Oklahoma City man files suit over false background check information


BY RANDY ELLIS Oklahoman   

Published: July 18, 2010

An Oklahoma City man who claims he was falsely listed as a sex offender has filed a $1 million Oklahoma City federal court lawsuit against two Internet companies that provide criminal background search information.

“It’s amazing what I’ve been through,” Tony Lee Green, 33, told The Oklahoman. “I ended up basically homeless. I was kicked out of my neighborhood. I was ostracized from all my friends. … People just completely abandoned me.”

Green alleges Confi-Chek Inc., and Criminal Searches Inc., libeled and slandered him by falsely reporting he was convicted of a sex offense involving children and other “horrendous crimes” that he did not commit.

The Sacramento, Calif., companies named in the lawsuit operated under the names PeopleFinders.com, Criminalsearch.com and VeriChek.com.

Repeated efforts to reach company officials for comment were unsuccessful.

Read more: http://newsok.com/city-man-sues-companies-over-background-check/article/3477214#ixzz0u6HDYwoO


One response to “Oklahoma City man files suit over false background check information

  1. Ya it sounds like dealing with them is as bad as trying to deal with the credit reporting bureau…

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