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Direct TV Installer Arrested for Barging Into Basement

A man claimed he was there to do work, but his employer denied a work order in that particular Monkton home.

A Direct TV technician was arrested last week after allegedly entering a Monkton woman's basement without permission, police say.

Harry Anthony Herald, 45, of the 7100 block of Brightside Avenue in Overlea, was charged with third-degree burglary after allegedly telling the 69-year-old homeowner that he was there to do work on her television, according to a police incident summary.

Police say Direct TV representatives denied Herald's claims, adding that they had no record of a work order in the 16300 block of York Road in Monkton between 3:15 and 3:35 p.m. on Dec. 22.

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Crabsn Beer December 30, 2012 at 05:19 AM
Why did Direct TV hire a technician with a criminal history of B&E?
Sanchez December 30, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Why are elected officials filing legislation to require prospective employers to disregard ones criminal record unless it has something to do with the job being applied for? "Felons' rights: Proposal would ban job discrimination against ex-cons in Seattle " "Pre-Employment Inquiries and Arrest & Conviction There is no Federal law that clearly prohibits an employer from asking about arrest and conviction records. However, using such records as an absolute measure to prevent an individual from being hired could limit the employment opportunities of some protected groups and thus cannot be used in this way. Several state laws limit the use of arrest and conviction records by prospective employers. These range from laws and rules prohibiting the employer from asking the applicant any questions about arrest records to those restricting the employer's use of conviction data in making an employment decision." http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/practices/inquiries_arrest_conviction.cfm

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