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A leading UK Private Investigator has found that more than three quarters of workers have stolen from their current or previous places of work. The figures show that potentially over £432m of company goods, including laptops, confidential personal data, TVs, and even an office pet in one case are stolen in the UK each year. […]

When CCTV doesn’t help

I was reading my local paper today and couldn’t help but notice the headline “Businesses hit by catalytic crimes”. Apparently there has been a string of thefts involving catalytic converters. One business captured the thieves on CCTV but unfortunately for them, the group of thieves were all wearing “hoodies”. This was always the main weakness […]

What is Retail Fraud?

Retail crime in the UK is estimated at well above the £½ billion mark per year. 80% of retail fraud is at point of sale, i.e. till fraud. Retail businesses lose an average of 1% to retail fraud each year. Research shows that 25% of employees are totally honest, 25% are totally dishonest, and the […]


It is essential to recognise that the key purpose in conducting an interview is to obtain facts/evidence, and to search for the truth, from the interviewee in a fair and proper manner. Best practice is a method called the PEACE model. Planning & Preparation, Engage & Explain, Account, Closure & Evaluation. At the centre of […]