Vivint Salesman Arrested as Fugitive From Felony Gun Charges

By Carl Stoffers, Published Aug 30, 2022, 09:41am EDT (Info+)

An "aggressive" Vivint salesman canvassing a Florida neighborhood was arrested on a Texas felony warrant on August 9, in a case that raises questions about the responsibilities of companies to check the backgrounds of employees who interreact with the public.

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In this report, IPVM examines the Palm Coast, FL, arrest of Khristopher Kiwanuka and what, if anything, a background check could have done to prevent this situation.

See previous IPVM coverage of Vivint:

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******* ** *** ******** ****** **** Kiwanuka ******* **** *** ******** ** a **** *** *********** * ****** officer, *** ** ******* * **** camera.

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*** ******* **** *** ** **** Kiwanuka, *** **** ** *****'* **** it *** **** ** ** "*** of **********." *** ******* **** ******* Kiwanuka ** ** ****** **** ***********—*********** anywhere ** *** **—******* *** ** Texas.

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Background ******

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Convictions, *** *******

*** ****** *** ****** ****** ** this ******** ****** ******* ********* ***** the ****** ** *** ****** *** the ************** ** ********* **** ** Vivint ** ****** *** ****** **** deploy ** ***** ** *****, ***** homes, *** *******/********* ************ ******** *** not *** ******.

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