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Hello. My job accused me of stealing money orders , and ask that I return the money orders but I do not have the money orders . What is the legal action they can put against me ?

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

Arizona

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

Nothing so far besides just talking to them everything just happened

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The money orders I did takw

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I am sorry to hear about this situation. The company has either/both of these options:

1) File a criminal complaint; if this happens, the authorities will investigate and may charge you if they feel that there is evidence that the event did happen; and/or

2) They can sue you in civil court for conversion and unjust enrichment, asking the Court for a judgment in the amount of the money orders they claim you stole.

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