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My former employer accused me of stealing 650.00 dollars.

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My former employer accused me of stealing 650.00 dollars. I had been charged with this offense in 1999, and being scared, even though I did not do it, I gave 650.00 to this employer, asking that when the money was found I get my money back.He claimed that I was seen on tape getting mu purse and then sitting at my desk flossing my teeth, and then putting a bag the register person gave me into the drop box and in his words fiddling with the money.Then once again after flossing my teeth I put something into my purse. I did do all those things but did not take any money.I was scared due to my past record. After myself and my husband spoke with him and gave him back the business keys on saturday the owner asked said we were all square.Then I heard from the police department that they did a backround check even though the complaint was dropped.The policeman threaten he was watching me and made a report and that in not so many words I could not very likely get a job now in town. Legal?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Cowgirl Lawyer replied 7 years ago.
HelloCustomer

It is legal for the police officer to check your record. It is legal for him to inform you that he is watching you. It is legal for the police officer to go ahead and submit the report to the prosecutor's office for review and potential prosecution.

However, if he notifyied your potential future employers about you, and because it is outside the scope of his job duties, this is potentially actionable. If you discover that he has done so, you may wish to contact an attorney locally about pursuing legal action against the officer.

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