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I have been charged with forgery by my previous employer. An individual offered to pay me an allowance online to run "errands" when I accepted they asked me for my bank information. I stupidly gave them my bank login. They were able to obtain a photo of my previous employer's check from a statement. They photoshopped it and deposited for a new amount. Now previous employer is accusing me of forgery.
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Hello,

Thank you for your post. Can you please tell me what your legal question is? Also, what do you mean your "employer" has "charged" you with forgery? Are you saying they filed a complaint with the State prosecutor's office and you have been arrested and booked for forgery? Also, what State are you in?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
My question is what kind of information should i document to prove my innocense. And yes they have filed a complaint.
Criminal Lawyer: Marsha411JD, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Thank you for your reply. You don't have to prove your innocence, the State has to prove your guilt. First and foremost, you should not make any statement to police or detectives about this issue unless and until you have spoken to and hired a criminal defense attorney. They are trying to find evidence against you and they have information that you don't, so it is never a good idea to make any statements whatsoever. If you already have, then even more important to hire an attorney immediately.

You can provide your attorney with the information that you have as it relates to this issue, including any emails, dates, times, names, etc., that help them build a defense. If the facts are as you have shared them, and you were unknowingly duped, then the State cannot prove forgery, or even conspiracy to commit forgery against you. Again, it is the State that must prove charges beyond a reasonable doubt, not you who must prove your innocence.

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