What if someone else’s charge(s) is showing up on my criminal history?

If someone used your personal identifying information at the time of his or her arrest, there is a chance that arrest will appear on your criminal history when an employer uses a name-based check to access your criminal record. When this happens, you must complete a record inspection with GCIC, which will compare your fingerprints to the fingerprints on file for the disputed arrest. If GCIC confirms the information on your record is incorrect and that someone falsely used your identity at the time of his or her arrest, you will be issued a certificate indicating that your fingerprints do not match the arrest records. You must take this certificate to the arresting agency and request that your personal identifying information be deleted from the other person’s GCIC criminal history record so that the arrest will no longer appear on a name-based check for your criminal record.

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