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What happens when a Private Investigator discovers something they’d rather not?

Sometimes, in the line of work of a Private Investigator, we have to make some difficult discoveries. Usually – and unfortunately – this relates to our clients and their lives. These discoveries are never easy to make, and we much prefer being able to give our clients peace of mind – telling them that there was nothing to worry about and that their suspicions were unfounded.

However, there are rare occasions where a private investigator makes a discovery that they’d rather they never had – one that relates to their own lives!

This happened recently, in a very surprising case over the in the US. A Private Investigator was hired by a man who suspected his wife was having an affair. The woman in question, in her thirties, was behaving oddly around her husband – leaving the house at strange hours and taking secret phone calls. Her actions caused enough concern that her husband resorted to having her placed under surveillance by a professional Private Investigator.

It’s here that the story gets really interesting…

While carrying out his duties, the private investigator successfully confirmed that the woman was indeed having an affair. He arranged to confront his client’s wife and her lover to determine who he was – only to find that the ‘other man’ was in fact his teenage son.

Although it sounds like the plot of a cheesy film, the Private Investigator really was shocked to discover that the person causing so much suspicion and upset was living under his own roof! The couple had been sneaking off the the woman’s dance studio to carry out their affair, and she had been buying him clothes and video games to persuade him to keep quiet.

This must have been a hugely strange and upsetting discovery, but the Private Investigator still had to maintain his professional responsibility to his client, and report his son’s part in the affair. We imagine it must have been incredibly difficult for all parties, and no one would blame the Investigator for never suspecting his teenager of possibly being involved – this is a very rare and out-of-the-ordinary situation!

After her actions were discovered, the woman was sentenced to 30 days in prison for unlawful activity with a minor, and was ordered to carry out 150 hours of community service. We’re sure the Private Investigator was extra careful before taking on cases in the future!

While this is a very extreme and unlikely case, it does show that there are some things that even Private Investigators wish they hadn’t found out! In the event that you need Global Investigations’ help, we hope that any news we uncover for you won’t be as serious as this situation…

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