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I am sorry to learn of your circumstances.
The answers to your questions are:
1. A lot of trouble. You can be terminated. You can also be criminally charged with embezzlement.
2. The item does not have to have any monetary value for their to be a criminal charge. The fact, alone, that it is the property of the employer is enough.
3. It does not matter if you told them that you were going to return the property or not. That is not relevant to any criminal charges.
I assume that is only after I can prove it was useless in its current condition?
It really doesn't matter.
You have no burden of proof.
Now i see what you The initial charge was larceny. Since the value could affect the punishment, what will they consider?
You may want to first consult with a local employment attorney to work on your behalf to try to negotiate your resignation in such a way that your pension is not jeopardized.
In terms of the degree/severity of the charges, at this juncture, it's not possible to predict/speculate.
Good luck and best wishes for better days ahead.
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okay, lastly, if i resign, would my pension be jeopordized
I do not know if you are vested or not at this juncture.
yes it is
i am vested
That's a good thing.
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