Background Checks

Background Investigations

You would NEVER purchase a house without a Home Inspection to protect your time, money and the safety of your family. Yet every day, people go into business with, entrust their children to, and marry people they may know relatively little about.

Stop Problems BEFORE they Happen

Have you ever found yourself saying “if only I would have known…”? Well, you can know – NOW – before it is too late. We can help. We can help you find out almost anything about anyone. Our electronic databases, proprietary resources and industry contacts allow us access to vital information and intelligence on people and businesses in the U.S and Worldwide.

Experienced Research Investigators
All our searches are done by Licensed Private Investigators and Qualified Research Experts. We use resources developed over many years which help us provide the most current and hard to find information. Our expertise allows us to read deeper into the data retrieved and recognize “red flags” that others might not.

We Have The Best Services at Competitive Rates!

Background Investigations

These thorough background checks can give you the information and insight you need into the subject you are investigating. They provide a substantial overall picture of the individual’s life and can provide many critical clues for deeper investigations if necessary and desired.

Items you can expect to have access to during a Background Investigation:
  • Name Search
  • Address Locator
  • Social Security number traces
  • Real Estate Ownership
  • Mortgages
  • Driver’s History
  • Present/Previous Address
  • Vehicle Ownership
  • Divorce Records
  • Death Records
  • Local/State/Federal Criminal Records
  • National Wants and Warrants
  • Felony Checks
  • Inmate Records
  • Sexual Predator Records
  • Civil Lawsuits
  • AKA’s (Also Known As)
  • Tax Liens
  • Bankruptcies
  • Civil Judgments
  • Corporate Records
  • Professional License
  • Fictitious Business Names (DBA’s)
  • Business Affiliations
  • Watercraft/Aircraft Ownership

Public and Court Records Retrieval

Are you being sued by Mr. or Mrs. Sues Everybody or worse are you about to HIRE them? Is your accident “victim” a known Fraud? Does the man or woman you are about to marry have a violent or drug related past?

Court Records could save your Financial, Emotional or Physical Life.
An experience Chimera Investigative Group Background Investigator visit any court and manually search Court records on microfilm, microfiche, card index, books, computer or whichever retrieval system the court makes available getting you the valuable information you need.

Detailed Description of Public and Court Records Available:
CIVIL COURT: Find Lawsuits filed by or against the Subject (plaintiff or defendant) at the Municipal, Superior or Federal court levels. Information regarding the Subjects past activities, business ethics, wrongful discharge suits against former employers and breach of contracts, etc. can sometimes uncover a history of repeated fraudulent or frivolous lawsuits.
CRIMINAL COURT: Felony (Superior Court) and Misdemeanor (Municipal Court) conviction records can be searched for by county and the original court documents can be read to verify identification of the subject and determine the nature of the case.
This type of Background Investigation can uncover a history of assault, battery, drug charges and theft among many other things.
FAMILY/DOMESTIC COURT: Domestic Violence, Restraining Orders, Child Abuse or Neglect, and a number of other charges can be revealed when a Background Investigator searches the Family Court records.
FEDERAL COURT: Federal Court can also be searched for criminal violations of Federal Laws. Offences like embezzlement are often found in these courts.

If searching for criminal behavior, we recommend that your Background Investigation include all the following searches:
  • Criminal Court Search
  • Civil Court Search
  • Family/Domestic Court Search
  • DMV Record Check

It has been our experience that Criminal Court Records alone can sometimes paint an incomplete picture. For example, repeated DUI charges rarely appear on a criminal record but would show up on a Driver’s Record. Likewise, Domestic Violence, Restraining Orders and Child Abuse or Neglect that did not result in criminal charges would be missed without a search of the Family/Domestic Court Records. Equally, Personal Injury, Divorce and other Civil Court cases could reveal allegations of harassment, neglect or liability not recorded in Criminal Court but visible with a Civil Court Record search.

The CLEARER the picture…the more EDUCATED the decision…the BETTER the results.
Please advise us if you would like the records certified or non-certified. Prices vary depending on services requested plus any State, County or City fees. Turnaround time: 1 – 10 working days.

Premarital Investigations / Domestic Security Investigations

In today’s relationship climate of Divorce, more and more people are realizing the value of a Background Investigation as a way to protect their Assets, their Credit and their Quality of life.

Premarital Screening is NOT a matter of Distrust or Disloyalty.
A Background Investigator could perform thousands of these investigations every year. It is very common practice for individuals who wish to plan and prepare to have a good life.

Learning all you can about your fiancé, may prevent you from having an expensive Divorce down the road. Add children to this mix and you can be attached to this person for the rest of your life. Shouldn’t you know more about them?

EVERYONE should perform a Background Investigation REGARDLESS of how well they know each other.
Among a multitude of other facts, you can expose Previous Marriages, Bankruptcies, Judgments, Infidelity and Criminal behavior. Not conducting a Prenuptial Investigation can lead to LOSS of Property, Money and Security.
Obviously, it could be CRITICAL to uncover the past CRIMINAL and/or VIOLENT behavior of a potential Parent/Step Parent to ensure the safety of future children and children from previous relationships.

Feel the SAFE and SECURE when taking that next BIG step in your life.
Prenuptial Background Checks can prove INNOCENCE as well as GUILT and many of our client’s walk away with the “Peace of Mind” that helps them build better marriages.
We can also perform Future In-Law Background checks if your spouse’s parents are expected to be closely involved in your day to day marriage or the raising of your children.

Discreet and Confidential.
All of our Premarital Investigations are completely confidential and conducted in a discreet manner. Your Girlfriend/Boyfriend/ /Future Spouse need never know the Background Investigation occurred. If you choose to inform them, we ask that you do not alert them to the investigation while in progress.

Some of the investigation services we can provide include:
  • Bride or Groom Background Checks
  • Information and Verification Checks
  • Surveillance on guy/girl nights out
  • Future in-law Background Checks
  • Marriage and Divorce Records
  • And more

Pre-employment Investigations / Personnel Security Investigations

Choosing the BEST employees for key positions could literally mean the SUCCESS or FAILURE of your company.
Personnel Security Investigations and Pre–Employment screening are critical if you want to hire Productive, Qualified, Honest employees with High Morale and reduced tardiness/absenteeism. Furthermore, Employee Screening often heads off future cases of employee theft or fraud, saving you and your business thousands of dollars.
Whether you need a simple verification of the honesty of an Associate’s application, or an in–depth Background Investigation of a prospective new CEO, the value of quality information obtained from a Personnel Security Investigation cannot be overstated.
We may not be able to help you find the “RIGHT” person for your job, but we can certainly help you avoid the “WRONG” one.

Corporate Research /Business Background Searches/Corporate Security Investigations

In life and in business you do NOT get what you DESERVE, you get what you NEGOTIATE.
At Chimera Investigative Group, we understand the power of having the right information at the right time. We can provide you with the data and histories of other companies that could be the leverage you need to succeed. Often times in business it is NOT necessarily the BETTER party but the better PREPARED party that wins. We want to help you be on the Winning Team.

Our Background Investigative services include:
  • Due Diligence/Financial/ Hidden Asset
  • Business Histories and Data Reports
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Account Identification

Does your new Business Partner or Supplier seem a little too good to be true? Our Background Investigation can also help you PROTECT your Investment, your Money and your Time by supplying information that can help you make Educated, Money Saving and Money Making decisions.

Tenant Screening

Don’t Gamble with your Rental Property Investment.
With Foreclosures at an all time high, it is a Landlords market to say the least. With such a large pool of potential tenants, it is important to weed through the applicants to find Responsible Renters.
Our Tenant Screening process is designed to help you find the best possible tenants, with the least amount of problems, giving you the best possible rate of return on your investment.

Our Tenant Investigation Services include:
  • Motor Vehicles Driving Record
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Civil Litigation Records Check
  • Sex Offender/Sexual Predator Registry Check*
  • Employment Verification

Nanny Screening / Caregiver Background Check

Before you trust them with your children, trust us to get the information you need.
We are all too familiar with the video footage of concerned parents who place hidden cameras in their home to view how the Nanny they hired is caring for their children. The images of helpless babies being violently shaken or of toddlers being slapped and berated are indelibly etched in our minds.
Less reported but equally as disturbing is the video footage of the physical and emotional abuse of elders placed in the hands of “Senior Caregivers.”

Prevent abuse before it starts.
Although we think Nanny Cams are wonderful monitoring tools, just one violent incident could cause irreparable damage or even death. Doesn’t it make sense to know everything you could about this person before they enter your home?
A frightening number of resumes and employment applications contain falsified information.
A Chimera Investigative Group Background Investigator can verify their Social Security Number, check their Driving Record and search Criminal and Civil court Records. We can uncover a history of fraud, violence, reckless driving, frivolous lawsuits and other criminal behavior.
The agency that employs your Nanny can also be investigated and their credentials checked. If desired, a Background Investigator can even help you with setting up “Nanny Cams” in hidden places in your home.
Make an informed decision about the person you are entrusting with the safety and well-being of your loved ones. We can help.

Daycare Provider Background Checks

Two income families are the norm of our modern day society making Daycare Providers a part of our extended families. Many of these providers are responsible, loving, trustworthy people, while others are unlicensed, careless and neglectful.
How can you tell the difference?

A Daycare Provider Background Investigation can give you the peace of mind you need to know your child is in SAFE hands.Our Daycare Background Checks will:
  • Verify the Provider’s License and License status – All Daycares are legally required to have licenses
  • Research any claims and/or lawsuits against the Provider – Uncover previous grievances
  • Research the Criminal, Civil and Family court history – Find history of violence or Neglect
  • Research the Daycare Provider’s DMV record – A great indicator of character

Just because they’re a Business doesn’t mean leaving your child there is not RISKY business.
Get the facts you need to make an informed and educated decision.

Asset Searches / Hidden Asset Investigations / Asset Tracing

People often hide their assets to avoid the reach of debtors, ex-spouses, or disgruntled business partners. In order to obscure the legal ownership of these assets, they will frequently employ numerous techniques creating a maze that can be difficult for you to navigate on your own.
A Chimera Investigative Group Asset Private Investigator can provide you with the quality, and timely data you require to collect your judgment as quickly and inexpensively as possible. We can identify bank accounts, brokerage accounts, real property, vehicles, watercraft, aircraft, business affiliations and other valuable assets to satisfy judgments and other judgment collection matters.
Our goal is to provide you the information necessary to collect your judgment.
Are you currently planning to initiate a law suit?
Are you trying to collect a judgment from a suit you have already won?
Are you in the process of divorce and need evidence of actual net worth?
Are you about to trust a company or individual with your business?
A successful Asset Investigation can save you thousands of dollars in legal fees and can give you the evidence you need to compel the court to intervene and collect on your behalf. Whether you’re investigating a business or individual, an asset investigation will determine how likely you are to get money in a court case.
It can tell you how much money there is and where to find it. Whether there are any filings (liens, judgments or bankruptcies) which may offset any assets which have been identified…and finally, an asset investigation can tell you how secure someone’s assets actually are.

In a proper Asset Search, we trace all types of assets, in compliance with federal and state law, including:
  • Bank accounts
  • Brokerage and investment accounts
  • Motor vehicles
  • Watercraft
  • Aircraft
  • Real property
  • Employment
  • Business ownership and affiliations
  • Patents, trademarks and copyrights
  • Safe deposit boxes
  • Off-shore bank accounts
  • Foreign asset searches on individuals and business entities
  • Public record information
  • Custom searches to suit client’s specific needs

Typical Asset Investigations:
  • Asset Searches
  • Tracing Matrimonial Asset
  • Locating Asset of a Descendant
  • Economic Viability of litigation
  • Tracing Hidden Assets
  • Reconstruction of Income/expenses

Every case has unique circumstances and each client’s needs differ.