The Answer is (B). Charges that do not result
in a conviction may only be reported for seven years under
the FCRA. Remember that some states have additional restrictions
regarding the reporting of non-convictions.
You have been requested to run a background check on an
individual for a potential employer. You discover that this
person was charged with four felony counts. Ultimately,
three of the counts were dismissed in exchange for him pleading
guilty to the fourth count. Is it proper to report all four
counts due to the conviction of one of the counts he was
Yes, but you can only report the three dismissed counts
for seven years.
Yes, because the charges were only dismissed as part of
a plea deal and he was not acquitted of them.