Randal made his way out to his four seater silver automated vehicle. He strapped in and gave the onboard computer co-ordinates. Watching the ground fall away, his mind was free to consider his newest case.
Jeremy Webster was in a precarious position. Someone had pilfered funds from the company; as it was his company, he had complete access and his codes were used, fingers pointed his way. The board was, as yet, although divided on the issue, were deeply concerned about the damage this could cause stockholders, the board members, certainly the company itself. They’d hired him to investigate and find out where the break-down had occurred, hoping he’d solve the case quickly and quietly before the shit hit the fan. Indeed, it wasn’t in his favour that Jeremy Webster had left it to the board instead of meeting the issue head on. That was a question. True enough, the board had demanded he take a leave of absence distancing him from the company. That was a joke, Randal thought, since the company bore his name, there was no getting away from the inevitable.
It seemed far-fetched that a man as brilliant as Jeremy Webster would be that careless, that lax and use such a flimsy identifiable approach. He was rolling in money, probably used it for sheets, hell the entire bed. That he would risk everything for the pittance (comparatively) stolen, defied logic.
Having said that, stranger things had happened. The thrill of getting, the rush of stealing, ‘the game’ as high rollers called it could be subtle in its pull to be the best, or indeed ‘best’ others. Perhaps he’d expected to have replaced the funds before anyone was any the wiser. That was a consideration too.
No matter who was involved, Randal would follow the clues. There were 200 employees and 50 board members to investigate.
He hovered over his private landing pad landed hopped out of his vehicle and eagerly headed inside to his office. Bringing up the grid he’d created, the hologram flashed immediately in place, clearly indicated names timetables and locations of everyone involved or associated in any way with the company from the upper echelon to the janitors and repair people. No one was safe from his scrutiny.
He moved the names of those individuals that couldn’t have been involved to the bottom of the list as either they didn’t have the ability to access the information required, or didn’t have the know how to pull off the theft.