Bank job offer, FBI background check.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by iLikeToDrum, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. iLikeToDrum macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2010
    I'm curious about Wells Fargo's background check. I have a possible teller position lined up with them and am concerned wether or not I'll pass the background check.

    When I was 14 I got into some trouble and had some charges(theft related) that were later reduced to misdemeanors and, as far as I know, expunged when I turned 18 a few years back.

    So will it even show up that I got in trouble or what?

    Thanks for the help guys!
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    It might show up, but I don't think I would worry about that, especially if it was so long ago and minor charges. I think they are looking for much more serious charges with such checks.
  3. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    it may stay on there until you apply for a pardon

    good luck with the job
  4. iLikeToDrum thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2010
    Appreciate the prompt insightful replies. Since it was reduced to a misdemeanor, I should be alright then? A tad nervous, to say the least.
  5. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    If it comes up, you explain that you were a kid at the time, a minor, and that you have grown up and straightened out and worked and studied hard in the meantime; the fact that it was reduced to a misdemeanor should stand to you.

    Meanwhile, best of luck with it.
  6. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    Why not just petition to have your juvenile records sealed? If it's nothing serious I doubt it's difficult to have that done. Rules on this vary by state, but seriously though, if it makes you nervous, I would suggest this. You'll have other job interviews, and you don't want to be nervous for them either.
  7. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
  8. eljanitor macrumors 6502


    Feb 10, 2011
    I have no idea what to tell you, besides even if it does show up, I don't know if they will care. I suppose that depends on what the theft charge involved. When I had an FBI background check done on me for a job I was told the following.

    "If theres anything you did ever like got arrested, or any other trouble you may have gotten into you need to tell us now, before we approve the investigation. It doesn't mean you might not get approved for certain things if you disclose them to us. However if you're hiding something they will find it."
  9. nouveau macrumors member

    Dec 5, 2011
    Well they'll know for sure you posted that question here
  10. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    Yep, now they definitely know!:D
  11. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
  12. Naimfan Suspended


    Jan 15, 2003
    First, off, you need to find out whether your record was expunged or not. "As far as I know . . ." doesn't cut it. Call the court and find out.

    What state are you in? That will drive part of it.

    Generally, juvenile records are sealed, with a few exceptions for governmental positions. For example, if you apply to the military, it will show up. That is different from being expunged, which means it is effectively erased.

    The other problem is that the charge you mention in passing, theft, is a crime of dishonesty, which will certainly be of interest to a bank.
  13. Jacooch macrumors member


    Oct 23, 2011
    For Wells (as a former recruiter) any applicant that has a trust hit (things that deal with bad checks, theft, etc are disqualifying. There are no known exceptions that I ever saw. That being said, if it was expunged it may not show up.
  14. davidoloan Suspended

    Apr 28, 2009
    Yes, they might look to promote you to HQ.
  15. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Because of your age it is possible it won't be there but the poster above who was once a recruiter for Wells is correct.

    I do know if you did something at 18 theft related you may not find yourself in a job handling money if they run a background check.

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