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NSW Arrested and Charged - Will This Information be on Criminal Record Check?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by JennyC, 15 April 2016.

  1. JennyC

    JennyC Member

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    I have never been arrested or charged with a crime. However, Centrelink is currently investigating me in regards to overpayments. A new employer wants to do a criminal record check. Is there any way this information would be on this check? Or a credit check? I'm quite anxious as I really need this job.

    Please help?
     
  2. Hope this helps

    Hope this helps Well-Known Member

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    You state you are being investigated for overpayments regarding Centrelink. If they are investigating, then there has been no charges made. Many persons are being investigated by Centrelink due to overpayments whether it's due to their mistake or your mistake. Best thing to do is to go to Centrelink and investigate into this situation and if you need to pay back an amount then they will be able to work out a payment plan.

    Charges are usually made due to fraud. However, it is under investigation at the moment. Go to Centrelink, be helpful as possible and sort it out willingly. Many a time, it is due to misunderstanding or computer data error. Best to be forthcoming and work with Centrelink rather than worrying. Go and sort it out. Rarely are people charged due to overpayments as this is a common occurrence.

    Best of luck.
     
  3. Serge Gorval

    Serge Gorval Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget your rights against self-incrimination!
     

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