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Financial Investigation

What is a Financial Investigation?

Financial InvestigationFinancial investigations can help uncover tax evasion, public corruption, health care fraud, telemarketing fraud, terrorist financing, and other illegal activity that costs all taxpayers money.

At its simplest, a financial investigation tries to determine where money comes from, how it moves, and how it is used. Also known as forensic accounting, this type of investigation is often crucial when dealing with corporate investigations, theft, embezzlement, money laundering, tax evasion, asset searches, criminal, and many other types of investigations.

What Happens During Financial Investigations?

Depending on the specific case, private investigators may spend time in the recovery of financial data, especially of hidden or deleted financial documents. In many cases, this type of investigation means searching through and analyzing many kinds of documents, from bank account records and spending records to receipts, bank account information, real estate files, motor vehicle records, and even computer files. With your permission, invesigators may uilize computer forensics to dig deeper for any activity on your computer that may be relevant and useful. Investigators analyze all documents that show the paper trail of events involving money with the primary objective of documeting the movement of money.

Why do I Need a Financial Investigation?

If you think that you have been the victim of fraud, identity theft, or other forms of theft, a financial investigation can help you find out for sure and in some cases can help you recover your money. In many cases, financial investigations recover assets and bank accounts as well as provide proof for legal action. Financial investigations are commonly utilized in the following situations:


  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Business interruption and property claims losses
  • Business/employee fraud
  • Corporate internal investigations


  • Divorce litigation
  • Personal injury claims / motor vehicle accidents
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Other types of civil litigation

How do I Choose a Private Investigator for a Financial Investigation?

Choosing the right private investigator is essential, since you will want someone who can not only uncover any wrong doing, but who will also do everything possible to ensure that any money stolen from you is recovered. A private investigator who is experienced in financial investigations and who is local is best. You may also want to look for a private investigator who has experience in skip tracing or computer forensics, depending on which type of financial investigation you seek.

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