Stories like this one -e.g., trusted employee charged with theft– are a good reminder of the need for your screener to have a global footprint and capability. This story is from Ireland, but with labor crossing borders constantly, in the absence of comprehensive global employment screening, the risk that you hire someone with a past you need to know about increases.
Here’s an excerpt from the story
A FORMER employee has been charged with the theft of more than €400,000 from an Irish credit union.
Moira Coughlan appeared before Fermoy District Court in respect of 592 charges in respect of Synergy/Fermoy Credit Union in North Cork.
Judge Brian Sheridan was told that the defendant made no reply to Detective Garda James O’Shea when the charges were formally put to her at Fermoy Garda Station.
Inspector Tony O’Sullivan said that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had ruled that the matter be dealt with on indictment by judge and jury before Cork Circuit Criminal Court.
He told the court that the defendant has indicated she will go forward to the Circuit Court on a signed plea of guilty to all 592 charges.
The 592 charges involve a total amount of €407,441.94.