Investigation: Fraud Surveillance
Our firm was hired by a criminal defense law firm to conduct surveillance on a individual claiming serious injuries from an automobile accident. It was rumored that the plaintiff had a previous case and a large settlement.
The Investigation Ensues
Clay Buckner surveilled the plaintiff in a very rural setting. The plaintiff’s neighbor told Buckner the man wore a neck brace only when he went to see his doctor. The neighbor said the man was always clearing his land with heavy equipment and was just a scam artist.
Video Surveillance of the Suspect
Clay captured the plaintiff on videotape clearing his acreage with heavy equipment and building a fence. The videotape certainly shows the plaintiff’s claims of injury to be greatly exaggerated.
The plaintiff will find out he is the star of “how to build your own fence” at his trial.
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