General Fraud Investigations deals with a wide variety of cases that can involve tax and money laundering crimes. This program is also the largest enforcement program in Criminal Investigations and handles a broad spectrum of individuals and industries from all areas of the economy, from small business owners to self-employed to wage-earning taxpayers. Ash Investigations with over 45-years experience Private Investigators provide a variety of fraud investigation services for clients in Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and the United States and beyond.
General Fraud Investigations contribute to the main purpose and goal of the Criminal Investigations efforts which is to directly influence taxpayer compliance with the Internal Revenue Code.
Top 10 Fraud Cases We Investigate
- Insurance Claim Fraud
- Workers Compensation Fraud
- Corporate Slip and Fall
- Transit Fraud
- Online Classified Fraud
- Ticket Fraud
- Mechanical Repair Fraud
- Rental Insurance Scams
- Expense Claim Fraud
- Theft of Inventory Fraud
Other activities that warrant a fraud investigation is deliberately underreporting or omitting income, claiming personal expenses as business expenses, keeping two sets of books, etc. This may seem easier for big companies to get away with that for an individual because there are a lot more accounts and entries, but regardless of that the people who work for the IRS are trained and skilled at finding the truth and bottom line as to what is really going on. If a General Fraud Investigation is performed and it is determined that you mislead and/or put false information in order to evade tax, then there are very strict penalties that will be handed down. For example, any person who willfully attempts to evade or defeat any tax imposed by this title or the payment thereof shall, in addition to other penalties provided by law, be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction: shall be imprisoned not more than 5 years or fined not more than $250,000 for individuals ($500,000 for corporations) or both, together with the costs of prosecution. Furthermore, General Fraud Investigations not only deal with giving out misleading information but also if anyone attempts to interfere with the administration of Internal Revenue laws or conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud the United States.
Fraud is something that happens so often and it is imperative to catch and punish those who commit it because it takes away from those who are honest and obedient to keeping the law and statutes. Also, fraud seems like a cat and mouse game because there are so many ways to get away with it even though there is an investigation being done to try to catch the perpetrator in their trap. The ultimate goal of the investigations is to generate the maximum deterrent effect, enhance voluntary compliance and promote public confidence in the tax system. Once the public feels as though the tax system is fair, just and acceptable then the amount of fraud should go down and it will make it easier for fraud to be caught and stopped because most people will be compliant and trust in the system enough to where they won’t try to work their way around the system in order to make things “better” for themselves.
To discuss scheduling a consultation or to learn more about Ash Investigations full range of investigative services call Ash Investigations today at (281) 578-0135 to receive a no-cost, confidential consultation with one of our licensed and experienced Private Investigators about your fraud investigations needs. Let our experience work for you.