Any company that handles money is at risk for embezzlement. Crime of this type does not discriminate, often affecting small businesses, such as gas stations, small retails stores and other cash operations. There are also more major forms of embezzlement where large sums of money are taken from clients and employers in elaborate and covert means. The most famous example would be Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, but there are many different types and signs of embezzlement that one should be alert for.Persons who have special confidence and access to funds should be occasionally investigated by a Fountain Hills private eye to determine if any of the red flags that would indicate criminal activity are present. Is this person spending money far beyond their means? Are they using large amounts of cash for recreational purposes? Have they made acquisitions or purchases beyond what their pay scale should allow? Are there unexplained or unusual financial dealings within this person’s sphere of influence that may have provided significant financial advantage to a third party? Use an Arizona private eye to check these indicators and investigate whether cases of embezzlement may exist and to collect evidence to build a case against any embezzlers that are discovered.