Hi again, and thank you.
With regard to your posts:I know the amount now because the detective said before the called ended " I believe the amount was for $60" in which I said ok. But you don't know if that was truthful of him.
I lied to my employers when they were asking me how many times I entered the room, because I entered the room a lot because it was part of my job Well, if you lie by reducing the number of times you entered, won't that be obvious, since they clearly know the nature of your job. If you were avoiding going into the room, might that not make it appear that perhaps you are guilty, since you were avoiding the scene of the crime?
I tried to give a description as to each time i entered the room. But why would you even remember such details when at that time, there was no reason for you to take note of your routine details (since at that time, you were unaware a crime had taken place or was about to take place).
I started to feel as if I was starting to become incriminated because the questions seemed leading. That is pretty normal, yes.
So I Stated one of my friends called me to check if there was a lost phone which wasn't true. And they can learn it was untrue, should they care too. I'm not sure why you felt compelled to make this one up? Were you trying to explain away why you were in the lost and found box?
I was scared they were about to accuse me. They did an investigation and they found out it wasn't true. Ah!
At that time I quit the job. According to the detective they were not going to press charges because I stated I was going to pay for being negligent. But, know that agreeing to pay up after a crime, does not relieve you of criminal liability for the crime.
But since I quit it counted as being non cooperative. In their minds, anyway. If someone accused me of a crime, I'd quit too - particularly if I was innocent, because who wants to work where people are accusing me of theft!
I told the detective I still wanted to pay because I do feel responsible Why? Why would you feel responsible? You already said your job requires to enter and leave that room - thus, that lost and found/wallet were not guarded because your employer requires you leave the room. Not your fault if someone's sticky fingers made it to the wallet while you were gone.
however I did not steal the wallet I understand. I do think you made plenty of guilty looking mistakes - out of fear/anxiety.With regard to your post:
"I never admitted to guilt and there is no evidence of it? What's going to happen" - if they charge you, they will have to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Since, thus far you indicate that all evidence is merely circumstantial, that may be difficult. You will want to show that your job, as mandated by the accusing employer, required that you leave the room frequently, leaving that box of stuff/wallet unattended. You didn't notice wallet (and why it would be "in plain view" is a big question), but again, someone could have put it there when you were out of the room, just like someone could have stolen it when you were out of the room. This possibility could very well be so possible that there is no way you can be proved to be the thief "beyong a reasonable doubt". That unattended room, I'd argue, LEAVES reasonable doubt (perhaps even MORE doubt then mere "reasonable dougt" as to whether YOU did it. Also, if you were questioned same day, the greater the likelihood you'd have that wallet in your possession IF you'd stolen it. Were there other employees on duty? Did anyone get off shift before they were done investigating your, or even before they started? That employee could be the one that took it, then went home with it. When asked why you agreed to pay for a theft you didn't commit - if you did it only because it seemed like you'd be fired if you didn't agree, then say it. Feeling "negligent" seems unrealistic, since you have already said you are not supposed to be in that room 100% of the time. I hope this helps! Let me know if you need follow up before or after RATING me. And PLEASE know that my job depends on a POSITIVE rating now and at least an 8-10 feedback rating later. Thanks! I won't forget your support.
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