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Feb 22, 2019

A Single Mother Loses Her Job Because of Faulty Police Record

A single mother of six is without gainful employment tonight after losing her job at a call center on Thursday due to an error on her police record. According to thirty-four-year-old Tiffany Gideon, she was charged for a common assault back in 2001 after getting into a fight with another young lady. The charge initially appeared on her criminal record, but mysteriously it has morphed into a drug trafficking offense. According to Gideon, she has never been arrested, charged or convicted for drug trafficking, but the fact that it now appears on her record, despite all attempts to have that document amended, has ended with her termination.  She shared her misfortune with us earlier today and is hoping that she can get an audience with the Commissioner of Police to rectify the situation.

 

Tiffany Gideon, Complainant

Tiffany Gideon

“This is something that has been going on for a while now.  Yesterday, I was fired from my job establishment which is Transparent BPO.  They fired me because when I got the job I did not have my police record at the time, I just gave them the receipt.  So because I gave them the receipt they were not aware that I had something on my record.  Now yesterday, they came and logged me out of the system and took me to the human resources department.  When they took me there to the human resources department they gave me a letter and told me that this is a record that we have on your file which is a drug trafficking record that is on my file which is not my charge.  I have never been convicted of a crime before like that.  I know I have a record which is common assault which is the only record that I know because when I was younger I was in couple fights and stuff like that, so I got a couple records for fighting.  Now all of a sudden I have a record that is showing that I have a drug trafficking charge.  Now, Isani, that is something that is totally, I don’t know where that is coming from and I have been back and forth to Belmopan trying to fix this record and stuff like that before I got this job at Transparent BPO.  Now when I got the job at Transparent, I could not further with that record situation trying to fix it.”

 

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