If my sister was caught stealing and used my name, what can I do to clear my record?

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If my sister was caught stealing and used my name, what can I do to clear my record?

My sister stole my identity 4 years ago and since she didn’t have an ID on her she gave my name; she was already on probation for something else. She was cited and went to court. In court she had a lawyer represent her to change the name on the case; she was told that my name would be cleared. Now, 4 years later, I found out through my new employer that I have a criminal record due to that incident. My employer is getting ready to let me go. What can do to clear this up? How can I proof it wasn’t me? I should mention that my sister was never arrested nor booked for this incident so there is no fingerprints to proof it was not me.

Asked on March 5, 2012 under Criminal Law, California

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