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Nanny Left Girl in Locked Car

Cops report that nanny left girl in locked car while she went inside Target to shoplift.

Parents, if you are going to hire a nanny to watch you kids, please conduct your due diligence.  Speak to a licensed professional about conducting a background check on potential employees.  Don’t wait until it is too late!

 

Original article here – http://portwashington.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/cops-nanny-left-3yearold-girl-in-locked-car-to-steal-from-target49943?ncid=newsltuspatc00000003

Cop-murder lawsuit OK’d due to lack of background check

“A Staten Island judge has ruled that the family of a cop murdered by a car salesman can sue the killer’s former boss, because the dealership never ran a background check before hiring the coldblooded thug.”

A pre-employment screening, conducted by a licensed private investigator, could have made the difference in whether or not Five Towns Mitsubishi hired Dexster Bostic.  At the very least, it would have given the dealership some insight into what type of person they were choosing to represent them.  Not only did they hire a violent felon, they gave him and his friends unfettered access to their inventory of vehicles.  Eventually, their lack of due diligence led to the death of Officer Russel Timoshenko.  Will they be held accountable for the wrongful death of this hero?  Stay tuned.

 

Original Article Here – http://nypost.com/2011/08/11/cop-murder-lawsuit-okd/

 

 

Feds May Run Own Background Checks

The federal government may soon be done outsourcing background checks to private companies — including the disgraced firm that cleared NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

Private equity firm Providence Equity Partners purchased USIS, the government’s biggest outside background investigator, in a $1.5 billion leveraged buyout. The 2007 purchase put the company deeply in debt.

Since then, USIS has allegedly cut staff and the quality of its work has declined as it made burdensome loan payments.

 

 

Original Article Here – http://nypost.com/2014/01/24/feds-may-run-own-background-checks-after-snowden-leaks/

Background Check Contractor Accused of Defrauding the Government

“The government has accused its largest security background check contractor of defrauding the U.S. of millions of dollars by filing more than 660,000 flawed background investigations.”

“USIS was the firm that conducted background checks on NSA leaker Edward Snowden, as well as Aaron Alexis, a defense contractor who fatally shot 12 people before killing himself at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. this past September. Federal officials have claimed that the background check conducted by USIS on Snowden was faulty.”

 

Original Article Here – http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/23/feds-accuse-background-check-contractor-fraud/

4 Apps Teens Love that Parents Need to Monitor

I came across this article, courtesy of an old friend, and thought this this would be an ideal topic to ring in the New Year with.  I understand that technology is difficult to keep up with, but here are four apps that parents need to monitor:

  1. Snap Chat
  2. Kik Messenger
  3. The Whisper App
  4. Ask.fm App

“The rise of sexting, bullying, prostitution, and drug use are taking place over third party mobile apps.  Apps have become the new way for teens to engage in at risk behavior without the watchful eyes of their parents.”

 

Original Article Here – http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/4-apps-teen-love-that-parents-need-to-monitor-kerj/

Beware of Social Media Scams

Nassau County Police “have issued a warning to residents, urging citizens to be vigilant when making purchases via social media websites such as Craigslist, Facebook and Ebay.”

Police said that when meeting someone for the first time, residents should remember the following:

– Insist on a public meeting place, preferably indoors with other people around.

– Do not meet late at night, or in a secluded place.

– Never invite strangers into your home.

–  Be especially careful when buying/selling high value items.

– Tell a friend or family member where you’re going.

– Consider having a friend accompany you.

– Trust your instincts

Remember, if the deal is too good to be true than it probably is!

 

Original Article Here – http://portwashington.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/police-warn-residents-of-social-media-scams-portwashington?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001&evar4=picks-1-post&newsRef=true

Proposed PA Drug Screening Law

Proposed PA Law Would Mean Pre-Employment Drug Screening for All School Applicants

The Pennsylvania state House of Representatives approved a measure that would require drug screening of prospective employees of all schools (public and private), including contractors and their employees. Currently, school employees are required to undergo a pre-employment criminal records check and child abuse clearance.

The next step is for the bill to go before the state Senate.

According to ABC News Channel WHTM in Harrisburg, PA, supporters of the bill say it “would better protect Pennsylvania’s children from exposure to drugs.” Whether or not this is the case, implementing drug screening is a sound idea. Teachers are both responsible for the children they teach and serve as influencers to those students. As such, ensuring teachers are drug free is another step in addressing student safety, and is another way to demonstrate positive behaviors in their position as role models.

Original Article – http://www.corporatescreening.com/blog/?p=744

Cohabitation Investigations

EJB Security Consulting has created a cohabitation investigation package for our attorney’s and clients. The initial investigation will include twenty four hours of surveillance as well as all background checks, Department of Motor Vehicle inquiries and social media searches.  Following the initial investigation, EJB Security Consulting will consult with the client to determine if it is worth taking the investigation any further. If it is determined that a “change of circumstance” can be proven, we will proceed with due diligence to establish your case.
The investigators at EJB Security Consulting are experienced, thorough and dedicated. We take pride in providing our clients with confidential and professional services in the matter of all family and matrimonial investigations.

R.B
Senior Investigator
EJB Security Consulting

For a free consultation call 1 800 272-7680

Social Security Disability Fraud

The number of applicants filing for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are on the rise as are the number of disability fraud cases.  According to the attached article Ripe for Fraud: Private Investigators Help Sort Bad Apples from the Social Security Disability Insurance Barrel, “the numbers paint a clear picture. Over the last 20-plus years, as welfare reforms have pushed people out of that system, the number of people receiving disability insurance has skyrocketed. In 2012, nearly nine million people were receiving monthly SSDI checks. The trend of more applicants entering than leaving the system shows no sign of slowing.”  Disability claims are difficult to prove/disapprove, however hiring a licensed private investigator to help weed out the bad apples can be the difference in your companies bottom line.

Original Article Here – http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ripe-fraud-private-investigators-help-123000490.html

Pink Collar Crime

The attached article was written by Kelly Paxton and discusses pink collar crime in today’s workforce.  Indeed “Pink Collar Crime” is a growing concern but regardless of whether your company employs men or women, your approach towards your employees should be the same:

  • Conduct your due diligence when hiring – it is a small price to pay for peace of mind
  • Annual Employment Checks – once again “due diligence!” 
  • Install safeguards- you should be in control of your finances, not your employees.

As this article suggests, “ultimately, the only thing an employer or supervisor can control is opportunity.”

Original Article Here – http://pursuitmag.com/pink-collar-crime-todays-workplace/