The clients, trustees of a national registered charity, were looking to appoint a new treasurer and chief fundraiser. Potential candidates were identified and the Chairman of the Trustees asked Linx International to conduct background checks on all short listed applicants.
One applicant, highlighted as the most suitable to the post, possessed a CV that was, at first glance, impressive. However, discreet inquiries revealed the applicant had been employed by an undeclared charity from which he had been dismissed following a Charities Commission investigation into serious accounting anomalies. Additionally it was established the applicant was known to have a history of aggressive behaviour towards co-workers caused by alcohol misuse. The candidate’s application was politely rejected.