5 Ways Hiring Private Investigators Can Prevent Retail Loss In Your Company

According to a National Retail Security Survey in 2016, loss of inventory in stores caused by shoplifting and employee theft amounted to almost $48.9 billion. The inventory shrinkage or missing inventory experienced by the U.S. retail industry was mostly caused by shoplifting from outside customers (36.5%) followed closely by theft by dishonest employees (30%). This [...]

2019-04-20T10:32:56-05:00February 4th, 2019|Blog, private investigation|1 Comment

Larry Forletta Showcases Investigative Work in Crime Docuseries

Larry Forletta’s investigative work on one of Pittsburgh’s most haunting unsolved murder mysteries takes the spotlight in Oxygen Channel’s newest crime show Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt For Justice. The docuseries aired on January 19th and featured the case of Duquesne University student Dakota James. James was last seen in Downtown Pittsburgh after partying with [...]

2019-04-20T10:32:56-05:00January 31st, 2019|Blog, Missing Persons, private investigation|1 Comment

Important Questions to Ask Before Hiring A Private Investigator

Before hiring a private investigator, you have to make sure that the person you will be dealing with is highly professional. What’s the best way to identify a professional? Making sure they have the appropriate license for the kind of work you are hiring them for is a great first step! Besides that, the person [...]

2019-04-20T10:32:56-05:00December 13th, 2018|Blog, private investigation|1 Comment

How To Identify The 6 Most Common Types of Employee Fraud

Nearly two out of three businesses have been victims of employee fraud, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It doesn’t matter what size of business you have. All companies—whether it’s a small business or a multinational corporation—are vulnerable to internal theft. In this post, we’ll diagnose what consists as fraudulent behavior and examine why [...]

2019-04-20T10:32:56-05:00December 6th, 2018|Blog, Employee Fraud, private investigation|0 Comments

6 Legal Limits for Private Investigation

If you want to have something resolved for your peace of mind, you may have good reason to hire a private investigator. PIs, as they are often called, are in the business of helping clients sort things out and find the truth about a person or a specific situation. They are trained to take measures [...]

2019-04-20T10:32:57-05:00December 3rd, 2018|Blog, private investigation, Services|0 Comments

5 Reasons Using a Private Investigator Can Help You Win A Civil Case

Good lawyers win cases with available evidence. Great lawyers look for their own. How? By acquiring the expertise of a civil private investigator. While attorneys wield the law like gun-toting sharpshooters inside the courtroom, they’d be shooting blanks without sufficient, compelling evidence that only a civil private investigator can bring to the table. But what [...]

2019-05-28T12:52:03-05:00September 21st, 2018|Blog, private investigation|5 Comments

Government Investigation Consulting

Investigative caseloads fluctuate depending upon the number of current (on-going) investigations existing plus the number of new investigations initiated on any given day, versus the number of investigators who are available to conduct the investigations (receive assignments). This caseload ratio is consistent among local, state, and federal law enforcement investigative units. As you can imagine, [...]

2018-04-20T12:32:04-05:00April 20th, 2018|private investigation, Services|0 Comments

Can a Private Investigator Legally Search a Computer?

We all know that law enforcement is required by law (the US Constitution) to play by the rules. Illegal searches, for example, can result in the exclusion of any evidence or information gained through that search at trial. For example, a computer retrieved from a suspect’s vehicle as suspected proceeds of a crime, such as [...]

2018-02-19T08:55:42-05:00February 19th, 2018|Blog, private investigation|0 Comments

Private Detective Needed

As consumers searching for a professional in most fields, our research will probably direct us to a group of candidates who require further vetting. Chances are that we will probably filter the good from the bad through our own personal processes and make decisions to hire based on our needs. Like other service-oriented professionals, there [...]

2019-04-20T10:32:59-05:00January 18th, 2018|Blog, private investigation, Services|1 Comment

Technical Security Countermeasures (TSCM)

Almost every predisposed concept we have of what a particular criminal should look like will ultimately turn out to be inaccurate. A skilled spy can blend in with almost any environment, utilizing equally covert techniques and tools to collect valuable information on a target. Everyday, corporate spies develop new ways of tapping into competitor’s technology. [...]

2019-04-20T10:33:00-05:00December 6th, 2017|Blog, private investigation|0 Comments

Forensic Investigation

Generally speaking, the term forensic refers to the application of science as it pertains to the collection of evidence for presentation in the court of law. Forensics can be applied to several areas of investigations including photography, the collection of trace evidence, fingerprints, footwear impressions, as well as blood and other bodily fluids. Of crucial [...]

2019-04-20T10:33:00-05:00November 13th, 2017|Blog, private investigation|0 Comments

Cogs in The Wheel: Part 2: Private Investigators and Attorneys

The professional standards to which private investigator services are held are generally defined by State law, if applicable, though not every State regulates private investigators. Check out the requirements per state here. Nonetheless, the general standard for private investigators regarding arrests, searches, domestic surveillance, GPS tracking, etc., is essentially equivalent to that of a private [...]

2019-04-20T10:33:10-05:00October 30th, 2017|Blog, private investigation, Services|0 Comments

Forletta Provides “Fresh Set of Eyes” through Cold Case Review and Investigative Services

Why some investigations run cold, and how a “fresh set of eyes” by a Private Investigative Service can be so beneficial in helping resolve a case.  Sometimes criminal or civil cases can be simple and straightforward. Other times they’re not. Evidence is often complex, difficult to decipher, and can have varying degrees of usefulness or [...]

2017-07-18T08:11:48-05:00July 20th, 2017|Blog, private investigation, Services|0 Comments

Three Qualities of Highly Effective Private Investigators

We at Forletta want to share with you what we think makes a good private investigator. There is no question that particular traits are needed to be successful in this field, but, the question you may be asking is what traits are important? When looking for a private investigator to help you with your case, [...]

2019-04-20T10:33:12-05:00May 11th, 2017|Blog, private investigation|0 Comments