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Have you repaid any of it?
Can you repay?
Ok. What was your position in the company?
Theft can be very serious or very trivial. I'm afraid theft from employer is very serious because of the breach of trust.
£11k is a large amount although not the largest.
The good news is that you didn't have a very senior position in the company and so the breach of trust imposed in you is not the highest.
However, I'm afraid you are still at risk of custody. You would probably avoid it as this is a borderline amount and for a first offence people do generally avoid custody.
I would imagine the Magistrates will send this to the Crown Court. It is not all that likely they would keep an amount of this kind at the Magistrates Court but it doesn't matter really. You are much better off being sentenced in the Crown Court by a proper Judge.
I would imagine they will want a pre sentence report so it will need to be adjourned.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Yes, it will.
Only if it lead to a conviction but a conviction will be considered. It depends when it happened. Generally speaking convictions over 10 years old are disregarded.
There is no way around the fact that you are at risk of custody I'm afraid. You will probably avoid it.
Sorry, did the first matter lead to a conviction?
Then this is a first offence effectively.
The two will be sentenced together as a first offence.
It can't really be expressed in percentages.
It could happen. It is the starting point. You would probably avoid it.