Worker Loses Her Job for 40 Year Old Shoplifting Offence
In what is sure to be a lesson to young shoplifters who think indiscretions will go away with age, a woman in the US was fired from her banking job after her employer found she had been charged with shoplifting in 1972. The 58 year old from Milwaukee was found out after a background check from her employer (Wells Fargo) showed she had been charged with shoplifting in her late teens. The FBI background check revealed that Ms Quesada had been arrested twice in 1972 for shoplifting, charged a $50 fine for the first offence and sentenced to one year on probation for the second. The background checks were carried out due to changes in US legislation requiring stricter security for people working in the mortgage sector. The incident has shown the importance of educating young people on the lifelong problems shoplifting can cause as well as the crucial role of effective security guards in retail.