Asked over 1 year ago - Huntington Station, NY

2 years ago I was caught shoplifting a small amount of items in Stop and Shop. I was pulled into the back room and they called someone to look up my name and asked if i'd ever done this before in a Walmart or Stop and Shop etc, the answer was no. They let me go after giving them everything back, without having to pay a fine, and without calling the cops. I never ever stole again but I am now worried that this will come up on a background check. the background check for the job I just got said they'll check my references about my work habits etc and also checking if I have any felony or misdemeanor convictions. I don't know if anything else is included. Will this show up?? im so scared.

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    Answered . If you were not arrested then this will not show up on a background search.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been doing criminal defense work for over 16 years. I was... more
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    Answered . No, this will not show up in a background check.

    This answer does not constitute legal advice and you should contact an attorney to confirm or research further any... more
  3. Answered . Assuming you weren't arrested, you should be fine.

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