I recently had an issue where my accounts were used to steal $11,000 without my permission. Since my accounts were used, I was charged with two felonies: a 3rd degree felony for the theft of the $11,000 and a 4th degree felony for the fact that my accounts were used.
Upon further investigation, they realized that I had no knowledge of this and that I was a victim. All charges were immediately dropped
On my background check, it shows that I was charged with a 3rd and 4th degree felony, but that the charges were dismissed. It will take approximately 1 year for the charges to be completely expunged.
I called the nursing program to find out if this would disqualify me, but they were unable to provide me with a response.
Anyone have any ideas if this would disqualify me? I was found innocent and the case was dismissed and shows as dismissed on my background check.
I am just so frustrated that I was charged before any investigation was done. It has torn my life apart the past few months.. I've been treated like a criminal and lost my job. Thankfully they finally did investigate and realized I was a victim only and dropped the charges and I sincerely hope this won't keep me out of nursing school...
Also - I've already been accepted pending a background check and drug screen (which I won't have a problem with).
Beyond being charged for a crime I didn't commit (and I was actually a victim in), I have a clean background check. I've never even had a speeding ticket or a detention!
Jun 22, '09
I'm not looking for legal advice and I don't have a case anymore - it was dropped/dismissed.
I realized that pending charges and convictions are looked at on a case by case basis, but I was found to be innocent and the case was dismissed.
In about a year, this case will be expunged and 100% gone from my record. When a background check is run, it will be clean. However, that won't be for a year and my background check for nursing school will be run before then.
I will be attending nursing school in Ohio and will take the NCLEX in Ohio. I will then be looking to transfer my license to California or Texas.
Last edit by foreverLaur on Jun 22, '09