The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unique challenges to families around the world. For one of our clients, it had brought an unexpected discovery of theft and deception within her own family. In this case study, we’ll explain how we helped our client deal with her granddaughter’s addiction and theft with the help of a polygraph test.


Our client, a 70-year-old woman from Manchester, contacted us after discovering that her granddaughter had stolen over £2000 from her bank account. The client had given her granddaughter her debit card and pin number to facilitate shopping during the pandemic lockdown. She often asked her granddaughter to take small amounts of cash as pocket money, but a recent bank statement revealed large sums being withdrawn from her account. Despite questioning her granddaughter, she received denials until they agreed to resolve the issue with a polygraph test.

Polygraph Test in Manchester

The granddaughter attended our Manchester office for the polygraph test, which revealed deception, supporting the suspicion that she had stolen from her grandmother. When our client was informed of the test result, she was devastated to learn that her granddaughter had been using the money to buy cocaine with her friends. However, to the client’s credit, she decided to support her granddaughter through rehab and help her overcome her addiction.

Rebuilding Trust

Drug addiction can cause severe damage to personal relationships, especially within families. Our client’s granddaughter had betrayed her trust and stolen from her, causing deep emotional pain. However, our client’s decision to support her granddaughter through rehab was a significant step in rebuilding trust and starting the healing process.


The devastating impact of drug addiction and theft within a family is a heartbreaking experience. Our client’s story is a powerful reminder that addiction affects not only the addict but also the people around them. The use of a polygraph test helped to uncover the truth and provided closure for our client. However, the most important step was to support her granddaughter in overcoming her addiction, and we commend our client for her decision to do so.


If you are dealing with a similar situation or suspect someone of stealing from you, we recommend seeking professional help. Our polygraph test services can help you uncover the truth and move forward. We are based in Manchester and provide a no-obligation consultation to discuss your case and explore your options. Contact us today for more information.