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I was given a citation today at Target for theft under $100.

I was given a citation today at Target for theft under $100. I am a teacher. I didn't intend to steal the items, I just left them at the bottom of my cart and forgot to put them on the belt, as I paid for everything else. What should I do? i am terrified I will go to jail or lose my job.JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No , will this cost me anything?

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Nisha Jones, Esq.

Juris Doctorate

870 satisfied customers
We have had a court ordered GM running our business for one

We have had a court ordered GM running our business for one year to monitor our finances so that the judge could come up with a clear evaluation of the value of it for a buy-out. (partnership dispute). Cash business. The lawyer that that hired him to manage our business obviously did NOT do a background search because we discovered after conducting one ourselves that this guy has been evicted several times, convicted of a B&E, sued twice for tax liens, has moved twenty times in the past ten years and was found guilty of embezzling $250,000.00 from his families estate last year. There is now a bench warrant out for his arrest because he hasn't paid a dime back to his family yet and his sister just found out that he is working for and running our business. SHE is dumbstruck and can't figure out how he got such a responsible job, especially dealing with MONEY! Two months after he started with us we suspected that he was stealing and that he purchased a computer system from His "friends tech store" an LLC business that My son, whom has managed this business for years felt was much to expensive. He was correct, but when our lawyer attempted to tell the receiver in charge of him and the judge that this man was over-charging us for this tech system, for jobs without receipts from contractors and plumbers and "sexually harassing our waitresses" the judge didn't want to hear any of it. "She only wanted to hear finances". The receiver said that he would discuss with GM, who of course denied everything. The receiver NEVER held him accountable for anything. NO receipts, no obnoxious behavior reported by distributors, etc. My sons literally watched him changed deposit slips before making deposits into bank, pay his son to perform bogus jobs, wine and dine his friends on the corp. and they recently found the true receipts for the computer system that he charged the Corp. $33,000.00 for. He paid "his buddy" $9,000.00 for the entire package, plus $4,000.00 for a tutor to come in and teach the staff how to operate it. Never happened. My son figured out the system himself and taught the staff. We have at least 100 daily report sheets with cash payments for "hardware", "maintenance" "refrigerator repair" with NO receipts. He paid himself for a weeks vacation after working ten months, NO nights, No weekends, NO HOLIdays, in a restaurant in the middle of New York City, Yet told one of our managers that has worked twenty-years for the corp. that he would not get paid for his vacation unless he PROVED that he always got paid for one. He was paid through a pay-roll company last year but the man was so pissed off he didn't want to bother calling to prove it! He felt humiliated to have to do this after working for the corp. for twenty_years. He fired My son two weeks ago after harassing him for one year in an effort to get him to quit because he knew that he was being watched very closely. They had a fight and my son opened his mouth and told him that he knew what he was up to. Two days later to told him that "He didn't trust him and fired him". That simple. He just hired a BOY about twenty-five years old with NO background check, urine check to manage our livelihood, open our safes, handle all cash, 27 employees, distributors and customers until 1:00am in the Middle of New York City. The kid is clueless and paid himself $200.00 advance on his third day of work! We have two grown men that have worked for us for twenty-years as MANAGERS that were reduced to waiters by this GM as a budget cut that are well qualified and KNOWN to the corp. that are talking about suing the Corp. or receiver for NOT posting this job publicly and in house before hiring his inexperienced, uninvestigated guy to take charge of our LIVELIHOOD. We are afraid to bring this up to the judge or to call police because we were hoping to have one years worth of financial evaluation now and get rid of him and receiver. Our fear is that if we tell receiver and judge this, the judge may claim the financial evaluation is inaccurate and make us keep the receiver and another GM and start over again. This receiver is actually at fault. He should have never put this guy into our business without a background check to begin with. What is your opinion? Our lawyers have been making us "suck it up" for the last nine months but now our sons are unemployed (he fired the) he is kicking the long-time staff around trying to get them to quit or fire the because he knows their watching and the judge stopped our income last January, as well as our partners so that we could catch up on backed up City taxes that we were struggling with. This means OUR entire family has NO income and this guy is robbing us blind and destroying our business. We don't know what to do.

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I used PayPal under a fake name to send money to 21 year old

Hi I used PayPal under a fake name to send money to 21 year old + women in the US (and one overseas)..to do essentially strip shows on Skype. PayPal ended locking my account due to being unable to verify my identity. The money I used was money that I earned/paid taxes on...I did not write any of that off as a business expense.Is any of the above illegal?

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Zoey_ JD

Doctoral Degree

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I have a question about my former employer who was fired for

Hello I have a question about my former employer who was fired for stealing. I would prefer phone consult

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RobertJDFL

Attorney

Juris Doctorate

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My boyfriend was caught stealing & I was with him. The

My boyfriend was caught stealing & I was with him. The police want me to come talk to them tomorrow, and say I will be arrested. I'm scared! I told the officer on the phone that I was just there but didn't know it was happening. My boyfriend has a drug problem & was just admitted to rehab this AM - the incident happened 12/27. My question: my boyfriend will admit that he did this himself & I had nothing to do with it. Will I be arrested anyway?!?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: NY, 12/27JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Loren

Juris Doctor

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I am a Samsung Experience Consultant with Mosaic Sales

Hello?JA: Hi. What do you want help with?Customer: I am a Samsung Experience Consultant with Mosaic Sales Solutions, a vendor at the Macy's Easton location selling our line of Gear and smart wearable tech. I was advised of leaving the site with two Fit Bit wearables that cost in total $230 but leaving both devices in the Macy's employee locker room right after stepping out of the building with them. Loss Prevention has alleged footage of the attempted theft. I did not intentionally take them and only intended in throwing large cardboard boxes away that the product unbeknownst to me was inside of, under some trash. I've contacted my HR and boss but they all are putting it on me to manage. What can I do? I can't afford a lawyer but have no record other than traffic violations and can not lose my job. Can you help me?JA: In what state did this occur?Customer: OhioJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No.. I just told you I can't afford oneJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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TJ, Esq.

Juris Doctor (JD)

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I just found out additional details in a lawsuit my ex-boss

I just found out additional details in a lawsuit my ex-boss is accusing me of theft. Did not know where this idea came from (except he is using me as retaliation for my mom, we worked at the same company), but apparently he is accusing me of time card theft.1st I have proof I worked the number of hours I put on my time sheet (BUT my timesheet was always very disorganized since the software from the company used clocked me out at 12 midnight and I would work the night shift from 7-8am until 2-3am the next morning, the office manager would have to update ALL night and weekend shift's time clock monday morning to reflect the correct hours worked (I was in college and worked on the weekends). He also claims he never agreed to my hourly pay amount..... I was one of multiple employees that preformed the same job, worked the same hours, yet I am being sued.... it started out civil then went criminal and the civil suit was dismissed by the opposing party.In their original complaint they claimed to have a "affirmative proof" I stole.... so there was not reason to drop the civil 2 days before court.... what is "affirmative proof" just my timesheet was always corrected? If they had affirmative proof of someone say "I'm going to be clocked in but I will not be working" or an email saying something like that I would assume that is a "affirmative proof" and along with affirmative proof the judge could grant the person filing the lawsuit an automatic win with evidence like that correct?

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PhillipsEsq

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Juris Doctor

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I'm checking to check to see if my girlfriend stella andokor

I'm checking to check to see if my girlfriend stella andokor is detaned after she flew in to change a flight to come to the usa,but she was found trying to bring gold into usa,after I told her to leave it from where she came wich was from Ghana,I just want to know if she is detaned.JA: In what state did this occur?Customer: she was changing a flight to come into the Manchester airport in nh. the immigration officer at the airport detaned her because she did not have the correct paper and suppositively the possabilty of jail time,I would like to know what her statist is.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no, what she told me when the immigration officer in Amsterdam Holland in order for her to be releasted,I would like to find out about her statest.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Loren

Juris Doctor

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I've never stole anything before and I got busted the first

Hi,JA: Hi. How can we be of help?Customer: So I've never stole anything before and I got busted the first time. I'm 19 and this will be my first time ever going to court or getting in trouble for that matter. I don't know if I should request a public defender because I can't afford an attorney. I'm not sure what my punishment would be either. I really don't want to go to jail and I really don't want anything on my record. Im a college student and I just got a job so I don't have any money yet to afford fees and everythingJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Ohio, sorry.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, I have not. I can't afford an attorneyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, not from the top of my head.

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Brandon M.

Attorney at Law

Juris Doctorate

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