COPAS & COPAS, Inc.

CA Private Investigator License #25429

FINANCIAL INVESTIGATIONS & FORENSIC ACCOUNTING SPECIALISTS

631 Del Monte Dr

Hollister, CA  95023-7213

831-634-9400  cci@copas-inc.com

We follow the money and numbers don't lie; 

It's how those numbers are interpreted and presented that can make or break a case.

CCI FINANCIAL INVESTIGATIONS
We take the tough cases because we love what we do.

WHAT IS A FINANCIAL INVESTIGATION?


Financial investigations are usually very document-intensive.  Specifically, they involve records, such as bank account information, real estate files, motor vehicle records, etc., which point to the movement of money.  Any record that pertains to or shows the paper trail of events involving money is important.  The major goal in a financial investigation is to identify and document the movement of money.  The link between where the money comes from, who gets it, when it is received and where it is stored or deposited, can provide the information you need for your case.

Our licensed and certified specialists

investigate financial matters

for attorneys, businesses, and individuals nationwide.

About White Collar Crimes
White collar crimes are typically committed within a business or commercial environment for monetary gain, carried out by individuals with whom you trust. The true extent and cost of white collar crime is unknown, but it is estimated to cost the United States more than $300 billion dollars annually. They are complicated cases that typically involve lengthy investigations which can disrupt your personal and professional life. By working with our skilled forensic accountants and financial investigators, you can be assured that we will to everything we can to make sure the process is as painless as possible throughout the legal process. Penalties for white collar crimes include fines, prison time, or a combination of the two. Individuals convicted of these crimes may also be required to surrender any profits made through illegal activities and pay restitution to any victims involved.


Types of White Collar Crimes
​While white collar crimes can include a number of different offenses. However, at their core, they are crimes of deception spurred on by the prospect of making financial gains. Individuals hide information or lie and cheat in an attempt to hold onto or make additional money.

Fraud Fraud can cover a wide variety of white collar crimes. Simply put, it is using deceit for financial gain. Securities fraud deals with deception in trading securities, such as stocks, and can include insider trading and using false information to attract investors in a company. Other types of fraud include ghost vendors, ghost employees, kick backs, mortgage and insurance fraud, as well as Ponzi schemes.

Embezzlement This white collar crime involves stealing money from an individual or business with whom you have a form of responsibility. Common embezzlement scenarios include employees who take funds from their employer and place it in a personal account. However, lawyers and other advisors who misuse their clients' money can also be guilty of embezzlement.

Money Laundering Taken from the term to "launder," or wash things so they are clean, money laundering involves taking unlawfully collected funds and moving them through a number of transactions that make them seem legal or clean.
Fraud and embezzlement affects everyone - employers, employees, and families.  Our goal is to follow the money, trace assets, recoup losses, and coordinate our efforts with attorneys for litigation strategies and support.