If not convicted, will a shoplifting arrest show up in a criminal background check?

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I was caught shoplifting. I got arrested but was not convicted because the witness did not show up for court. The case was dismissed. The amount taken was under $150, a misdemeanor. This was my first offense. I also paid the $500 fine that Target billed for the civil damages. Will this appear on any background checks? Credit checks? I am concerned that I will not pass employment background checks because of this, even though I was not convicted. Will this appear on any kind of checks?

Answered 6 years ago| Contributor
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