I am a 22 yr old full time college student. I am very passionate about my studies and made a very bad choice with a very bad friend. (no longer friend of course) I got caught shoplifting from macys, i think about 40 dollars worth. No backround at all, not even a speeding ticket. My court date is in 3 weeks. I am not so much nervous about court as this....my current place of employment (a preschool teacher) did a current backround check and questioned me and asked what it was. I was embarassed...so I lied and said it was for something other than retail fraud. I do not think they knew, tnhey just knew I was fingerprinted. So i have 2 questions.
1. I am hoping for probation. If so, how long does this stay on my record?
2. I am student teaching in a little over a year from now. I am positive they do backround checks. Will this show up? I cannot let this one stupid decision affect my dreams and my goals of becoming a teacher.
PLEASE HELP ME! I cannot lose my job either. I am willing to be on probation, pay money, and do community service. How long until this is off my record.
And also, if something DOES come up on a backround check, does it say EXACTLY what i did? I am so nervous, please help me if you can.