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Criminal history

Answered 2 years ago

How can someone have a criminal history without knowing it until DCSI tells them

My cousin went to apply for the Disability and received an email her application needs more information due to criminal history found.
No further action required by her at this stage.

Why didn’t the police inform her ?
She’s besides herself cause she hasn’t done anything in past to make her a criminal



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ANSWER
2 years ago
I never even knew this was a thing, and I'm on a DSP

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2 years ago
This is DCSI not a Centrelink payment

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2 years ago
Shit sorry x

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2 years ago
Lol

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2 years ago
What is DCSI

ANSWER
2 years ago
She needs to get onto freedom of informatiin and find out what crime she committed. It would have to be serious like assualt etc to be denied.

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2 years ago
Will let her know
If it was serious wouldn’t police contact her ?

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2 years ago
You would assume so qhich is why I find it bizzar as most serious offences would have police involvement and action. She would know.

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2 years ago
To have a criminal history you must have appeared in court. So it isn’t making sense at all.

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2 years ago

My cousin send me an email
Here’s part of it

At assessment stage.
This is because we have received criminal history information or information has been found in South Australian Government databases, that is relevant to your application.

We may contact you for further details about this information. We may also seek further information from other sources.

This is an update only. No action is required by you or your Requesting Organisation in response to this email.

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2 years ago
So it's not necessarily something criminal. It says it could be something else relevant they've found.

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2 years ago
serious enough to go on record?

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2 years ago
My friend was told she’s a suspect going back 13years ago and she’s waiting to see what police FOI found

ANSWER
2 years ago
Bump

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2 years ago
When I applied for one I was flagged. It turned out it was someone with the same name. Get her to keep looking into it.

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2 years ago
Her name isn’t common

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2 years ago
It doesn't need to be common, it just needs to be the same as one other person who has a record.

ANSWER
2 years ago
Just get a police clearance for her and see what the crime is.

No, police dont inform you when you get a record, because you go to court and find out then that they your guilty and as such will be sentenced and have the crime recorded on your police record.

She should know if she has a record.

Also if she does and it’s been more then 10 years since her last offence she can apply to have the conviction ‘spent’ which means they take it off the record and she can have a clean one again.

Most people have a record these days, no biggie.


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2 years ago
She has police clearance for aged care and no criminal record on it

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2 years ago
“Most people have a record” ? I really don’t think so.

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2 years ago
Would traffic offenses or parking tickets come up on a record?

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2 years ago
No ^

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2 years ago
Most people do not have a record. And yeah, it’s a big deal.

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2 years ago
You would know if you have a conviction because it's ruled in court and if you don't show up for court there is a warrant for your arrest until you are arrested and present at court. Simple really.

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2 years ago
Absolutely, this story doesn’t make sense. Never would you not know.

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2 years ago
My cousin send me this morning the email

Here’s part of it

It needs further assessment.
This is because we have received criminal history information or information has been found in South Australian Government databases, that is relevant to your application.

We may contact you for further details about this information. We may also seek further information from other sources.

This is an update only. No action is required by you or your Requesting Organisation in response to this email.

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2 years ago
Is it possible she has had her identity stolen? You don’t have serious charges without knowing about it.

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2 years ago
True

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2 years ago
Maybe they have mistaken her for someone with the same name and DOB. It's possible if she has a common name

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2 years ago
No common name

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2 years ago
Would possible outstanding speeding fines or something simple like that count?

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2 years ago
That’s not classed as a crime when applying for a clearance