In the early days of my working life, I knew very little about loss prevention, security, or even basic background checks, much less that there were background check companies and background check experts that could handle the employee background checks for the employer. I was fresh out of high school and working in a small restaurant with a bakery.
There was a family consisting of a husband, his wife, and her brother that worked the early morning shift. After I was hired on, we ended up working several early mornings together. We started to form a friendship of sorts.
They asked me to teach them some English, and I learned some Spanish from them. After several months, they did something I never expected.
They asked me to marry their brother.
It was then that I knew these were illegal immigrants. This marriage would allow the brother to stay in the country legally. They would even pay me cash to compensate me for my risk. They obviously had not had an employee background check.
I turned them down, but I never turned them in. It wasn’t until many years later that I realized the full extent of these actions. They were here illegally, and had to be using someone else’s social security number to be employed. It also meant that there probably hadn’t been any sort of pre employment screening including criminal background checks done by my employer that would have potentially caught their secret.
While I don’t think that these three would have ever stolen or embezzled from the company and risked their stay in this country, the bottom line is that they were here illegally. Consulting with a background check expert to handle the pre-employment screening conducted by my employer through a background check company that would have potentially caught their secret through the criminal background check process Background checks would have quickly discovered this oversight.
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