I think I made a mistake...I was offered a job at Wal-Mart and I'm aware they do background criminal checks. I have a 14 or 15 year old misdemeanor retail fraud charge. I thought that they were only allowed to go back 7 to 10 years, but heard recently that they may go back further. I've been an upstanding citizen since then, and had plenty of jobs working with money, cash register, shopping for clients, etc. but I did not disclose the old misdemeanor. So, now I'm worried. Does anyone know how far they look or are allowed to look? I don't have any felonies. I really need this job. I don't know if it makes a difference, but I live in Michigan.