As another holiday season approaches, there are many companies hiring employees for temporary positions. One of these holiday jobs includes finding individuals to work as Santa-whether it’s in a mall, department store or an event. It may only be a few seconds when children sit on a stranger’s lap and tell him their Christmas wish list, but I’m sure more than one parent has questioned-who is the man behind the beard?
In years past, there have been cases when Santa turns out to be a registered sex offender, but employers had no knowledge because they failed to do an employment background check. So how are these sketchy Santa’s uncovered? In some circumstances, they were recognized by someone who happened to see them working.
Not only is Santa under suspicion, but a story we talked about last year revealed that someone dressed up as Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster was a registered sex offender. See our past blog post below as well as an article about the most recent Santa mishap in Cleveland, Texas.