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Criminal history

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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I never even knew this was a thing, and I'm on a DSP

 This is DCSI not a Centrelink payment
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 Shit sorry x
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  Lol
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 What is DCSI
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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.

 Absolutely, this story doesn’t make sense. Never would you not know.
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 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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Is it possible she has had her identity stolen? You don’t have serious charges without knowing about it.

 True
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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.

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

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 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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 To have a criminal history you must have appeared in court. So it isn’t making sense at all.
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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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 So it's not necessarily something criminal. It says it could be something else relevant they've found.
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 serious enough to go on record?
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 My friend was told she’s a suspect going back 13years ago and she’s waiting to see what police FOI found
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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.

 Her name isn’t common
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 It doesn't need to be common, it just needs to be the same as one other person who has a record.
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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.

 She has police clearance for aged care and no criminal record on it
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 “Most people have a record” ? I really don’t think so.
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 Would traffic offenses or parking tickets come up on a record?
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 No ^
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 Most people do not have a record. And yeah, it’s a big deal.
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Maybe they have mistaken her for someone with the same name and DOB. It's possible if she has a common name

 No common name
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Would possible outstanding speeding fines or something simple like that count?

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