My question involves criminal law for the state of: Florida
I have a set of circumstances that i feel may result in me being able to have my name removed from this database, i just wanted to see what anyone else thinks or what some of my options are.
It all started six and a half years ago while i was working for gap inc. i was 17 at the time and i saw a loophole in their return policy. I purchased many items in their clearance section for prices that were below what they rang up as and then proceeded to return them to another store without my reciept getting store credit for the amount that they rang up for. i recieved the store credit in the mail and used it to make a purchase at the store. about 3 months later, 18 days after i turned 18 i was called into the back office where some guy was there to question me about the return. He told me that if i didnt do exactly what they told me that the police were going to come and take me to jail. i was really scared at the time and didnt want my parents to find out anything so i just agreed since i felt like i didnt have any other choice. I didnt know it at the time but one of the things that he made me sign was something for this retail theft database. I have not had to apply for any kind of retail position for the past 6 years but now i needed a temperary job so i applied at a place and just got a letter in the mail telling me that my background check had failed.
This is the first time i heard about this even being on my record, anyway enclosed was a copy of the report which stated the following.
Incident type: Credit Card fraud
Incident description: Return fraud
Verification Notes: Signed admission on file
So now that you know the story here are my questions.
First, why is the term "Credit Card fraud" even on the report since nothing had anything to do with any credit cards.
Second, I feel like they force me to sign this admission (which i didnt know that was what i was signing back then) or i was going to go to jail. In my mind i didnt have a choice.
In the end i would like to have this removed from the database completely, I was wondering if i have any legal legs to stand on since the alleged "crime" was commited when i was a minor so it shoud be sealed but they waited till i was 18 to fire me and make me sign their papers. Also the report is inacurrate since there was no credit card anything. and third i was forced to sign this admission without being informed of what i was signing.
Please let me know what you think and where i should start to have this resolved.