While event organizers and businesses utilize the majority of our security services, Reliance also assists individuals with executive protection and private investigation matters.
Recently, an individual who resides internationally in the U.S., Canada and Thailand retained Steve Rybar, founder and CEO at Reliance Security, for protection. They believed they were under surveillance by a person or group in Thailand and wanted to identify the source and their motivations, as well as cease any activities. Because of the individual’s high-level status, there was concern that the surveillance was occurring in contemplation of a kidnapping for ransom.
The client’s desire was to return to and permanently reside in Thailand; however, before doing so, they sought to resolve the suspected surveillance through law enforcement contacts in the U.S.
“The client requested that I accompany them to Thailand so that any surveillance could be immediately addressed,” said Rybar. “In the event surveillance was detected in contemplation of a possible kidnapping, I could initiate proper actions.”
In addition to providing personal security for the client while in transit to Thailand, Rybar arranged for a meeting with the former FBI Legate attached to the embassy in Bangkok. The former FBI agent was very helpful and intimately familiar with all criminal threats that existed in Thailand. Taking all precautions, Rybar then accompanied the client to another city in Thailand where they were safely secured. No further signs of a surveillance were noted.
“The case was thoroughly reviewed and counter measures were created in the event of a continuation of the surveillance activities of the unknown parties,” continued Rybar.
Over a three week period in the company of Rybar, the client came to feel comfortable and not under any apparent threat. The client continues to live in Thailand today and intends to remain there conducting charity services for the residents.
With more than 40 years of experience in the security and intelligence industry, Rybar is a renowned expert in investigations and consults with clients globally, including complex cases in China and Russia. He served 12 years as a Special Agent in the FBI assigned to the Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Las Vegas offices. During this period, Rybar investigated bank fraud, white-collar crime and political corruption, and was charged with directing surveillance and undercover operations. Rybar’s military service includes two years as an Intelligence Officer assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division reaching the level of company Commander.