Knowledge is still power – part 2

A recent case involved a rural surveillance. Conversations at the courthouse with an appraiser and a town local revealed that the Subject was very reclusive and was rarely seen in town. The Subject’s mother was in poor health and it was believed the Subject was caring for her. The Subject was last seen at an auction. The Subjects father would not allow anyone on the property including the county appraiser who was run off the property with a gun. The Subject’s farm is run poorly and is disorganized. The Subject has a brother who lives in a neighboring state and is married. The Subjects cousin lives in the area and we know his name and phone number. We know who owns the neighboring properties of the Subject. With all this information you can better access what type of individual you are dealing with and the next step in the case. This information can also be used to develop more information and leads to give you the upper hand. Kansas City detective – Jeff J. McDonald

Insurance Fraud

Don’t rule out anyone in a possible search for “stolen” items in a reported loss claim. We recently conducted a search for stolen items and it turns out the Claimant’s son had loaded items such as a lawn mower, tool box, air compressor, power tools, weed trimmer into the back of his dad’s truck and just took off. The Claimant initially stated that he put all these items in his truck on a regular basis and he had no idea who did it. We found it hard to believe that every power tool he owned was kept in his truck. The Claimant has an idea that his son may have been the one to steal his truck and all the tools but he wasn’t being open and honest about it. The fraud was discovered and we helped to deny the claim and the son was reported to the authorities.