In what is the largest fine in a background-check case, Houston’s Vista Energy Marketing faces a more than $50,000 fine for hiring door-to-door salespeople without first conducting background checks. The case stems from a Bucks County rape allegation that came to the state Public Utility Commission (PUC) from the Bensalem police. Following an investigation, PUC learned that the company’s third-party vendor, which was hired for door-to-door sales and marketing, failed to comply with requirements for background checks and, in turn, faces 124 violations.

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