Monday, November 14, 2011

Surveillance Woes - 3rd Party Awareness

Just recently I had a simple surveillance tasking that went relatively smoothly - apart from being accosted by a Third Party at the very end when about to wrap up the operation.

Now, while this may happen occasionally, it can usually be dealt with by a convenient cover story.

But not this time.

No, this time I was accosted by a jumped-up lickspittle with ideas above his station. 

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Trash no longer!

You will be relieved, Dear Reader, to know that I am no longer residing in the caravan (or trailer, as my American friends would say). My Rockford days are over.

Having said that, I am slightly sad for having moved on. It wasn't all quite as bad as I had anticipated.

Now I have moved into the swanky bachelor pad/office shared with Pedro the PI as we are also now working together, along with another investigator. 

Things are on the up!

Serious as...?

This, Dear Reader, is an example of how my inherent cynical nature and scepticism can sometimes count against me.

Even I, on occasion, can be wrong.

Today was one of those days.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

More things that get my goat: Property Investors

I have to admit, nothing gives me satisfaction quite as much as being part of the process of bringing a person down a peg or two - particularly if said person is a bit of a douchebag.

Like property investors.

Not content with their new-found wealth, they always seem to be hungry for more and eventually take that one risk too many which the market cannot sustain. They are the very epitome of greed. Worse, they have the arrogance but without any actual talent. Kind of like the Kardashians.

And then, like the Right Hand of Karma, someone like me comes knocking at their door with documents of their pending bankruptcy or foreclosures.

Such as this morning for one Sarah Nichols* of Submarine Property Investments*.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Working undercover

Right. This time I have another question to pose the investigative community concerning undercover work.

There may be a possibility that I am to assist a colleague who has an out-of-town assignment requiring the placement of an undercover operative posing as a new hire. The client manages a warehousing operation where it is believed a ring of employees is stealing stock to order. The undercover operation is to identify and, if possible, inflitrate the ring to get enough evidence to lead to arrests and successful prosecutions.

All well and good, except this position requires some some specific licences in order to (legally) carry out its duties: ie driving forklifts and other such vehicles.

Can you see the nature of this problem?