UK Business Theft
Sentry Investigations Ltd offer professional and effective covert investigations in which provide clear evidence into suspected theft in the work place. Our Birmingham private investigators operate through means mobile surveillance and undercover operations. We assist businesses across Birmingham and the further West and East Midland regions in seeking the truth behind the suspected theft. In the UK, employee theft costs businesses more than £190 million every year. Can your business survive knowing that your employees are stealing from you? In most cases small low value items are targeted; a stapler for example. But in other cases, it is far more sinister with prior planning in place to steal high value items right from under the boss's nose.
Three Types of Thief
The Fight Against Theft
Businesses are desperately trying to combat thievery with some effective theft prevention practices in place. For example, CCTV in the workplace, metal detectors at warehouse exits, random percentage searches at the end of shifts etc. However, these security measures will only achieve so much with criminals always finding a way around them. Staff should know exactly where CCTV cameras are installed in the workplace, as it is a requirement under employment law when monitoring employees. Metal detectors at exits are great if the item stolen is made out of metal, but if it's not, they won’t work. Percentage searches are only affective if the thief is actually searched. They are also only as good as the person conducting the search itself. A security guard on very low pay may not be so enthusiastic about searching people. The guard may even know the staff on personal levels which will put him or her in an uncomfortable position when searching them.
Sentry Investigations Ltd embed undercover operatives into the workplace to provide clear evidence of who is committing theft and to what scale. There may be more than one person involved operating as a team with a ringleader managing his own workforce of thieves. The operation doesn't stop within the workplace though. You may want to know what is actually happening with your stock. We continue with the investigations and deploy mobile surveillance operatives to evidence where it is going. It may be kept for their own personal use, or it may be sold on the black market for the thieves to make their own profits. Furthermore, there may be witnesses which will need to interviewed. We complete detailed transcript's and provide with professional witness statements upon completion. Our highly trained covert operatives will be in the thick of the investigation. They discreetly compile irrefutable evidence to place the business owner in an empowered position to take action against employee suspected of theft.
Hire a Private Investigator Birmingham
If you suspect, or know full well your business is subject to theft by your employee(s), and you need to hire a private investigator Birmingham (or the further West and East Midland regions), do something about it and call in the professionals from Sentry Investigations Ltd. Our services are available at very competitive rates against the investigations market. To view our price list, please visit our 'Pricing' page.
To find out more about where you stand when dealing with an employee who is suspected of stealing from your business, visit The Crown Prosecution (CPS) website.