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Are you certain you received a suspended sentence and not a conditional discharge?
If this was a suspended sentence then you did have a conviction and you did misrepresent yourself.
If instead this was a conditional discharge then your record would not show the discharge.
For this reason it sounds to me like you may have received a discharge and notva suspended sentence.
If you receive a suspended sentence the only way you can have your record cleared is to apply for record suspension which is what a pardon used to be called.
It may be that this was just so long ago that it is not in the system.
But it may be that you did get a discharge and I suppose if the employer ever asks you can say that as far as you understand it there was no actual conviction.
Fingerprinting would not reveal anything else.
I am sorry for the delay but I am a lawyer and not a computer generating a response and I cannot be online full time.The police certificate could reflect the fact that the information system was not as good back then and the conviction was so old it is not showing.
The fingerprints confirm who you are and will not access further records than what has been access as none exist.