Eric Dawson Cold Case Revisited

Eric Dawson Cold Case Revisited

Unsolved Murder Case Thirty years ago, was a detective for the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Florida assigned to their Major Crimes Unit investigating homicides. Although I have investigated numerous death cases, there are a few murder cases that still lurk in my...
Background Checks on the Rise

Background Checks on the Rise

Background checks have become increasingly more important to employers than before. There are a variety of reasons why. The most prevalent reason is to ensure a safe working environment for employees, as well as your customers. A survey conducted by the Society for...
What Employers Should Know

What Employers Should Know

I-9 Identity Theft The United States Supreme Court ruled that false information used by an employee for the purpose of completing an I-9 Form can be criminally prosecuted for Identity Theft. The case stems from Kansas v. Garcia wherein three defendants used false...
Employer-What not to do…

Employer-What not to do…

Case Facts: EEOC’s lawsuit has reported that Dollar General, a popular retailer in the United States, is currently under fire for discriminating against African Americans seeking hire. Although both white and African Americans are failing criminal background checks,...
Employee Crimes in the Workplace

Employee Crimes in the Workplace

Although we like to believe the people we work with are trustworthy and safe, it’s essential to recognize the chance of crime happening in the workplace, which can take many forms. Taking precautions against employee crime can protect you, your company, and your...
International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Protect your business against employee fraud The road to business ownership has at times been hard-fought for women in the United States.  Regardless, the numbers show that today, female-led firms are thriving. But whether owned by a woman or a man, every...
A Family Business and an Embezzler

A Family Business and an Embezzler

A dream, a farm, and a big bump in the road A man with a grand dream bought a cattle ranch and citrus grove near Orlando in 1949. Over time, he worked the land and raised his two sons, who worked with him. In a stroke of luck, the sons discovered high grade peat moss...
Are you doing your Due Diligence?

Are you doing your Due Diligence?

It seems every few months we keep repeating the same story. Except, it’s not the same story! Just another instance of a business not performing some due diligence when making hiring decision. Once again, ICE has raided a company to check the “Right to Work” status of...
Robocalls on the Rise

Robocalls on the Rise

What Is A Robocall? A robocall is a computerized auto dialer that, when picked up, delivers a prerecorded message instead of a live person.  In the past, robocalls have been associated with emergency announcements and political campaigns.  More recently, these...
Temperatures are on the rise and so is the CRIME!

Temperatures are on the rise and so is the CRIME!

What better way to cool off than on a boat? Florida is still the number one state in the country where boat theft has the highest ranking. With Florida’s close proximity to water it makes stealing a boat and what’s on board a tempting crime.  Boat Security Concerns...