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Alabama is an at-will employment state. That means that either you or the employer can terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason or no reason at all. The limitation is that employers cannot terminate an employee for an illegal reason, such as discrimination or retaliation for exercising an employee's legal right.
As for the prosecution, they may pursue legal action against you both in civil and in criminal court, depending on the circumstances. From the information you provided it is not clear that they have enough evidence to present to the police in order for them to pursue criminal action, but that does not mean that they will not try.
As for the civil side, they may bring a civil suit against you, but if you have already paid back all the amount you allegedly stole, they really would not have a claim.
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