• Man says botched background check prevented him from volunteering

    By: Blaine Tolison


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A man who said he's a successful businessman and loving father was denied the chance to volunteer at his child's school because of a botched background check, which claimed he was convicted of violent crimes.

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    We all get a background check anytime we get a new job or start volunteering, and we trust that the information is correct.

    In the video at the top of this webpage, Channel 9’s Blaine Tolison uncovered a lawsuit detailing how a mistake can ruin someone's reputation and livelihood.

    Background Investigation Bureau statement:

    “Background Investigation Bureau, LLC cannot comment on a pending matter, however, we are committed to protecting children by helping schools create and maintain safe and secure environments. 

    “The use of volunteer background screening is an effective tool that helps students feel safe and comfortable, and parents, staff and administrators have peace of mind about those with access to their children.  

    “Our company is accredited with the National Association of Professional Background Screeners and follows industry best practices and applicable law. 

    “Great care is taken to insure our reporting is accurate. Volunteers with potentially disqualifying information, who are screened and assessed by school systems, receive a copy of their screening report and have an opportunity to dispute information they believe to be incomplete or inaccurate.”

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