I completed the AOSB earlier this year, but unfortunately received a letter stating that I had not qualified and that if I wished I could try again in 6 months. I felt a bit concerned in the areas (2) that they had stated I had failed as these were two of my stronger attributes. Anyway, I applied via my sponsor to resit in 6 months. A few days later I received an email back from him containing some unpalatable news. It turns out that I had met the criteria at A0SB to progress to Sandhurst, but there is an issue from my past that prevented me from continuing. This issue is also preventing me from resitting AOSB. To be completely honest, I was convicted of Fraud via misrepresentation early in 2009. I had sold several items on a forum I regularly use and a couple of the items got mixed up. An honest mistake really. Understandably, one of the people complained as they had received an item that's value was considerably different from what they ordered. I agreed and tried to sort things out, however, the buyer who has received the greater valued item was not playing ball and denied everything. To skip to the conclusion, the buyer wasted no time in getting the police involved and said I tried to scam him, not mentioning how much I'd done to get it sorted out. I couldn't prove my innocence as all I had was a bunch of receipts for sending items, but nothing to state what items I'd sent to where. Kinda had the book thrown at me at the magistrates court and was slapped with Fraud via misrepresentation. Even though my solicitor advised it should have always been a civil case (or something along those lines) and it appeared that they were making an example of me. I cannot wait the 5 year rehabilitation period as I'll then be 29 and ineligible for officer entry, according to my sponsor. Is there any way that I can appeal against this decision and prove that I am in actual fact a reliable and trustworthy person, despite what that one blip on my record states? Any advice would greatly be appreciated, thank you.