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Man charged for setting up fake job interviews in Florida

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Police say a Florida man set up fake job interviews and even collected urine samples from potential applicants, so he could access their Social Security numbers, bank information and other personal data. Gerald Howard Washington was charged with criminal use of personal identification information and organized communications fraud after Tallahassee police say he stole personal information from multiple job seekers. Authorities said Wednesday that Washington posted online ads claiming he was hiring for 1,100 Tallahassee-based jobs. He set up a…

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Dave Aronberg demands answers from Convergys

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From Dave Aronberg: Who knew? When did they know? And what does it mean for Florida’s taxpayers? Last week I asked these and many other questions after it was announced that a massive state contract with a private company, Convergys, had been transferred during the company’s sale to a foreign-owned firm. In December, Florida signed a five-year, $248 million contract with Convergys to manage the human resources for thousands of state employees. Three months later, Convergys announced that it —…

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