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Fraudulent Background Checks in the Wrong Place

Fraudulent Background Checks in the Wrong Place January 23, 2014

CNN:

(CNN) — U.S. prosecutors have filed charges against a security company, accusing it of faking completed background checks to bilk the government of millions of dollars.

U.S. Investigations Services used a computer program to “flush” or “dump” background checks — labeling them as completed, when in fact they had not carried out a quality review as required by the government contract, prosecutors allege in a complaint.

The fraudulent behavior involved at least 665,000 background investigations — about 40% of the total number the company conducted, prosecutors allege.


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