A man applied to work at Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kansas only to be denied employment after an ADP background check revealed he was a sex offender.
Christopher Michael Reynolds says that he was informed on his first day of work – “My jaw just dropped, I mean, now way,” he said. “I was like, this is so untrue.”
The report from ADP indicates that he was convicted of sexual battery in Bexar Indiana on March 11, 2007 – a feat made impossible by the fact that the veteran was serving in Iraq with the Army National Guard at the time.
The actual Christopher Reynolds who committed sexual battery has a different middle name than the Veteran Reynolds. A seemingly innocent mistake, however, Reynolds says it has serious implications, “I was really relying on this job to get some stuff paid off, to get back on my feet. I came home for medical issues for PTSD and depression and have been seeing a doctor for that. When I found out I had this job, I was excited, and when I found out I lost it, I was kind of down again.”
Schlitterbahn spokesperson Jeffery Siebert says that this was the first time ADP has gotten a background investigation wrong.
“If there is, for whatever reason, uncertainty, we just want to make sure that that is cleared up,” said Siebert, who indicated that Reynolds will be allowed to continue the application process.
Reynolds will not, saying he doesn’t want a job where he has to fear that his coworkers might have heard only the wrong half of the story.