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The invitations started coming months ago. My neighbors were holding a “party” whereby the participants would help them build a deck on their roof, and I was invited. Lunch and beer would be provided. The invitation prompted participants to choose from a list of dates. I ignored the first couple of invitations altogether, but when the invitations kept coming, I eventually chose a random date which I figured was sufficiently far enough in the future to allow me to back out of it later.

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Philip Becnel

I'm an author and the Managing Partner of Dinolt Becnel & Wells Investigative Group, a private investigations firm based in Washington, D.C. My books include "Introduction to Conducting Private Investigations" and "Principles of Investigative Documentation." I get excited about technologies and theories that change how people do investigations, and I believe that nothing is sexier than a superbly written investigative report. My firm investigates anything worth investigating, but my personal specialties include employment investigations regarding harassment, discrimination, fraud, and other disputed workplace behavior; and criminal defense. When I'm not investigating or writing about investigating, I'm painting oil portraits or watching baseball with my two kids.

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