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Leon, Solicitor
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I am treasurer at a club, when I done the banking I didn't

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I am treasurer at a club, when I done the banking I didn't check the receipt it was deposited into the other clubs account where we deposit cheques for kart hire... before the president gave me a chance to check what had happened that month he has accused me of stealing it.. I got the money from the other club and re deposited it into our account making sure it was deposited correctly. I am still getting accused for it. He waited months to point it out, hadn't been giving me bank statements for months while I was pregnant I didn't chase them having my hand full and being heavily pregnant, So I know I should have chased the statements but thought he would say something if it wasn't right. Should I go to the police and let them know what had happened and that I made contact with the other club got the money and deposited. As he wants to take it to the police
JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason. Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?
Customer: In QLD it happened earlier in the year, I asked why he didn't say something earlier he said he didn't want to stress me out being pregnant so waited until I had the baby and made sure there was a group of people around to bring it up when bub was 4 months old... the other club was great and got the money to us ASAP for it to be corrected... they had treasurer and secretary changed 3 times this year so they hadn't picked up on the extra deposits
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: No not yet he has been accusing me and wants to take it on Monday to the police, even though I found where it had gone and got it all sorted out
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Non
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 10 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. I will do my best to assist you with your question.

Expert:  Leon replied 10 months ago.

Good Morning.

Off the money was with the other club then the accusation of you stealing are defamatory comments and you have a right to sue him.

If the police are provided with the evidence that the money was left with the other club they will not charge you.

You have a claim in defamation and you have to get a solicitor to send him a letter and request he apologise and retract the comments.

If he refuses then you sue him for the loss of reputation.

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