In 2012, Halstead Management Company offered Kevin A. Jones a job as a doorman in New York City. After the company requested a criminal background check on Mr. Jones, his offer was rescinded. Although Mr. Jones had no criminal record, Sterling Infosystems, the large company tasked with doing the background check, mixed up his information with the information of Kevin M. Jones, a different man with at least three criminal convictions.
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