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Criminal & Court Records

Social Security Number Trace
Confirm your candidate's identity with full names and reliable identifiers.
A background check starts with a Social Security Number Trace. We take the applicant's Social Security Number and check it against multiple public record databases and credit header sources. This returns full legal names and addresses, and confirms we found the right individual. The previous addresses help guide the screening process, because they show us where to start searching for court and criminal and records. A Social Security Number Trace reveals:
  • Full names
  • Aliases
  • Previous addresses
  • Jurisdictions
County Criminal Court Search
Check for local criminal charges with county court administrators.
County criminal records provide detailed information about misdemeanors, felonies and other crimes. Our researchers go to courthouses across the country to access their public record documents. When records are found, we provide information such as:
  • Criminal charges
  • Date of offense
  • Disposition
  • Filing date
  • Sentencing
State Level Criminal Search
Review criminal repositories and archives from the specified state.
A State Level Criminal Search broadens the search for criminal records. We check multiple counties and look for criminal records at every available courthouse within that state. This is an ideal expansion to the County Criminal Court Search. When records are found, they can provide information such as:
  • Offense description
  • Case number
  • Conviction status
  • Other relevant details
Federal Criminal Court Search
We check 94 U.S. judicial districts for criminal activities processed within the federal court system.
This search uncovers crimes that were prosecuted by the federal government. We recommend this product for individuals who are being considered for upper-level and high-profile positions within your company. Examples of federal crimes include:
  • Fraud
  • Drug trafficking
  • Tax evasion
  • Kidnapping
  • Bank robbery
  • Transportation of illegal aliens
  • Security and Exchange Commission crimes
  • Child pornography
National Criminal Database Search
This report includes data from county courthouses, administrative offices and correctional institutions in every state.
We check for criminal records within a proprietary database that is aggregated from all available jurisdictions throughout the country. This allows us to search for criminal records in areas that are outside of your applicant's address history. National searches provide data from:
  • State Records
  • County Courthouses
  • Correctional Institutions
Sex Offender Registry Search
Search records in the national sex offender registry, which covers every state and district.
This search is conducted on a state and nationwide level to ensure we find all existing records. If an offender moves before registering, then their records will not be available on a statewide search. Adding a national search allows us to obtain records even if the offender did not complete the registration process. If records are found, they can include:
  • Type of offense
  • Conviction
  • Sentencing
  • Victim's age
  • Other relevant details
Terrorist Watch List Search
Includes checks on terrorist watch lists, sanctions from financial institutions and other security-based searches.
This search identifies people who are wanted for, or have been convicted, of terrorist activities. It checks for individuals who are sanctioned from doing business with financial institutions, or maintaining domestic or international bank accounts. This is recommended for financial employees, transportation workers, state or government contractors, people who handle hazardous materials and individuals who have been out of the country for an extended time. We access the following databases:
  • United Nations Named Terrorist List
  • Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons
  • Bank of England Sanctions
  • Department of Defense Trade Controls (DTC) Debarred Parties
  • U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security Unverified Entity List
  • U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security Denied Entity List
  • U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security Denied Persons List
  • World Bank List of Debarred Firms
Wants & Warrants Search
Records are reviewed from state and county courthouses, and correctional institutions throughout the country.
This search checks a proprietary database of records gathered from state facilities, county courthouses, and correctional institutions across all 50 states. It shows you if someone is currently wanted for a crime, or if they have any extraditable arrest warrants. When records are found, we contact local police departments and request additional information. That information can include:
  • Possible warrant issued
  • Name of the issuing police department
  • Contact information for the issuing police department
County Civil Court Search
Details on legal actions initiated by or brought against an applicant, including case type, disposition and judgment.
This search shows you if an applicant was a defendant or plaintiff in a civil lawsuit. We search for records from the counties’ upper courts. This is recommended for contractors and sub-contractors. A search can yield information such as:
  • Breach of contract
  • Malpractice lawsuits
  • Foreclosures


Employment Verification
We confirm employment dates, starting and ending position and other relevant facts.
This search verifies employment information provided by applicants. It helps you confirm that an individual has the skills and training required for the job. Use this report to verify:
  • Dates of employment
  • Starting/ending position
Education Verification
Our specialists verify degrees, diplomas, online courses, years of attendance and other educational achievements.
This search verifies the education history provided by your applicants. Use it to ensure a candidate has the required degree and education for the job to which they are applying. Our team of Verification Specialists is trained to verify:
  • Degrees
  • Diplomas
  • Online courses
  • Years of attendance
Reference Verification
References are questioned about a candidate's reliability, communication skills, personal strengths and other assets.
We interview an applicant's professional references to help you learn how they are perceived by colleagues. To start, we ask about the length and nature of each relationship to develop a more complete picture. Our team is trained to obtain useful information about your candidates, such as:
  • Work ethic
  • Character
  • Communication skills
  • Reliability
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Ability to work under stress
Credential Verification
We confirm whether or not an applicant has a specific type of professional license, certification or credential.
Some jobs require specific credentials or professional licenses. Our team verifies that an applicant meets all such requirements. Credential Verifications are essential for a variety of positions, including:
  • Nurses
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Realtors
  • Certified Public Accountants
  • Lawyers
  • Physical Therapists
  • Cosmetologists
  • Private Investigators
  • Construction and Building Contractors
Workers' Compensation Search
See if an applicant filed a claim at previous jobs. If so, get the date, incident details, injury description and more.
A Workers' Compensation Search cannot be used to determine employment eligibility, but it can be used for placement purposes. Some states have disclosure limitations, so we encourage you to contact us before ordering. A complete report can include, but is not limited to:
  • Claim status
  • Date of incident
  • Incident details
  • Injury description
  • Amount collected
  • Time out of work

Position-Specific Searches

Motor Vehicle Record Search
We confirm the status of anyone's license, check for traffic violations and review their accident history.
This search shows you an applicant's license class and status along with any reportable convictions, infractions or accidents. It also lets you know if a candidate is properly licensed for different vehicle types, such as semi-trailer trucks. We recommend Motor Vehicle Record Searches for:
  • Delivery Drivers
  • Large Vehicle Operators
  • Couriers
  • Sales Representatives
  • Sub-contractors
Employment Credit Report
Learn about a candidate's credit history and financial background - ideal for positions that will handle financial transactions.
Pre-Employment Evaluation Reports (PEER) are essential for positions that handle financial transactions or company revenue. PEER reports provide information about your candidate's account status with creditors, bankruptcies, and financial civil judgments. They give an overview of an applicant's finances, but do not provide a credit score. We recommend these reports for positions that deal with money, such as:
  • Bank Tellers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Sales Executives
  • Inventory Managers
  • Mid/Upper Level Managers
  • Any position that has access to company or partner funds
Drug Screening
Choose either a 5, 10 or 14 panel screen for thorough testing. We have screening facilities throughout the U.S.
Our partner has collection sites throughout the country to provide convenient screening services. 5, 10 or 14 panel screenings are available and positive results are handled by a Medical Review Officer to ensure compliance. Five Panel Drug Screening
  • Amphetamines (amphetamine and methamphetamine)
  • Cocaine metabolite
  • Marijuana metabolites
  • Opiates (codeine and morphine)
  • Phencyclidine
Ten Panel Drug Screening
  • Same components as the Five Panel +
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Methadone
  • Propoxyphene
  • Creatinine
Fourteen Panel Drug Screening
  • Same components as the Ten Panel +
  • Hydrocodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Oxymorphone
  • Oxycodone
The "Gold Standard" for healthcare screening - used to determine someone's eligibility to work in healthcare.
FACIS® (Fraud and Abuse Control Information System) searches are used to ensure candidates are eligible to work in the healthcare industry, and to guarantee compliance in the screening process. There are 4 levels of FACIS® reports:
  • Level 1: OIG, GSA, DEA, FDA, PHS, ORI, TRICARE and OFAC-SDN data (federal only) and Medicare Opt-Out.
  • Level 1M: Level 1 plus State Medicaid sanctions, 42 HEAT sources and 51 AG Notice and Release sources, and state level procurement/contractor debarment sources.
  • Level 2: Levels 1 & 1M plus state-level board / source information for one specified state.
  • Level 3: Levels 1, 1M & 2 and the sanctioning boards from all 56 U.S. jurisdictions across all provider types.
OIG/SAM Sanctions Search
We find out if a candidate is listed, and therefore prohibited from participating in federally funded healthcare programs or federal contracts.
Use this to see if an applicant is sanctioned and/or excluded from participation in all federally funded healthcare programs including Medicare and Medicaid or from being awarded or participating in federal contracts. These searches are strongly recommended for every position in the medical industry, even if the person will not provide healthcare services. Hiring a person who is on these lists could result in fines and other penalties. There are various reasons a person might be listed, including:
  • Fraud
  • Patient abuse
  • Licensing board disciplinary actions
  • Failure to repay student loans

International Reports

International Criminal Search
We search for felonies, misdemeanors, declarations and other criminal charges from more than 70 countries.
Use an International Criminal Search to see if a candidate has criminal records outside of the United States. This is recommended for contractors who have been overseas for at least two months or applicants who have recently immigrated. If we find records, your report can include:
  • Details about offenses
  • Declarations from local authorities
International Identity Search
We’ll confirm identities of people from most every country, using passports, ID cards, licenses and related documents.
Each country has a distinct set of privacy requirements, which impacts the amount of personal data that can be collected in certain areas. In most cases, we are able to authenticate and provide data from:
  • Passports
  • National identity cards
  • Licenses
  • Other identifying documents
International Credit Reports
We provide fully compliant reports which are used to add another level of identifying your applicant.
We offer credit reports from more than 70 countries, and remain strictly compliant with the laws governing these reports by nation, state and territory.
The availability of credit data varies by country. Our reports generally include:
  • The person's identity
  • Judgments
  • Bankruptcies
  • Tax liens

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