Background Check Scandal Causes YMCA CEO To Step Down

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Background Check Scandal Causes YMCA CEO To Step Down

The Dryades, YMCA board of directors responsible for the K-8 James Singleton Charter School, held a meeting to announce the retirement of the current president and CEO, Doug Evans. This is in the wake of a scandal revealed less than a month ago, in which at least ten employees were revealed to have incorrectly performed background checks.

Multiple of these checks indicated the employee had no previous record of crimes which, in reality, they had in addition to fake identification numbers and incorrect police signatures. In at least one case, the employee had a record of an alleged crime against a minor that would have prohibited them from working with children. Yet the employee was working with children at the school before being fired this month.

State and local police are continuing to investigate these potentially serious crimes. These avoidable incidents often occur from failing to choose a reputable service to perform employment screening. Meanwhile, The YMCA board has now announced a member of their own to handle daily affairs for the organization as well as their intent to search for a replacement for Evans.