Background Checks

A new nanny or babysitter, potential employee, tenant or renter, your child’s tutor or coach, a possible online suitor; in today’s society, there are good reasons for wanting to verify the backgrounds of people engaged in your life. In some situations, not knowing someone’s history can have dire legal, financial, and personal impacts. Instant, online background checks have become widely available and are fairly inexpensive; however, they are often quite limited in scope and not always up-to-date.

Components of our standard background investigation service include:

  • Social Security Number (SSN) Trace – revealing all current and reported addresses for the last 7-10 years as well as any aliases utilized by a subject
  • Statewide and County Level Criminal and Civil Records Checks
  • DMV Records
  • Property Records
  • Media Records
  • Bankruptcy & Lien Records
  • Political Contributions
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Filings

Background checks provide agencies, legal counsel and individuals with extremely important information. However, it is very important to understand their inherent limitations. Be aware that there is no such thing as a national criminal records check. There is one “nationwide” criminal database, the FBI database, also known as the NCIC (National Crime Information Center) database. The FBI database is not public record and cannot be legally accessed by anyone other than criminal justice agencies; one of the reasons Gladding & Michel investigators perform a lot of hand-searching documents in the actual courthouse of record.

Gladding & Michel Investigations stands behind its ability to deliver meticulously thorough background checks in addition to diligently investigating any personal matters. We are sensitive to the private nature of these types of investigations and work with our clients to acquire information as quickly, quietly and efficiently as possible. We provide the information you need to protect your financial stability, safety, and, most importantly, your family.