I was reading the news online this morning and of course this headline caught my attention right away.
"The report says the Florida Office of Financial Regulation issued licenses to more than 10,000 people with criminal records, including more than 4,000 that cleared background checks despite committing crimes such as fraud, racketeering and extortion."
"The office is also accused of failing to perform criminal background checks most of the time, despite a state law that mandates such checks."
"The man in charge of the Office of Financial Regulation, Commissioner Don Saxon, says he has no idea why his staff issued licenses to bank robbers and those convicted of fraud."
What the heck were they thinking? Issuing a license to someone with a criminal record? Good grief, all those people need to be fired! That's pretty pathetic to say the least! These people they gave a license to have access to all those people's financial information and they didn't think it was important enough to read through the background check, to check for crimes before issuing them a license? DUH!
So what are people supposed to do now? Run their own background check on their mortgage broker before giving up any personal or financial information?