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CARCO Releases new CheckThatVIN product!

Holtsville, NY – October 1, 2014 – CARCO Releases Vehicle Title History Reports With New Features

CARCO announced the release of a new version of its Check That VIN (Motor Vehicle Title History Report) product. In addition to the standard "Year, Make and Model" that had been offered, CheckThatVIN reports will now include full vehicle description (when available) based on the particular Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

"Adding the additional VIN decoding to our standard offering provides additional value to our CheckThatVIN product," stated Rob Winthrop, Product Manager at CARCO. "Our customers can now see additional vehicle details along with the VIN title history information which will better enable them to make a decision about the purchase of a particular vehicle."

The reports will also include the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) data for each report. NMVTIS was designed to protect prospective buyers of used cars and trucks from concealed vehicle histories. Created by federal law, this system is the only publicly available system in the country that requires all insurance carriers, auto recyclers, junk and salvage yards, and states to report vehicle history information.

Reports typically include title "Brand" information that may uncover a previously-unknown "Salvage" or "Flood" vehicle. This information may not normally be found in a standard vehicle history report. It has been estimated that there are more than 250,000 Sandy-related "Flood" vehicles on the market.

CheckThatVIN is available at https://checkthatvin.com/stc/ in PDF or HTML formats.

CARCO Group Named by CIO Review Magazine as one of the 20 Most Promising HR Technology Solutions Providers 2014.

Holtsville, NY – July 31, 2014 - CARCO Group, Inc., a risk mitigation and background screening company, is recognized by CIO Review Magazine, and its distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, HRs, and analysts, as one of the 20 Most Promising HR Technology Solution Providers 2014.

CARCO's CEO, James Owens, was interviewed in CIO Review Magazine's July 2014 issue.  According to CIO Review Magazine, "Onboarding and background screening create some of the most significant challenges in people-management – significantly impacting the strategic success of organizations today."

In the article, Mr. Owens explains that CARCO Group has addressed these challenges by "ensuring that CARCO has a state of the art technology solution that provides efficiency and integration with configurability unmatched in the industry."

"We build technology that's not frozen in place," said Owens. "Other companies design systems with specific work-flows. CARCO's Onboarding Solution can be configured to manage the entire lifecycle of employees."

To view the article on CARCO Group, Inc., see page 32 at http://magazine.cioreview.com/July-2014/HR2014/

CARCO Group, Inc. Announces Partnership with iCIMS, Inc. to provide a Seamless, Integrated and Efficient Risk Mitigation Solution

Holtsville, NY, July 28, 2014 – CARCO Group, Inc., a risk mitigation and background screening company, today announced its partnership with iCIMS, Inc., the leading provider of  Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses.

The iCIMS Talent Platform is the industry's premiere candidate management solution offering a talent CRM, applicant tracking system, and onboarding platform. iCIMS' mission is to help HR professionals win the war for talent by delivering best-to-market, pure SaaS solutions and a customer experience second to none.

CARCO Group, Inc. is recognized as a national leader in quality of service, timely reporting, cost-effectiveness, state-of-the-art technology solutions, and legal expertise in the pre-employment screening/risk mitigation industry.  These qualities and the supplemental solutions, provided through an integration with iCIMS, will add great value in building a robust talent management solution.

"We see our partnership with iCIMS as a natural fit. The integrated solution will offer employers greater efficiency and added functionality to their Talent Management process", said Beth Sinkus, CARCO Group's SVP of Business Development. 

"At iCIMS, we believe that best-in-breed talent acquisition software solutions are the best tools for HR professionals. We're proud to welcome CARCO to the iCIMS team, offering our customers a seamless and secure integration for background checks through the iCIMS Talent Platform," said iCIMS Chief Marketing Officer, Susan Vitale. "Through a new web services interface, customers can benefit from real-time data exchange, meaning quicker candidate screenings and improved ROI as a result."

About iCIMS, Inc.:
iCIMS, a leading provider of innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions, is an Inc. 500 and Software Satisfaction honoree focused on helping businesses win the war for top talent through the implementation of easy-to-use, scalable solutions that are backed by award-winning customer service. iCIMS' Talent Platform, the industry's premier candidate management solution, enables organizations to leverage mobile, social, and video technologies to manage their entire talent acquisition lifecycle from building talent pools, to recruiting, to onboarding all within a single web-based application. With more than 2,500 clients worldwide, iCIMS is one of the largest and fastest-growing talent acquisition system providers with offices in North America, UK, and China. To learn more about how iCIMS can help your organization, visit http://www.icims.com or view a free online demo of the iCIMS Talent Platform.

CARCO Group, Inc. Announces Beth Sinkus, SVP of Business Development, has Joined its Team!

Holtsville, NY - It is with great pleasure that we announce that Beth Sinkus has joined CARCO as Senior Vice President of Business Development. Beth will work remotely out of her home in Pennsylvania and will report directly to Dave Bennett.

Beth comes to CARCO with over 15 years of experience in sales. Most recently, she held the position of Vice President of Business Development at American Express. Prior to that, Beth held senior sales positions at DHL and Enterprise. She has a wealth of experience and has been the recipient of many prestigious leadership and sales awards.

As Senior Vice President of Business Development, Beth will be responsible for building and mentoring a world-class sales and marketing team. Dave Bennett, CARCO's Chief Operating Officer, stated, "Under Beth's leadership, we are sure our sales team will be results driven and highly successful."

Beth received a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Studies & Management from Babson College in Wellesley, MA.

Please join us in welcoming Beth to the CARCO management team.

CARCO Group Introduces New Informational Video Series, "Did You Know?"

Holtsville, NY – CARCO Group introduces its new informational video series, "Did You Know?"

In its continuing efforts to keep its clients and HR partners informed and compliant, CARCO Group has created a new informational video series entitled, "Did You Know?" The subject of each video is something that CARCO feels is important to its clients and HR partners.

The first video, discusses a topic that is important in the background screening process of an applicant – "Best Practice Standards on the Use of Criminal Records in Hiring".  

Responsible hiring practices should incorporate the recommendations made by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency that enforces federal employment discrimination laws, in its 2012 "Enforcement Guidance on the Use of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964."

Presented by CARCO's in-house expert, Fred Giles, SVP, Research Division, this video discusses the EEOC Guidance, the reaction to the Guidance and how employers can take the risk out of making the best hiring decisions.

To view the video, "Best Practice Standards on the use of Criminal Records in Hiring", click here

The Best Practice Standards white paper mentioned in the video sets out concrete, practical procedures that will help employers make hiring decisions that:

  • Comply with the EEOC Guidance and limit liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and state and local anti-discrimination laws;
  • Comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA); and
  • Minimize the risk of liability from hiring an unfit employee. 

 

If you would like further information on this topic, please view the white paper available on CARCO's website or contact CARCO directly at 866-557-5984.

About CARCO Group, Inc.: CARCO is an HR technology and paperless workflow solutions company. Started in 1977 as a background screening company, CARCO has evolved to become a full-service HR partner, helping clients manage their new hire process in standalone solutions or integrated with their Applicant Tracking System. CARCO's Onboarding Solution eliminates paper processes and ensures efficient and compliant hiring. Full-service offerings include background screening products, electronic I-9/E-Verify processes, vendor screening, and drug testing.  

CARCO GROUP, INC. AND ITS DRIVER IQ DIVISION CONTINUE TO BE ACCREDITED BY THE BACKGROUND SCREENING CREDENTIALING COUNCIL

Holtsville, NY – CARCO Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of their three-year Interim Surveillance Audit for the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program with The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC). CARCO and its Driver IQ Division have successfully demonstrated through a desk audit continued compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP)'s Accreditation Standards and will continue to be formally recognized as BSCC-Accredited.

Each year, U.S. employers, organizations and governmental agencies request millions of consumer reports to assist with critical business decisions involving background screening. Background screening reports, which are categorized as consumer reports, are currently regulated at both the federal and state level.

Since its inception, NAPBS has maintained that there is a strong need for a singular, cohesive industry standard and, therefore, created the BSAAP. Governed by a strict professional standard of specified requirements and measurements, the BSAAP is becoming a widely recognized seal of achievement that brings national recognition to background screening organizations (also referred to as Consumer Reporting Agencies). This recognition will stand as the industry "seal," representing a background screening organization's commitment to establishing written policies, documented procedures and auditable business practices reflecting industry excellence, accountability, professional standards and continued institutional improvement.

The BSAAP is overseen by an independently operating body appointed by the Board of NAPBS and referred to as the Background Screening Credentialing Council. The BSCC currently oversees the accreditation process using a third-party auditor and blind audit procedures. Once an organization has established through a desk audit and on-site audit their compliance with the BSAAP Standards for Accreditation, accreditation is granted. Every accredited entity is required to undergo a three-year Interim Surveillance desk audit in order to maintain their accreditation status. On-site audits and reviews take place every six years or in the event of a change of circumstances requiring re-consideration of their audit status. To learn more about the BSCC or the BSAAP accreditation program, visit http://www.napbs.com.

About CARCO Group, Inc.
CARCO is an HR technology and paperless workflow solutions company. Started in 1977 as a background screening company, CARCO has evolved to become a full-service HR partner, helping clients manage their new hire process in standalone solutions or integrated with their Applicant Tracking System. CARCO's Onboarding Solution eliminates paper processes and ensures efficient and compliant hiring. Full-service offerings include background screening products, electronic I-9/E-Verify processes, vendor screening, and drug testing. For more information, visit www.carcogroup.com.

About NAPBS®
Founded in 2003 as a not-for-profit trade association, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) represents the interests of more than 700 member companies around the world that offer tenant, employment and background screening. NAPBS provides relevant programs and training aimed at empowering members to better serve clients and maintain standards of excellence in the background screening industry, and presents a unified voice in the development of national, state and local regulations. For more information, visit www.napbs.com.

CARCO Group, Inc. Achieves Second Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Talent Management Cloud

The integration of CARCO's Background Check Solutions with Oracle Talent Management Cloud helps companies transition to a completely electronic and automated process for their background screening processes

DATELINE –CARCO Group, Inc., a Gold level member of Oracle® PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of Background Check Solutions with Oracle Talent Management Cloud.  This integration will help companies transition to a completely electronic and automated process for their background screening processes.

To achieve Oracle Validated Integration, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of the customers.  The integration of CARCO Background Check Solutions with Oracle Talent Management Cloud allows recruiters or any other entitled user to submit a background investigation without having to log in separately to the CARCO system. Once the recruiter requests a background investigation, the CARCO system launches the background investigation, monitors it electronically and automatically updates Oracle Talent Management Cloud on the status updates of each component.  The completed background investigation is then easily reviewed via a link to the CARCO portal.

Alan Gordon, CARCO's CIO, stated that, "The integration of CARCO's Background Check Solutions with Oracle Talent Management Cloud is a natural fit providing new hires and HR professionals with a great user experience while allowing us to completely automate the new hire process."

"Achieving Oracle Validated Integration gives our customers confidence that the integration between CARCO's Background Check Solutions and Oracle Talent Management Cloud is functionally sound and performs as tested," said Kevin O'Brien, senior director, ISV and SaaS Strategy, Oracle. "For solutions deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or both, Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical review and test process that helps to reduce deployment risk and helps improve the user experience of the partner's integrated offering."

About CARCO Group, Inc.

CARCO Group, Inc. is an HR technology and paperless workflow solutions company. Started in 1977 as a background screening company, CARCO has evolved to become a full-service HR partner, helping clients manage their new hire process in standalone solutions or integrated with their Applicant Tracking System. CARCO's Onboarding Solution virtually eliminates paper processes and helps ensure efficient and compliant hiring. Full-service offerings include background screening products, electronic I-9/E-Verify, vendor screening, and drug testing.

About Oracle Validated Integration

Oracle Validated Integration, available through the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), gives customers confidence that the integration of complementary partner software products with Oracle Applications and specific Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions have been validated, and the products work together as designed. This can help customers reduce risk, improve system implementation cycles, and provide for smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance. Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical process to review partner integrations. Partners who have successfully completed the program are authorized to use the "Oracle Validated Integration" logo. For more information, please visit Oracle.com at http://www.oracle.com/us/partnerships/solutions/index.html .

About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit http://www.oracle.com/partners .

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CARCO's Announces Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service and CARCO's I-9/E-Verify Solution

Holtsville, NY- CARCO Group, Inc Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service

The integration of CARCO's I-9 and E-Verify Solution with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service can help companies transition to an electronic and automated process for compliance with I-9 and E-Verify.

DATELINE – CARCO Group, Inc., a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of CARCO's I-9 and E-Verify Solution with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service, part of Oracle Talent Management Cloud. This integration can help companies transition to a completely electronic and automated process for compliance with I-9 and E-Verify.

To achieve Oracle Validated Integration, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of the customers. CARCO's electronic I-9 and E-Verify Solution is designed to help employers maintain a compliant and legal workforce. The integration with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service provides new hires and HR professionals with an ideal user experience without having to worry about logging into or checking another system.

Alan Gordon, CARCO's CIO, stated that "CARCO is very excited about achieving Oracle Validated Integration through OPN. Now users of Oracle Taleo Enterprise Onboarding can leverage CARCO's state of the art I-9 and E-Verify Solution to provide new hires and HR professionals with a great user experience while increasing compliance."

"Achieving Oracle Validated Integration gives our customers confidence that the integration between CARCO's I-9 and E-Verify Solution and Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service is functionally sound and performs as tested," said Kevin O'Brien, senior director, ISV and SaaS Strategy, Oracle.  "For solutions deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or both, Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical review and test process that helps to reduce deployment risk and improves the user experience of the partner's integrated offering."

About CARCO Group, Inc.

CARCO Group, Inc. is an HR technology and paperless workflow solutions company. Started in 1977 as a background screening company, CARCO has evolved to become a full-service HR partner, helping clients manage their new hire process in standalone solutions or integrated with their Applicant Tracking System. CARCO's Onboarding Solution eliminates paper processes and ensures efficient and compliant hiring. Full-service offerings include background screening products, electronic I-9/E-Verify, vendor screening, and drug testing.

About Oracle Validated Integration

Oracle Validated Integration, available through the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), gives customers confidence that the integration of complementary partner software products with Oracle Applications and specific Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions have been validated, and the products work together as designed. This can help customers reduce risk, improve system implementation cycles, and provide for smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance. Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical process to review partner integrations. Partners who have successfully completed the program are authorized to use the "Oracle Validated Integration" logo. For more information, please visit Oracle.com at http://www.oracle.com/us/partnerships/solutions/index.html.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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DRIVER iQ OPENS HEADQUARTERS IN TULSA, OK

Tulsa, OK (March 20, 2013) – Driver iQ, a division of CARCO Group, Inc., the Oklahoma Department of Commerce and the Tulsa Regional Chamber are pleased to announce that Driver iQ has opened its headquarters office at 110 W. 7th St. in Tulsa, OK. Driver iQ offers a full suite of background information services, including the ability to verify past employment history records, to the trucking industry through its proprietary PRE (Previous Record of Employment) database. This newly developed product is Driver iQ's solution for carriers to obtain instant employment verifications along with a suite of new, key solutions designed specifically for the motor carrier who is challenged by a driver shortage and astronomical turnover rates.

"Today's fleets are eager for an alternative solution and constantly looking for ways to cut costs and improve efficiency in the driver screening process," said Billie Lee, Co-President of Driver iQ.

With a staff of 21 and growing, Driver iQ decided that the Tulsa area afforded the company the ability to recruit and employ from a unique labor pool in Tulsa which has experienced and qualified professionals from this field. Ms. Lee stated, "The opening of our headquarters in Tulsa is an important step in building our foundation of expert technologists, and seasoned processing and support teams." Ms. Lee also indicated that the combined companies are expecting to see growth that could provide up to 100 jobs for Tulsa over the next several years.

Jeff Thomas, Director of Operations, agreed. "CARCO Group's Tulsa leadership has years of transportation expertise and our team of verification specialists work hand-in-hand with Driver iQ and their clients to provide the very best in background screening services. We have a unique understanding of our transportation clients' needs and are excited about the opportunity to serve the industry," Thomas said.

Tulsa Regional Chamber President and CEO Mike Neal stated: "We are thrilled that Driver iQ has selected Tulsa for its headquarters, with plans to add as many as 100 jobs in the near future. Our region will offer an ideal group of candidates for the new positions, and we are pleased that we can help this growing company succeed and thrive in northeast Oklahoma."

Tulsa Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr. said Driver iQ is part of a growing number of industry leaders choosing to call Tulsa home.

"We welcome this dynamic company to Tulsa and stand ready to help them fill their needs for qualified employees," Bartlett said. "Tulsa continues to attract leading companies from diverse sectors that are expanding their workforces, and it is tremendous news that Driver iQ has made plans for growth and job creation in our city."

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce said the state remains competitive in attracting top companies and that Driver iQ has a bright future in Oklahoma.

"Companies looking to locate or expand their headquarters have found that Oklahoma is an excellent location to do business," said Jonna Kirschner, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. "We are excited to welcome Driver iQ to Tulsa and look forward to a long relationship."

About Driver iQ:

Driver iQ is the transportation division of CARCO Group, Inc. Founded in 1977, CARCO is a nationally recognized information services company that provides HR workflow solutions, and investigative, fraud detection, and risk mitigation services to corporations and businesses. CARCO's Background Screening Services division and Investigative & Security Consulting division provide background investigations on potential and current employees, vendors, customers, and business partners. CARCO currently conducts over 1,000,000 reports per year, and its services include self-service portal technology, domestic and international due diligence, and general and financial investigations.

Driver iQ was formed by Lana Batts and Billie Lee, two of the most experienced and well-known professionals in the trucking industry and background screening services. Since its formation in 2011, Driver iQ has gathered the endorsement of the nation's top truckload carriers for its innovative approach to background screening and the collection and dissemination of historical driver history records. In addition to being in full compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Driver iQ/CARCO is fully accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners. Driver iQ is based in Tulsa, OK. For more information, visit www.driveriq.com or call 1-800-848-3397.

For More Information Contact:

Billie Lee
Co-President
Driver iQ
Tulsa, OK USA
(631) 862-9300 x 651
blee@DriveriQ.com
http://www.carcogroup.com

Shaun Epperson
Communications Manager
Tulsa Regional Chamber
(918) 560-0267
Cell (918) 557-3809
shaunepperson@tulsachamber.com

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CARCO white paper on Trends and Risks in Performing Criminal Background Checks should be required reading for all employers.

CARCO publishes whitepaper entitled "Trends and Risks in Performing Criminal Background Checks: 1. The Pitfalls in Using Commercial Databases for Criminal History Record Checks 2. Best Practices in Criminal History Record Checks to Avoid Potential Civil Liability"

CARCO whitepaper on Trends and Risks in Performing Criminal Background Checks should be required reading for all employers.

Holtsville, NY, December 18, 2012: CARCO Group, Inc., headquartered in Holtsville, NY, has published today a timely whitepaper outlining the pitfalls when using commercial databases as a standalone research tool to conduct criminal history inquiries of prospective employees, and has provided a series of best practices for employers to consider to avoid potential civil liability when using criminal background checks.

The whitepaper discusses specific cases, federal law and recent federal enforcement actions that illustrate the following cautions covered in detail:

  1. Databases of criminal records that are not official government repositories of record must only be used as "pointers" to identify possible criminal record information for verification;

  2. Criminal searches must be conducted through official government repositories;

  3. When using database searches, always verify possible records found with searches of the appropriate official government repositories to ensure accurate, complete and up to date information;

  4. Criminal records should be reported only in accordance with the FCRA and applicable state and local laws;

  5. With legal counsel, identify in advance those offenses that are not relevant to the position and require that your background provider not report those offenses and non-convictions so as not to taint reports with irrelevant information that could create avoidable litigation (and in any case never report "arrest only" information that has not reached the stage of prosecution pending);

  6. Require that criminal records be reported only if a minimum of 2 unique identifiers (such as name and date of birth or name and social security number) match the candidate, and those records are verified by the provider;

  7. Ensure that you have a robust and compliant means to comply with FCRA notifications and EEOC guidance regarding individual assessment.

The full whitepaper can be downloaded at http://www.carcogroup.com/whitepapers-signup10.php

About CARCO:

CARCO celebrates 35 years as the leader in quality of service, timely reporting, cost-effectiveness, best-in-class technology, and legal expertise in the pre-employment screening industry. CARCO's Onboarding Solution eliminates paper processes and ensures efficient and compliant hiring. Full-service offerings include background screening products, electronic I-9/E-Verify processes, vendor screening, and drug testing.

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Carco Group, Inc. Launches Free Iphone Application That Makes Access To CheckThatVIN Product More Convenient

CARCO GROUP, INC. LAUNCHES FREE IPHONE APPLICATION THAT MAKES ACCESS TO CHECKTHATVIN PRODUCT MORE CONVENIENT

CARCO's CheckThatVin product provides peace of mind when researching used vehicles.

HOLTSVILLE, NY (January 17, 2010) — CARCO Group, Inc. (CARCO), a nationally recognized information services company that provides fraud detection and risk mitigation services to businesses, has just announced the release of a free iPhone application that allows mobile access to their CheckThatVin product.

CheckThatVin (www.checkthatvin.com) allows users to research a vehicle's history by using the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System database (NMVTIS). At just $4.99 per iPhone search, the service is inexpensive. It also has more timely and accurate title, brand, salvage and "total loss" information than competitive services.

The service, which is also available to anyone at www.checkthatvin.com, is a valuable resource to consumers in the market for used cars, and for dealers considering bringing a car on their lot at auction, or by trade-in. For ease of use, and to assure accuracy, this free application allows the vehicle's VIN to be read via taking a picture of the barcode, rather than requiring the user to enter the digits manually. Compatible with the last three generations of the iPhone, the application also allows users to archive and email reports easily.

CARCO's President and CEO, James Owens, in announcing the application, noted, "Times have changed, the way consumers buy and research has changed. We need to make it as easy as possible for people to get real-time information to help formulate their vehicle purchasing decisions. We are thrilled to be able to provide an accurate, convenient means to ease the process and provide peace of mind."

For more information, visit www.CheckThatVIN.com, or the iTunes Store.

About CARCO Group, Inc.:
Founded in 1977 CARCO Group, Inc. is a nationally recognized information services company that provides investigative, fraud detection, and risk mitigation services to corporations and business entities.

CARCO's Inspection Services division provides insurance carriers with pre-insurance vehicle inspection reports (underwriting reports) that significantly reduce auto insurance fraud. This service is provided to more than 600 insurance companies through a network of more than 6,000 inspection locations.

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Carco Group, Inc. Launches New Product That Makes Background Screening Easy And Affordable For Small To Medium-Sized Companies

CARCO GROUP, INC. LAUNCHES NEW PRODUCT THAT MAKES BACKGROUND SCREENING EASY AND AFFORDABLE FOR SMALL TO MEDIUM-SIZED COMPANIES


CARCO's CheckToHireSM provides peace of mind previously unavailable to smaller firms.


HOLTSVILLE, NY (February 14, 2011) — CARCO Group, Inc. (CARCO), a worldwide leader in background screening and risk mitigation services today announced a new option for small and medium-sized businesses that provides simple and affordable access to professional, high quality pre-employment background screening.

In launching CheckToHireSM (
www.checktohire.com) CARCO delivers a high quality, online background screening service for companies that desire an in-depth look at employee prospects. The online self-service portal allows users to check identity, criminal histories, education, previous employment verifications and more. The service, which allows users to customize their level of investigation to suit their individual needs, and to use the service on an "as needed" basis, provides thorough, accurate and comprehensive reports quickly and efficiently.

"This is an exciting new service for small and medium-sized businesses," noted CARCO CEO James Owens. "Every business, regardless of size, deserves an accurate, cost-effective means for screening the background of prospective and current employees. Such screening allows firms to make better decisions and protect themselves from fraud. I'm pleased to offer CheckToHireSM — the first a la carte screening service of its kind that allows smaller companies to have quality screening, backed by the expertise of an industry-leader in screening and risk mitigation."

CheckToHireSM is unlike "quickie," online background screening services. Using CARCO's industry-leading technology, CheckToHireSM digs deeper, leveraging a wide network of resources to track, analyze and re-verify results.
CARCO has an impressive track record of providing Fortune 1000 companies with top-of-the-line, comprehensive pre-employment background screening and investigative services. The development of CheckToHireSM means companies outside of the Fortune 1000 set, now have access to the same assurance and security that CARCO-backed screenings have provided larger companies for 30+ years.

For more information about CheckToHireSM and CARCO, visit www.checktohire.com.

About CARCO Group, Inc.:
Founded in 1977 CARCO Group, Inc. is a nationally recognized information services company that provides HR workflow solutions, and investigative, fraud detection, and risk mitigation services to corporations and businesses.

CARCO's Background Screening Services division and Investigative & Security Consulting division provide background investigations on potential and current employees, vendors, customers, and business partners. CARCO currently conducts over 1,000,000 reports per year, and its services include self-service portal technology, domestic and international due diligence, and general and financial investigations.

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CARCO Group, Inc. Announces Promotion of Key Employee Tasked with Overseeing and Growing Employee Screening Division

CARCO GROUP, INC. ANNOUNCES PROMOTION OF KEY EMPLOYEE TASKED WITH

OVERSEEING AND GROWING EMPLOYEE SCREENING DIVISION

Fred G. Giles promoted to Senior Vice President, Research Division

HOLTSVILLE, NY (December 12, 2010) — CARCO Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Fred G. Giles to Senior Vice President, Research Division. In his new role, Fred will be responsible for the growth and operations of the Research Division, which provides on-boarding technology and employment screening to Fortune 1000 companies.

Mr. Giles has over 30 years of experience in loss prevention and law enforcement, public record retrieval, employment screening, corporate asset protection and investigative interviewing, having served in a variety of positions in the industry. Prior to his time at CARCO, Giles held positions as Vice President of Research Services in the Consulting & Investigations Division of an international security services company, President of a wholesale public records provider and, for 10 years, Vice President of the backgrounds verification division of a multi-national company, among others. He has also been involved in consulting assignments for the Department of Defense and the National Security Agency.

In announcing the promotion, James C. Owens, CEO and President of CARCO, noted "Fred has been an invaluable member of the CARCO team for years, and we look forward to him continuing with us in his new role. Fred has a real understanding of how our Research Division needs to grow and change over the next few years to stay competitive and we're excited to have the division under his leadership."

Mr. Giles holds a B.A. from Syracuse University and has completed several postgraduate and in-service training courses including studies at the North Carolina Justice Academy. He is a licensed private investigator, a Certified Protection Professional with ASIS International and serves on the Business Practices Council. He is a member of the National Council for Investigative and Security Services and the Society for Human Resource Management and has served as Chair of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Government Relations Committee. Giles has been an active member of the Accreditations and Standards as well as the Best Practices Committees, and currently serves as a Member of the Board of Directors as Treasurer.

Leveraging his extensive experience, Mr. Giles frequently speaks at conferences and has published several reports and articles on pre-employment selection. He has served as subject matter expert to national news media, appearing on Discovery Channel's "Inside" series, and has published articles in Security Management and Loss Prevention Magazines, and is a contributing author to the Protection of Assets Manual and The Investigator's Handbook, both published by ASIS.

About CARCO Group, Inc.:
Founded in 1977 CARCO Group, Inc. is a nationally recognized information services company that provides investigative, fraud detection, and risk mitigation services to corporations and business entities.

CARCO's Background Screening Services division and Investigative & Security Consulting division provide background investigations on potential and current employees, vendors, customers, and business partners. CARCO currently conducts over 1,000,000 reports per year, and its services include self-service portal technology, domestic and international due diligence, and general and financial investigations.

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CARCO Group, Inc. Achieves Accreditation from Background Screening Credentialing Council

CARCO Group, Inc. Achieves Accreditation from Background Screening Credentialing Council

Supports CARCO's commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued improvement

HOLTSVILLE, NY (October 13, 2010) — CARCO Group, Inc. (CARCO), a worldwide leader in background screening and investigations, recently achieved accreditation from The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). CARCO has successfully proved compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and will now be formally recognized as being BSCC Accredited.

The Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) oversees the application process and is the governing accreditation body that ensures the background screening organization seeking accreditation either meets or exceeds a measurable standard of competence. To become accredited, consumer reporting agencies must pass a rigorous onsite audit, conducted by an independent auditing firm, of its policies and procedures as they relate to six critical areas: consumer protection, legal compliance, client education, product standards, service standards, and general business practices. The BSCC determined that CARCO met or exceeded over 50 industry standards.

"We are honored to receive this accreditation. We know this shows our company's commitment to optimum service in the field of background screening and investigation," said James Owens, CEO of CARCO.

CARCO conducts over 1,000,000 reports per year in general, financial, and background investigations. Background screening of potential employees is critical for all employers, organizations, and government agencies. Reports of background screening are regulated at federal and state levels. Since 2003, the NAPBS® has represented the interests of companies offering tenant, employment and background screening. With over 700 member companies worldwide, their goal is to set the standard and maintain the highest standards and expectations in the background screening industry. With the recent accreditation, CARCO is now considered a company maintaining these high standards. For more information about CARCO, visit www.carcogroup.com.

About CARCO Group, Inc.:
Founded in 1977 CARCO Group, Inc. is a nationally recognized information services company that provides investigative, fraud detection, and risk mitigation services to corporations and business entities.

CARCO's Background Screening Services division and Investigative & Security Consulting division provide background investigations on potential and current employees, vendors, customers, and business partners. CARCO currently conducts over 1,000,000 reports per year, and its services include self-service portal technology, domestic and international due diligence, and general and financial investigations.

About NAPBS®:
Founded in 2003 as a non-profit trade association, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) represents the interests of more than 700 member companies around the world that offer tenant, employment and background screening. NAPBS provides relevant programs and training aimed at empowering members to better serve clients and maintain standards of excellence in the background screening industry, and presents a unified voice in the development of national, state and local regulations. For more information, visit www.napbs.com.

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CARCO Group Announces New Director of Investigations

CARCO Group Announces New Director of Investigations


NEW YORK – July 12, 2010 - CARCO Group, Inc. announced today the appointment of James T. Meyerdierks as their new Director of Investigations. Mr. Meyerdierks will be responsible for conducting comprehensive due diligence and "know your customer" investigations.


Mr. Meyerdierks has worked since 2006 in corporate security and investigations. Most recently, Mr. Meyerdierks owned and operated his own consulting firm, Jim Meyerdierks Consulting, Inc. Prior to that, he performed anti-money laundering and fraud investigations for a large financial institution.


Prior to his investigative consulting work, Mr. Meyerdierks had a 23 year career with the New York City Police Department, where he retired as a NYPD Supervisor. His career with the NYPD included assignment to the Organized Crime Control Bureau, Federal Drug Enforcement Task Force, an elite federal task force comprised of Special Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Investigators from the NYS Police, and Detectives from the NYC Police Department. At the NYPD, he specialized in conducting domestic and international intelligence investigations into illegal narcotics and money laundering activities.


Mr. Meyerdierks is a graduate of the State University of New York at Cortland, with a B.A. in Sociology and a Minor in Management.


Commenting on the announcement, Bruce Berger, CARCO's Vice President, Investigative Services Group, said, "We are very excited that Jim has decided to join us. His law enforcement background and track record will contribute to our strategic plans to grow and become the preeminent leader in risk mitigation services."

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CARCO'S CEO invited to serve as Member representing the interests of NMVTIS technology partners on the Bureau of Justice Assistance's NMVTIS Advisory Board.

PRESS RELEASE

CARCO'S CEO invited to serve as Member representing the interests of NMVTIS technology partners on the Bureau of Justice Assistance's NMVTIS Advisory Board.


HOLTSVILLE, NY (May 21, 2010) – CARCO Group, Inc. is honored to announce that James Owens, CARCO's CEO, has been invited by Jim Burch, Acting Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, to serve as a Member representing the interests of NMVTIS technology partners on the Bureau of Justice Assistance's NMVTIS Advisory Board.

In an effort to combat automobile theft and fraud and provide consumer protection, the national Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) was established by the Anti Car theft Act of 1992. NMVTIS is an electronic system designed to protect consumers from fraud and unsafe vehicles and to keep stolen vehicles from being resold. The system also assists states and law enforcement in deterring, investigating, and preventing title fraud and other crimes.

The NMVTIS Advisory Board's objective is to provide critical input and key recommendations to BJA's leadership regarding the effective and efficient administration of the NMVTIS program.

Through its CheckThatVIN.com service, CARCO provides consumers with access to NMVTIS to obtain a detailed state record on a vehicle they are seeking to purchase. This allows consumers to make well-informed decisions.

Background information about NMVTIS is available on the U.S. Department of Justice's NMVTIS Web site at www.NMVTIS.gov. For more information on CARCO Group's NMVTIS service, please visit www.carcogroup.com or CheckThatVIN.com.

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Philip Crepeau Wins the Dreher Award

Published in The APB

March Issue, 2010

Philip Crepeau

Wins the Dreher Award

By

Ziggy Zablocki

At the seminar in Colorado last August, Past President Phil Crepeau was honored with the prestigious Dreher Award.

The Raymond W. Dreher Award was established in the memory of Lt. Raymond W. Dreher, Missouri Highway Patrol and 19th President of IAATI. It is awarded to members who have distinguished themselves by services to the association or for other major outstanding acts in the vehicle theft field.

Phil Crepeau served 20 years with the New York Police Dept. with the bulk of his career as a Detective and Investigative Supervisor in the Organized Crime Control Bureau's Auto Crime Division. His achievements included co-founding the NYPD Auto Crime School in 1973. After retiring from the NYPD as a Lieutenant, he moved on to become Senior Vice President with CARCO Group, Inc., continuing his career combating auto theft with IAATI and most recently with LoJack.

His first exposure to IAATI was through the Northeast Chapter and was elected to their Board of Directors in 1973. He continued serving the Northeast Chapter through to his presidency in 1985, when he was also elected to the IAATI Board. He was elected as IAATI's president in 1995 and through his years with IAATI and until today, he has worked on many committees and was instrumental in many IAATI milestones.

For example, he was directly involved in Constitutional change that ultimately broadened our membership base and voting privileges. Also, he was heavily involved in getting IAATI on to the Internet and bringing us all closer to our chapters and branches.

However, of all his accomplishments and influences in IAATI over the years, one stands out. For over 15 years now, our nominee has and continues to serve on the APB Committee as Managing Editor, troubleshooting issues affecting the magazine. Tirelessly, behind the scenes, over all these years, our nominee has and continues to be called upon to deal with issues and mediate between parties all the while conducting his new daily responsibilities with LoJack. Most recently, while IAATI was undergoing the transition between two publishers, our nominee was heavily involved and was pivotal in ensuring a smooth transition.

For his years of self-less dedication to the causes of IAATI and for his tireless work on the APB, Phil was nominated for and received the Dreher Award.

Congratulations Phil on this award and for your years of service!

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CARCO GROUP, INC. RECEIVES SUE WEAVER C.A.U.S.E. CERTIFICATION

CARCO GROUP, INC. RECEIVES SUE WEAVER C.A.U.S.E. CERTIFICATION

Joins elite group of companies committed to upholding stringent background screening standards

HOLTSVILLE, NY (March 5, 2010)—CARCO Group, Inc. (CARCO), a worldwide leader in background screening and investigations, announced that they have been granted Sue Weaver C.A.U.S.E . Certification, an honor given to companies who demonstrate the integrity demanded by The C.A.U.S.E., and who also apply strict background standards when working with service providers seeking certification.

The Sue Weaver C.A.U.S.E was created to promote Consumer Awareness of Unsafe Service Employment regarding the necessity of criminal background checks on service employees and contractors hired to work in or near clients' homes. Founded in honor of Sue Weaver, who lost her life to an unscreened worker in her home, the organization launched their Certification campaign in 2008 to identify companies who perform criminal background checks on workers sent into consumers' homes.

In addition to being Certified, CARCO is also working with The C.A.U.S.E to develop a technology platform that will make it easy for Certified companies to maintain compliance with C.A.U.S.E. standards. When complete, this Web-based platform will allow any Certified background provider to upload individual certification information, thus allowing companies and consumers to verify stated Certifications. "We are excited to work with such a worthy organization, and we look forward to delivering technology that will enhance the C.A.U.S.E. Certification Program," said James Owens, CEO and President of CARCO Group, Inc.

For more information on The Sue Weaver C.A.U.S.E. , visit www.sueweavercause.net.

About CARCO Group, Inc.:
Founded in 1977 CARCO Group, Inc. is a nationally recognized information services company that provides investigative, fraud detection, and risk mitigation services to corporations and business entities.

CARCO's Background Screening Services division and Investigative & Security Consulting division provide background investigations on potential and current employees, vendors, customers, and business partners. CARCO currently conducts over 1,000,000 reports per year, and its services include self-service portal technology, domestic and international due diligence, and general and financial investigations.

About The Sue Weaver C.A.U.S.E.:

The Sue Weaver C.A.U.S.E., Consumer Awareness of Unsafe Service Employment, is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that brings awareness and education to consumers and employers regarding the necessity of criminal background checks on all service employees, contractors and subcontractors hired to work in or near clients' homes.

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CARCO GROUP, INC. PUBLISHES WHITE PAPER ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BACKGROUND SCREENING OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES

As the face of the American workforce changes, so must screening practices

HOLTSVILLE, NY (February 9, 2010)—CARCO Group, Inc. (CARCO), a worldwide leader in background screening and investigations, announced today the publication of a white paper that explores the importance of screening temporary workers. Published in response to a growing trend by companies to employ temporary workers in key roles and for lengthier periods of time, the white paper reviews the benefits of temporary employee screening, while also noting the risks associated with not screening these workers.

Included in this analysis are the facts that the U.S. Department of Labor projects employment of temporary employees to grow almost 20% through 2018, temporary workers are increasingly being placed in positions of authority with the same access to company property and assets as full-time screened employees, and negligent hiring lawsuits are on the rise—with employers being held liable for the actions of temporary employees.

"As the workforce changes and temporary workers stake a claim as permanent fixtures, it is critical to provide fast and accurate background screening that can be done cost-effectively," James Owens, CEO and President of CARCO Group, Inc. notes in the paper. "Along with our competitors, we offer such solutions, and expect demand for these services to grow as the trend for temporary employees to fill critical voids grows."

For more information, or to download the white paper, visit www.carcogroup.com.

About CARCO Group, Inc.:
Founded in 1977 CARCO Group, Inc., and its two divisions, is a nationally recognized information services company that provides investigative, fraud detection, and risk mitigation services to corporations and business entities.

CARCO's Background Screening Services division and Investigative & Security Consulting division provide background investigations on potential and current employees, vendors, customers, and business partners, as well as drug testing and fingerprinting services. CARCO currently conducts over 1,000,000 reports per year, and its services include self-service portal technology, domestic and international due diligence, and general and financial investigations.

CARCO's Inspection Services division provides insurance carriers with pre-insurance vehicle inspection reports that reduce auto insurance fraud. This service is provided to more than 600 insurance companies through a network of more than 6,000 inspection sites. CARCO inspects more than 1.5 million motor vehicles each year.

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FRED GILES JOINS CARCO'S STAFF AS VICE PRESIDENT, RESEARCH DIVISION

CARCO is pleased to announce the addition of Fred Giles as Vice President, Research Division. Fred has 30+ years of experience in loss prevention public record retrieval, employment screening, corporate asset protection, and investigative interviewing. Most recently as the Vice President of Background Information Services at National Diagnostics, Inc. (NDI), he was responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for NDI's background information services division.

Fred is a Certified Protection Professional with ASIS International and serves on the Business Practices Council. He is a member of the National Council for Investigative and Security Services and the Society for Human Resources Management.

He is also a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners where he currently serves as an Executive Member of the Board of Directors and is a past Chair of the Government Relations Committee.

Fred holds a BA from Syracuse University and has completed several postgraduate and in-service training courses including studies at the North Carolina Justice Academy.

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GEICO Presents Excellence Award to CARCO

In a ceremony at CARCO's corporate headquarters, GEICO presented CARCO the prestigious "Certificate of Partnership Excellence" award. CARCO was chosen by the selection committee to recognize the Company's "superior quality in product delivery and customer service".

GEICO representatives, Carol Berthold and Rod Curran, explained that this award is presented only once annually to a single GEICO vendor who exemplifies commitment to service, ultimately enhancing GEICO's efficiencies and allowing them to better service their customers.

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New Product Announcement: Supplemental National Criminal Information

CARCO is pleased to announce a new search tool that can supplement your current county/statewide and federal criminal history record checks.

CARCO's new offering consists of a proprietary database search of 127 million files from thirty eight 38 states, with significantly more files and additional state participants expected to be added throughout the year. The database consists of current and historical arrest, felony, misdemeanor, incarceration, conviction, fugitive, escapee, absconder and probation information from participating states.

This database search is not recommended to replace your current criminal search program, but can be used as a cost effective supplement. The database contains information from extensive geographic sources and therefore, may provide additional criminal data that may not be discovered under your current search parameters.

The database is typically updated monthly and, like other CARCO products, adverse data is re-verified prior to dissemination as part of a quality assurance process and to ensure FCRA compliance.

This useful tool is available immediately by contacting your customer service representative.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (800) 969-2272, extension 365 or 515.

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HOLTSVILLE, N.Y., May 6, 2009 — The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) elects Bruce Berger, Vice President, CARCO Group, Inc., as a director serving a two year term.

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS(R)) is the leading national resource for issues related to the rapidly expanding background screening industry. Founded in 2003 as a nonprofit trade association, NAPBS promotes ethical business practices and fosters awareness of privacy rights and consumer protection issues. It is the foremost leader in the movement toward establishing generally accepted and reliable standards for background screening professionals and organizations. Now representing over 650 member companies in the U.S. and internationally, NAPBS is active in public affairs and presents a unified voice for the industry in the development of national, state, and local regulation. It advances industry objectives by providing a national infrastructure, organizational support, strong branding, and a forum for an open exchange of ideas. It also sponsors research on front-burner issues relevant to the industry; for example, consumer disputes and screening for terrorists. The NAPBS has also unveiled an accreditation program for NAPBS members, exhibited at conferences of human resources professionals and other related industries.

Source: CARCO Group, Inc.

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Board of Directors Elects James Owens to CEO of CARCO and its Affiliates.

On July 1, 2008, the Board of Directors elected James Owens to the position of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CARCO Group, Inc. and its Affiliates. In addition to retaining his title as President, Jim will assume his new responsibilities on July 1, 2008.

Mr. Owens has over 17 years of operational and information technology experience, which makes him well qualified for his new role. Mr. Owens joined CARCO on March 10, 2003 as the Chief Information and Technology Officer. First as CITO, and then as CITO and head of the Research Division, he led the modernization of CARCO's technology and operations. On July 30, 2007, he was then promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining CARCO, Mr. Owens was a Lead Architect at Cap Gemini Ernst and Young (CGEY). Previous to that, Mr. Owens was a naval officer in the U.S. Submarine Service, where he served as Information Systems Department Head for the U.S. Navy Submarine Training Facility in North Virginia and Combat Systems Department Head for the USS Albany.

Mr. Owens holds a B.S. in Physics with a minor in Mathematics, summa cum laude, from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and was certified in the supervision, maintenance, and operation of a submarine nuclear power plant.

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North Carolina Employment Security Commission Presents Employer Award to CARCO

In a ceremony held in Wilmington, NC on June 12, 2008, the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina presented CARCO with an Employer Award for positive contributions to the North Carolina economy and partnership with the Employment Security Commission. CARCO was nominated by the Fayetteville, NC branch of the Employment Security commission for being an integral part of the economic vitality of the region.

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CARCO Names New Head of Investigative Service Division

Holtsville, NY (October, 2007) CARCO Group, Inc. has named Bruce Berger as Vice President of the Investigative Service Division. Bruce replaces John Murphy, who is no longer with CARCO Group, Inc.

Bruce has been with CARCO for 15 years and has demonstrated industry knowledge, integrity and dedication to service. He has served as Special Project Manager, Director of Special Projects and most recently, Vice President - Center for Information Services.

In his new capacity, Bruce will utilize his formal training in Total Quality Management and Process Improvement to serve you, the CARCO clients. He is looking forward to meeting the challenges of his new position.

Bruce is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS), and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

Bruce may be reached at his New York office, (631) 862-9300 X348 or through e-mail at bberger@carcogroup.com.

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CARCO Group, Inc. Moves Into New Corporate Headquarters

HOLTSVILLE, NY - January 25, 2006 - In response to its continued and sustained growth, CARCO Group, Inc., a leading provider of risk mitigation and security services, has moved its corporate headquarters and operations center from St. James, NY to Holtsville, NY effective February 6, 2006. The new 23,600 square foot headquarters and operations center will provide the company with a world-class facility equipped with state-of-the art technology designed specifically to better serve its customers and enhance the company's efficiency. The new facility will accommodate the organization's strong growth and expansion of its business and services in the future.

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CARCO Group Announces New Sr. VP & CIO

NEW YORK - March 10, 2003 - The CARCO Group announced today the appointment of James Owens as their new Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

Mr. Owens formerly served as a lead information technology architect at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. As Senior Manager and Lead Architect, he orchestrated over 25 successful technology builds with budgets from five to fifteen million dollars, and directed several large scale system implementations using state-of-the-art technology.

Prior to his employment with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Mr. Owens headed the Submarine Training Facility (SUBTRAFAC), in Norfolk VA, for the U.S. Navy. As head of the Information Systems Department at SUBTRAFAC, he spearheaded the modernization of the entire information technology infrastructure. This included the development and implementation of modern Web applications that significantly improved operational efficiencies.

Commenting on the announcement, Michael Slattery, Jr., CARCO's President and COO, said, "We are very excited that Jim has decided to join us. His strong technology background and proven track record will contribute to our strategic plans to grow and become the preeminent leader in risk mitigation services."

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CARCO selected by UN and Special Court of Sierra Leone to Conduct Security Assessment

Saint James, NY - August 22, 2002 - CARCO Group, Inc. announced today that it has been selected by the United Nations and the Special Court of Sierra Leone to conduct a vulnerability and security assessment for the Special Court. The Court, which was established to bring to justice those individuals responsible for atrocities and other violations of human rights as a result of internal conflicts in Sierra Leone, is supported by a United Nations Security Council resolution.

The vulnerability and security assessment will be conducted by CARCO Group, Inc.'s Director for the U.S. Southeast Region, David Blizzard, a recognized expert in international security matters. Mr. Blizzard, a retired Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, was previously responsible for the establishment and administration of the highly respected, fully integrated, security program for the International War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague. Mr. Blizzard has also served as Chief of Security for the United Nations Human Rights Verification Mission in Guatemala City, Guatemala, and the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission to Mozambique.

Mr. Blizzard's assignment in Sierra Leone will involve consulting with the Special Court on the establishment of security operations for the court involving executive protection, physical and informational security, housing and movement of defendants, and counter-intelligence measures.

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Archer Daniels Midland Company Awards CARCO Group, Inc. National Pre-Employment Background Screening Contract

NEW YORK - June 28, 2002 - CARCO Group, Inc., a global provider of risk mitigation services for 30+ years, has been awarded a national contract by Archer Daniels Midland Company to perform pre-employment background screening checks.

Archer Daniels Midland Company, one of the world's largest grain processors, will begin screening new hires at all of their domestic locations in a pro-active initiative to protect company assets, employees and customers. Regarding the selection of CARCO Group, Mark Cheviron, ADM's Corporate Vice President and Director of Security and Services, stated, "After extensive research into other providers, we felt CARCO Group was the best fit for ADM. Their record for timely and accurate reports was a deciding factor".

"We are privileged and honored to have been awarded this significant contract and look forward to a mutually beneficial long-term partnership", said Michael J. Slattery, CARCO's President and COO.

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CARCO Group Announces New "KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER PROGRAM"

NEW YORK - June 27, 2002 - CARCO Group, Inc., a global provider of risk mitigation services for 30+ years, announced today the launch of a new service offering entitled: "Know Your Customer Program". The new due diligence service has been designed specifically for financial institutions.

With the advent of the USA Patriot Act, requiring enhanced due diligence of customers and foreign correspondent banks, many financial institutions are seeking a comprehensive, yet cost-effective, solution to complying with the Act's provisions.

CARCO's Know Your Customer Program can assist financial institutions in overcoming the ingenuity and sophistication of money laundering schemes designed by drug traffickers, terrorists and other organized crime elements.

In response to the Patriot Act, the program reinforces the effectiveness of existing internal due diligence processes in a timely and cost-effective manner. Through a series of proven screening procedures, the Know Your Customer Program enables financial institutions to quickly vet potential clients and foreign correspondent banks. The program is effectively implemented as part of a financial institution's standard procedure for vetting new customers and correspondent banks and is available both domestically and internationally.

Commenting on the new service, Michael J. Slattery, CARCO's President and COO stated, "The program will provide financial institutions with time-sensitive and critical information to allow management to make essential business decisions in today's high risk environment".

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CARCO Chairman Receives Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 1999

Mr. Peter L. O'Neill, CARCO's Chief Executive Officer, was among the recipients of the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 1999 presented by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO).

Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipients are selected each year through a national nomination process. Other awardees include Senator John Glenn, Roger Ailes, Chairman & CEO of Fox News; Robert C. Nakasone, CEO of Toys 'R' Us, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, William Rehnquist.

Established in 1986 by NECO, the Ellis Island Medals of Honor pay tribute to the ancestry groups that comprise America's unique cultural mosaic. Past recipients include seven past U.S. Presidents, Muhammad Ali, Bob Hope, Coretta Scott King and General Norman Schwarzkopf.

NECO is the largest organization of its kind in the United States. It serves as an umbrella group for 300 ethnic organizations and its mandate is to preserve ethnic diversity, promote ethnic and religious equality, tolerance and harmony, and to combat injustice, hatred and bigotry.

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