At what point in a case should a forensic investigation be initiated?

Once a case for fraud has been initiated, when should a forensic investigation be done?

As early as possible, for a couple reasons:

  • One is, once an investigation begins, there is opportunity for the perpetrator to destroy evidence. You want the investigation by the forensic team to start before that happens.
  • Also, in the case of computer imaging to reveal data, we have to face the unfortunate situation that data can be overridden.  So, something that has been deleted from a hard drive can be recovered as long as someone hasn’t overridden it with new files.  The quicker you begin the investigation, the easier it is to overcome this problem.

Share this post


Bond Beebe in now Withum

Bond Beebe is now Withum. This powerful union expands and enhances our capabilities and services. Read More>>

+