Case Study – Lie Detector Test In Birmingham For Theft
Case Study – Lie Detector Test in Birmingham for Theft
This is a summary of a recent case, for a client based in Birmingham who owned a cleaning company who used the lie detector to maintain their good reputation.
Our client is a successful cleaning company who employ six full time members of staff and whose main work is office cleaning. The majority of their work has come from reputation and word of mouth rather than advertising. The owner contacted Lie Detectors UK following the theft of petty cash from an office they are contracted to clean daily. The amount of cash was £300 and had been taken from a open cash box in a drawer, the theft had been reported to the Police but due to its nature, no investigation would be taking place. Whilst no finger had been pointed at our clients company he thought it good procedure and due diligence to test his staff to maintain the company’s reputation as its normal for the cleaners to get the blame in his industry.
Lie Detector Testing on the day
There was only two staff to test given they clean these offices, they were both happy to submit to a lie detector test in Birmingham and prove their innocence however were notably very nervous and anxious, this is a totally normal for anyone we would test and has no impact on the results. We explain we are there to verify they are telling the truth. Once we had pretested each individual to ensure that they could be tested we proceeded to run multiple charts comprising of three relevant questions for the situation, ensuring the questions were specific to the incident to avoid any false positive results and to keep our results as accurate as possible.
Conclusion of the Birmingham Lie Detector Tests for theft
Both cleaners passed their tests, results were delivered verbally and with a full report to the business owner. He was able to take our reports to his client to clear his employees from any suspicion. In his words this was money well spent as any suspicion could cause damage to his businesses reputation and loose a significant amount of business. It also sends a message to employees who would ever be in a situation where they could potentially do something to harm the company they work for to think twice.
Our Advice when we take an enquiry on theft
We always recommend when looking to polygraph test staff for theft that you make them aware of the fact as twenty five percent of our theft bookings never materialize, so you may get your answer without needing us. You cannot force anyone to take a lie detector test; it has to be done voluntarily.
We work closely with the business owners to develop questions, advise on the procedure, and consult fully following the tests. Call us on 0207 859 4960 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org and discuss your case with a fully qualified and experienced examiner today.