Do I have to put County Retail Theft on a job application?

On the oucrt system page, it says: This is not a criminal offense and results only in a money penalty for this offense.

Asked on June 5, 2009 under Criminal Law, Wisconsin

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Probably not.  If the application asks if you were ever convicted of a crime, the answer would be "no" because this is not a criminal offense; if it is worded along the lines of "have you ever had been accussed of any offense relating to theft", or something similar, then the answer would be "yes".  Basically use your best judgement and answer as honestly as you can without volunteering any information.


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