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When I was 10 years old, yes that young, I stole from a store and was charged with petit theft. Would that be held against me? I honestly dont see why it would, but i just need to know. Since then I have a spotless record (including no traffic citations).

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When I was 10 years old, yes that young, I stole from a store and was charged with petit theft. Would that be held against me? I honestly dont see why it would, but i just need to know. Since then I have a spotless record (including no traffic citations).



 


LARCENY!!!!!!!!! YOU HAVE ZERO CHANCE!!!!!!!!! MCdonalds IS LOOKING  FOR  A FEW GOOD CRIMINALS!!!!!!!!!


 


Ok, all kidding aside. I don't see a problem here. My only question is why a store would even prosecute a 10 year old. 


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Petty theft as a 10 year-old will pose no problem for you as far as getting hired by an LE agency, just be sure to disclose it on your application. If a polygraph is part of the hiring process be sure to tell the examiner about it so that you can ease your mind about it for the test. 


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What in the world did you steal that caused then to charge a 10 year old, and assuming this was your last store theft, it shouldn't be a problem, just pay attention to the other posts as well. 

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Sheesh.. I didn't even know a child could be charged that young...  Wow!


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explorer0823 says ...



When I was 10 years old, yes that young, I stole from a store and was charged with petit theft. Would that be held against me? I honestly dont see why it would, but i just need to know. Since then I have a spotless record (including no traffic citations).



 


LARCENY!!!!!!!!! YOU HAVE ZERO CHANCE!!!!!!!!! MCdonalds IS LOOKING  FOR  A FEW GOOD CRIMINALS!!!!!!!!!


 


Ok, all kidding aside. I don't see a problem here. My only question is why a store would even prosecute a 10 year old. 



And they say you don't have a sense of humor.  Hah!


I too, am questioning the sanity of charging a ten year old with petty theft.  You've been given good advice - best thing to do is heed it.

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My charge as a 15 year old didn't affect my hiring. You should be ok, if this is your only concern.


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Sheesh.. I didn't even know a child could be charged that young...  Wow!



Generally speaking, the courts here do not like to have juveniles entered into the criminal justice system until the age of 10-11 and preferablly out of elementary school.  That said, I have issued criminal citations to many 10 year olds for fighting at both the elementary and middle school levels.  It doesn't happen very often (once in 11 years counting) but I have even taken one 8 year old to juvenile hall.


As for why a grocery store would choose to have charges filed on a 10 year old for PETTY (not "petit") theft, it's up to the victim if he or she want(s) to be a victim.


As for an issue or concern in reference to a crime that was committed at the age of 10:  If since the original incident, there has not been a pattern of repeated offenses between then and now, you (the O/P) should be fine.  Include it in ALL of your applications and be honest with your background investigator(s) when asked about it. 

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What Retleo said. I am curious of the value of the ill gotten goods.LOL

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What Retleo said. I am curious of the value of the ill gotten goods.LOL



He was probably taking butter brickle ice cream, thus the store's eagerness to prosecute.

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36TR says ...



My charge as a 15 year old didn't affect my hiring. You should be ok, if this is your only conce


Tim, they charged you for stealing a womans .........heart??  LOL!!!


How cheesey was that comment I just made?



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uncledennis1 says ...



What Retleo said. I am curious of the value of the ill gotten goods.LOL


Bump,


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explorer0823 says ...



When I was 10 years old, yes that young, I stole from a store and was charged with petit theft. Would that be held against me? I honestly dont see why it would, but i just need to know. Since then I have a spotless record (including no traffic citations).



??????? And they didn't chop off one of your hands?!?!?!?!?!?


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You're ok brother.I see no problem whatsoever."Go forth and sin no more"

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36TR says ...



My charge as a 15 year old didn't affect my hiring. You should be ok, if this is your only conce


Tim, they charged you for stealing a womans .........heart??  LOL!!!


How cheesey was that comment I just made?




Bwahahahahahaha. Not quite


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I want to know what 36TR was charged with at 15! LOL.

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You guys seriously got me to laugh reading those responses XD and just for the record it was a deck of yugioh cards and a beyblade

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explorer0823 says ...



You guys seriously got me to laugh reading those responses XD and just for the record it was a deck of yugioh cards and a beyblade


 


Good Lord!!!


You mean to tell me you got pinched at the tender age of 10 over pokey man like cards??


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Catwoman911 says ...



Sheesh.. I didn't even know a child could be charged that young...  Wow!



Me either!

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SkoolCop says ...



Catwoman911 says ...



Sheesh.. I didn't even know a child could be charged that young...  Wow!



Generally speaking, the courts here do not like to have juveniles entered into the criminal justice system until the age of 10-11 and preferablly out of elementary school.  That said, I have issued criminal citations to many 10 year olds for fighting at both the elementary and middle school levels.  It doesn't happen very often (once in 11 years counting) but I have even taken one 8 year old to juvenile hall.


As for why a grocery store would choose to have charges filed on a 10 year old for PETTY (not "petit") theft, it's up to the victim if he or she want(s) to be a victim.


As for an issue or concern in reference to a crime that was committed at the age of 10:  If since the original incident, there has not been a pattern of repeated offenses between then and now, you (the O/P) should be fine.  Include it in ALL of your applications and be honest with your background investigator(s) when asked about it. 



Thanks SkoolCop.. that helps me understand. :)


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I want to know what 36TR was charged with at 15! LOL.



Yeah Tim, fess up.

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36TR. Timmy not to upstage you at age 5 I drove the getaway trike in the strong arm of a 3 year old.

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uncledennis1 says ...



36TR. Timmy not to upstage you at age 5 I drove the getaway trike in the strong arm of a 3 year old.



How did that work out?  Anyone who says easy as taking candy form a baby obviously has never tried to take candy form a baby.

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I'm thinking 36TR got busted for using slugs in the cigarette machine in the laundromat.

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36TR says ...



My charge as a 15 year old didn't affect my hiring. You should be ok, if this is your only conce


Tim, they charged you for stealing a womans .........heart??  LOL!!!


How cheesey was that comment I just made?




Probably because he didn't have one of his own at the time... LOL


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uncledennis1 says ...



What Retleo said. I am curious of the value of the ill gotten goods.LOL



He was probably taking butter brickle ice cream, thus the store's eagerness to prosecute.



Now this made me LOL!  Thanks.


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I'm just betting that uncledennis didn't have the trike registered,no proof of ownership,no plates,no title and no drivers license.