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We let a worker go and after doing so he admitted in writing

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We let a worker go and after doing so he admitted in writing that he had our customer list, price list, and that we "should close our doors now." He is currently charged with felony theft, can this charge stand in a grand jury with this information. He had taken the information well before he knew he would be fired.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Dimitry K., Esq. replied 7 years ago.

Was this a basic worker or an officer of the company? (Just trying to see if he can be charged with embezzlement and false pretenses as well as grand theft)
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
We are a printing company and he was a production worker - not an officer.
Expert:  Dimitry K., Esq. replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for the additional information.

Yes, that is a valid charge and should stand with the grand jury. Once it gets to trial, it will be up to you and the DA to prove that he took it pre-termination (although that is less relevant) and that he took it without permission. The letter will most likely be entered as self-authenticating evidence, and as a statement against interest by the party charged with the offense.


Dimitry Alexander Kaplun, Esq.

Edited by Dimitry Alexander Kaplun on 11/4/2009 at 9:15 PM EST
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