Outcome: TRIG investigative findings reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation resulting in employee and boyfriend being convicted of wire fraud, their imprisonment, and a Court ordered employee restitution.

Client management consultancy firm’s outside counsel engaged TRIG to investigate suspected employee unauthorized use of an American Express corporate credit card. TRIG analyzed four years of firm’s financial records and identified questionable personal credit card misappropriations including transferred funds to PayPal and Venmo accounts controlled by employee and her boyfriend. To conceal her activities, employee altered the firm’s credit card statements and created false billing summaries for client’s accounting firm.

TRIG interviewed employee and her boyfriend resulting in their admissions. Findings were reported to client then presented to the United States Attorney’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Employee was charged with one count of wire fraud, plead guilty before a U.S. District Judge, agreed to pay $1,098,176 in restitution, and was sentenced to 12 months and one day of federal imprisonment followed by three years of federal probation. Boyfriend plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and was sentenced to two months federal imprisonment followed by three years of federal probation.