We recently conducted an investigation for a commercial client who had an accounts receivable staff member only 3 months before she abandoned her role and was never seen again. It was then established that in her third month she had stolen around $20,000.
As part of our investigation we located the offender and prepared the file for Police. The offender has since been charged.
The worrying aspect of this case is that she was placed in the role by an agency who didn’t check her details in any way. She had amassed huge publicly listed debts, had lied about each of her references, had gang and drug affiliations and had stolen from previously undisclosed employers, as well as her own family.
There are other high profile cases where individuals have lied about their qualifications so it pays to check.
In many cases we will conduct a credit and background check and speak with previous employers and usually have the information back to you within 24 hours. We include confirmation checks of schooling and university qualifications and any other searches applicable.
Some of the checks and confirmation we provide:
- Confirmation of identity
- Details of traffic & criminal convictions
- Employment history
- Educational qualifications
- Credit history
- Referee verification and contact
- Professional memberships
- Conflict of interest (NZ Companies Office)
Find out more about Pre-employment checks