PI Kellerman serves justice, stakes out cheaters

Ann Knef Jun. 16, 2005, 7:04am

If you’re a viewer of the TV show “Cheaters”-- face it. You’re fascinated by clandestine glimpses into the seamy side of life

Greg Kellerman, who operates the Glen Carbon-based Kellerman Investigations, is a private investigator who stakes out cheaters and describes his work as “the best job in the world.”

Even though the majority of his time is spent as a process server--three months ago he served papers to rapper Nelly at a concert in Carbondale--he also provides remedies for a variety of domestic, social and corporate ills.

For $500 he recently confirmed the suspicions of a betrayed Metro-East wife. Two blocks away through the eye of a long lens, her trimmed-down, earringed and tattooed husband who quit his job, was discovered having an affair in the back seat of a new sports car in St. Louis.

“I can help anyone who has a cheating spouse,” Kellerman said, “with same day results.”

Equipped with a buttonhole and pencil camera—undercover essentials—Kellerman also gets repeat business from employers keeping tabs on worker’s compensation cases.

“For instance, an employee says he is hurt on the job, but there may be others in the company who do not believe it,” he said.

“Then I see them on roofing jobs or doing other activities like boating.”

Last month Kellerman satisfied a business client with evidence that the low back problems of a worker confined to light duty, oddly wasn’t getting in the way of the employee’s love for small motor car racing.

“I saw him lifting 450-pound cars,” Kellerman said.

Kellerman takes pride in his company’s competitive process serving rates--$45 flat fee for service in Madison, St. Clair and contiguous counties—and nothing for non-service.

“We have a quick T-A-T (turn around time),” he said, “and we have the best prices in town.”

Kellerman Investigation’s newest innovation came via a $10,000 website upgrade which introduced “e-service” for customers world-wide.

“A client can register online, pay online and upload their documents to be served online,” he said.

“I never even need speak to them,” he said.

A former fire fighter and correctional officer, Kellerman loves the dynamic nature of the work.

“You get a phone call and it can completely change your day.”

Kellerman, who is permitted by law to carry a firearm, also captures fugitives and provides close body protection.

He believes his work is important to the civil judicial process.

“When it comes to serving papers, it has to be done right or the system falls to its knees,” he said.

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