MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM)- A West Michigan man has a felony on his record and its not his. It's preventing him from getting a good job.
He called 13 On Your Side looking for help to clear his name. It became crucial when he was recently hired by United Parcel Service. "I needed this UPS job. I was hired. I was supposed to report there on the 28th. This month, on Monday," says Marcus D. Johnson.
Johnson was going to work at the company's Muskegon location. But, as he was making plans to start, he says they called him back and said he had a felony on his file. The background check showed that he had been convicted of Uttering and Publishing also known as forgery.
It wasn't the first time the issue had come up. Several months ago, Johnson was denied a gun permit. He contacted the FBI in hopes of getting it taken care of. "I sent them my fingerprints, social security, and birth certificate. They sent me a letter back saying I was denied."