October 22, 2020 | Continuous Activity Monitoring

19 Times When Continuous Court Records Monitoring Was Really, Really Worth It

Continuous monitoring can seem a bit theoretical until you start to see exactly what an end user might learn as a result of monitoring arrest data and court records across their employee pool.

We recently completed a series of daily alerts that we posted on our LinkedIn page. The featured alerts served to highlight the value true continuous court records monitoring can provide and showcase situations where an end user might have access to information that would be considered a ‘should-have-known’ in the event of a negligent retention claim.

Automated continuous monitoring can help complete the picture and ensure red flags don’t turn into something worse. Here were 19 times in the past three months where our monitoring solution uncovered activity that might (at least) be worth keeping an eye on.

  1. A security guard is charged with conspiring to commit grand larceny, embezzlement, and fraud, and other related charges.
  2. A last-mile delivery driver is charged with distribution of methamphetamine in the first degree.
  3. A non-profit volunteer youth sports coach charged with grand theft auto.
  4. A doorman is charged with aggravated assault of a police officer, evading arrest, violating electronic monitoring, criminal damage of government property, and threatening a public official.
  5. A last-mile delivery driver is charged with theft, identity theft and misuse of a credit card.
  6. A courier driver is charged with assault, domestic violence causing minor injury, and strangulation in the second degree.
  7. A basketball coach is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal child endangerment.
  8. A pizza delivery driver is charged with a DUI causing injury, DUI over .20 of alcohol and drugs causing injury, driving under a suspended license for a prior DUI, and violation of probation.
  9. A security guard is charged with assault with a deadly weapon and endangering a child.
  10. A home repair technician is charged with carrying a concealed weapon.
  11. A courier is charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended license.
  12. A warehouse associate is charged with interfering with child custody and larceny.
  13. An EMT is charged with first degree assault, three charges of 2nd degree assault, and sex offense in the 4th degree.
  14. A last mile delivery driver is charged with theft by taking and theft by receiving stolen property.
  15. A medical delivery driver is charged with failure to place red flags/flares and failure to obey highway signage.
  16. A garbage truck driver is charged with two counts of highway speeding.
  17. A bus driver is charged with two counts of child sexual contact.
  18. A taxi driver is charged with vehicular involuntary DUI manslaughter.
  19. A last mile delivery driver is charged with carrying concealed weapons (along with an open container).

In each of these cases, the question a CRA client would ask is, “What happens next?” Does the individual ultimately get convicted of the crime? Is the individual found innocent of the crime? Does the employer need to take immediate action or wait for more information? These questions can really only be answered if you can deliver the whole story. That means, more than just the arrest data, but having continuous insight into every step of the court process.

For the team at Wholesale Screening, the “whole story” is more than marketing rhetoric. It’s about our commitment to safety. Our industry understands that every court record tells a story, and while many of these stories are isolated, self-destructive narratives, other stories are not. Other stories leave a trail of collateral damage. By understanding the whole story, though, our industry has the opportunity to change the narrative and protect those most at risk.

The value chain for true continuous monitoring can’t be understated. As a CRA, it keeps your clients, their employees, and the customers they serve safe by providing real insights into the people representing their brand.