One of our regular clients routinely would offer a prospective employee a position, and then call in Capitol Inquiry to conduct the background investigation. This created the scenario where the applicant would already be on the job before the background investigation was conducted, and led to some awkward situations when negative information was uncovered. In one such instance, the applicant had already been offered the job of Chief Financial Officer, and a news conference had been scheduled to announce the appointment. But a major problem developed the night before when Capitol Inquiry confirmed that the applicant was not a Certified Public Accountant, as he claimed on his resume and also had misrepresented to past employers. The number he listed on his job application as his CPA license number corresponded to his membership number in an association of Certified Public Accountants, which he had been able to join years before by presenting a false license from another state.