internal investigation

There are right and wrong ways to handle an internal investigation. We do it right, starting with a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) on staff. Knowing employee misconduct can tarnish a company’s reputation, cause financial losses, and negatively impact employee morale, our CFE is well versed in the ways electronic evidence can be altered, hidden and recovered.

Our internal investigations can be an effective means of uncovering the root causes of employee misconduct and mitigating financial penalties. Done right, internal investigations improve regulatory compliance, deter regulatory intervention, and reduce the risk of lawsuits against the company.


Representative matters include:

  • Conducted internal investigation for factoring company into use of fictitious companies, falsified documents and computer entries, and check kiting by employees.  Recovered $1,000,000 commercial crime policy limits for client.
  • Conducted internal investigation for industrial equipment retailer into employee theft of proceeds from equipment sales.  Recovered commercial crime policy limits for client.
  • Conducted internal investigation for neighborhood association into employee embezzlement involving fraudulent disbursements and fictitious payroll scheme.  Recovered commercial crime policy limits for client and testified at grand jury proceeding; perpetrator ultimately pleaded guilty to theft.
  • Conducted internal investigation for regional trade alliance into a fraudulent expense reimbursement scheme involving fictitious vendors and developed a fraud prevention program to satisfy terms of a settlement agreement.

Attorney Katherine Heekin is my absolute “go to” legal professional whenever I have a business dispute or personal legal issue of any kind. In an arbitration hearing I received not only the money due to me with interest, but also was awarded all my attorney fees associated with the dispute.
— Ann Samuelson, Realtor