Hay, Hay, Hay

The handmade sign alongside the road indicated “HAY FOR SALE” with the Claimant’s phone number. A call was placed to the number and a meeting was set up to “inspect” the hay. Turns out the Claimant was buying hay by the semi-load and reselling it for a profit to farmers and ranchers in the area. SHE also indicated that she would load the hay. That seemed pretty straightforward all we needed was a large flatbed trailer to carry the hay and a vehicle to tow the trailer. A trailer was rented and we purchased 60 bales of hay and filmed the Claimant carrying every bale from the front of the semi trailer then stepping down to the flat bed trailer then stacking the bales neatly on the trailer. Oh and yes we also got a close up of the money being paid to the Claimant. Kansas City Private Investigator Jeff J. McDonald delivered to video tape to the client and they were excited about the outcome.

Confidential Sources

When a company has been in business for 18 years they start to acquire a decent sized list of trusted individuals who know what is going on inside a small town. A town “know it all” type person. A call can be placed to this source and he/she can give the investigator a good background of the Subject or issue in question before leaving the office. The source can also be called to ask around town for additional information as the case progresses. These sources can save you time and expenses on each case. We strive to have a confidential source documented in each report. We currently have a source updating us almost daily on a case in St. Joseph, MO. We also have a source in Lawrence, KS that is sending email updates on his neighbor across the street providing us with vehicles, license plates and activity updates. Let a Kansas City Private Investigator use confidential sources for you.

Price is right big wheel spin undoes work comp claimant

If you’re going to try and cheat the workers compensation system it pays to stay off national television. Former postal worker Cathy Wrench Cashwell’s big double handed spin of the Big Wheel in 2009 was the beginning of her downfall, having claimed she was unable to work due to a 2004 workplace shoulder injury. The game was well and truly up – which is probably why she pleaded guilty in federal court. Cashwell was photographed riding a zipline on a cruise and hauling furniture and bags of groceries. Pretty mean feat for someone who claimed she couldn’t stand, sit, kneel, squat, climb, bend, reach or grasp.
Many cheats are arrogant and don’t think anyone will come out looking for them. They will just submit an injury claim and wait for the legal system to write them a check.
You don’t have to see someone on national television to get the wheels rolling on an investigation. Call or email and let us know who needs to be looked at today

GPS Tracking device unlocks the mystery

GPS Tracker device unlocks the mystery. 

Was he seeing other women? Was he at the bar? What was he doing all day?

Kansas City Private Investigator Jeff J. McDonald was hired to find out. A GPS Tracker was installed on the vehicle. Turns out he was running to a bank and the liquor store right before he picked up his child from daycare at 5:30 pm and keeping the liquor hidden in his van. He could then drink the liquor the next day at his home office and be sobered up before his wife came home at 6:30 pm. We also found he has a separate bank he was withdrawing the money from to purchase the liquor.

Do you believe in INTUITION?

We recently went on a case in Carthage, MO. After arriving intuition kicked in and we were convinced that the Subject was no longer residing here. After some additional MVR searches an address popped up as a “former” address but something didn’t look right in the data. This address was quickly searched in Webb City, MO and the Subjects two registered vehicles  were parked there. This process took less than 30 minutes. 20 minutes later the Subject came out and started working on his vehicle and we had the cameras rolling.

The Art of the Interview

Interviews are worth more if the individual likes you. 

The value of the interview is greatly enhanced if the interviewee likes you. They will also supply more information, work harder to remember details and they make a better witness if the case goes to trial. Do everything to first create a great positive start to the interview by finding common interests with the interviewee and spending some time conversing about the issues of the day. Take your time getting to the hard hitting questions and then make sure to spend adequate time AFTER the interview to stand around and talk with them. Leave them with a great feeling about the experience and tell them it was pleasure meeting them.

Father lies baby dies

 A few years ago an infant was born into the world and everthing seemed normal to the parents. The parents took the child in for a routine 5 month check up with the doctor. The doctor noted that the child could not lift its arms overhead. After the visit the doctor had to reluctantly inform the parents that the infant had major nuerological problems and would probably not live more than a year. A few weeks later the father went to his insurance agent and took out a $35,000 dollar policy on his child. They no longer associated themselves with this doctor and relocated to another town. The infant died 5 months later on Jan 1st. Kansas City Private Investigator Jeff J. McDonald was hired to conduct due diligence in accordance with the insurance policy. The doctor was eventually located and when she was told of the policy she was appalled. She distinctly told the parents of her concerns and had written it all down in her file notes. The death was a sad situation for the parents but fraud was not the solution to help them through the grieving process.