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I charged some stuff on a company account with intent to pay it. Now they fill that i was never going to pay for it. What em i looking out. They are also tell that i own them for things that was for them not me. They amount is $1265.00
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Hello and thank you for your question. How much do you owe them?
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
1300 but i dont what all they are trying to make me pay for.
Criminal Lawyer: INFOLAWYER, Lawyer replied 7 years ago
Do you dispute this amount?
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
No I dont what do. They are going to let me know monday if they are going to press charges or just let me pay it.
Criminal Lawyer: INFOLAWYER, Lawyer replied 7 years ago
If you owe it, work out a settlement. It is not a criminal matter but a civil contractual dispute.
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
So what charges can they press. And how much time could they make me do.
Criminal Lawyer: INFOLAWYER, Lawyer replied 7 years ago
I will send you to our criminal law side.
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
ok
Criminal Lawyer: INFOLAWYER, Lawyer replied 7 years ago
Please hang on or check back later. You will get notice if there is a response.
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
Relist: They didn't answer my questions. I'm waiting for some else to answer..
They didn't answer my questions. I'm waiting for some else to answer.
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Jacustomer,

If they press criminal charges against you this will be a felony. It's embezzlement which is a form of theft by fraud. See section 76-6-403 of the Utah Code. It would be a third degree felony and would be punishable by anywhere from no jail up to 5 years of prison.

Your employer, if they want, could proceed against you both civilly and criminally. They do not have to choose one way or the other. They could strike a deal with you for their money back plus damages. And they could still go to the prosecutor and have you arrested and punished for your crime.

As these people know you and worked with you, they may be likely to simply fire you and come up with a repayment agreement. But I wanted you to know that they don't have to be that generous.

If they do press charges, and you have no prior contact with the criminal justice system the odds are very good that you would be placed on probation. If they don't press charges or don't know but want to talk to you more about this, you should retain a lawyer to work out an agreement for you. That way there will be less opportunities for a surprise later down the road and you would want to resolve this matter doing the least harm to your record as would be possible under the circumstances.

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