Upfront checking means fewer fraud investigations after the fact

In this second of our two-part feature on employee investigations, we look at reference checking, investigating workers’ compensation claims and obtaining health information.
By Laura Cassiani
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2003

For an entire year, an unqualified employee was in charge of all of the financial transactions of an international manufacturing company.

His employers had no idea they had hired a grossly unqualified individual to handle all of the company’s financial dealings, after all, according to the individual’s resume, he was more than qualified to do the job.

It was only when the Asia-based employer started to have suspicions about the controller’s competency a year later that the man was discovered to be a fraud.