The Pitfalls of Forensic Investigations
Employee misconduct, whether theft, fraud, harassment in the workplace, can result in investigations which are costly, time consuming and complex. The pitfalls of an improperly performed investigation can result in claims of harassment, unlawful dismissal suits, civil actions and in some cases criminal complaints. MNP Investigative and Forensic services will provide tips to conducting investigation and avoiding the pitfalls in internal investigations. The Regina Police Service Commercial Crime Unit will provide additional information on filing complaints and the actions taken by the Police in criminal investigations.
Michael McCormack – BA, CFI
Mike is a senior manager in the Investigative and Forensic Service line of MNP LLP. He is responsible for investigations across Canada. He works with First Nations, corporations, public organizations on employee misconduct, risk assessments, due diligence and harassment cases. Mike is designated as a Certified Forensic Investigator. Before joining MNP, Mike served for 24 years at the Ottawa Police Service. He has been assigned to the RCMP Anti Money Laundering unit, the European Union Anti Organized Crime unit in Bosnia and spent his career investigating financial crimes. He has experience investigating complex international financial crimes including a variety of fraud schemes, money laundering and proceeds of crime offences.
Regina Police Service Commercial Crime Unit
The Commercial Crime Unit of the Regina Police Service is made up of 9 investigators who are responsible for investigating offences related to business, accounting and electronic data. This includes internal fraud/theft in the workplace, breaches of trust, identity fraud and offences where computers are either the target or instrument of crime.