Virginia Beach, VA asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: Can I go after a company for one of their managers stealing my identity and getting company paychecks in my name?

The district manager was clocking me in and out for almost a year after I quit the job after I only worked for a week. Checks were forged and direct deposited to his bank acct.

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Kristin Paulding
Kristin Paulding
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: I would start by filing a police report in the city where you work. Most departments have economic crimes units and you would want to speak with an officer who could take a report and begin investigating this. Theft, forgery and obtaining money by false pretenses are all crimes in Virginia and one of those might apply to your case. If the amount is over $200 it will be a felony.

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