I was caught shoplifting at Tesco in December 2012 a day after losing my job. Since then, I have found it had to find another job and it is telling on me. Does it mean that my data is accessed by employers even before they call me for interviews?
The police guy tried to plead on my behalf but they cornered him and convinced him. Actually, I must tell the truth here because I need honest advice. He came back to me not very happy when I asked him what the staff said. He said that they refused because they believe that I have been doing it for a long time. it wasn't true. It was a complete lack of judgment after I lost my job of five years and with children to feed, I thought of how to economise and all I did was to think of taking some food stuff from Tesco and buying some.
Now, I've paid over £180 to Tesco for a £35 worth of goods and £80 for the police fine. They deceived me by saying that it ends there once I paid all the fines. I did not go to the police station. I have lived with this horror for the past year now and no hour has passed without this nonsense coming into my head every day.
Now, even my own money can't get me a trade permit to open my business because they keep referring to a criminal conviction. How come they put it in my record and deceived me that paying the fines will end it? I was truly a zombie of the law.