Corporate InvestigationsWe Investigate Theft, Embezzlement, Competitors, And More
Houston Private Eyes, For Commercial Interests
We offer well trained investigators with diverse expertise to meet the specific requirements of each assignment. Our investigators are supported by systems which allow them to conduct research using over 400 different database resources.
Gradoni & Associates have been called upon by corporate clients to:
- Compile competitor intelligence.
- Identify & prevent leaks of proprietary information.
- Secure computer / hard drive data.
- Performance background checks for new hires.
- Sweep for electronic listening devices
- Protect corporate assets.
- Protect corporate officers.
- Investigate internal theft.
- Investigate fraudulent workmen compensation claims.
- Trademark Infringement / Counterfeit Merchandise
Our firm is hired frequently to assist businesses in investigating theft of materials, proprietary information, and monies by employees. During the course of these investigations we utilize all evidence of the wrong-doing provided by the business owners and then conduct interviews with employees who are considered suspects in the thefts.
Interviewing Potential Witnesses; Employees
Prior to interviewing the employees Polly Korzekwa, our Research Analyst, conducts background investigations, regarding each employee, that are focused on their financial status and criminal history. We normally do find that a number of the employees/suspects have criminal history, not known to their employers. Polly also finds evidence of Civil Lawsuits, Liens, Judgments and Bankruptcies involving the suspects/employees which may contribute to their motives to steal.
Corporate Investigation Results
Below are entries from our Investigator’s Newsletter which highlight a number of our commercial theft investigation successes.
A Corporate Investigation Success Our firm was contacted by the owner of a lawn maintenance company with an embezzlement problem. The owner had determined that his accountant of 13 years had been paying a number of her personal bills, including all the expenses...
"The Billing Scam" Attorney Phillip Hilder, one of our most tenured clients, referred Gradoni & Associates to one of Houston's largest commercial land development companies. The individual in charge of Company signage abruptly quit, taking the majority of the...
Payroll Clerk - Busted An international engineering firm hired Gradoni & Associates to investigate a number of irregularities identified with vacation pay on a number of employees. It appeared that a number of vacation checks had been made payable to a payroll...
Our Client had hired a local moving company to transport their belongings from one location in Ft. Bend County to another location in Harris County. When everything was unpacked the client was missing over $100,000 worth of silver along with two other items. The Owner...
Silver Theft Our client had secreted in a secured area a number of silver coins, valued at over $1,000,000. During the course of an inventory the business owner discovered that $200,000 worth of the coins were missing. J.J. Gradoni and Edna Velez initiated the...
We were hired by a Houston, TX-based firm who keeps a large inventory of laptops that they supply to customers in the medical field. The laptops are delivered to the medical client completely updated with current software and the medical client’s specific needs. After...
HIGHEST VALUE PROPERTY RECOVERY IN HISTORY OF GRADONI & ASSOCIATES Our firm was contacted by a Texas City Detective who advised that his uncle worked for a company that built engines used in chemical plants to verify the content and amount of product being...
Thieves Amongst Us The Owner of a large Pet Grooming & Boarding Hotel for animals had become suspicious that one of the employees had been changing the deposit slips each morning and taking some of the cash collected. The Client provided us with the computer...
Payroll Raised Fraud John Rhem, one of our Corporate Attorney clients, asked Gradoni & Associates to look into allegations from employees of a chemical plant that their Supervisor had extorted money from them in return for favorable reviews so the employees could...
Our firm was hired by a concrete company who had suspicions that one of their drivers was diverting loads dedicated to a client and dropping them at locations where the loads were sold for personal gain. One of the reasons that the perpetrator was able to divert a...
A well established weight loss clinic secured our services to conduct a background investigation on a female who had filed a complaint against their company. The female made one visit to the clinic and made a very strange allegation to the Medical Board that she had...
Houston, TX based Attorney Jeffery "Jeff" Greco represented a defendant who supervised construction crews in the Valley. The State alleged that the defendant cashed a number of employee checks keeping the money for himself. Gradoni Detectives Investigate We learned...
Listed below are a number of businesses and commercial interests that have employed Gradoni & Associates for investigative services.
- New Process Steel
- McGinnis Cadillac
- Overnite Transportation
- Ryland Homes
- Mariner Energy
- New Quest Properties
- Cima Energy
- Smith Custom Home Builders
- Wyman Gordon
- Jacobs Engineering
- Spir Star
- Texas Iron & Metal
- Gullo Toyota