A financial investigator uses his skills in order to determine the events related to the movement of funds during the progress of a criminal activity. For example, if an accountant is believed to be stealing money from an employer, the employer can hire a financial investigator to identify what accounts the suspect is taking funds from, the exact dates this happened, and where the funds have gone. Being able to identify these particular events and showing proof of their connection, the investigator provides the client proof of the crime committed by the accountant.
Financial crimes remain a serious problem in the Philippines due to various reasons. For one, the Philippines is one of the most corrupt countries in the world, according to Transparency International. Additionally, the country is also known for being part of the international narcotics trade. The high volume of overseas remittances from Overseas Filipino Workers also encourages money laundering.
Given the high possibility of financial crimes in the country, the financial investigation is an indispensable weapon against organized crimes. Some of the crimes that may require financial investigations include public corruption, tax evasion, and so on.
These are just a few of the possible crimes that require financial investigations. Don’t hesitate to contact Orion Support Incorporated if you suspect any of the crimes happening to you or your organization.