The appearance of corporate fraud, fraudulent activity, or allegations of fraud warrant immediate attention and the preservation of potential evidence for use in any future inquiry. General counsels and their law firm advisors know that these situations can worsen if not addressed immediately. Whether the allegations resulted from direct observation, an anonymous employee tip or information provided by a client, contractor or third party, company policy will often necessitate undertaking an internal fraud investigation to discover facts.
Wherever corporate or financial fraud is suspected, regardless of jurisdiction, companies hire Kroll to investigate the circumstances surrounding questionable activity. Using effective fact-finding strategies in our fraud investigations that may include interviews of employees, identification of non-employee witnesses, the location, retrieval and analysis of critical documents and data, and an effective risk mitigation strategy, we investigate representative fraudulent activity such as:
- Unauthorized wiring of funds without proper authorizations
- Unexplained inventory loss
- Fraudulent vendor invoices
- Employee misconduct
- Product diversion
- Theft of product and inventory
- Mismanagement and theft of intellectual property
Many of these frauds are not constrained by geographic boundaries and involve increasingly crafty cyber subterfuge, often requiring the global resources of an established firm such as Kroll. We have the bandwidth and the expertise to undertake these fraud investigations whether at a headquarters office or across the globe in a distant distribution facility.