Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Who's the criminal?

This is quoted from an actual police report.

"Victim found a small camera and microphone concealed near a tree in his yard. He knows it was placed there within the last 3 to 4 days. The only suspect is his workmans comp carrier..."

"The camera was approximately 2 inches wide and 3 inches tall. It had an antenna on the top and several holes above the lens that appeared to be a built in microphone..."

"The camera was discovered at the base of a small tree on the property of the victim"

In this case another surveillance company crossed the line into becoming a criminal themselves. In the state that this incident occur there is a two party consent law. Which means that in order to capture audio of another party both parties must agree. Even though it may not have been the intentions of the surveillance company to record audio, just having the capability of recording audio put the client in danger of possible liability.

We all know that results is the determining factor in whether or not the assignment was successful, but never should a surveillance company put themselves as well as the client in jeopardy of possible litigation. Knowing the laws and following the laws also applies to the investigators. In this case the client was lucky that the subject did not follow up on any charges to the surveillance company.

It is with great passion for finding the truth that Nationwide SIU does the things they do to get results. We would never put our clients in a situation where the law is being broken for the sake of results.

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