Company’s Failure to Do Background Check Costs $5.5 Million

Harvard Professor Derek Brok once quipped, “If you think education is expensive, consider the cost of ignorance.”
A similar analogy can be drawn between pre-employment screening and poor hiring decisions. […]

Salesman Charged with Defrauding Customers and Dealerships of $400,000

During a crime spree of 5 years, a car salesman was able to commit the crimes of Grand Larceny, Identity Theft, Criminal Possession of Forged Instruments, Scheme to Defraud, […]

Car Salesman Kills Prospect on Test Drive

A car salesman who had been drinking rum and also had marijuana in his system took a father and his son for a test drive in a sports car […]

Employee Steals New Camaro. Charged with Felony Theft, then Hired at Rival Dealership

Talk about a non-existent or sloppy background check, this one takes the cake.
Kevin Morales was working at Courtesy Chevrolet, a Phoenix dealership located on Camelback Road when he decided […]

Background Screening Mistake Costs Company $5.9 Million

Not following the specific rules set out in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) will cost First Transit, Inc. a whopping $5.9 million dollars. First Transit is a contract […]

Background Screening Company Agrees to Pay $2.6 Million for Reporting Errors

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in it’s first ever prosecution of a Background Screening Company, alleged that HireRight violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by failing to remove […]

Child Rape by Police Officer Spurs Negligent Hiring Lawsuit

While a Navassa, N.C. police officer, Jaymin Lenwood Murphy, raped a 13 year old while on duty. An investigation revealed that 2 years earlier he had repeatedlyraped the 11-year-old […]

Jury Awards $7 Million Dollars in Negligent Hiring Case

A Federal court jury in Arkansas awarded the family of a diseased truck driver $7 million dollars as a result of a horrific accident which resulted in his fiery […]