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The statute considers all charges under this statute as "theft" (http://www.loislaw.com/livepublish8923/doclink.htp?dockey=5051286@IACODE&alias=IACODE&cite=714.2).
The bakground check should provide a notation that the offense is theft. However, anyone that reviews the background check can look up the statute fairly easily and find out exactly what the offense was.
If they checked into this, it would show that this involved theft of $250 or less, which is a very minor offense. It's not good, but it is the least serious of all of the crimes. I would not suggest that you misrepresent the offense.
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Any criminal conviction that is obtained by an adult becomes permanent criminal history. The only thing you can do is try to have your record expunged of this crime. However, the ability to do this under Iowa law is very limited: http://expungement.uslegal.com/expungement-of-criminal-records/iowa-expungement-law/
Well, I don't really think that a bad check charge (which is fraud) looks any better than petty theft, which is your offense.
The last thing you want to do is be caught in a lie - that'll guarantee you won't be hired.
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