"Crime and Convenience," by Steve Shrott, in Hook, Line, and Sinker: The Seventh Guppie Anthology, edited by Emily P.W. Murphy, Wolf's Echo Press, 2023.
"Look, I never told you, but I have a bit of a record. I can't get mixed up in something like this."
"I ask when you hired if have record. You say no."
"That could be interpreted many ways."
Dialog is character.
The first speaker is Cathy. She has a bit of a problem with honesty.
The second speaker is Amir, who owns the convenience store where she works. He is a very honest man and he has a bit of a problem with Cathy.
When the story starts Amir has discovered that she stole a man's wallet. He insists that they go together to return it. This leads to the discovery of a corpse and a lot of trouble. It's almost like honesty is not the best policy.
A funny story.