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It sounds like you may be charged with Petit Larceny.
In Virginia, petit larceny is a class 1 misdemeanor, and it punishable by up to 1 year in jail, and/or a fine of up to $2,500.
That being said, it sounds like you may have a very valid defense to these allegations. My recommendation is to hire a defense attorney to represent you in this matter, if you do in fact end up being criminally charged. Unfortunately with the way the criminal judicial system currently works, you can often be taken advantage of or overlooked without an attorney, and having the right attorney fighting on your behalf can make the world of difference. Many attorneys will accept payment plans, and the Court may actually appoint you a Public Defender if you financially qualify.
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