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If we are filing a report on an employee stealing money at

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If we are filing a report on an employee stealing money at work, is there a limit amount before we can file them? and where do we file the report? Thank you!! Houston, Tx.
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If I may ask, who are you filing a report with? That will tell me what statutory period may be at play. Thank you!
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


I would assume local police dept? this is our first time, although we are still investingating among the staff. $1500+ cash has been stolen.

Thank you for your follow-up, Josephine.

For misdemeanor offenses, there is a 2 year statute limitation from the commission of the crime. The amount is low enough that the DA may potentially consider it a misdemeanor offense. For felony theft, Texas has a 5 year statute of limitations. Fraud, under civil statutes, has a 4 year statute.

Here are the criminal limitations as per the statutory guidelines:

http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/SOTWDocs/CR/htm/CR.12.htm

Good luck.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.


There is no clear statement about the amount of the stolen cash. We just want to be sure to inform the staff that a police report could be filed even with say as low as $100?

Thank you for your follow-up, Josephine.

There is no lower limit as to your losses. If someone stole a dollar or a stick of gum, it is still theft and permits you the right to seek recourse civilly as well as file a criminal complaint. The lower the amount taken from the business, the lower the gradation of the crime, which is why I provided you with statutory limitations for both felonies and misdemeanors.

Good luck.
Dimitry K., Esq. and 11 other Legal Specialists are ready to help you

Thank you for your follow-up, Josephine.

There is no lower limit as to your losses. If someone stole a dollar or a stick of gum, it is still theft and permits you the right to seek recourse civilly as well as file a criminal complaint. The lower the amount taken from the business, the lower the gradation of the crime, which is why I provided you with statutory limitations for both felonies and misdemeanors.

Good luck.