Failure to do a proper to Criminal Background Checks can result in harm and financial liability. In the TGM Ashley Lakes apartments suit, a jury awarded $15 million to the estate of a tenant who was strangled by an employee with pass keys. The apartment managers hired the strangler without performing a criminal history even though the employee told the management that he had been in some trouble with the law and had been in jail. In fact, if they had investigate, they would have found he had spent most of his life in prison for armed robbery, rape, theft and burglary.
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