Fraud & Internal Investigations
Kroll has an unmatched track record of successful fraud investigations.
Our experienced investigative teams establish the facts to determine what happened, identify wrongdoers, curtail or recover losses and help re-establish trust with shareholders, partners, customers, regulators and other stakeholders.
Kroll’s greatest strength is in conceiving effective fact-finding strategies, deploying expert investigative resources and bringing cases to resolution, anywhere around the globe.
Only Kroll has the breadth of resources to provide a range of approaches, involving forensic accounting, electronic discovery and other methodologies, as well as traditional investigative tools, including covert operations and surveillance, to best suit the client’s needs and objectives. Our advantage lies in the diverse skills of our investigative teams, comprised of former prosecutors, forensic accountants, investigators, computer forensic specialists and intelligence analysts.
Kroll works closely with the client’s senior management and its legal counsel. After evaluating the problem and clearly defining the client’s objectives, we can swiftly present a strategy designed to identify sources of information and responsibility for wrongdoing. An effective investigation often involves interviews of employees; identification of non-employee witnesses; the location, retrieval and analysis of critical documents and data; and an effective risk mitigation strategy. We communicate with our client regularly throughout the process to ensure that the investigative process remains consistent with their objectives.
Case Study: Employee Fraud
A global retailer retained Kroll to investigate the background and associations of its China CEO who was suspected of engaging in a series of irregular business dealings that had resulted in substantial bad debts. Kroll's discreet investigation confirmed that the CEO had connections with a number of undisclosed entities that were integrated into the client's distribution chain. The client chose to terminate the CEO and retake control of the operation. Kroll’s Security Practice supported the implementation of this strategy to help ensure business continuity and control.
Case Study: Investigating a Whistle Blower Allegation
The anonymous email from a worker in the Thai manufacturing facility of a major US corporation spoke of bribes, pay-offs and backhanders. Kroll’s investigation uncovered sophisticated defrauding by local senior management, from double charging on invoices and kick-backs to connected suppliers, to salaries for fictitious employees and even bribes to local politicians.