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Some Who Worked Security At PGA Championship Still Waiting To Get Paid

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Rochester: Some Who Worked Security At PGA Championship Still Waiting To Get Paid
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The PGA Championship brought thousands of golf fans to the Oak Hill Country Club earlier in August. Tournament officials spent a lot of time an effort on security measures for such a large event, but some security employees have still not been paid.

These days, it's not uncommon to look for jobs online.

Kenneth Huggins of Rochester found a Facebook posting six weeks before the PGA Championship. Streamline Security, based in New York City, was hiring 210 employees in the Rochester area for security officer positions.

"If we wanted to work be here at five o'clock in the morning and that was it," Huggins said.

The pay was listed only as "very attractive" and the ad asked for prior security experience. Huggins said he never spoke to anyone over the phone.

"We were just making sure nobody had weapons coming in, that was it."

To his knowledge, Huggins says he didn't undergo a background check or training, but did put his Social Security number on his time card when he arrived.

"It seemed kind of awkward, but I figured it was the PGA so hey, it's going to be legitimate."

Huggins and more than 100 other Rochester employees who worked for Streamline Security have still not received paychecks. He says the company keeps claiming the check is in the mail.

"We're going to make sure we pay them," said Desmond Ojumu, CEO of Streamline Security.

A spokesperson for the PGA says Contemporary Services Corporation, known as CSC, hired all the security employees for the tournament, but Ojumu says CSC hired his company to find 120 security officers in Rochester.

"I try to call to let them know, that oh okay, you work 10-20 hours for CSC, some of them said, no, it's 50, so I said okay. Everything came from the CSC, the time and everything. I been straightening it out with them, making sure we have the right hours they worked," Ojumu said.

Ojumu says this is the first time Streamline has worked with CSC. He says paperwork between the two companies has taken longer than expected but he intends to mail out all of the paychecks next week.

We reached out to CSC but they declined to comment.

Ojumu says he expects to mail out the employee's paychecks by next Friday.

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