CRIMINAL RECORDS

COUNTY COURT RECORD SEARCHES

The most accurate source of information available on a local level. Our researchers perform a live, hands on records search directly at the county level. The information available through county level searches is the most current and accurate available, including arrests and pending cases.

STATE RECORD SEARCHES

This product is not available in all states. While we encourage a state record search as part of your comprehensive screening package, we can only obtain records that have been reported and are available. State databases are not updated regularly and/or not all information is transferred from the courts, we strongly advise our clients to use this in conjunction with the county search to ensure you do not miss a potential record.

FEDERAL RECORDS

Records are available in all 93 federal districts. These records are for violation of federal law and are prosecuted in a federal court. Examples are: bank robbery, interstate drug trafficking, mail fraud, securities fraud, certain types of firearm violations and crimes committed on federal property.

MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL CRIMINAL DATABASE

A wide net criminal records search to some State and County levels. This is not a nationwide criminal records search as this does not exist. Sources may include: Department of Corrections, Administrative Office of the Courts, Sex Offender Registry, and County level records. ABI requires county level searches are included with any criminal database search.

NATIONWIDE SEX OFFENDERS SEARCH

Individuals who are listed in this registry have typically been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor sexual offense against adults or children and must register within the state in which they reside. Employers, parents and concerned residents can utilize this search to identify sex offenders working, attending school and residing in their own neighborhoods as well as in nearby states and communities. Our search utilizes the NSOPW which is the only U.S. government Website that links public state, territorial, and tribal sex offender registries from one national search site.

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EMPLOYMENT & VERIFICATIONS

EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATIONS

Previous and current employers provided by client are contacted, with the applicant’s authorization, to verify the information provided by the applicant on their application. Dates of employment, starting and ending titles, and salary are verified. The name, title, telephone number of the verifying party is documented. The report will highlight any discrepancies or adverse information uncovered by ABI during the verification process.

EDUCATION VERIFICATION

The degree(s) provided by the client in our system are verified by ABI Verification Specialists. The education institution will be contacted to verify the following: dates of attendance, course of study, graduation status, type of degree, and any achievements or honors that were received. The name, title and telephone number of the verifying party is documented. The report will highlight any discrepancies or adverse information uncovered by ABI during the verification process.

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

Customized questions are developed with customer in order for ABI to verify the applicant’s character, reliability, trustworthiness, competency, professional abilities and integrity.

EMPLOYMENT CREDIT REPORTS

A pre-employment credit report obtained from one of the 3 major credit reporting repositories will show the various credit lines, loans, outstanding balances and payment history. This report will help an employer determine the applicant's financial situation and payment responsibility for positions with access to cash or company financials. Account numbers are truncated, no FICO score is provided and it is a "soft" hit on the consumers credit.

DMV – DRIVER’S LICENSE RECORD SEARCH

A single state record of the driving history of your applicant for the past 3 years (some states provide information beyond 3 years). This report will determine if the driver’s license is current and valid, identify any suspensions, revocations and traffic violations, including DUI and DWI. This information is obtained directly from the motor vehicle records department of each state.

LICENSE AND CREDENTIAL 

VERIFICATION

ABI contacts the issuing authority to determine if the applicant holds a certificate, license or registration as a qualification in a particular field for a primary source verification. The date and origin of issue is verified, status, expiration and review, if available at the source.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION RECORDS

A search is conducted through the state worker’s compensation claims database to determine if the applicant has filed any claims. Possible information reported: Date and type of injury, result of injury, claim amount, medical follow up and the employer the claim was filed against. This product is not available in all states and must be conducted in conjunction with ADA guidelines.

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FEDERAL SEARCHES

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER & ADDRESS TRACE

Ensure you are searching all relevant jurisdictions by uncovering counties, states or Federal Districts in which an applicant has resided, but may not have provided. In addition to tracing an applicant’s address history, it can detect fraudulent numbers and flag numbers that have not been issued by the Social Security Administration or have death claims. On June 25, 2011, Social Security changed the SSN assignment process. 

See: https://www.ssa.gov/employer/randomization.html

CONSENT BASED SOCIAL SECURITY VERIFICATION (CBSV)

 The Social Security Number is one of the most abused pieces of personal information. The only true and legal method to verify a Social Security Number provided by an applicant actually belongs to them by accessing the official Social Security master file. Results are returned verifying the social security number matches the full name, date of birth, gender and death master file.

MILITARY VERIFICATIONS

An inquiry is made to the armed services personnel department to determine if a military service record exists for the applicant. Reported will be dates of service, rank, discharge and/or current status. Note this type of verification can take an extended time frame to complete.

OIG SEARCHES

Determine if an individual and/or entity is prohibited from doing business with or participating in any programs within and contracted to the Federal government.

The Federal Medicare, Medicaid sanctions lists as well as the GSA sanctions list are searched to determine if your applicant has been identified and placed in disbarment by the federal government. 

OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSET CONTROL (OFAC)

A combination of government sanctions, disbarment, security watch and terrorist lists.

NATIONAL SECURITY CHECK

Globalization means criminal activity spans the globe as well. ABI's National Security Check (NSC) compiles a list of high-risk foreign national individuals, US citizens, and organizations from around the world who may be involved in terrorist activities, money laundering, illegal imports, fraud against government agencies, violating federal banking regulations, and/or be fugitives from justice. It facilitates compliance with Federal Deposit Insurance Act, US Patriot Act and Sarbanes Oxley Act. Some of the 150+ included sources are:

• FBI's Top 10 America’s Most Wanted Fugitives

• Interpol's Most Wanted

• OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals (SDN)

• FDIC Enforcement Decisions

• FINRA Disciplinary Actions

• European Union Terrorism Sanctions

• System Award Management (Sam.gov/EPLS)

• United Nations Consolidated 

• SanctionsOffice of Inspector General (OIG-LEIE) 

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