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Posted about 7 years ago

 

I've currently taken all my required tests (CJBAT, TABE, physicals, swimming, etc) and i'm filling out some applications. Some of them ask credit and financial history and that scares me a bit.

See, when I was 18, I started my own business, which was very successful for a teenager. But I had someone successfully rip me off almost $7000 and it drove me to the ground. I tried to get my head above water and never could. Now I have to file bankruptcy to start over because of that scum bag.

If I get to an interview and explain the situation with supporting documents, would my past credit affect me being hired? Everything else checks out great for me: no arrests, clean driving record, never used any drugs....

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

nothin huh?

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

on the fed level, yes for sure. Most state levels maybe. local, sometimes. Super Secret Levels such as "q" cleared. Not only you but your family and inlaws. Seriously.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

thanks for the response. I'm hoping that maybe my efforts to run my own business will show that i'm motivated. The failure is well documented by myself as being out of my control. After (and before) i maintained a supervisory position where I was responsible for a crew of 10 guys, so leadership shouldn't be questioned. hopefully they can see positive in it.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Its a big deal in the federal government, but they want disclosure and want to know why. It happens and most investigators understand that but they also look at your current finances and make sure your not in over your head and subject to some type of coercion.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

The terrible thing about this is most of your elected government officials have bad credit. I read a report passed around the barracks awhile ago stating the Clinton cabinet had them most bankruptcy's of any leadership in history.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

May dept in texas look at that .....they will ask for finances , bank accounts numbers your credit report and so forth ....most do

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

We look at it here.


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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

IT IS SOMETHING LOOKED AT AND I HAVE BEEN TURNED DOWN ONCE BEFORE FROM A DEPT. I HAD APPLIED FOR DUE TO MY CREDIT HISTORY FROM WHEN I WAS YOUNGER BUT WITH TIME THINGS TEND TO WORK THEMSELVES OUT ALSO WITH A LOT OF HARD WORK.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Loop you must be in Broward County, or somewhere down south. Yes they will look at your credit, but if its as you say, that you have lots of documentation that you werent just being a slacker you should be ok. Good luck. By the way, if you havent already filed for bakruptcy, I would suggest that you dont. They way the new laws are set you still must repay the debt and have a bankruptcy on your record. Better off going to a counseling agency or attorney that will work with your creditors and make a payment plan. You will still take a hit on your credit, but it wont be as negative as a bankruptcy

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Brian:

The more you have in your favor, the better. Positives such as bilingual speaker, military, college degree, EMT, already an academy graduates and passed the state officer certification exam, etc. helps. Also the more time that is between you and your financial issues helps. I see from your profile that you are in Tallahassee, FL, and are 23 now. Bankruptcy may be a little rash at this point. Better you work it out, pay back slowly, and get the respect for not bailing out as some people view it. If you have some friends with your target agencies up there in North Florida, you may want to get an off the record vibe from them as far as their agency's view. It varies some agency to agency.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

what they really want to know is if your credit is already messed up because it certainly will be after the crap pay they are going to give you and they don't want you to have a head start.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Yeah, I had a few friends with a few credit issues and they got denied from working here until they get it cleared up...


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