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SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — An Orange County private investigator says Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest times of the year for his business.

“The week leading up to it and the day of we have all hands on deck, all staff working, all of our tracking devices are rented out,” Ali Ammar said. “It’s the most romantic day of the year, but unfortunately, it’s the most popular for cheating, too.”

Ammar said it’s popular because “if you have a significant other and you’re cheating at the same time, you’ve got to take care of that person you’re cheating with. You can’t leave them hanging without a gift. You don’t have to go to dinner, but you do have to buy something. You may even have to see them.”

Private investigator Justin Hodson agreed.

“Unfortunately, there’s infidelity in this world, it’s happening all the time. It just seems to happen more on Valentine’s Day,” he said.

Hodson said it’s the paper trail that causes spouses to call him the days just after Feb. 14.

“Wives look back and say, ‘Hey, my husband didn’t work that late,’ or they go and check credit card statements and see charges on there that are suspicious,” he said.

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