Healthcare Company Falsified Employee Background Checks
February 24, 2010
Getting help in the home for a sick or aged loved one is always a big decision. Not only is it costly, but it takes a leap of faith to trust that the people you hire are looking out for your best interests. There are many reputable home health care companies out there that conduct thorough background checks on their staff and put the care of their patients first. Unfortunately, there will always be those that give a bad name to an industry. See this despicable story below. This definitely qualifies as one of our stories of the absurd.
Cleveland Heights woman indicted for allegedly falsifying background checks of employees
By Lindsay Betz, Sun News
February 23, 2010, 7:04PM
A Cleveland Heights woman and a home health agency she owns have been indicted for allegedly falsifying criminal background checks.
Denise S. Marsh, 47, was indicted on felony charges of forging Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation criminal background checks, Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray announced last week.
Marsh, who owns Beta Services Inc., allegedly used the fake background checks to make it appear that her employees had clean records.
Some of them actually have criminal convictions that would have disqualified them from providing home health services, according to a press release from the attorney general’s office.
For the rest of the story, see an upcoming issue of the Sun Press.
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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