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live in arizona had a procedure done in california received

a medical check to reimburse...
live in arizona had a procedure done in california received a medical check to reimburse the surgery center for 47000 and spent it all.
is this a felony in arizona?
what should i do. i want to pay it back but now it must come from my employment?
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It is not a felony, it is a civil breach of contract and you can be sued by the surgery center for the money and it cannot be extinguished in bankruptcy because it is a form of fraud by keeping money you were given to repay the insurance company. It is rare they would charge this as theft in AZ, but if they did it would be a felony because of the amounts and it could be punishable by up to 10 years in prison, but charges in this type of case is rare. The usual action is getting a judgment against you by the creditor in CA and they will garnish your wages and seize your bank accounts and could even seek to seize your property and real estate for the satisfaction of the debt.


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one question i am a professional and can you tell me if i can expect a criminal record for this or best possible situation a garnishment
The criminal charges in a situation like this are extremely rare, it would in almost all likelihood be handled as a civil matter and a lawsuit against you which would lead to garnishment and seizure of assets, not a criminal record.
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i already paid for this i was just rereading the response
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