An investigation as to the actual abilities, capabilities and activities of the subject is an activity check. Activity checks provide a viable tool to determine the current condition of the subject. It will provide information as to employment, physical ability and life style of the subject. This investigation will provide information that will give direction as to the need for more in-depth scrutiny and in many cases is used as a tool prior to extended surveillance.
Alive & Well Checks will provide information on the current status of a subject. Provides proof of existence and also can determine marital status. This check verifies that compensation, retirement or other funds are reaching the proper person. Alive & Well checks can be conducted in an open face to face manner with photos and/or documentation or in a subtle non intrusive manner. This is also an investigation that can be conducted either in person, on site, or by telephone.
This portion of a background search will provide information as to the financial strength of the subject. It will determine the property owned including real estate, businesses, automobiles, watercraft, rental properties, vacation properties, commercial property and commercial vehicles. This will provide information to support or deny the subject living within his means.
McGough & Associates conducts a complete series of background checks and a package can be custom tailored to fit the requirements of all companies. Our investigations are complete and detailed and include visits to county court houses to develop and be certain of all information, not just a search on a web-site.
This is normally conducted after the fact and after the discovery of missing funds. Many steps are taken depending on what is known as fact, at the time. Interviews, audits, records collections and interrogations can be parts of the process. This is normally a step taken prior to involving local law enforcement but can be conducted in conjunction with law enforcement.
Computer Forensics is the examination of an individual or multiple computers for the express purpose of locating and examining files and/or emails that may have been deleted on suspect hard drive. Areas of concern and investigation include word searches, internet history, computer-registry, program specific data files, user specific settings, recycle bin, and others. A security assessment can also be provided to strengthen safety of all information. A check of internal policy and procedures is also available to enhance security, safety and access of sensitive information.
Security camera installations offer one of the best and most cost effective ways of monitoring the work place and company property perimeter. Depending on requirements, cameras can be placed in full view or concealed and undetected. Video is one of the strongest forms of documentation and can be used in a variety of investigations such as theft, property damage, sexual harassment, workplace violence and management issues. Covert installations increase security and productivity. Our investigators are trained in the most advanced equipment available and installation techniques. Periodic camera checks are made during installations to be certain camera surveillance is at peak operation.
The Drug Wipe is an easy, fast and accurate way to immediately determine if current or potential employees are involved in illegal narcotic activity. It can be used in several different capacities, as a pre-employment screen, post accident, or company property drug residue screening tool. Drug Wipe tests substance on surfaces to determine what types of drugs, if any, are present in the workplace. Reducing or eliminating the use of drugs in the workplace will reduce theft, violence, accidents and absenteeism. On a positive side it will also lower insurance premiums, increase quality and productivity and lower work comp claims. Drug Wipe offers a cost effective, simple, non-invasive method of testing.
Fraudulent use of FMLA and intermittent FMLA abuse can be extremely costly to a company. The employer suffers by paying other employees overtime, maintaining the benefits of the offender and keeping the position open to them. McGough & Associates responds quickly when an employee calls in on FMLA and will perform activity checks prior to starting the surveillance. We will help determine if the subject is working another or a part time job, helping with a family business or simply taking time for recreation. We also offer a review of FMLA files to determine patterns of abuse, red flags or inconsistencies.
This is a service designed to add security and safety to sensitive and important documents, lists and files. A security assessment is provided and a policy and procedure plan can be amended or implemented. Safe guards and cross checks and balances will be established to avoid system failure and guarantee security.
An investigation of this type is in order when a liability suit is involved. Deep background investigations will be conducted on the subject to determine past actions and life style. A search for any unusual pattern of life will be conducted. Surveillance will be conducted to determine the exact physical ability of the subject as compared to the extent of subject’s claim of injury or disability. Video will be taken and supplied as documentation along with full written reports in full narrative form. Our Investigators are available for expert court testimony even if they are no longer with our company.
McGough & Associates has the ability and resources to successfully locate individuals across the country. With a minimum of information we can supply you with current locations, addresses of subjects, who are being searched out for matters of liability, inheritance, etc. With offices throughout the country we are also able to locate and ID subjects in much of the country.
Serving subpoenas is a service provided in all areas we have office locations. Affidavits of service are provided to the client after the fact. Other papers can also be delivered when it may be advantageous to one or both parties involved to have a third, impartial party do so. Delivery of final pay checks, severance pay, etc. can be delivered if it is thought best to keep the subject from entering onto company property, or for any other reason.
A security audit will result in a complete picture of current company state of security. All aspects of physical plant, computer, safety, monetary and other liabilities will be inspected. Direct recommendations will be made relative to all aspects of the investigation. They will be inclusive of entry/exit security, parking lot security and safety, loading dock security, product movement, order processing, computer security, accounting department checks and balances. Any other liability issues will also be addressed.
This is a valuable service offered at a difficult time to ensure safety to company property and personnel. Our trained Investigators can monitor parking lots and control entrance and exit to and from a facility. Contact with local authorities is established in the event we may require them to respond. 24/7 surveillance and presence is established to control and limit any incidents. A telephone plan is put into effect should contact with company officers be required.
Theft can cover a variety of items and situations. Company Products, Property, Software, Parts, Inventory, Cash, Credit Cards, Personnel and Time are some but not all targets of theft. Our investigation can include surveillance, camera installation, undercover operations, computer forensics, record audits, employee and off premise interviews. We monitor for signs of change in life style, previous actions, backgrounds, and other signs of possible involvement.
McGough & Associate Investigators will hire on in a normal manner and become part of your general work force. Continuous observations will be made and reports transmitted as required and as deemed safe to the operation. This type of investigation is effective in determining a variety of dangers including but not limited to drug/alcohol use or trafficking, theft, property damage, sexual harassment, workplace violence, misuse of time and management issues. Covert camera installation may also become a part of the undercover operation to provide total documentation.
McGough & Associates has been working with our clients for over 40 years to aggressively investigate suspicious workers’ compensation claims. A thorough background investigation is performed prior to surveillance. This will generate information valuable to the investigation, including a discovery if subject has had a history of workers comp claims. A life style pattern may also be discovered indicating where the subject may be found. Is he/she a golfer, fisherman, boater, hunter, etc. Dedicated surveillance will be conducted and supplied to the client documenting our findings. This is an invaluable tool in lowering settlement costs and comp payments.
This is a service offered at times violence is expected and is conducted in a pro active manner, not after a violent act has occurred. We can implement training procedures enabling your staff to more readily recognize a potential threat and how to reduce the risk. We can assist in preparing a Workplace Violence Policy. When an employee is judged to be at risk we can establish 24 hour surveillance, coordinate with local authorities, do background checks, set a warning plan in motion, be certain the subject does not approach company property or homes of fellow employees or management personnel. We will pull and inspect garbage, observe behavior patterns and keep track of subject’s whereabouts.