Deliverables in financial exploitation refer to the tangible proof of the act of exploiting someone’s finances.  These may include unauthorized withdrawals or purchases, forged signatures on checks or documents, and other forms of financial fraud.  Additionally, other deliverables may include the transfer of assets or property to the perpetrator, manipulating financial accounts to hide fraudulent activity, and stealing personal information.  Ultimately, the deliverables of financial exploitation help to bring justice to their victim.

Creating Deliverables

To begin with, the first steps in creating deliverables for a financial exploitation case involve gathering information about the victim’s financial situation, identifying potential sources of evidence, and establishing a plan for investigation.  This may include reviewing bank statements, credit card records, and other financial documents to identify unusual transactions and patterns of activity.  Investigators may also interview the victim, family members, and other potential witnesses to gather additional information about the case.

Next, once the evidence has been collected, investigators may use specialized software and other tools to analyze the data and identify any discrepancies or red flags that may indicate financial exploitation.  Depending on the complexity of the case, investigators may also work with forensic accountants or other financial experts to analyze the evidence further and build a strong case against the perpetrator.  Above all, the goal of these initial steps is to gather as much information as possible about the case to develop effective strategies for investigating and prosecuting financial exploitation.

Supporting Deliverables

These may include witness statements, surveillance footage, messages, and other communication that sheds light on the perpetrator’s motives and actions.  In addition, supporting deliverables may include financial records and other documentation that provides further insight into the victim’s financial situation.  Furthermore, this may include tax returns, insurance policies, and investment statements.  In total, these types of deliverables are critical in establishing a clear timeline of events and demonstrating the victim’s losses.

What needs to be shown in a court case?

While there is not a specific list of deliverables that need to be shown in every court case, a standard report will include, but is not limited to, some of the following:

  • Excel breakdown of deposits and withdrawals.  Both of these should be categorized.

  • A written narrative of what is happening within the case.  This should include:

    • A scope section detailing ownership, type of account, and review period.

    • Description of the case background.

    • Summary and attribution section that shows a breakdown of spending in each account with attribution to the victim, suspects, and unaccounted for.

    • Further written details regarding attribution, and recommendations for further investigation.

Up To Investigators

The investigators have a large impact on the specific deliverables for the case.  So, the investigative team must determine what evidence is relevant to the case.  They take that information to collect and analyze that evidence in a way that supports the investigation and prosecution.  The variety in the specifics of each case may cause the types of deliverables to be different.  This may include the victim’s financial situation, methods used by the perpetrator, and the available sources of evidence.

The goal of the investigative team is to gather as much relevant evidence as possible.  The investigative team builds a strong case against the perpetrator and ensures that justice is served for the victim.  This may involve working with other professionals, such as forensic accountants or financial experts.  Thus, this work is to gather and analyze complex financial data or use specialized software and tools to uncover digital evidence.  Regardless of the methods used, the investigative team must be thorough and meticulous in their approach.  This is to ensure that all relevant evidence is uncovered and properly documented.