You Suspect Employees Are Robbing You:What You Gonna Do?


Presented by: Gerard P. Panaro and Fritz Weidner


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  Imagine any one of the following scenarios:
  • You suspect that a customer-service representative is accepting cash gifts from customers and disclosing customer account balances to third parties
  • You think an employee has forged signatures of his supervisor on his expense reports
  • You accuse a teller of stealing $3,000 from her teller drawer in connection with a customer's transaction
  • You come to suspect that over a five year period, an assistant vice president has been engaged in several wrongful activities to his personal benefit, including repeated diversions of checks and cash from your customers, misapplication of loan proceeds, and creation of "dummy" loans without the knowledge or consent of the affected customers. You estimate your losses at between $2 and $3 million due to his wrongful conduct
In situations like these, you don't really have the option either of ignoring the problem or taking summary action based on hunches, feelings or suspicions.

But doing the investigation yourself can be daunting too, because people may not have the training in proper technique and because conducting an investigation of employee malfeasance can create many potential legal claims: defamation, discrimination, wrongful discharge, invasion of privacy, violation of laws against polygraphing.

This webinar will give you practical, useable, honest and realistic advice about:
  • whether to call in an outside private investigator
  • where/how to find one
  • what to expect
  • what the investigator can and cannot do
  • the legal issues likely to arise
  • the various services a private investigator can provide (such as surveillance, records checking, interviewing, polygraphing, "private crime lab", undercover operatives)
  • how firms bill and what the cost is and
  • issues to address in the contract with the investigator
About the Speakers:  Gerard P. Panaro, Esq. is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, admitted in D.C. and Maryland, and holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston College. He is resident in the D.C. office of Howe & Hutton, a Chicago law firm with another office in St. Louis, Missouri.

Mr. Panaro has focused on employment law for nearly the entire 25 years he has been an attorney. He is the author of a nationally recognized treatise on employment law, Employment Law Manual, a 1500-page volume that was first published in 1990. He is also a regular contributor of articles to numerous HR magazines and publications, and a speaker and trainer. He is a Bankersonline Guru.

Fritz Weidner CFE, PCI is President of Weidner and Associates. Fritz has over twenty-six years management experience in the service industry, law enforcement, security, and investigations and is Board Certified in Investigations. He attended MATA College and graduated from the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center. His police experience includes both city and county investigations and supervision. A central Ohio resident, Fritz is a member of:
  • The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Life Member), serving on their National Chapter Development Committee and President of the Central Ohio Chapter 95-96 and 96-97. Currently, Fritz serves as the chapter’s designated training officer. He is the recipient of their Distinguished Achievement Award (1998) for his efforts in fraud detection and deterrence. It is given to 25 persons internationally per year.
  • The American Society for Industrial Security, serving the Columbus chapter in a variety of capacities, including; Chairman, Vice Chairman, Program Chairman, Legislative Liaison, ASIS Foundation Committee Chairman, Region 10 Vice President and Co-Chairman of the Business Crimes Forum. Currently serving the Investigations Counsel as Vice-Chair. He was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award in 2003.
  • The Ohio Association of Security and Investigative Services serving as Vice President of Security, Vice President of Investigations, Secretary/Treasurer, Chairman of the Grievance Committee and Chairman of the Central Ohio Chapter. Fritz previously served a two year term as President.
His areas of professional expertise include Fraud Examination, Financial and White Collar Crime investigations, interviewing/interrogations and Security Consulting. Fritz is an active community leader serving on the board of COVA and volunteering for the Celebrity Waiters program for Recreations Unlimited. He is a past member of the board for WOSU and is an active member of the Columbus Rotary Club and Charity Newsies.

This program was recorded in its entirety in September 2004. The CD-ROM includes program slides, materials (if available) and follow-up Q & A document.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 12 August, 2004.

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