer you need with the experience you want.
BRIAN M. ROBERTS HAS EARNED THE CONFIDENCE OF HIS CLIENTS BY DEVELOPING A DEEP UNDERSTANDING OF THE SPECIFICS OF EACH CLIENT’S CASE
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