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Thanks for writing.
What have they said? Did they have you arrested? Did they fire you?
Let me know as soon as you can. Do you have a laywer?
Here is the US we have free law centers where lawyers will consult with you. Do you have that in Australia? If not, I can move this question over to the Law area of Just Answer - but until your company does something (fire you, have you arrested) I am not sure anyone can really do anything - or give you solid advice.
For now though, just go about doing what you normally do - do not be around money if at all possible. Don't give them any reason to suspect you. If they fire you, ask if you can resign instead, with a written letter of recommendation to take with you. That way, you can jus present that to future employers (if, of course, it comes to this), I am just trying to prepare you...
Tell them that you were just desperate - that you had nover done this before and won't ever do it again and that you are sorry. Ask them if they can just allow you to resign with a letter of recommendation and you will just leave. DO NOT say anything like, "I'll leave quietly" - you don't want to give the impression you'd sue or make an issue of it.
If they have you arrested - just cooperate. Don't say anything - just do what is asked and don't make a scene - I don't know about in Australia, but here - we have the right to remain silent until we can speak with our attorney - so you may want to have an attorney lined up (here, if we can't afford one - a free one is appointed. DO they do that there too?)
Lastly, be prepared that right now they may be building a case against you - what you say, how youact and what you do NOW may come in to play - so be aboce reproach in all interactions and behaviors.
Keep me updated and let me know if you'd rather speak with an attorney here on JA.
Keep me updated...
If the person you would call is someone who you know quite well - then call.
If you don't know the person very well - don't call. It will antagonize them.
Sorry - I am not clear. you have to prove that the money was ... what?
And you may be able to keep your job if you come up with a good enough reason?
Is that right?
Yes, absolutely -- be sure to meet with the solicitor first- explain the situation and ask him exactly what you need to say in the meeting.
It's understandable that you are feeling depressed - I suppose the only other way to proceed would just be to quit and find another job.
Legally, here in the US, all a former employer can say is if you worked there and give the dates of employment - is it the same there?
Are you in a job that is highly skilled - or could you get another job easily? For me, for instance, everybody knows everybody in my field - so if I got fired for stealing, every future employer would know before I left that day! Is your profession the same way? Or, could you find a new job easily without them knowing of what's happened at this job?
Oh... I see. That's not good.
Let me know what happens......