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i fired a worker who stole thousands off dollars of my tools i tried the police they cant do anything because he has them hidden well i supply him with a phone still have the numbers and want to clone his phone so i can find were he has my tools then the cops can get him for it
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Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

You cannot clone his phone wiihout a warrant as it would be considered unauthorized wiretapping, even if you are paying for his phone. If you have any evidence at all he is stealing, even if the police do not want to do anything against him (that is their discretion) you can still file a civil suit against the employee for monetary damages and seek civil compensation from him for the losses you are suffering.

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