New Mexico prison department needs more checks for volunteers

Feb 16, 2011 Matt Roesly

A prison department in New Mexico is coming under fire for not doing strict enough background screening of volunteers at its facilities.An investigation by KOAT-TV revealed that jail volunteers in New Mexico were not put through the same criminal


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Background screenings a major issue for EMS industry

Feb 16, 2011 Matt Roesly

One of fastest-growing trends in EMS employment is requiring those applying for positions to go through background screenings.New legislation in states all over the country has begun forcing those in the EMT and paramedic fields to be fingerprinted


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New accounts at biggest risk for fraud

Feb 16, 2011 Brian Bradley

Fraud can occur at any level - via a credit card, a stolen Social Security Number, even by smartphone - but several fraud reports show new accounts pose the greatest risk.Identity fraud committed through new accounts is difficult to detect


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Employers may not have known teacher''s criminal past

Feb 16, 2011 Matt Roesly

A Massachusetts high school teacher who was fired for allegedly hitting a student may have been hired before administrators knew his criminal background.Elbert Foster was working as a long-term substitute teacher in Weymouth, Massachusetts,


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California caretakers stuck in Catch-22 when it comes to background screening

Feb 16, 2011 Matt Roesly

There are thousands of elderly California residents in need of caretakers to assist them in a multitude of services. However, those hoping to help such residents find themselves in a difficult position when it comes to background screening.According


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