I live in Las Vegas and Im trying to find a job in a casino. I got caught shoplifting a pair of earrings. THe cop had me fill out some paperwork, then I received a letter in the mail asking to pay for a fine.... I never really went to court and got convicted. I just dont know if this will show on my background check. How do I check my background at the same levels that employers check? If it's not on my record, can they deny hiring me because I mentioned this incident? I want it to mention it in the application in case they find it but, because it wasn't really a conviction, what if they dont even find it.... would I be affected jus for mentioning it?