My girlfriend was arrested for shoplifting and is now applying for jobs and is worried about the outcome.
However being honest is always the best policy. They will see it as a mistake and somehow deserved to be given second change. They will soon forget it as soon as she can show what she's got !!! Good luck for her :-)
they can do a background check, but they must have your consent & you have the option to be notified when a background check was done to you & by who.
If they do a background check they will find out. And while they have to get consent, pretty much refusing to give consent means forget about the job.
If the job requests a background check, they'll find out. If she refuses it, they won't hire her.
Very easy to do a search online!