Now the company can do one of the following two things, or both, or neither:
1) Sue for money back civilly, and/or
2) File a criminal complaint
It really is their decision.
If someone in your situation believes that at least one of the above may happen, then it is recommended to:
A) Use an attorney
B) Have that attorney contact the company, and
C) Negotiate that in exchange for the repayment of money either lump sum or overtime, the company will (i) neither file a civil nor criminal complaint, (ii) and forget this ever happened, and (iii) never disclose this to anyone.
Provided an agreement may be stuck in a contract, then all of this should go away.
Now the company may not do anything
. But it is best not to take that risk.
NOTE that actually, the company can still technically file a criminal complaint even if a non-disclosure contract is signed, but this would be rare.
Most companies would be eager to nip this in the bud as much as the person, anyhow, and provided they are repaid, are unlikely to seek civil/criminal relief
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