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Pennsylvania 17257

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Not on our end, im asking for my boyfriend. He was let go from his job with zero explaination. Cops showed up two days later and arrested him for supposedly stealing from his job. They have not given him any video or evidence and are now withholding his last paycheck. Can they legally do this?

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I dont believe so i think thats it thank you

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Lawyer: Ray, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

He should file a wage complaint here over the last check

https://www.google.com/search?q=pa+last+check+complaint&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

He will need his layer here , the one he hires or is appointed to him to request he surveillance video or other evidence in the case or alternatively his lawyer files motion to dismiss if they lack such evidence.

He has rights and needs a lawyer to pursue all of this.

I appreciate the chance to help you today.Thanks again.

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Lawyer: Ray, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

Here is a summary of theft penalties in PA:

  • Items Value: Under $50. Charge: Misdemeanor 3. Maximum Penalty: 1 year in prison (or summary offense)
  • Items Value: Over $50. Charge: Misdemeanor 2. Maximum Penalty: 3 years in prison.
  • Items Value: Over $200. Charge: Misdemeanor 1. ...
  • Items Value: Over $2000. Charge: Felony 3.

Pennsylvania Theft Laws | The McShane Firm, LLC - Law Offices

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