Bassinger & Harvey | Randy J Harvey
The company has every right to press charges against you for the theft. As a result of being terminated for theft you will likely also be denied unemployment benefits. Theft is a specific intent crime and is fully committed the moment you move an object with intent to steal it, therefore, offering to give the money back does not change the commission of a crime-it may reduce the penalty the court hands down, though not likely unless it is a first offense.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Steven Miller | Steven Miller
They can still report the employee to law enforcement authorities for the theft. The fact that the employee offered to pay it back, may or may not have a bearing on whether law enforcement will continue to prosecute the case. Depending upon the amount allegedly taken, the theft could be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or felony. Any employee accused of this, should keep their mouth quiet and immediately seek the advise of a criminal defense attorney (which I am not).
Answer Applies to: California
WILLIAM L SANDERS, ATTORNEY AT LAW | William L. Sanders
Company may press charges, even if there is restitution. What will happen? It will depend on the severity of the offense, the amount, the jurisdiction (county) where tried, etc. It could range from mere probation to 20 years in jail.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Law Office of Gregory T. Gibbs | Gregory T. Gibbs
An employee caught stealing money from their employer in Michigan can be discharged from employment and could face criminal embezzlement charges. The fact that the person is willing to pay the money back is not a defense to embezzlement. Restitution is often part of the sentence. The seriousness of the offense in terms of whether the charge will be a misdemeanor or felony depends on the amount of money embezzled.
Answer Applies to: Michigan