Charlotte, North Carolina (PressExposure) May 21, 2007 -- Network Research Systems, a pre-employment screening company, announced today that it identified over 4,000 applicants who had felony convictions and 6,000 more with misdemeanor convictions so far this year. Nearly all of these applicants stated on their applications they had never been convicted of a crime.
JJ Snider, who is the Vice President of NRS Operations, attributes these results to NRS' new MACE (Multi Access Criminal Evaluator) search, which is a proprietary database recently completed by the NRS team that can scan criminal records in 32 states.
JJ said, "This system is great in light of the Fort Dix terrorist incident where security has tightened. We just completed some background screens on some playground contractors at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey using the MACE search and caught multiple workers on the base with several charges like man-slaughter, possession of cocaine and occupying a dwelling for prostitution. These applicants professed to have only lived in New Jersey all of their lives, but the MACE search found records on them in numerous states, which we may have never found on our own."
Brett Alford, who was one of the designers of the MACE system, reported that the search is so sophisticated that it can update itself daily and it automatically searches several ancillary categories like the FBI and U.S. Marshal's 25 most wanted fugitives. In fact, it will even scan the Interpol, Homeland Security databases for enemies of the state and known terrorists. This search is truly second to none. In the civilian market it's the next best thing to the US government's NCIC (National Crime Information Computer), which is only accessible to law enforcement.
Network Research Systems is a division of Midnight Starr, Inc.