Special Investigation Unit (SIU)

With ever changing, turmoil nature of the business and economy the rising pressures increase the possibility of frauds and criminal activities. Challenges of protecting and safeguarding precious assets, profitability and reputation against fraudulent activities have increased dependency on in-house or outbound investigative services. At CRR, we recognize this dire need of organizations, by employing full time SIU investigators who have experience working in law enforcement agencies. Our goal is to ensure that the criminal law is applied appropriately, as determined through independent investigations, which stand up to public scrutiny, increasing public confidence. We have a decade of experience in the investigating frauds and providing tailored investigations solutions.

What we do? Investigative Process:

Training and education of Managers in;

  • Identifying fraud within organizations and its providers.
  • Design and implement custom anti-fraud programs
  • Provide risk management approaches to detecting and investigation of fraud.
  • Provide state-of-the-art investigation technology solutions to detect fraud.

SIU at CRR is a unique investigative body independent of the police that conduct criminal investigations into circumstances. Our experts are trained in identifying frauds, designing and implementation of anti –fraud programs and by using innovative risk management approaches to detecting and investigating frauds; provide state of the art investigative solutions to our clients. The objective of every SIU investigation is to determine whether there is evidence of criminal wrong-doing, with proven methods to detect suspicious activities; investigate them thoroughly; and assist in the prosecution of fraud cases. Our rationalized management processes ensure that the SIU services and non intrusive and free of any conflict of interest. All of the Unit’s investigators have extensive experience investigating:

  • Misappropriations of corporate assets,
  • Violations of fiduciary duties,
  • Business frauds and insolvency/bankruptcy fraud
  • Background enquiries – recruitment, acquisition, reputation risk
  • Internal staff fraud and asset leakage – Finance, warehouse, dispatch
  • Corrupt procurement practices – contractors, suppliers, distributors
  • Systematic criminal activities – fraud, theft criminal damage, personal injuries.

Investigations typically involve:

  • Notification of an incident
  • Incident review – determining the nature of incident and the response
  • Assigning of a team – a lead investigators with a required number of investigators along with forensic investigators
  • Examining the scene and securing all physical evidence;
  • Collecting the statements of witnesses
  • In-process investigative reports preparation about various factors involved, for final compilation
  • Preparation of a final brief, reviewed by the Investigative Supervisor, the Executive Officer and the Director.
  • Enough information is provided to the clients so that they can base their decisions on the facts gathered determining there are reasonable grounds to lay a criminal charge against the suspected fraudsters.

Forensic identification

Criminal investigations cannot be competently conducted without the application of the highest quality of forensic science. Well equipped with tools and personnel our in-house forensic identification team is an important part of most investigations. It is managed by supervisors and staffed by a handful of forensic identification technicians and includes a fully equipped laboratory. The forensics identification team is responsible for shielding, collecting, preserving, analyzing the physical evidence, and interpretation of trace evidence. The team compliments the investigative process by providing technical advice and assistance to investigators about the potential significance of physical evidence.

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