NSW Criminal Law - Conviction Spent After 18 Years?

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  1. Jos351

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    Hi,

    I have a conviction from 2001 for obtaining property by deception in Victoria. I did community service and all was finished. I have not reoffended but was just silly and young. Now I have a good job and have been chosen to head a new project at work where credit card access from customers is required and might be subject to a police check.

    I’m already employed so not sure if this is for new employees but still I’m a bit nervous. What would my police check in NSW contain under criminal law? Or a national check? I read also that this offence is over 10 years so it might be spent? I don’t want my employee or Manager to know about something that happened 18 years ago. Should I be very worried?

    Thank you
     
  2. Adam1user

    Adam1user Well-Known Member

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    Best way for you to find out is to get a criminal check for yourself and ask about this. it will cost you the fees, but at least you will not worry.

    Good luck.
     
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  3. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer
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    I agree with the above.
    The price of peace of mind is the same as
    the cost of doing one of those online checks, on yourself.
     
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  4. Jos351

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    Thanks that’s a great idea. I was concerned it might be different but the one I get would be the same as the one HR gets. I’ve been with the company a number of years I’m hoping I won’t even need to be checked! Thanks for your answer.
     
  5. Jos351

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    Thank you, appreciate your response. Fingers crossed I won’t even need one!
     
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