Bad Hire Days

An Addiction to Fraud Costs Victims of Addiction

In 2002, Renee Prado received felony convictions for possession of stolen property and forgery. Four short years later, she was hired as an office technician in Yakima County, Washington’s Human Services Department, where she oversaw vouchers for Drug [...]

Her Resume Left Off One Important Detail

When a North Carolina law firm hired their new bookkeeper, they probably thought they'd found the perfect employee. Pleasant, professional, and skilled. Then, they found out she even had a lot more financial experience than [...]

By | July 6th, 2016|Bad Hire Days|0 Comments

Federal Judge Falls Victim to Homecare Worker’s Identity Fraud

When a family sought help in caring for an ailing family member, they did not expect him to become the next victim of a thief with a long criminal history. Harold Demoss, Jr. is a [...]

By | January 5th, 2016|Bad Hire Days, Caregivers|0 Comments

Habitual Offender Burns Sorority

When the headquarters of Delta Delta Delta Fraternity (Tri Delta), the nonprofit sorority with chapters on 138 college campuses,  found almost $400,000 in bejeweled gold membership pins missing and a sorority employee was arrested for the theft, weaknesses [...]

Alzheimer’s Patient Injured by Felon Nurse Aid

When 88-year-old Sammie Berry's family moved the wheelchair-bound Alzheimer's patient to the Kaufman Healthcare Center in Kaufman, Texas, they expected that she would be in a safe environment, attended by a caring staff. What she received, according [...]

By | July 25th, 2013|Bad Hire Days, Caregivers|0 Comments

Suit Alleges Level-3 Sex Offender Employee Raped Hotel Guests

Two different hotels in Mesa, Arizona are being sued by guests who say they were raped by Jason Brown, who worked at each of the hotels as an overnight clerk. As it turns out, Jason [...]

By | June 5th, 2013|Bad Hire Days, Sex Offenders, Small Businesses|0 Comments

26-year-old’s resume is too good to be true

Antoine Flowers was hired by the City of Dallas as an IT manager. His resume was certainly impressive for any IT professional, much less a 26 year old. According to the Dallas Morning News, Flowers' [...]

By | March 18th, 2013|Bad Hire Days, IT/Computer professionals|0 Comments

Video: Sears sends felon and stalker into woman’s home

Jason Meinke was employed by a Sears contractor and sent into homes to clean ducts despite his criminal history that included misdemeanor and felony convictions, including a felony aggravated stalking conviction. When he was sent to [...]

Fake Degree Precedes $1 Million Fraud

Not all bad hire days start with previously-convicted dishonest job seekers. Morgan County, Utah apparently thought they were hiring a qualified public administration expert when they hired Garth Day as their council administrator. According to [...]

Bad Background Check and Lax Controls Lead to Embezzlement

In my presentations to SHRM chapters, churches and non-profits, and basically anyone who needs a good nap after lunch, I regularly warn that even great  background checks typically only catch the low-hanging fruit (those whose [...]

By | September 10th, 2011|Bad Hire Days, Horror Stories|0 Comments