My question involves criminal law for the state of: Maryland
So here's the deal: Two years ago, when i was 20, I was caught shoplifting from Target. This is an incident that I expect no pity for, it was an incredibly foolish act on my part that I've owned up to, and that has never happened again since. Anyway, I was taken into a back room by undercover LPO's, signed some papers, had my picture taken, and told that I was not allowed inside a Target for a year.The total of the items I stole was originally $120, but the guy who processed it said he would knock the $20 off because I was so cooperative. Anyway, I was escorted off the premises, went home, and about two weeks later received a civil demand in the mail.
Now my question: I work in retail (I already had this job at the time of the shoplifting incident), and have had other retail jobs since (I worked at Victoria's Secret at one point, but hated it and quit). I am currently applying for a job at Godiva Chocolatiers, and in the new-hire's packet I was given, there is a form to sign authorizing the company to do a background check via a company called HireRight, and this check includes a criminal check, employment verification, and theft database. I don't have a criminal background and am sure my employment verification will check out, but...prior to applying for this job, I'd never even known theft databases existed, and so now I am wondering what it takes to find yourself in one and how to know what companies use it? No police were called during the Target incident, and as far as I know no charges were filed. Like I stated earlier, I have landed other retail jobs since the incident...but maybe not all retail companies use this database? (I'm guessing Victoria's Secret doesn't, since I got that job) Is it even worth my time (and Godiva's) going through with this HireRight background check? Any answers would be helpful.