Congratulations Anita Collins! You’ve Made Quite An Impression

Nick Fishman

How many times have we heard this story?  No set up needed.  Do you think background checks should play a vital role in the hiring process?  Congratulations Anita Collins.  You’ve made our list of despicable human beings.  Stealing money that was to be used to educate children? Really?

Clerk Charged with Swiping $1 mil From NY Archdiocese– Bloomberg.com

An Archdiocese of New York clerk with a record of theft has been charged with manipulating the church’s accounts payable system to steal more than $1 million in education money.

Anita Collins was being held on $750,000 bond after an arraignment Monday on grand larceny and other charges. Her lawyer says he may seek lower bail later.

The Manhattan district attorney’s office says Collins wrote checks to one of her sons and deposited them in her accounts but recorded them as payments to legitimate vendors.

Prosecutors say Collins has two prior convictions on charges of stealing from employers.

The archdiocese says pre-employment background checks for all workers began shortly after Collins was hired in 2003. She was fired in December.

The New York Times first reported Collins’ arrest.

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Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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