I was caught stealing an ink cartridge from Wal-Mart in 2011, but they didn't call the police because it was under $25. They took my name and address and let me go, then I got some sort of bill in the mail for a fine of about $150, which I paid. I was never actually charged with anything or arrested, so I am wondering if this is something that will be on my record or not? I have been offered a position with a retail store, pending a background check. I passed a background check in 2012 (a year after the incident) that was for an accounting position, but if this new company is specifically looking for retail theft, will it show on my record? Thank you.
Background checks are going to show arrest records, some court proceedings and convictions (and dispositions). Without law enforcement contact it is unlikely anything will show up on your background check. You can run a CO background check at: https://www.cbirecordscheck.com/ for $6.85.
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It is very unlikely to show up. Background checks are almost universally looking at convictions. You've been convicted of nothing.
Best of luck in your new job.
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Probably not. Unless you were convicted of theft, which you were not, the background check should not pick it up.
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