Contractor Theft Ring
One of the manufacturing sites of a large, international petrochemical client came to us with concerns about the theft of scrap metal and other items from their plant. Hidden cameras installed in a warehouse identified a number of contractors engaged in theft. Although these contractors had access to the facility, they did not have access during the time of the theft. Investigation revealed that over a half dozen contractors, from at least three firms, were engaged in collusion to commit the thefts and share in the proceeds, including a member of the contract guard force who allowed the thieves entry to the facility after hours.
Subject interviews conducted of the suspects in this case resulted in confessions and partial restitution to the client. The confessions revealed a timeline of the thefts (many thefts had been previously unknown to the client), the methodologies used to perfect the undetected thefts, and the identities of all involved. We made recommendations to help reduce the likelihood of this happening again at this plant and our client exported these concepts for security improvement to their other facilities.
Result: All parties involved with theft identified; Interviews produced full confessions; Security improvements implemented.