Computer and Mobile Investigation / Examination - Internal fraud investigation
EUROFINS FORENSIC SERVICES digital specialists were instructed to examine several computers and a mobile phone supplied by a commercial client to identify any fraudulent activity.
A detailed analysis of emails, contacts, call records and accounting records implicated several employees of the company as being involved in the creation of fictitious supplier accounts and making payments into, what turned out later, to be personal accounts.
Losses to the client ran into hundreds of thousands of pounds and had financed some expensive private habits, e.g. cars, houses and holidays, for those involved. The frauds had been engineered by many people over an extensive period of time with knowledge of the company systems and access permissions handed down as people moved on or were fired.