1960 Book 2 Texas Attorney General Reports and Opinions 1 (1960)

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The Hon. Zollie Steakley
Secretary of State
Capitol Station
Austin 11, Texas

June 22, 1960
Opinion No. WW-860
Re: Whether the Secretary of
State should accept and file
Articles of Incorporation with
purposes directly connected
with and related to the operation
of a detective agency without
requiring compliance with Sub-
division (96) of Article 1302.

Dear Sir:
This office has considered your opinion request which reads
in part as follows:
This is to request your opinion concerning proposed Articles
of Incorporation which include the following purpose clauses:
(a) To engage in a sales checking service
for merchants, proprietors, and all other firms,
persons, or corporations engaged in the sale or dis-
tribution of goods, wares and merchandise at retail
or wholesale; for the purpose of determining and
establishing cash or inventory shortages or both
such sources, and the cause and the amount of any
such shortages and the loss, if any, resulting there-
(b) Provide service to merchants, proprietors
and all others engaged in the wholesale or retail sale
or distribution of goods, wares and merchandise, to
inspect, investigate and determine cash or inventory
shortages by said owners of businesses and report
findings to clientele;
(c) To generally conduct an investigation
service to persons engaged in the retail or wholesale
business as it relates to problems of their personnel
where these persons are suspected of being respon-
sible for cash or inventory shortages and detecting
the cause or causes of said shortages.

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