-Could you explain your situation a little more?Have you been contacted by the company?
Have you been contacted by the police?
How did you learn of the audit?
Has anyone said they would file charges?
Have you made any statements admitting that you did this?
Yes, the Company contacted me yesterday. That is when I learned of the audit. I was contacted by HR Director. She never said they would file charges, but did say she would be handing over to Security (potential Fraud?). I did admit to her that I had used it and explained it was for no reason other than an emergency, and that the debt was repaid, etc. She thanked me for my honesty in admitting I had used the card. She said that paperwork would be sent to me... not sure what kind of paperwork, but I am very worried as it is not in my character to do anything like this. I know it was wrong, but I am hoping by admission and the fact debt is repaid they may just drop it. I am just trying to be prepared for the worst possible event.
OK... so if I prepare for the worst and it goes to court, can you tell me what the penalty might be... is this a prisonble offense, for example? Sorry, but I do need to know what type of attorney to hire, should I face charges. Thank you again.
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