Hi, I have been offered a job by an organization that will be filing Security clearance. I was reviewing the SF86 form to just get information, where I learned that I must disclose if I was charged eve, In October 2016, I was charged with my wife for shoplifting, later this was nolle prosequi at the court by the judge. we got the charges expunged immediately/on the same day of the court decision in January 2017.
The incident took place at Walmart, when my wife failed to scan of the items from the shopping cart, I was no where near her when this happened, later she was asked to go to the room, where I accompanied her considering her health and unaware of the situation at all, The store office called the police and the Police officers at Walmart charged me on the recommendation of the Walmart employee, since I was trying to intervene and help my wife. BTW, the items were in the amount of $236.
What are the things I should do? Should I reveal the incident to employer before joining? Am I still eligible to get security clearance? any other things I should consider or keep in mind?
Also, If I get contingent employment letter based on interim security clearance, if it passes, will I be good to get the final security clearance?
I would really appreciate your timely help