In your business, you handle a lot of money. You’re in charge of several large accounts. Lately, you have noticed that there are some odd discrepancies, but since you have a few new hires, you figured that some accounting errors had been made. None of the senior accountants had said anything about it, so you also ignored the discrepancies.
Then, you were approached and told that there was someone investigating the company’s accounts. It turns out that you, along with several others, are being accused of stealing and defrauding the company. You’re only being investigated, but you’re concerned about the potential outcome.
What should you do? Here are 3 steps to take immediately
Call your attorney right away
The first step is to let your attorney know that you’re under investigation. You should be honest with them about if you’re involved in any fraud, so that they can begin to put together a defense for you. Your attorney will help you understand your rights and how to protect yourself during the investigation.
Find out the specifics of the investigation
This next step is vital. You need to understand the specifics of the investigation, so that you know what the investigators are looking for. Once you know, you and your attorney can work on a defense for specific allegations or potential charges.
Make sure your attorney is present for interviews
If you’re being interviewed about missing funds or discrepancies, remember that you can ask to have an attorney present.
These steps will help you get through a fraud investigation. Your attorney will be there to guide you through the process and help you assert your rights.