Trying to get a job with forgery on my record?
When I was 15 I got a job. My parents wouldn’t let me have access to my paychecks. They made me deposit the money into an account they controlled. I was then given an allowance out of that…
They were also very abusive so as soon as I turned 18 I fled. I had over $3k in work money that I assumed I could rightfully withdraw at 18 with the right proof. I was depending on that to survive. I discovered later I wasn’t allowed to touch that account until I was 22.
In extreme anger I demanded that my parents give me what’s rightfully mine and of course they refused unless i moved back in. (I was forced to do a lot of work for them as well so I’m assuming they didn’t want that to run away).
I was homeless, hungry, tired and desperate to get what was owed to me. I returned home and then the story changed to I would get $100 out of the 3k every couple weeks that i stayed. I freaked out and left again. Since I couldn’t get my money I grabbed some gift certificates for food off the counter and left. At least I could live in my car for a bit and feed myself..
I changed the name on the certificate to false names in hopes it wouldn’t be traced. In case my mom called in to see if it was used… Huge mistake. A month later after I finally get a place I get detectives knocking on my door and taking me to jail. Over $80 worth of food.
I told my story but regardless of how it went down they say the fact of me defrauding the signature puts me at a forgery charge.
They said after 7yrs it would fall off however. So I thought I’ll just battle the next 7yrs as best as I can.
Here I am 7yrs later and I find out I live in a state where to expunge is not an option.
I keep getting denied from jobs. Because of this I have worked at a crappy dead end job for 5yrs… been promoted many times and am now in management. I’ve about had it. I don’t have anything else on my record, I don’t get into trouble..
I feel like my life is now a lost cause.
I just received an interview for a very important job and I’m terrified at explaining all this because every place makes me and then denies me. I am so ****** stressed out about how to make them believe I’m not a thief.
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