My question involves a background check in the State of: CALIFORNIA
When I was 15 years old I worked for Sears in the mall, and I was let go about 6 months later because the manager told me he caught me discounting some store items. All he said was, "I'm going to have to ask you to leave." and I never went back.
I am now turning 20 years old next month. Just last year I was hired to Circuit City and they told me that Sears was on my background check and it said something about $60 worth of merchandise was involved in the case.
Sears never sent me a bill or anything after I left the job and I was not arrested or no was I told to pay a fine. I called Sears Holding Inc. Human Resources and they told me I would have to call the store, but when I call the store they bounced me back to the HR I was talking to. They also told me there was nothing I could do about the matter and it's bugging me!
I am a make up artist trying to get a career with MAC Cosmetics, but I don't want to apply and have that show up on my records because I don't want to look like a bad person. I didn't steal anything and I have no criminal record, but I want this job so much that I don't want a background check to lose my chances.
I am trying to just pay off the $60 fee, but Sears says they can't do anything about it and they keep bouncing me back and forth.
Any expert advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read my long description.