Grand Traverse County:
Missing Person Case:
Located missing person sought for over 2 years by Florida Insurance Company, Re: Auto Accident, and facilitated contact between located person and the company. Case Resolved.
Child Custody Case:
Determined non-custodial parent was associating with persons on the Sex Offender Registry with her minor child. Case resolved in favor of custodial parent and supervised visitation for child.
Located 6 heirs in 4 different states using first and last name only, in one day.
Pre-Employment Background for a Management Position:
Using an applicant signed release form a Michigan Criminal, a Michigan Driving, a Michigan Sexual Offender, a National One Criminal Arrest Report, and a Consumer Credit Report search was conducted.
Applicant’s Criminal History indicated they had thirteen charges for controlled substance over an 11 year period of time. Driving History indicated a long history of infractions and suspensions and the Driver’s License were currently suspended indefinitely. Applicant was not a Sexual Offender and there was one drug arrest located by the National One search from another state. Consumer Credit Report score indicated applicant was in a High Risk Category with eleven accounts delinquent for 90+ days; five accounts delinquent for 60 days and three accounts delinquent for 30 days. Eleven accounts had been turned over to an Attorney for Collection / Legal action.
Charges – Operating while intoxicated causing death and negligent homicide, Operating while intoxicated is a 15 years felony and negligent homicide is a two-year high court misdemeanor.
Resolution – Jury Trial found defendant guilty of negligent homicide and was sentenced to seventeen months.
Charges – Moving violation causing death, Misdemeanor: 1 year and / or $2,000.00
Resolution – Jury Trial found defendant guilty of a lesser charge and was sentenced to 90 days in the County Jail.
Background / Pre-employment screening statistics
Since opening our doors for business in Northern Michigan in 2008 we have completed hundreds of proprietary database searches for local businesses and attorneys. These searches included asset checks to determine if an individual or company has the ability to pay a debt or is a good risk to join in a partnership. In most cases the attorney already has a judgment against the subject and is trying to collect money ordered to be paid by the court. In these cases we are looking for any asset owned by the subject that can be sold to create cash which can then be applied toward the debt.
In the case of pre-employment screening a potential employer wants to check a wide range of information about an applicant. Most of the time an extensive application and interview has taken place and the employer has narrowed the applicant field to a couple of “potentially qualified applicants.” The employer will then decide what information they need to have verified through a pre-employment screening process. There are many different forms of data that can be checked to include: Social Security Number Verification; Criminal Record Checks (for the state(s) applicant has resided in the past 3 years); Arrest Record Checks (by state); Civil Records Check; Driving Record Checks (by state); Federal Record Checks (by state); Sexual Offender Registries; Employment Verification for past employers; Education / Credential Verification; Credit Report and interviews may also be needed. Pre-employment screenings are customized for each employer based on their needs.
What we have found based on all the database searches completed over the past four years is 90% of all searches come back with some degree of derogatory information. This may include inaccurate or incomplete information provided by the applicant or in some cases applicants indicate an education degree was earned, when in fact the verification determines attendance only without a degree issued. This may also include subjects involved in law suits lying about assets to avoid judgments or requirements to pay debts. In many cases the subject’s driving record is cluttered with a variety of infractions which could cause an employer to be subjected to higher insurance costs or liability issues.
In the big scheme of company cost, proprietary database searches are relatively inexpensive, can offer protection against negligent hiring or bad debts and offer’s an excellent return on the investment.
To get started with a customized screening package, contact Diehl & Associates Investigations at 231-883-7500.