There are many instances within a corporate entity where allegations of fraud, misconduct and other crimes must be investigated. In order to keep the investigation private, confidential and unbiased, soliciting the services of a third party is warranted.
When Jeff Schneider started as the Senior Manager of Liability in 2011 at a large Southeast grocery store chain, the company was suffering from an excessive amount of fraud, along with the financial costs associated with that fraud. Fraud is a crime that has a cost born by everyone, including both the company and its customers. He knew that the stores were losing money, and were being forced to pass some of those costs on to the consumer. It was a problem that needed to be addressed, and quickly. Schneider chose to bring the Brumell Group forward to take up the task.
When it comes to fraud consulting, SIU management, compliance and investigations, it’s important to remember the high place that ethics and principles have in the process. At the Brumell Group, we consider ourselves in good company in this respect. Across the board, independent investigation firms just like ours are working diligently to ensure that justice is an attainable goal and fraud is accurately caught.
At our firm, we have a core list of these principles that we live and work by. Although these principles may be common in our industry, they are very personal to us, and we take them seriously.
Memorial Day, 4th of July, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, school vacation, family vacations, sports activities, beach activities and yard maintenance. What do all these things have in common? Summer! A time when people are outside, enjoying the good weather and sunshine.
This also means that it’s a great opportunity to gather critical information on your claimant’s activities outside of the home. Keep in mind that this season and these unique opportunities don’t last forever and cannot be recreated. Our Investigations Division is well equipped to schedule surveillance investigations on or around these critical summer months.
On October 15, 2010, the claimant, Gina Marie Cruz, allegedly suffered an injury to her right wrist. Four days later, she came in on crutches, claiming an injury to her ankle. Through research and a full investigation, Brumell Group learned…
This year, the Brumell Group is celebrating over 25 years of fraud consulting, SIU compliance and investigation services. It's our pleasure to be able to partner with our clients, using our experience, integrity and confidentiality to protect their businesses, families…
Catastrophe fraud occurs when there has been a natural or man-made disaster. Those that are insured need help quickly, and insurance companies respond fast to all claims to ensure the safety and wellness of the people they cover. Catastrophe fraud comes in several forms, but essentially it means that people are taking advantage of insurance companies when a natural or man-made disaster occurs.
After many years at sea, a pirate decided to retire. Since he had suffered injuries on the job and after a little budgeting, he thought that he should collect on his worker’s compensation insurance.
Do you know how much a bad hire could cost you or your company? It can be tempting for businesses to skip the background investigations in certain situations, but it is never recommended. With nearly half of resumes including some kind of discrepancy, pre-employment screenings are vital for any business that values security, capital and morale.
There is a rise of “negligent hiring” lawsuits in the U.S. The courts are finding that companies, even small businesses, have “duty of care” responsibility to make sure other employees and customers are safe from physical harm and security risks when doing business with you and your staff.