True Lies Case Studies

Fraud suspects identified, traced and apprehended

Due to the sensitive nature of the cases investigated by our office, as well as to protect our clients, we are unable to publish specifics as a rule. We were, however, recently tasked to trace two subjects who had defrauded multiple businesses within the Cape Town area.

As this investigation was published in "Die Burger", we are able to report that Criminal Investigator Andrew van der Walt successfully identified, traced and apprehended the two main suspects responsible for this crime-spree. They subsequently appeared in court and are being held criminally accountable for their actions.

Yet another example of why True Lies Investigative Solutions is so much more than a basic polygraph company. Our operators immerse themselves in our client’s matters, tenaciously pursuing all concerns raised, until such time as complete resolution of such matters is achieved.


Failed polygraph examination leads to a murder confession and conviction (unrelated to True Lies)

Desigan Govender and Venesh Dwarikan were both sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for the murder of Mohammed Asif Ayob, following Desigan Govender’s failed polygraph examination and subsequent confession.

The test set the basis for Govender to admit his involvement in this murder and subsequent identification of the crime scene, where the body of the deceased was found. Magaliesburg CAS 94/05/2005 refers.


True Lies Commercial Investigators

It is with great satisfaction that we inform you that our investigative team was once again able to prove their capabilities in the resolution of a theft related incident.

A client reported that they had made use of an alternative polygraph examiner’s service, who was unable to solve their particular problem, despite having administered a polygraph examination, which the particular subject failed. The examiner in question was unable to resolve this particular outcome. As a result, they sought further advice and were directed to our Cape Town office.

The necessary arrangements were made and our investigative team not only successfully resolved that specific theft but also highlighted various other peripheral risks within the business, which had become evident to them during the course of that particular intervention. Further Polygraph examinations were administered by the team after resolution of the initial failed tests and further criminals were identified within the workforce, using conventional interrogative techniques.

Our dynamic Cape Town based team uses Polygraph testing as a very effective investigative tool, furthered with their inherent investigative and interview skills to reach a desirable outcome for our clients, on a daily basis.


Syndicate Exposed by Polygraph

There are very few medium to large business entities, functioning within any given commercial ambit of operation, which remains unaffected by syndicated criminal activities.

These acts range in scope from the petty theft of stock and/or manufactured produce to organised international fraud syndicates. From personal experience, we have assisted with the exposure and prosecution of such criminal elements, who attributed to illicit activities involving stock losses ranging from a few thousand rand a month, to those linked to the orchestrated theft of over 20 million rands worth of stock, on a national scale.

This office has proven to have a particular flair for the engagement of staff, the exposure of syndicates and eradication of such structures within a comprehensive range of organisations. It has been found that these interventions have led to a host of positive spin-offs, including improved profitability, in respect of the various business units engaged by our office.

We feel, however, that it would be more transparent for you to speak to our previous clients themselves, rather than hear about our successes from us. As such, we will put you in touch with role-players operating within your specific type of industry, on request and by prior arrangement, should you wish to gain more insight into how the application of our pro-active and re-active risk management processes have successfully eradicated criminal elements, from their respective companies in the past.

As a well-established company with impeccable credentials in both the polygraph and investigative fields, we have no hesitation in sharing our references for your peace of mind.