Thursday, January 23, 2014

U.S. security contractor accused of 'dumping' background checks

CNN reports:
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.