As you appreciate, it is entirely up to the employer whether they involve the police or not. You know you’re going to get found out, it’s also entirely up to you whether you confess now or wait till later.
The sentencing guidelines, it is reported to the police and you are prosecuted, are here.
this is theft from an employer and hence there is a breach of trust which makes it more serious.
It also happens over the period of time, rather than a one-off and that makes it more serious.
The guidelines are between pages 3-8.
Page 4, this is probably culpability, B medium .
Page 5: category 3.
Page 6: you will see that cross-referencing B3 the sentencing range is between a low-level community order and 36 weeks custody. If it’s a first offence, it is likely to be a low-level community order because custodial sentences would be reserved for repeat offences.
You may also get a fine would probably be ordered to repay.
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