Census May Have Hired Violent Criminals to Canvass Your Home in Sarasota from February/09 to April/09, Same Time Frame as Sarasota Home Invasions.
Monday, October 05, 2009, Ex-con Delmer Smith III Arrested in Sarasota Home Invasions, But There Is A Missing Link, How Did He Know Homes Contained Middle Aged Women Living Alone North of Clark Rd and South of Webber?
The home invasions in Sarasota and Manatee counties happened over a four-month period from February to May, but then the crimes with the same pattern seemed to stop (May 26th). Authorities are not sure why, but speculate that Smith might have moved and could be responsible for crime in other jurisdictions.
Friday, May 29, 2009, SARASOTA HOME INVASIONS PROFILED BY PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR BILL WARNER, THE PERP HAS MADE NO MISTAKES; I was aware of an individual in the South Sarasota area who was found doing what appeared to be surveillance from his vehicle on an elderly woman who lived alone. I came upon this man on three separate occasion, all three times he was sitting in his vehicle watching a house that contained an elderly woman who lived alone, during daylight hours.
Two subsequent phone interviews with Detectives and one interview in my home led me to believe that this man had become a person of interest. This man moved into the Sarasota area in the fall of 2008. This man matched the physical description of the attacker, lived alone, had a job working the Sarasota neighborhoods using a hand held computer linked to a database linked to the US government and a GPS, he was working the area between Clark Rd and Webber in Sarasota Fl, (where the attacks took place), he abruptly left the Sarasota area on or about May 28th 2009 leaving behind all of his personal items, including his TV, he was originally from Michigan.
In testimony before a Senate subcommittee on Wednesday, GAO Director of Strategic Issues Robert Goldenkoff said tens of thousands of temporary census workers were improperly finger-printed by bureau employees -- including individuals with extensive criminal records.
Fingerprinting errors made by U.S. Census Bureau employees may have resulted in the hiring of 200 people with criminal backgrounds to conduct door-to-door canvassing, according to the Government Accountability Office.
In testimony before a Senate subcommittee on Wednesday, GAO Director of Strategic Issues Robert Goldenkoff said tens of thousands of temporary census workers were improperly fingerprinted by bureau employees -- including individuals with extensive criminal records.
"It is possible that more than 200 people with unclassifiable prints had disqualifying criminal records but still worked, and had contact with the public during address canvassing," he said.
Goldenkoff's testimony, part of a larger progress report on the bureau's implementation of the 2010 Census, identified key pitfalls in the hiring of the nearly 1.4 million temporary workers needed to go door-to-door to count every person in the U.S. -- including "weaknesses in the bureau's information technology."
The bureau implemented fingerprinting for the first time in 2010 to better screen its workers. According to the new guidelines, bureau employees are directed to obtain two sets of fingerprint cards for each prospective worker -- and then send them to the bureau's processing center in Jeffersonville, Ind., where are they scanned and submitted to the FBI. If the candidate is found to have a criminal record, making him ineligible for employment, the bureau is "to either terminate the person immediately or place the individual in nonworking status until the matter is resolved."
If the first set of prints is deemed "unclassifiable," the bureau's processing center must send the second set of fingerprints to the FBI for processing.
Goldenkoff testified that of the 1,800 workers with criminal backgrounds, 750 -- or 42 percent -- were terminated because of their records, which included crimes like rape, manslaughter and child abuse, more from this source................